Law bridging units

Deakin can help you meet the varying requirements needed to be recognised as a qualified law practitioner in Victoria.

If you’re a law graduate returning to work or hold overseas qualifications, contact the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB) to first understand what units below you may need to complete to gain recognition.

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Your pathway to practice

The Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB) will assess your qualifications and determine the areas of study you need to undertake in order to qualify for practice in Victoria. You will then receive a letter outlining the unit/s you need to enrol in. This letter must be supplied with your application.

Make sure you check Deakin’s equivalent units of study below carefully, as some require you to enrol in two parts to fulfil VLAB requirements. For example, to complete the VLAB Property unit, you'll have to undertake both Property and Land Law to comply.

Trimester 2 bridging units

Contract

Gain an understanding of the general principles of contract law in commercial life and private settings, and how contract-related problems may be approached and resolved.

Unit code: MLL111
Campus:
Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud (online)
Combine with:
Commercial Law MLL215

VLAB equivalent: Contracts

Start in July. Apply now.

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Commercial Law

An introduction to areas of law which, together with contract (MLL111), regulate commercial relationships and facilitate the conduct of various commercial transactions.

Unit code: MLL215
Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud (online)
Combine with: Contract MLL111

VLAB equivalent: Contracts

Start in July. Apply now.

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Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution

Examine procedural law, which is the law of 'how' one enforces substantive legal rights and duties, or the method through which rights (no matter what they are) get realised in our courts.

Unit code: MLL391
Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud (online)
Combine with: Not applicable

VLAB equivalent: Civil Dispute Resolution

Start in July. Apply now.

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Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts

Gain an understanding of the tortious and statutory liability for false or misleading statements. A limited number of other economic torts and consumer protection provisions are covered.

Unit code: MLL117
Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud (online)
Combine with: Torts MLL213 (only available Trimesters 1 and 3)

VLAB equivalent: Torts

Start in July. Apply now.

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Criminal Procedure

Become familiar with the statutes and case law shaping the law of criminal procedure. You’ll also be encouraged to consider the adequacy of our procedural laws and whether reform is appropriate.

Unit code: MLL218
Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud (online)
Combine with: Criminal Law MLL114

VLAB equivalent: Criminal Law and Procedure

Start in July. Apply now.

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Criminal Law

Examine the current theories concerning the nature and purpose of criminal liability and punishment, including principal criminal offences and the defences to those offences.

Unit code: MLL114
Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud (online)
Combine with: Criminal Procedure MLL218

VLAB equivalent: Criminal Law and Procedure

Start in July. Apply now.

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Constitutional Law

Gain an understanding of the principles of constitutional law at the state and federal levels, including an elaborate study of the Commonwealth Parliament's powers and federalism.

Unit code: MLL323
Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud (online)
Combine with: Not applicable

VLAB equivalent: Federal and State Constitutional Law

Start in July. Apply now.

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Land Law

Gain an understanding of the law relating to the creation, ownership and transfer of interests in land, including the statutory schemes of registration applicable in Victoria.

Unit code: MLL325
Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud (online)
Combine with: Property MLL327 (only available Trimester 1)

VLAB equivalent: Property

Start in July. Apply now.

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Evidence

Gain an understanding of the law relating to the collection and use of information pertaining to the subject matter of criminal and civil proceedings.

Unit code: MLL334
Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud (online)
Combine with: Not applicable

VLAB equivalent: Evidence

Start in July. Apply now.

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Legal Practice and Ethics

Gain an understanding of the practice of law and begin to realise and put into practice the ethical obligations you will assume upon becoming a lawyer.

Unit code: MLL235
Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud (online)
Combine with: Not applicable

VLAB equivalent: Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Start in July. Apply now.

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Other bridging units currently not open for application

Torts

Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud (online)

Unit code: MLL213
Combine with: MLL117 Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts

VLAB equivalent: Torts

Start in November or March

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Corporate Law

Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud (online)

Unit code: MLL331
Combine with: Not applicable

VLAB equivalent: Company Law

Start in March

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Equity and Trusts

Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud (online)

Unit code: MLL405
Combine with: Not applicable

VLAB equivalent: Equity (including Trusts)

Start in November or March

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Property

Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud online

Unit code: MLL327
Combine with: MLL325 Land Law

VLAB equivalent: Property

Start in March

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Administrative Law

Campus: Burwood, Waterfront, Cloud online

Unit code: MLL424
Combine with: Not applicable

VLAB equivalent: Administrative Law

Start in November or March

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