Top 1% of universities worldwide


Top 1% worldwide for law


Top 3 law school in Victoria


Industry experts shape every Deakin course


Award-winning uni career service


#1 Victorian uni for educational experience


Find a law degree

Deakin Law School is one of the top law schools in the Australian state of Victoria, as ranked by the prestigious ShanghaiRanking's Global Rankings. Build the skills needed for a career in law while gaining practical experience, highly sought after by future employers.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Looking for a law degree that will prepare for you the workplace?

With our focus on practical and real-world learning, an industry-informed Deakin law degree will prepare you for a successful career.

Work with real clients

Get legal work experience at Deakin Law Clinic, our community legal service. Analyse complex legal problems and work with real clients to build the skills needed to excel in the law profession.

Argue a case before a judge

Mooting competitions let you experience what it is like to act as a barrister making legal arguments before a judge. You will network and compete with law students from around the world, developing research skills and legal knowledge.

Start your journey with Deakin College 

Start your journey with Deakin College 

Take the first step towards your dream degree at Deakin College. Based on campus, Deakin College provides a supportive and smooth pathway to a world-class degree at Deakin University. Successfully complete the Diploma of Commerce and transition directly into a second-year bachelor degree.

Professional recognition

Deakin's Juris Doctor meets the academic qualifications necessary for admission to the legal profession. In the state of Victoria these have been set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board. Additionally, if you are seeking admission to the legal profession in Victoria, you must satisfactorily complete practical legal training requirements. You must also be considered a fit and proper person to be admitted to the legal profession.

If you are seeking admission in a jurisdiction outside Australia, you may be required to meet additional requirements. Please check the relevant jurisdiction’s legal admissions authority to confirm the required academic qualifications criteria, including any restrictions on online study or distance education.

Top professional roles in law

Demand for legal, social and welfare professionals is projected to increase by 18.1% by 2026 according to Australian Government employment projections, including:

  • 20,449 new jobs for solicitors.
  • 23,873 new jobs for legal professionals.
  • 2033 new jobs for barristers.

Get ahead with Deakin – we’ll help you build your network within the community and industry.

Study at a top law school

Deakin Law School is ranked in the top 3 law schools in the Australian state of Victoria. Our graduates are recognised for their practical legal skills and work readiness, honed through internships and work experience at Deakin Law Clinic.

As an international student, university life can be daunting, and it can be hard to obtain work experience. Deakin University has recognised this and developed Deakin Law Clinic to provide students with work experience under the supervision of experienced solicitors.

Pranjal, India

Bachelor of Laws

Exception teaching experiences

Study at a law school that embraces the future. Prepare yourself for practice in areas such as environmental law, health law, data law privacy and cybercrime.

Explore legal challenges

Work with recognised experts and practitioners investigating domestic and international legal issues, including modern slavery and human trafficking or human rights and deforestation.

State-of-the-art facilities

Deakin Law School’s spectacular new building at our Melbourne Burwood Campus features a dedicated Moot Court. We host competitions so you can practice for international moots in an authentic environment.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it’s like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.


Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

Get help or contact Deakin

Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services for international students and how we can help you study at Deakin in Australia.

Phone: +61 3 9918 9188

Enquire online