MLL337 - Venture Law Clinic


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Deakin Downtown

Trimester 3: Deakin Downtown

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLL413
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

For Bachelor of Laws (including combined Law awards) students only





Incompatible with: MLL413
Study commitment

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

In-person attendance requirements

Weeks 1 to 11: Tuesday 8.00am to 1.00pm and Thursday 8.00am to 6.00pm




Places are limited. For application procedures, please refer to the Work Integrated Learning website for further details. To apply, please click here.

Students will need to attend classes at Deakin Downtown, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street in Melbourne City. Attendance is compulsory for students to pass the unit.


The Venture Law Clinic is a transactional legal clinic that provides pro-bono legal information, advice and or assistance to seed and early stage entrepreneurial ventures. The Venture Clinic takes students through the life cycle of a real start-up, focusing on the various problems that companies encounter from formation, funding and investment, IPO, and into maturity. By simulating a small, business-focused law firm that provides business planning and legal information, it integrates and reinforces fundamental legal theories, principles and policies at an advanced level and in a practical way.

The Venture Law Clinic allows students to undertake the legal analysis involved in launching a new venture and acquire the legal acumen to deal with real business issues. Students gain first-hand experience in working with real start-up companies under the supervision of the course instructor and supervisor, and experienced legal practitioners, getting the opportunity to deepen and critically reflect upon their substantive legal knowledge in entrepreneurial law and business law while developing critical professional skills through the direct representation of start-up businesses.

Hurdle requirement

Minimum attendance with no more than one day absent on clinic days

Unit Fee Information

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