Our Juris Doctor is an intensive, graduate entry law degree designed for non-law graduates. The Monash JD recognises the specific needs of graduate entrants and teaches the knowledge and skills available only from one of Australia's leading law schools. We offer small class sizes and innovative teaching to promote interactivity and in depth learning. All classes are taught at the city-based Monash Law Chambers, located in the heart of Melbourne's legal precinct.
This three year full-time (six year part-time) graduate entry law degree provides high quality graduate-level education in the theory and practice of the law. The course focuses on the knowledge, legal skills and professional ethics expected of legal practitioners. The flexible nature of the Monash JD allows you to tailor your workload to suit your professional and personal commitments.
Small seminar-style classes bring together passionate and dedicated individuals with diverse professional experiences in a stimulating and challenging environment.
There are three intakes per year: January, May and August.
The course is designed to equip you with basic legal knowledge and skills that are required for admission to legal practice, with the opportunity to develop specialised knowledge in areas of law of your choice. The basic knowledge is imparted through three broad themes: legal methodology and legal practice, public law and private law. The specialised knowledge and advanced skills are imparted in later year elective units.
Part A. Legal methodology and legal practice
This theme includes the nature of law, and particularly statute law enacted by Parliaments and common law developed by courts. It also includes the key concepts, principles and methods of research and reasoning that enable lawyers to identify and interpret law and apply it to relevant facts in order to provide legal advice. It covers the law of procedure and evidence that governs judicial proceedings, alternative methods of resolving legal disputes, and the code of ethics that regulates the professional conduct of legal practitioners.
Part B. Public law
Public law includes constitutional law, administrative law and criminal law. It concerns the powers and procedures of the legislative, executive and judicial organs of government, and how they are regulated and controlled by "the rule of law". It also concerns the legal relationship between government and individuals, including the protection of the individual rights.
Part C. Private law
Private law deals with legal relationships between legal persons, including corporations as well as individuals. It includes the study of property rights, contractual rights and obligations, wrongs (called "torts") such as trespass and the negligent infliction of injury, and the law of equity and trusts.
Part D. Extending specialised knowledge and advanced skills
In these studies you will complete at least one commercial law unit and a professional project and will also add to your expertise by choosing from a broad range of elective law units. Elective law units enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your own interests, skills and career goals.
This exciting new programme provides students with a world-class legal education which prepares them for the global and international environment in which they will provide legal advice.
The JD is a first professional doctorate degree required for licensure in the field of law. The programme delivers a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD) to graduates from a discipline other than law and provides the necessary professional exemptions to allow holders to apply for the professional stage in England and Wales, North America, Hong Kong and Australia.
The JD is taught via intensive, small-group teaching, with each student expected to participate fully in each module. Other forms of delivery will occasionally be utilised, including seminar questions prepared in advance of the class, group and independent work in class, and short lectures to aid students’ understanding and knowledge of the subject matter. Students will be taught as a single group and there is a supportive learning environment.
Students take ten compulsory taught modules, and in the final year write a dissertation module and taught modules from the wide selection of existing postgraduate modules on offer in the School.
Students also have the opportunity in Year 3, or to spend a semester of Year 3 studying at another University from a selection of international study abroad partners.
Scholarship opportunities are available from the Law School; for details please contact the School ([email protected]) or visit our website.
Studying a Master of Laws (Research) will allow you to deepen your knowledge in your chosen area of law. Mentored by one of the Faculty of Law’s many world-renowned academics, you will not only benefit from the in-house expertise but will be exposed to many visiting academics and professionals from across Australia and the world. Students must possess a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor qualification.
For domestic students, the LLM provides a specialist postgraduate qualification to augment your practice of law in Australia. For international students, the program provides a wide range of international law, comparative law, IP and trade law and dispute resolution subjects to broaden and internationalise an undergraduate law qualification.
The Master of Laws program comprises a 50,000 word thesis, usually completed over two years full time. Part-time options are also available. The thesis is supervised by staff expert in the subject area.
To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol on a full-time basis.
The Department of Political Science offers a Master’s Degree in Political Science. The program provides students with the critical-thinking and writing skills required for civic engagement in a democratic society and enables them to pursue careers in the public, non-profit, and private sectors or to pursue doctoral study in political science, law, public service and administration, criminal justice, non-profit administration, global politics, and international relations. The MA Program includes opportunities for internships related to domestic and international politics. Because most of the students in the political science program are part time and employed, courses are offered in the evening, meeting once a week. Schedules for each semester become available two to three months before the start of classes.
Students may attain the MA by completing the requirements for a Specialization in 1) The American Political System or 2) International Relations. A Specialization in The American Political System focuses on American politics and public policy and U.S. urban politics and public administration. A Specialization in International Relations focuses on global and international politics, international political economy, and comparative politics. Courses are also regularly offered in political theory, constitutional law, comparative politics, and research methodology. Students may complete the Concentration in Women and Gender Studies in conjunction with the Master’s degree.
Students in the School of Law-Newark may take a concurrent Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in political science that allows up to 12 credits in relevant law courses to be applied toward the 30 credits required for the master's degree.
The Bond University Master of Laws (LLM) program offers domestic and international law graduates the opportunity to undertake postgraduate legal education designed to suit their personal and professional circumstances. With a professional emphasis, and various specialisations in commercial law, international law and dispute resolution, the Bond LLM is designed to realise the educational and career aspirations of the global lawyer. Study on-campus, study online or combine both.
Bond University is consistently ranked first in Australia in terms of overall quality of the on-campus student experience for very good reasons. At Bond we have some of the best law teachers and scholars in the country delivering innovative law programs using truly world class teaching facilities. We are committed to providing an exceptionally high-quality learning experience characterised by a professional and practical emphasis, a global focus, small classes and personal attention. National and international legal experts in a variety of fields contribute to the delivery of on-campus subjects at the cutting edge of contemporary legal scholarship and practice.
Bond Law has partnered with the Swiss International Law School (SiLS) to offer an online study option in the LLM with a specialisation in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution. The specialisation has been designed for law students and career professionals from different cultural and legal backgrounds, who aim for a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or government organisation. Its four 20 cps subjects apply state-of-the-art distance learning techniques to bridge the distance between students and their instructors, peers and resources. Online classes of not more than 20 students are supervised by instructors based all over the world.
The Master of Laws program comprises 80 credit points of law subjects from the list of postgraduate law electives. There are no compulsory subjects.
Students can graduate with an LLM with a 'specialisation' by completing at least 40 credit points of subjects from one of our five specialisation categories. The name of the specialisation appears on the students' testamur. However, students are not required to complete a specialisation, and may choose to graduate with a general LLM by completing any combination of law subjects totally 80 credit points.
On-campus specialisations are currently available in the following areas:
To be eligible for a specialisation, students must complete at least FOUR of the 10 credit point subjects within the specialisation category. No general electives are offered in this program.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
#International Students please note: Under Australian student visa regulations the number of online subjects undertaken by student visa holders in this program cannot exceed 20 credit points. The remaining 60 credit points must be comprised of on-campus subjects.
For domestic students, the LLM provides a specialist postgraduate qualification to augment the practice of law in Australia. For international students, the program provides a wide range of subjects to broaden and internationalise an undergraduate law qualification.
The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Online), also known as Professional Legal Training (PLT), is the link between a student's law degree and becoming a practising lawyer. The PLT program is a coursework degree that provides structured and supervised legal training, based on the Competency Standards for entry level lawyers developed by the admitting authorities and the Australian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC). The online program can be undertaken full-time or part-time, and consists of the following three components: -Practical Legal Training: 1 semester (full-time) or 2 semesters (part-time); -Practical Experience (75 days); and -Continuing Practical Training (75 hours, undertaken concurrently with Practical Experience component).
Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice will enable you to apply for admission to legal practice in Australia (except South Australia and Northern Territory). Students should contact the relevant admitting authority to ascertain the requirements for admission in specific States or Territories.
The Professional Legal Training online program has three components:
1. Practical legal training component
This component is delivered online over one semester (full-time) or two semesters (part-time).
Practical Legal Training concentrates on the development of ‘lawyering’ skills such as legal research, analysis and problem solving, legal writing and drafting, interviewing and oral communication, advising, advocacy, dispute resolution and professional ethics and conduct.
Online PLT students will be expected to attend Bond University for one learning intensive for one week near the beginning of the Practical Legal Training component.
2. Practical experience component
Students are required to complete 75 days of work experience in an approved law office in Australia. If you are studying online full time, you may undertake your practical experience either before or after, but not concurrently with, the Practical Legal Training component. If you are studying online part time, you may undertake the practical experience before, after or concurrently with the Practical Legal Training component. The work experience can be undertaken in more than one law office and can be completed prior to or after the Practical Training component. Our law Graduate Placement Manager can assist students in obtaining a placement.
3. Continuing practical training component
This provides students with a further 75 hours of training relevant to the Practical Experience component and is completed online. It is undertaken concurrently with the Practical Experience component.
Bond Law’s unique personalised approach to teaching allows online students to benefit from one-on-one access to experienced practising legal professionals, PLT legal academics and acknowledged industry experts.
Bond Law has partnered with the Swiss International Law School (SiLS) to offer an online study option for the LLM with a specialisation in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution.
The specialisation has been designed for law students and career professionals from different cultural and legal backgrounds, who aim for a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or government organisation. Its four 20 cps subjects apply state-of-the-art distance learning techniques to bridge the distance between students and their instructors, peers and resources. Online classes of not more than 20 students are supervised by instructors based all over the world.
The International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution Specialisation is offered online and is available to domestic and offshore international students only. To be eligible for the specialisation, students must complete at least TWO Credit points from specific subjects. You can find out more information here: https://bond.edu.au/program/master-laws
# International Student visa holders please note: Under Australian student visa regulations the number of online subjects undertaken by student visa holders in this program cannot exceed 20cp. The remaining 60cp must be comprised of on campus subjects.
Students enrolling in the above online subjects will receive access (free of charge) to the following bonus modules:
For international students, the program provides a wide range of subjects to broaden and internationalise an undergraduate law qualification.