Deakin law clinics

Deakin Law School operates two law clinics as learning legal firms, which take on real clients and real cases on a pro-bono basis.


Get free, high-quality legal advice

Under the supervision of experienced lawyers and academic staff, advanced students resolve legal matters free of charge. Operating from offices in central Melbourne, Deakin's law clinics are accessible and emphasise professional, high-quality service. 

Our clinics are a good opportunity for students to expand on the rigorous academic knowledge and the critical and reflective skills they gain during their degree. They'll gain practical legal skills and experience that employers look for, and graduate work-ready into a competitive employment market. 

Two clinics are operating in Melbourne’s CBD, each of which services a different legal need.

New Venture Law Clinic

Dedicated to providing legal assistance to start-ups and entrepreneurs, this clinic covers issues around contracts, intellectual property, corporate structuring and more. 

Learn more about our New Venture Law Clinic

Civil and Commercial Law Clinic

This clinic covers cases related to commercial law, family law, immigration law, administrative law and and Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) matters. 

Learn more about our Civil and Commercial Law Clinic

Support our clinics

Does your business have something to contribute to our clinics?

Practising lawyers who'd like to assist at a clinic – or students who'd like to work at a clinic – should get in touch via email. 

Email the Deakin law clinic program

Contact us

If you have a legal matter that requires attention or if you would like to participate in a clinic, please complete the below form. Your case will be reviewed, and we'll contact you within three working days to let you know whether we can take it on. 

Submit an enquiry to the relevant law clinic