Study opportunities

From internships and work-integrated learning to international study programs – there are plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and stand out to prospective employers.

Overseas study programs

Learn from world experts and develop your knowledge of international law, all while earning credit towards your degree. With incredible overseas experiences all over the globe, law students can compare Criminal Justice systems in the US, experience commercial law in China or acquire climate law knowledge in Europe. Where will your degree take you?

Find out more about our international study programs

Internships and work-integrated learning

Develop your professional skills with work-based learning through your current part-time job, or industry-based learning via a paid placement that we can help you organise.

Alternatively, begin a legal internship to help you get an in-depth understanding of the profession and build the skills you need for a successful law career.

Find out more about work-integrated learning and internships

Community-based volunteering

Make a real difference to people by taking part in an unpaid internship for a not-for-profit community organisation.

Student snapshot

When current Bachelor of Law student, James Sullivan, put up his hand to take part in a Deakin-organised community-based volunteering project in India, he didn’t realise it would gain him a unit towards his law degree. 

Following the first part of the trip – an Indian study tour that included studying at different Indian universities – James and his colleagues spent two weeks providing activities and companionship to some of India’s most needy. 

'I didn’t know what it would entail – it could have been anything,' he says. 'It was the perfect way to finish the study tour because it was a real eye-opener.'

Altogether, James gained three units by going on the India trip: Indian Law, an information systems unit, plus the volunteering project. 

'There was a lot of work after the tour; I clocked up 20,000 words in essays. It was interesting writing about my reflections and my analysis of the poverty and inequity.'

A law degree that can take you anywhere in the world

We believe some of the greatest legal lessons happen outside of the classroom. Deakin's practical learning opportunities and commercial law focus give our law students the skills to work anywhere in the world.

Vis Moot

Test your commercial law knowledge and skills through Vis Moot, the renowned global law mooting competition. Not only will you compete with law schools from around the world but the skills and recognition you’ll gain will put you well ahead with employers. 

Learn more about Vis Moot

We worked for an organisation that helped people over 18, many of them with disabilities. These people had no help available to them anywhere else.

James Sullivan

Bachelor of Law student

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