World-class and industry-informed degrees
Deakin Law School is ranked as one of the top law schools in the Australian state of Victoria by the prestigious ShanghaiRanking's Global Rankings.
Deakin’s renowned law programs offer a practical, industry-informed, experiential approach to learning about the legal profession. You will build the critical skills required for a career in law while gaining highly sought-after experience your future employers are looking for.
Deakin law graduates enjoy some of the highest rates of employment upon graduation – a testament to the quality of our degrees and skills developed. Depending on the degree you choose, your study may satisfy the academic requirements to practise as an Australian lawyer as set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board.
Welcoming international students to Australia
The Australian border is open. We look forward to welcoming student visa holders to our Australian campuses this year. We recommend you apply for your visa as soon as you accept your Deakin offer and we issue your confirmation of enrolment.
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.
Apply your knowledge with opportunities for practical learning
The legal profession is undergoing rapid change and lawyers are increasingly required to provide clients with practical, commercial advice. Deakin offers you a range of opportunities to gain practical experience, including work placements and the Deakin Law Clinic.
Deakin Law Clinic is a community legal service offering free legal advice and assistance. You can gain experience working with real clients and apply your newly acquired legal knowledge in a professional environment under the supervision of qualified legal practitioners.
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 Clinics that provide students with work experience under the supervision of experienced solicitors.
Bachelor of Laws
Shape your study for the career you want
Your Deakin law degree will help you to build a solid foundation of legal knowledge and experience, along with valuable transferable skills that can be applied across a range of careers. You will also have the opportunity to explore the areas of law that interest you most, with a range of electives available – everything from business law to intellectual property to human rights law. Our graduates are equipped for a wide range of legal careers and other opportunities across law, business, journalism, public administration, private enterprise and politics.
Deakin Law School
Deakin Law School offers a unique environment to provide all the learning and experience you need for a successful legal career, while fostering your passion and personal growth.
Deakin Law Clinic - How to get practical legal experience while you study
Based in the Melbourne CBD, Deakin Law Clinic is a law firm that gives students the chance to practice law with real clients.
How to apply: international students
Deakin University students Tatyana and Kaweesha talk through the application process at Deakin. Learn about meeting entry requirements, organising your documents and submitting your application – either directly or through a Deakin agent.