MLJ739 - Deakin Law Clinic


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Deakin Downtown, Waterfront (Geelong), Online

Trimester 2: Deakin Downtown, Waterfront (Geelong)

Trimester 3: Deakin Downtown, Waterfront (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLJ725, MLJ726, MLJ727, MLM718, MLM728
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in M726, M729

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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Compulsory induction (online or face to face). 

Scheduled learning activities - online

Compulsory induction (online or face to face). 


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


Civil Law

MLP701 Contract Law and Policy

MLP708 Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Policy

Criminal Law

MLP703 Criminal Law and Policy

MLP707 Criminal Procedure and Policy

MLP713 Evidence Law and Policy

Employment Law MLJ714 Workplace Law and Policy
Family Law MLJ712 Family Law
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.

Not all practice areas operate every trimester.

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

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



The Deakin Law Clinic provides pro bono legal advice and/or assistance to eligible clients.  Deakin Law Clinic allows students to assist clients from initial client interviews to drafting letters of advice and drafting key legal documents such as court documents and correspondence to third parties.  Students undertake legal analysis and problem solving for real clients, gaining firsthand experience under the supervision of the unit supervisor and experienced legal practitioners.  Students get the opportunity to deepen and critically reflect upon their substantive legal knowledge while developing critical professional and practical skill through direct client advice, advocacy and policy work.  Students apply to the Deakin Law Clinic unit and may be placed in a variety of a clinical practice areas including employment law, civil law, family law, criminal law and policy advocacy law.  Students will be able to register for the unit by campus. 

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Students must meet required hours for engagement in clinical programs and to successfully complete the unit. Failure to meet the hurdle requirement will mean a result of zero for the unit.

Unit Fee Information

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