MLJ738 - Legal Professional Practice


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Placement

Trimester 2: Placement

Trimester 3: Placement

Enrolment by application only. Refer to note below.

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is restricted to students undertaking M729.


Students must have approval from the unit chair to enrol in this unit and have successfully completed six (6) law units.

Corequisite: MLJ720
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will spend approximately 150-200 hours over the trimester undertaking the placement, learning and assessment activities for the unit.

Scheduled learning activities - online

This unit will include a minimum of 100 hours of legal workplace experience. No formal class attendance is required.


Business & Law Work Integrated Learning (WIL) units are by application only and quotas may apply.

Please visit the website for further information and how to apply.

Please contact the Faculty WIL team at for any enquiries. Please use your Deakin email and state your student ID in all correspondence.


This unit provides students with the opportunity to source and complete an approved placement in order to gain experience in a legal environment. Students will develop the ability to apply and deepen their theoretical knowledge of the law, improve vital written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, and further develop their legal skills by applying them in a practical legal context. Approval to enrol will be subject to the completion of an application and the availability of suitable supervisory arrangements.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Complete compulsory online induction modules prior to commencement of placement.  Minimum of 100 hours of placement with an approved host organisation.

Unit Fee Information

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