MLL412 - Civil and Commercial Law Clinic

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Deakin Downtown

Trimester 2: Deakin Downtown

Trimester 3: Deakin Downtown

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

(For Bachelor of Laws students only)


MLL111, MLL215



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Trimester 1 - Weeks 1 - 11: Monday 8.00am to 6.00pm and Wednesday 1.00pm – 6.00pm

Trimester 2 - TBA

Trimester 3 - TBA


Places are limited. To register your interest, please complete an Expression of Interest here.

Expressions of Interest closing dates:

  • Trimester 1: 5pm Friday 18 January 2019;
  • Trimester 2: 5pm Friday 10 May 2019;
  • Trimester 3: 5pm Friday 13 September 2019

Please note: students who have not undertaken a law clinic unit will be given preference in consideration of expressions of interest.

Students will need to attend classes at Deakin Downtown, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street in Melbourne City. Attendance is compulsory for students to pass the unit.



The Clinic environment will provide students with a 360° experience of professional practice. Students work in an office environment, deal with clients, research and provide strategic legal solutions, and engage with various parties including clients, parties on the other side as well as supervisors and colleagues. The Clinic provides legal services over a range of legal issues chosen to give students professional experiences touching the key types of legal problems, parties, decision makers and tribunals that will give students an insight into the diversity and complexity of legal practice. The areas of legal practice are: contract, and consumer law and victims of crime compensation.

Students will manage their own legal matter under supervision of Clinic supervisors and specialist legal practitioners from initial client intake and interview to final outcome and closing of file (subject to Clinic time limits). Students develop professional skills through the challenge of applying theoretical legal knowledge to real world clients in order to develop strategic legal solutions that meet client needs.

The Clinic develops employment ready skills and gives students the opportunity to critically look at the legal systems and the opportunities to engage in law reform.


Assessment 1 (Individual) – File management - 50%
Assessment 2 (Individual) – Legal research and Memorandum of Advice (3000 words) - 30%
Assessment 3 (Individual) – Contribution to team file review meetings – 20%
- Part A: Oral Presentation (10%)
- Part B: Reflective Journal (10%)

Unit Fee Information

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