MLL420 - Deakin Law Clinic


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Deakin Downtown

Trimester 2: Deakin Downtown

Trimester 3: Deakin Downtown

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLL337, MLL412, MLL414, MLL415, MLL416
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

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


Must have passed 6 credit points of M312 core units

Corequisite: MLL235
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).

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.


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

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

Practice Area


Civil and Commercial Law MLL111 Contract Law, MLL391 Civil Procedure
Criminal Law MLL114 Criminal Law, MLL218 Criminal Procedure,
MLL334 Evidence Law
Employment Law MLL342 Workplace Law
Family Law MLL320 Family Law
Venture Law MLL111 Contract Law
Policy Advocacy General prerequisites and corequisites

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 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 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 one of the five practice areas which include, employment law, civil and commercial law, family law, criminal law and policy advocacy law.

Hurdle requirement

Meet required hours for engagement in clinical programs.

Unit Fee Information

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