Deakin Law School

Deakin Law School aims to prepare job-ready commercial law graduates. To achieve this our program differs from all other law courses, with its commercial law and practical skills emphasis.

The commercial law emphasis is reflected in the fact that we are the only school that prescribes all students must complete Taxation Law, Intellectual Property, Competition Law and Policy and Workplace Law as a compulsory aspect of their course. This ensures all Deakin graduates have knowledge of complex commercial law areas, which align with large practice areas in leading law firms.


Undergraduate students

We focus on teaching students practical skills for a successful career in commercial law. You'll learn how to operate as influencers and communicate your ideas positively and persuasively.

We also encourage our undergraduates to learn more about industries and business through our popular study programs and work-integrated learning initiatives.

Postgraduate students

Our Master of Laws will equip you with fundamental disciplinary knowledge on important areas of Australian and international legal systems, as well as recent professional practice development.

Students of our Juris Doctor will gain a strong practical and commercial focus, developing real-world legal skills and an in-depth knowledge of the policies and processes that inform the law.

Why study law at Deakin University

Will I get a job when I graduate with a law degree? What are employers looking for in a law graduate? Why should I consider studying law at Deakin?

Unique study opportunities

Get ahead in your career and gain credit towards your degree while you do it. Choose from:

  • studying or working overseas through our study abroad programs 
  • one of our first-rate work-integrated learning programs 
  • taking part in Vis Moot, a world-renowned law mooting competition for law schools

Learn more about our study opportunities

Law Advisory Board

Meeting biannually, our Law Advisory Board offers guidance and instructions on Deakin's courses and disciplines, so we’re always linked to the industry. 

The board also organises the placements available to our students, giving you real-world experience.

Learn more about our Law Advisory Board


Our research in law underpins our teaching and encourages curiosity. Through regular research seminars, we discuss drafts for publications, thesis chapters and articles of interest to our research community. 

We believe wholeheartedly in investing in our research strengths as it reflects in the research output of our academic staff and students.

Find out more about our research

Law newsroom

Keep up to date with relevant law news, browse our events and get important insights from our research team’s opinion pieces.

Find out more at the law newsroom

Staff listing

See our full list of staff or find a staff member, based on their role or discipline.

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Contact us

Get in touch with Deakin Law School at any of our three campuses.

Deakin Law School enquiries
+61 3 9244 6555
Email Deakin Law School

Melbourne Burwood Campus 
Building EA
Elgar Rd
Burwood VIC 3125 

Geelong Waterfront Campus 
Building AD, Level 2
1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong VIC 3220 

Warrnambool Campus 
Building J, Level 4
Princes Highway
Warrnambool VIC 3280