BOND LAW BUDDIES UP WITH SWITZERLAND
Written on the 28 April 2015
BOND University's Faculty of Law will partner with the Swiss International Law School (SiLS), enabling Masters of Laws students to undertake a dual degree between the two universities and receive qualifications from both institutions.
The Swiss International Law School is an online university that offers a global Master of Laws (LLM) program, allowing lawyers from all over the world to complete modules on international and cross-border issues.
The dual-award agreement will give law students from both Bond and SiLS the opportunity to graduate with two Master of Laws (LLM) degrees with different specialisations, by completing one semester on campus at Bond and the other semester online through SiLS.
Bond University Acting Executive Dean of Law, Professor Nick James, says SiLS's partnership with Bond is the first of its kind undertaken in Australia by SiLS.
He says the partnership is in keeping with Bond's focus on facilitating the global mobility of its students.
"SiLS is delivering an innovative online program offering instruction by high profile legal academics and lawyers from all over the world," he says.
"The dual-award agreement between Bond and SiLS is a unique opportunity for Masters students to graduate with two Masters qualifications.
"Bond students taking part in the program will have the chance to network with some of the world's leading international academics and legal professionals, as well as interact with law students from across the globe.
"This agreement will provide postgraduate law students at Bond with a truly internationalised learning experience."
The first group of students from SiLS to take advantage of this agreement are expected to arrive on campus at Bond in the September 2015 trimester, while eligible Bond students can commence their SILS modules as early as August.