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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    January, May

  • Course Duration

    2 years

  • Course Type

    Other

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    08 April 2019

In a globalised legal profession, gaining your Juris Doctor from Bond University is highly valued and cements your understanding of international legal issues. The Bond Juris Doctor is acknowledged as a legal qualification that provides students with a strong foundation in the law. A Juris Doctor from Bond University allows graduates to practise in multiple jurisdictions, although students need to check Admission requirements in their home country.

The Juris Doctor is a rigorous law curriculum that focuses on the academic development of students where you will learn the essential skills of being a lawyer. You will also have the opportunity to gain practical experience in our Bond Law Clinics, which work with the profession and community on a pro-bono basis or to compete in one of our acclaimed mooting teams.

About the program

The Juris Doctor prepares students for a career as a legal professional, both within Australia and overseas. It is an alternative to the Bachelor of Laws for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline. The Juris Doctor provides students with a thorough grounding in essential areas of substantive law and access to a wide choice of law elective subjects, including the option of completing a specialisation. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The Juris Doctor provides an engaging learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. 

Professional outcomes

The Juris Doctor is an approved degree for the purposes of admission as a legal practitioner in all Australian jurisdictions, in conjunction with further study (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) or a traineeship. The Juris Doctor degree can also be used to apply for admission internationally.

The Juris Doctor prepares graduates to pursue careers in the public or private sector, such as solicitors, barristers, government lawyers, in-house counsel, judge's associates, academics or business leaders. Bond Law graduates are employed in top tier law firms throughout Australia and overseas, including Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Scandinavia, Singapore, United Kingdom and USA.

Students are always advised to confirm admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which they wish to practise.

Structure and subjects

View the Juris Doctor - Program Structure and Sequencing for all semesters of commencement.

The Juris Doctor program comprises 24 subjects:

Law compulsory subjects (17)

Law electives (7)

Students must complete postgraduate law electives from the Faculty of Law’s offerings.

Students may choose to complete an optional Law Specialisation in one of the following areas:

To be eligible for a Law Specialisation, students must complete a minimum of four (4) of their law electives (40 credit points) within one of the above areas. Eligible students will receive a Specialisation Certificate at the completion of their program.

Juris Doctor degree with Distinction

Students may be eligible to receive the Juris Doctor degree with Distinction. Please see the Law Honours / Distinction information page for eligibility requirements.

International students

To fulfil student visa requirements, students will need to enrol in a minimum of 4 subjects per semester.

Domestic students

Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.


Visit the Juris Doctor page on the Bond University website for more details!

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