Civil and Commercial Law Clinic

Deakin's Civil and Commercial Law Clinic is a learning law firm operated by Deakin Law School. It's staffed by students in the final stages of their legal qualification and is supervised by legal experts.

The Civil and Commercial Law Clinic offers premium, pro-bono legal services over a range of transactional matters, including: 

  • Immigration
  • Special circumstances matters
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) matters
  • Commercial law
  • Contract law
  • Administrative law

Get in touch

Once you've filled in our contact form, we'll review your needs and triage your case. We'll then get in touch to discuss how we can work with you.

Submit an enquiry form

What we do

The clinic provides free legal services over a range of issues, from immigration and VOCAT matters to commercial and contract law.

These are chosen to give students professional experience in the key types of legal problems, parties, decision makers and tribunals. Students gain insights into the diversity and complexity of legal practice. 

If it's a civil matter, there's a good chance we can advise you.

Useful resources

Legal Profession ActThe regulations governing legal practice in Victoria.
Victoria Legal AidFind a government legal centre.
Federation of Community Legal CentresFind a community legal centre. 
Department of Immigration and Border ProtectionInformation about entry for individuals to live and work in Australia. 
Deakin courses by ATARLearn the admission requirements for Deakin law programs; law clinics may be taken as a unit as part of a Bachelor of Laws or a Master of Laws.

Services we offer

We offer a broad range of services as part of the function of the clinic. Under the supervision of legal specialists, students manage cases from initial client interview to the final outcome, research strategic legal solutions and use legal management systems.

Why is it free?

As a premium service, most cases will receive a greater amount of time than they would in other law firms, but you can still be assured your case will receive expert advice and attention. All of our students are supervised by legal professionals .

Excellence requires practice, and experiential learning – learning by doing – is an essential part of legal training at Deakin Law School. 

Our law clinics offer students the opportunity to build the legal skills that underpin their academic training, so they emerge from study job ready.

Support our clinics

Does your business have something to contribute to the Civil and Commercial Law Clinic?

Practising lawyers or 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