Master of Laws (External)

Bond University

Program Description

Master of Laws (External)

Bond University

Master of Laws (External)

Entry Requirements

The Master of Laws (LLM) is offered to students who have completed a professional law qualification such as a Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor or equivalent. Applicants from a non-English speaking background must achieve an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no single band less than 6. Bond also accepts other English language tests including TOEFL iBT, CAE, and PTE.

Program Description

Bond Law has partnered with the Swiss International Law School (S.i.L.S.) to offer an online study option for the LLM with a specialization in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution.

The specialization 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 organization. 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.

Program Structure

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 specialization, students must complete at least TWO of the following 20 cp subjects.

Subject name Credit points Availability
International Sales and Transport Law 20 2018: Jan, Sep
2019: May
International Corporate Law 20 2018: Jan, Sep
2019: May
International Commercial Dispute Resolution 20 2018: May
2019: Jan, Sep
Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law 20 2018: May
2019: Jan, Sep

Students can complete all four online subjects, and complete their LLM entirely online, or complete their 80 credit points using a combination of online and on-campus subjects.

# 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:

  1. Features of Common Law and Civil Law Systems
  2. Legal Research and Writing
  3. Legal and Compliance Risk
  4. Professional Ethics for the Global Lawyer

Professional Outcomes

For international students, the program provides a wide range of subjects to broaden and internationalize an undergraduate law qualification.

Master of Laws

Entry Requirements

The Master of Laws (LLM) is offered to students who have completed a professional law qualification such as a Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor or equivalent. Applicants from a non-English speaking background must achieve an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no single band less than 6. Bond also accepts other English language tests including TOEFL iBT, CAE, and PTE.

Program Description

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 specializations in commercial law, international law and dispute resolution, the Bond LLM is designed to realize the educational and career aspirations of the global lawyer. Study on-campus, study online or combine both#.

Study On-Campus

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 characterized 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.

Study Online#

Bond Law has partnered with the Swiss International Law School (S.i.L.S.) to offer an online study option in the LLM with a specialization in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution. The specialization 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 organization. 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.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

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 'specialization' by completing at least 40 credit points of subjects from one of our five specialization categories. The name of the specialization appears on the students' testamur. However, students are not required to complete a specialization and may choose to graduate with a general LLM by completing any combination of law subjects totally 80 credit points.

On-Campus Specialisations

On-campus specializations are currently available in the following areas:

To be eligible for a specialization, students must complete at least FOUR of the 10 credit point subjects within the specialization category. No general electives are offered in this program.

Teaching methodology

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

Online Specialisation

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 specialization, students must complete at least TWO of the following 20 cp subjects.

Subject name Credit points Availability
International Sales and Transport Law 20 2018: Jan, Sep
2019: May
International Corporate Law 20 2018: Jan, Sep
2019: May
International Commercial Dispute Resolution 20 2018: May
2019: Jan, Sep
Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law 20 2018: May
2019: Jan, Sep

Students can complete all four online subjects, and complete their LLM entirely online, or complete their 80 credit points using a combination of online and on-campus subjects.

Students enrolling in the above online subjects will receive access (free of charge) to the following bonus modules:

  1. Features of Common Law and Civil Law Systems
  2. Legal Research and Writing
  3. Legal and Compliance Risk
  4. Professional Ethics for the Global Lawyer

If you have any queries about the online study option, please do not hesitate to contact lawdean@bond.edu.au

#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.

Professional Outcomes

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 internationalize an undergraduate law qualification.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


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