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Deakin's Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is designed to produce first-class lawyers. Our LLB is one of the few in Australia with a commercial focus. Students engage in legal reasoning and legal skills, including negotiation, mediation, court appearances, legal drafting, statutory interpretation, professional work experience and law clinics. An honours year is embedded as part of this degree.
Deakin's LLB satisfies the academic requirements to become a barrister and solicitor in Victoria as set by the Council of Legal Education. A person wishing to practise as a barrister or solicitor is required to complete a 12-month traineeship or clerkship, or a six-month legal practice course in addition to an approved LLB.
A law degree is a qualification which offers unequalled opportunities. Obtaining a law degree is normally the first step towards becoming a barrister or solicitor, and most students entering law school aspire to enter one of these branches of the legal profession.