As a lawyer, you’ll offer both practical and legal advice to help your client in criminal or civil court proceedings. We offer pathways to legal practice through the Deakin Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and LLB combined courses. A range of postgraduate courses in law are also available together with Higher Degrees by Research.

Deakin law students have access to excellent teachers, most of whom practised in law as well as having postgraduate qualifications.

Jason Taliadoros

SENIOR LECTURER, Deakin Law School

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Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws satisfies the academic requirements to practise as an Australian lawyer, as set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB).

In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking admission is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training course. They must also satisfy the requirement that they are a fit and proper person.

Career opportunities

With a law degree under your belt, your career may take you anywhere, from a law-focused profession to industries like business, government service, industrial relations or public administration. You may work as a:

  • barrister
  • business manager
  • company administrator
  • corporate lawyer
  • lawyer in government service
  • lawyer with departments or authorities
  • legal adviser
  • public administrator
  • research officer in law reform
  • solicitor
  • university lecturer.

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