Law (Dual degree Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws)

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  • Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (BA/LLB)

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  • Lethbridge

Intake

Fall

Program description

Interested in a law career? Explore the dual degree Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (BA/LLB) program, a partnership between the University of Lethbridge and Bond University, in Queensland, Australia!
In this dual degree program, you:
  • Earn a BA and an LLB in five years
  • Study near Canada's Rocky Mountains and on Australia's Gold Coast
  • Explore a range of ULethbridge BA majors
  • Apply directly to Bond University (cost-free!) to pursue a bachelor's degree in Canadian Law, after completing 20 courses at ULethbridge
  • Enter Bond law school without writing the LSAT or completing a prior degree
  • After two years at Bond, return to ULethbridge to complete your final year of study, and earn both degrees!

ULethbridge BA majors

Choose one of the following majors for your BA:
Anthropology Geography Psychology
Economics* History Religious Studies
English Indigenous Studies Sociology
French Kinesiology Urban & Regional Studies
French/Spanish Political Science Women & Gender Studies
General Major in the Humanities General Major in the Social Sciences  

* In addition to General Admission requirements for ULethbridge, the Economics major has a Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2 prerequisite

What's a major? What's a program?


About the LLB in Canadian Law at Bond University in Australia

Bond University is Australia’s largest Law School for Canadian Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor students. 

With a 20-year history of training Canadian lawyers and more than 150 Canadian students currently studying law at Bond, the university is home to an active Canadian Law Students' Association.

Thanks to a breathtaking campus, small class sizes, face-to-face interaction with professors, close-knit community and other similarities between ULethbridge and Bond, Canadian students have a smooth transition to campus life in Australia. 

Join a growing group of Canadian Bond University alumni working as partners and practitioners across Canada, Australia and around the world!

 

Sample timeline & tuition

Years 1-2: ULethbridge
  • Students complete their chosen BA major's course requirements at ULethbridge, (20 courses or 60.0 credit hours).
  • TUITION & FEES: Students attend the University of Lethbridge and pay ULethbridge domestic student tuition & fees, (based on 20 courses or 60.0 credit hours).
Years 3-4: Bond University
  • Students are eligible to apply to Bond University for the LLB portion of the dual degree, (equivalent of 24 courses or 72.0 credit hours), upon successful completion of their BA course requirements, (20 courses or 60.0 credit hours, minimum), with Good Standing at ULethbridge.
  • TUITION & FEES: Students attend Bond University and pay Bond University International student tuition & fees
Year 5: ULethbridge
  • Students return to ULethbridge for an additional 10 courses (30.0 credit hours) to complete their BA/LLB program. Upon completion of all requirements from both universities, students will be awarded both degrees, the ULethbridge Bachelor of Arts and the Bond University Bachelor of Laws, in Lethbridge.
  • TUITION & FEES: Students return to ULethbridge and pay ULethbridge domestic student tuition & fees (based on 10 courses)

Email us for more information about the BA/LLB!

Possible careers

  • Lawyer
  • Legal executive
  • Trademark attorney
  • Advocate
  • Management consultant
  • Policy analyst
  • Contract management
  • International diplomacy
  • General counsel
aerial photo of Bond University campus in Queensland, Australia

The dual BA/LLB degree partnership between ULethbridge and Bond is a game changer, and I wish it had been an option when I went to law school. Not only is the BA/LLB a fast-track program leading to quicker employment, but it also fills a void for Canadians who want a non-traditional path to study and practice law.

Jay Merchant (BA '05)
ULethbridge & Bond University alumnus,
Senior Teaching Fellow, Bond University Faculty of Law

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Additional information

STEP 1

Refer to ULethbridge Admissions information for:

  • general admission requirements (undergraduate)
  • admission and application policies
  • application deadlines

See ULethbridge General Admission information

STEP 2

Check whether your BA major has additional admission requirements.

See additional admission requirements


NOTE:
  • Enrolment is limited.
  • Fulfilment of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. The Faculty of Arts and Science reserves the right to select applicants for admission and readmission based on admission average.
  • Upon completion of a of 20 course-minimum (60.0 credit hours) with Good Standing at the University of Lethbridge, students are admitted to and may attend Bond University.
  • This program is limited to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. International applicants do not qualify for this program.

In your Bachelor of Arts program, you'll gain specific subject-matter expertise in your major as well as the transferable skills employers want:

  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Research
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Decision-making
  • Organizational
  • Stress management
  • Adaptability
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership
  • Creativity
  • Resourcefulness
  • Persuasion