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Study law at Deakin and prepare for your future career. From internships and work-integrated learning to international study programs – as a Deakin law student you’ll gain access to plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and stand out to prospective employers.

Invaluable real-world experience

Choose from law internships, industry placements, work-based learning and volunteering. You'll gain invaluable experience in your profession and the skills to help you succeed in your career.

Community legal internships

Complete a 15-day placement in a not-for-profit, community legal organisation. Get involved to understand the impact you can make in society through a range of opportunities.

Workplace learning

This self-sourced placement can be in a private practice law firm, community legal centre, consultancy firm legal team, in-house counsel team, court, government department, with barristers and mediators or offering research assistance to legal academics.

Deakin Law Clinic

Work on real client matters under the supervision of a practicing solicitor in Deakin’s own community law practice. Choose one of five practice areas including criminal, family, civil and employment law or policy and advocacy.

Get involved in mooting and advocacy

Mooting is the closest experience to working in a courtroom that you can have at law school. Mooting competition will develop your skills in advocacy, problem solving, legal research, persuasion, collaboration and presentation, while deep diving into a particular area of law. Deakin law students participate in a range of national and international mooting competitions.

Join our global mooting competition

Test your commercial law knowledge and skills through Alfred Deakin International Commercial Arbitration Moot, the renowned global law mooting competition developed by Deakin Law School. Not only will you compete with law schools from around the world but the skills and recognition you’ll gain will give you the edge your future employers are looking for.

Join our mooting competition

Put your skills to the test with our law PhD program

Passionate about crafting innovative legal solutions to real-world problems? Deakin Law School is calling for expressions of interest from exceptional candidates ready to advance their knowledge.

Learn more about our PhD program

Explore our law courses

Join a university in the world’s top 1% and be ready to take on tomorrow with confidence. Find out more about our Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor and law PhD.

I have been fortunate enough to study law in four different countries through my degree which has exposed me to the way different legal systems work, and I hope to be able to take my legal training into a career overseas in the future.

Anneliese Croker

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Overseas study opportunities

Learn from world experts and develop your knowledge of international law, all while earning credit towards your degree. Opportunities like our Indonesian study tour will give you an understanding and appreciation of the differing assumptions that underpin the law in different jurisdictions and their impact on transnational commercial practices. We also have study opportunities in Europe.

Take your study global

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