Deakin Law School

Deakin Law School trains the next generation of lawyers and professionals, who are empowered to use legal skills in an array of global careers. 

The school's new clinical program is aimed at developing lawyering skills in our graduates as well as making a strong, positive contribution to our communities. We're pioneering experiential learning, and providing students access to real clients in exciting domains such as entrepreneurship and new business ventures.

Undergraduate students

The LLB program attracts some of the brightest and best in the state. It's renowned for its commercial focus and teaching quality. The school consistently ranks among the top in the country for teaching quality and student satisfaction.

Our graduates also enjoy some of the highest rates of employment upon graduation – a testament to the quality of the program and skills developed through work-integrated learning initiatives.

Postgraduate students

Our Master of Laws will equip you with fundamental disciplinary knowledge on important areas of Australian and international legal systems, as well as recent professional practice development.

Students of our Juris Doctor will gain a strong practical and commercial focus, developing real-world legal skills and an in-depth knowledge of the policies and processes that inform the law.

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.

We offer a range of disciplines that can be studied across different courses.

Why study law at Deakin University

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?

Our academic programs

Deakin offers a broad range of law courses, with a number of majors and specialisations. Note that the Master of Legal Studies is a unit-based Masters with several specialisations.

Deakin Law Clinic

Deakin Law School operates the Deakin Law Clinic, which is a community legal service offering free legal advice.

Deakin Law Students have the opportunity to assist in one of five practice groups, which cover: Civil and Commercial law; Family law; Employment law; Criminal law and information for New Ventures.

Learn more about our legal clinics

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.

Law newsroom

Keep up to date with relevant law news, browse our events and get important insights from our research team’s opinion pieces.

Find out more at the law newsroom

Emoji and the Law

Emoji have become such a prevalent form of communication, their meaning can be used to convict people in court. This is creating an emerging area of law concerning Digital Speech.


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.

Find out more about our research

PhD program

Deakin Law School is seeking intellectually curious doctoral applicants with a strong academic track record who are interested in undertaking rigorous, theory-advancing research.

Learn more about our PhD program

Latest articles

What it’s like to study law with the 2020 Australian Barrister of Year

In 2020, Felicity Gerry QC was chosen as the Australian Barrister of the Year for her extensive contribution to the court room and legal profession.

Read more

Contact us

Get in touch with Deakin Law School at any of our three campuses.

Deakin Law School enquiries
+61 3 9244 6555
Email Deakin Law School

Melbourne Burwood Campus 
Deakin Law School Building
Level 7, Building LC
Elgar Road
Burwood VIC 3125

Geelong Waterfront Campus 
Building AD, Level 2
1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong VIC 3220

Warrnambool Campus 
Building J, Level 4
Princes Highway
Warrnambool VIC 3280