MLL420 - Deakin Law Clinic


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Trimester 2: Deakin Downtown, Waterfront (Geelong), Online

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

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 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
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 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

Meet required hours for engagement in clinical programs.

Unit Fee Information

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