Deakin Law School

When you study with us, you’ll be joining our high-performing students at one of the best law schools in Melbourne. Our strong academic and practical foundations provide the basis for a rewarding career in today’s legal profession.

Become an in-demand legal professional

Our undergraduate and postgraduate programs blend strong academic foundations with practical legal experiences. You’ll become a well-rounded, quality legal professional who graduates ready for the demands of legal practise.

These Deakin courses will engage your passion for law and prepare you for a rewarding career.

Bachelor of Laws

Get a first-class legal education from award-winning academics, enriched with hands-on legal experiences supervised by leading practitioners. Learn with others who share your passion for law and graduate ready for admission to practise or an array of global careers.

Juris Doctor

Delivered 100% online, the Deakin Juris Doctor is a comprehensive, practise-focused, legal education for non-law graduates. A policy focus and practical experiences prepare you for legal practise or a range of career opportunities.

Law PhD

Join our vibrant research community as a PhD candidate. Get expert research training and supervision from our leading scholars in fields including administrative, constitutional, energy, health, criminal and procedure, intellectual property, international and human rights.

Supporting more students into professional careers

The Achieving with Autism scholarship provides dedicated study support for undergraduate students with an Austism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. Offered in conjunction with WISE Employment this scholarship aims to empower students with ASD to reach their full potential.

Gain experience at Deakin Law Clinic

Gain experience at Deakin Law Clinic

Deakin Law School operates the Deakin Law Clinic, a community legal service offering free legal advice. You’ll have the opportunity to assist in one of six practice groups, which cover: civil and commercial law, family law, employment law, criminal law, wills and estates, and policy advocacy.

Study at an award-winning building

Study at an award-winning building

Deakin Law School is based in an award-winning, sustainable building featuring state-of-the-art teaching spaces, health, fitness and faith facilities, gardens and a cafe. Our dedicated Moot Court provides a courtroom experience for competitions and mock trials.

Study a law degree that will get you work ready

We provide extensive work-based learning and international experiences to help you build global networks and perspectives along with practical capabilities that give you an employment edge.

Connect with the world through faculty-led programs, short-term study programs, international internships and volunteering. Exchange and dual-degree programs offer a longer and more immersive international experience.

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Research in law

Our research in law underpins our teaching and encourages curiosity. Through regular research seminars, we discuss drafts for publications, thesis chapters and articles of interest to our research community. We believe wholeheartedly in investing in our research strengths as it reflects in the research output of our academic staff and students.

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Welcome to Deakin Law School

Deakin Law School provides a unique platform for students to find their careers and their passion in law and a wide array of other fields.

Why study law at Deakin?

Will I get a job when I graduate with a law degree? What are employers looking for in a law graduate? Why should I consider studying law at Deakin?

Get practical legal experience

With offices in Geelong and the Melbourne CBD, Deakin Law Clinic is a law firm that gives students the chance to practice law with real clients.

Meet the Deakin Law School team

At Deakin Law School our staff blends deep expertise in legal research and practise. They are passionate about scholarship, teaching and advocacy, making practical contributions to the law, the profession and to vital debates in our society.

Meet our staff

Deakin Law School turned 30 in 2022

Deakin Law School turned 30 in 2022

In 2022, Deakin Law School celebrated 30 years since its inception in 1992. In that time, the school has become an integral part of Deakin and our course offering has grown to be one of the best in Victoria. We’ve captured stories to celebrate, talking to alumni, academics and more reflecting on the successes of the school over the years.

Our Deakin Law School strategy

Deakin Law School aspires to be a catalyst for positive change. Our 2021–2025 strategic plan sets out our mission to maintain our excellent reputation both nationally and internationally across progressive learning, innovation, community and partner engagement and our school community.

Download our strategic plan (PDF, 1.4MB)

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How a law internship can kickstart a career

Deakin student, Eva Cotsell, began a law internship hoping to build her experience in research. The work placement led to much more.

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Deakin Law School graduates take on more than the law: what a law degree does for you

Considering what to study? You might be surprised to learn that a law degree can be the foundation to many successful careers, without actually practising law.

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