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Law graduates who wish to requalify for admission to practice in Victoria can do so through single unit (non-award) enrolment at Deakin University. Australia is made up of six States and two Territories; each of these regions have separate admission boards with varying requirements for law practitioners. The first step is to contact the governing body in the state in which you intend to practise.
In the State of Victoria, this body is the Council of Legal Education (COLE). If you are an overseas law graduate COLE will assess your qualifications and determine which areas of study you need to undertake in order to qualify for practise in the State of Victoria. COLE will supply you with a letter outlining unit/s you need to enrol in. This letter must be supplied with your application.
Deakin University School of Law offers units which are endorsed by the Council of Legal Education Victoria (COLE) as meeting the areas of knowledge required for admission to practice in Victoria. Those wishing to practise in states other than Victoria may still undertake Deakin units, however they may be required to undertake study at a particular institution to satisfy a specific state requirement. In order to determine your requirements you must contact the relevant admission board in the state in which you intend to practice.
All units offered by Deakin University for admission purposes are offered at the Geelong Waterfront Campus or the Melbourne Burwood Campus and are also available via distance education. This means that you could study units from anywhere in Australia or overseas.
|COLE required area of study||Deakin University equivalent|
|Contracts||MLL111 Contract (Trimester 1)
MLL215 Commercial Law (Trimester 2)
|Civil Procedure||MLL391 Civil Procedure & ADR (Trimester 2)|
|Torts||MLL213 Torts (Trimester 1)
MLL217 Misleading Conduct & Economic Torts (Trimester 2)
|Criminal Law & Procedure||MLL218 Criminal Procedure (Trimester 1)
MLL214 Criminal Law (Trimester 2)
|Federal & State Constitutional Law||MLL323 Constitutional Law (Trimester 2)|
|Company Law||MLL221 Corporate Law (Trimester 1)|
|Equity (including Trusts)||MLL405 Equity & Trusts (Trimester 1)|
|Property||MLL327 Property (Trimester 1)
MLL325 Land Law (Trimester 2)
|Administrative Law||MLL324 Administrative Law (Trimester 1)|
|Evidence||MLL334 Evidence (Trimester 2)|
|Ethics and Professional Responsibility||MLL335 Legal Practice & Ethics (Trimester 2)|
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