MLJ739 - Deakin Law Clinic

Year:

2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Deakin Downtown

Trimester 3: Deakin Downtown

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLJ725, MLJ726, MLJ727, MLM718, MLM728
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For students enrolled in M729 and M726

Prerequisite:

For M729 Juris Doctor students: 6 core units 

For M726 Master of Laws students: MLM704, plus 3 M726 units

Corequisite: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Compulsory induction (online or face to face).  Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Compulsory induction (online or face to face). Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Note:

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

In addition to meeting the general prerequisite requirements above, students are strongly encouraged have completed, or simultaneously undertake the relevant substantive and procedural units for the given practice areas below:

Practice Area

Units

Civil and Commercial Law MLJ701 Contract Law and Policy and MLJ708 Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Policy
Criminal Law MLJ703 Criminal Law and Policy, MLJ707 Criminal Procedure and Policy, and MLJ713 Evidence Law and Policy
Employment Law MLJ714 Workplace Law and Policy
Family Law MLJ712 Family Law
Venture Law MLJ701 Contract Law and Policy
Policy Advocacy General prerequisites

Preference will be given to students who have already completed the units relevant to the practice area and are in their final year of study.

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

Please contact the WIL team at bl-wil@deakin.edu.au for any enquiries regarding your application. Please use your Deakin email and state your student ID in all correspondence.

Content

The Deakin Law Clinic provides pro bono legal advice and/or assistance to a variety of clients, including individuals, organisations, and start-up businesses.  Deakin Law Clinic allow students to assist clients from initial client interviews, to drafting letters of advice and draft key legal documents (Court Applications, Client-focussed documents, correspondence with third parties). Students undertake legal analysis and problem solving for real individual and business needs.  Students gain first-hand experience under the supervision of the unit supervisor and experienced legal practitioners, getting the opportunity to deepen and critically reflect upon their substantive legal knowledge while developing critical professional skills through direct representation and policy work.  Students apply to the Deakin Law Clinic unit, and may be placed in a variety of clinical practice areas, including employment, civil, family, criminal and venture law.  Students will be able to register for the unit by campus.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Meet required hours for engagement in clinical programs.

Unit Fee Information

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