Information for Students from South Africa
Bond Faculty of Law has strong links with South Africa. There are South African faculty members as well as students.
South Africans interested in studying at Bond are invited to contact Associate Professor Michelle Markham.
Which Law program should I take?
Students seeking a professional qualification who have already completed a first degree may enrol in the Juris Doctor (JD) program.
Students who have not completed a first degree must enrol in the LLB program. Bond follows the Australian tradition in admitting high school graduates direct to the LLB program. Credit towards the elective component of the LLB degree will ordinarily be given for at least four subjects from any pre-law university studies.
Will my South African Law Degree allow me to practise in Australia?
Overseas graduates must have their law degree assessed and complete the required Australian law subjects at a recognised Australian law school. For RSA graduates, usually 8-10 subjects (ie 2-3 semesters) are required, plus a 30-week Professional Legal Training Program (PLT) program.
Bond can perform this assessment. The fee is $250.00 and we require original or certified copies of academic record/s and Handbook descriptions of the degree structure and individual units completed.
Bond Law faculty links to South Africa
The Bond Faculty of Law includes several graduates of South African law schools:
Professor Laurence Boulle was Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Natal (1985-1988), while Professor Michael Lupton was Head of the Department of Private Law at the University of Fort Hare, Director of the Faculty of Law at the University of Natal (1990 to 1994), on Senate (1991 to 2001) and on the University Council (1995 to 2001). Associate Professor Professor Jay Forder has taught at Fort Hare University and the University of Natal; Associate Professor Michelle Markham has taught at the University of Natal.
Several South African academics have spent time at Bond as visiting staff, most recently Professor Michael Cowling (Natal).
African citizens can fund their Bond University degree in a variety of ways. Click here for more information.