Legal Skills Centre
Studying at Bond University’s world-class campus on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Bond Law students have full access to cutting-edge technology and resources.
The Legal Skills Centre is a landmark industry training facility officially opened by then Commonwealth Attorney-General the Honourable Philip Ruddock MP in June 2007 and built at a cost of $10.2 million. The Centre is the first of its kind to integrate the full complement of legal-based training facilities, with purpose-built suites designed for mediation, dispute resolution, PLT training as well as video conferencing and more.
The centrepiece is undoubtedly the full-scale electronic moot court, presenting an ultra-contemporary courtroom setting and equipped with evidence management systems, video conferencing facilities and video streaming that replicates the very latest technology used in the High Court of Australia. Described by the Honourable Michael Kirby, former Justice of the High Court as “the finest moot court in any Australian institution”, this showcase facility allows Bond Law graduates to be fully conversant with the emerging technologies and systems used in today’s most sophisticated courtrooms.
Modelled on input provided by judges, legal practitioners and the Faculty, this 21st century facility is designed to give students simulated real world experience in practicing their legal skills, ensuring that, as graduates, they will be able to walk into any courtroom and feel right at home.