Deakin Law Schools (DLS) provides a world-class legal education. Our academics are leaders in their disciplines and are perhaps the best credentialed and international of any law school in the country. They were educated at universities including Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, and leading law schools in our region.

The DLS curriculum underwent significant reform in recent years and now provides state-of-the-art experiential education. A newly introduced clinical program in the CBD offers students the ability to work with real clients and gain experience. In addition, practical experience placements are a hallmark of DLS, giving you extensive experience in a variety of legal environments.

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Study at one of the best law schools in Victoria

With a unique focus in experiential learning, and ranked by the prestigious QS World University Rankings as one of Victoria's best, Deakin Law School will set you up for your dream career.

One of Victoria’s top-ranked law schools

Deakin Law School is highly regarded and ranked as one of Victoria's top law schools by the prestigious QS World University Rankings.

Depending on the program you may satisfy the academic requirements to practise as an Australian lawyer, as set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB).

Practical focus

A distinctive feature of our law programs is our focus on experiential learning. The legal profession is undergoing rapid change and lawyers are increasingly required to provide clients with practical, commercial advice (in addition to pure legal advice) and add value. Our focus on experiential education builds these skills in addition to disciplinary knowledge, giving you an edge upon graduation.

Research excellence

Bring your unique insight to the world and take your studies to the next level with a Higher Degree by Research. 

We have research expertise in commercial law, company law, natural resource law, mining and energy law, competition law, sentencing, intellectual property and comparative law.

Once you are drawn to the study of law there is enough room to manoeuvre your career to the direction that gives you the best job satisfaction.

Dr Firew Tiba

Senior Lecturer in Deakin Law School

Combine studies with travel

Our international study programs are a great way to fast-track your degree. They are between two and six weeks in duration and offer educational, social and cultural experiences along the way.

Gain a competitive edge

A distinctive feature of our law programs is our commercial focus. The legal profession is highly commercialised and lawyers are increasingly required to provide practical, commercial advice. Our commercial law focus opens doors to a wide variety of legal careers, giving you an edge on graduation.

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