MLL351 - Community Legal Internship


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:

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


Legal Internship


Successful completion of 6 Law (MLL) units.



Incompatible with: Nil
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

Students are required to complete:

(a) A supervised work placement (minimum 7.5 hours x 15 days) with a host organisation in a legal environment;

(b) A mandatory 3-hour university induction prior to the commencement of the trimester; and

(c) A debrief with the host supervisor at the end of the trimester.


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

This unit can only be completed once.

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.


The unit enables students to gain an appreciation of certain aspects of legal practice and to extend and deepen their theoretical knowledge of the law by working under supervision of a lawyer. During their placement in the law firm or legal service, students will receive instruction in the following areas of legal practice: taking instructions and client interviewing; fact finding; dispute resolution and negotiation; providing advice and counselling of a legal nature; legal research and problem-solving; the litigation process; advocacy.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Attendance at mandatory induction (face to face or online, as advised) prior to commencement of placement. Minimum of 100 hours of placement with an approved host organisation.

Unit Fee Information

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