Bond University

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Law Library Research Skills Instruction for Undergraduates at Bond University: The Development of a Programme


Since teaching began at Bond University in May 1989, there has been direct entry to both of the undergraduate Bond Law Degrees, the LLB and BJuris, without any compulsory prerequisites (other than normal University course entry requirements). This mode of entry applies to both new school leavers and mature age entrants to the degree programmes and results in a quite diverse group of law school entrants with varied educational backgrounds. Unlike most other Australian universities (although this is now changing nationwide), Bond also has students from most Australian jurisdictions, not just from Queensland. The major emphasis at Bond has to date been on undergraduate education as being most cost-effective at our stage of institutional development and indeed our Law Library collection of about 63,000 volume equivalents makes no claim at present other than to support undergraduate teaching well.