2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
Trimester 1: Deakin Downtown
Trimester 2: Deakin Downtown
Trimester 3: Deakin Downtown
For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Weeks 1 to 11: Tuesday 8.00am to 1.00pm and Thursday 8.00am to 6.00pm
Places are limited. For application procedures, please refer to the Work Integrated Learning website for further details. To apply, please click here.
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 Venture Law Clinic is a transactional legal clinic that provides pro-bono legal information, advice and or assistance to seed and early stage entrepreneurial ventures. The Venture Clinic takes students through the life cycle of a real start-up, focusing on the various problems that companies encounter from formation, funding and investment, IPO, and into maturity. By simulating a small, business-focused law firm that provides business planning and legal information, it integrates and reinforces fundamental legal theories, principles and policies at an advanced level and in a practical way.
The Venture Law Clinic allows students to undertake the legal analysis involved in launching a new venture and acquire the legal acumen to deal with real business issues. Students gain first-hand experience in working with real start-up companies under the supervision of the course instructor and supervisor, and experienced legal practitioners, getting the opportunity to deepen and critically reflect upon their substantive legal knowledge in entrepreneurial law and business law while developing critical professional skills through the direct representation of start-up businesses.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unit, successful students can:
Apply professional or legal knowledge in a simulated or authentic work environment
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
Apply professional or legal skills in a simulated or authentic work environment
Communicate within a team, with supervisors and with simulated or authentic clients
Reflect on the professional or legal knowledge, skills and communication utilised in a simulated or authentic work environment
Plan, monitor and evaluate own learning
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1: (Group of 3 students) – Case Study
Part 1: Client interview and file note
Part 2: (individual) Written Reflection (self)
Part 3: Report (Research) Host evaluation
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
Minimum attendance with no more than one day absent on clinic days
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