Many people dream of becoming a lawyer in the future because it is a decent and high-paying job, or perhaps for some people, they are infinitely enthusiastic in this field.
If you are also interested in “Studying Law” or “how to become a lawyer in Australia”, this article is for you.
You may know there is one similar occupation called “Solicitor” on the Skilled occupation list.
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So What the difference between a Lawyer and a Solicitor？
A lawyer is a term used to describe any person that is a Licensed Legal Practitioner qualified to give legal advice in one or more areas of law. A solicitor is a type of lawyer that provides expert legal advice and support to clients. They are the first port of call for people who need legal advice, and may refer a matter on to a barrister if needed.
*How to become a solicitor?
To practice as a solicitor in Queensland involves four steps:
- Completion of an approved law degree(Bachelor of Laws / Juris Doctor )
- Completion of an approved practical legal training course or a supervised traineeship
- Application for admission to Roll of Lawyers
- Application for a practicing certificate
There are many universities in Australia that offer certified law courses, but if you want to complete your degree more quickly and efficiently, or you want to get a higher quality of education and teach one-on-one directing. Bond University will be the best option for you.
*Bond university Faculty of Law
Bond Faculty of Law is one of Australia’s most famous law schools. In the ranking of the Graduate Guide to Law, the School of Law is rated as one of the top 10 law schools in Australia and New Zealand.
At the same time, students at Bond University’s Faculty of Law enjoy first-class facilities, including a million-dollar Moot Court and training centre. As a result, Bond University’s law students have excellent overall quality, and each year they are awarded various Moot Court awards around the world, with an average of more than 20 awards each year. In Australia’s largest Moot Courts competition in 2017, four Bond University law students won the championship with outstanding performance. That’s why Bond University’s School of Law is one of Australia’s best law schools.
The school also has special courses for international students to help students from other countries, such as the Australian Law and Languages course. This course, which does not include credits, is open to Chinese students free of charge. Previous our Chinese undergraduate students (LLB) and graduate students (Juris Doctor) have all benefited a lot.
*Bachelor of Laws – 2 year 8 month (other university need 4 years)
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The Bachelor of Laws 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.
*Juris Doctor– 2 year ( other university need 3 years )
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Juris Doctor is an alternative to the Bachelor of Laws for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline. It 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. So if you already have Bachelor degree and want to study Law, this is the course for you.
*Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice -8 month （Applicant have to complete Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor)
Successful completion of the PLT program enables you to apply for admission to legal practice in Australia (except South Australia or Northern Territory)
We are the enrollment representation of Bond University. So if you are interested in study at Bond University, we are here to help your enrollment as well as helping your visa processing. Contact us today and meet our professional team.