If you are aspiring to be a first-class lawyer, trained in each of the major areas of legal practice, studies in law at Deakin can help you achieve your dreams.
Deakin's School of Law is a centre for excellence for commercial law, an important and challenging area of practice, and meets the academic requirement for admission to practise as a barrister or solicitor. Close consultation with professional groups and industry ensures our program is relevant to current and emerging needs of the profession.
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
Melbourne Burwood Campus
'The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at Deakin is a fantastic course that can provide amazing opportunities. I've learnt so much while studying - not just about the law, but about myself, my career and people.
'We've had the opportunity to moot in the Magistrates Court and conduct witness examinations in the County Court.
'I was also lucky enough to get clerkships at two fantastic firms. It was a great experience, working hands-on in areas of the law where I previously hadn't had any experience.'
Why study law at Deakin?
Our courses are informed by practising respected lawyers which ensures the curriculum we're delivering is producing graduates who are suited to practise law or enter a range of law - related careers. Study remotely or online from home or work.
Practical legal training
In your final year, you will undertake a unique capstone unit, 'Legal Problem-Solving and Persuasion', which will teach you about the science of persuasion and approaching problems in a clear-minded manner in order to achieve optimum outcomes. In the process you will develop presentation skills and experience presenting in the court room.
Regular, compulsory practical experience placements throughout the course also offer you the opportunity to experience legal environments first-hand and develop useful workplace contacts.
Careers for law graduates
A Deakin law degree is a qualification that offers unequalled career opportunities, especially when combined with a degree in arts, international studies, criminology, commerce, management or science. Deakin's Bachelor of Laws meet the academic requirement for admission to practice.
Alternatively, law graduates may enter other industries such as business, government service, industrial relations, law reform or public administration.
Give yourself the competitive edge after graduation. Discover and live in a new country and make friends all around the world. With a Deakin Education Abroad program, your degree can take you where you want to go.
Exchange and Education Abroad programs are available to all students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.
View all law courses at Deakin. Courses include but are not limited to:
- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies
- Bachelor of Management/Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws
Postgraduate studies by coursework
- Graduate Certificate of Commercial Law
- Master of Commercial Law
Postgraduate studies by research
- Doctor of Philosophy