Advanced Legal Practice

What is Advanced Legal Practice?

MLL442 Advanced Legal Practice is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit worth 1 credit point explicitly intended to extend skills and knowledge, developed in core subjects studied in the law curriculum, by exploring the relationship between theory, practice and the legal profession. This is done with a lens provided by an externally recognised expert in the field.

Students will be challenged by emerging legal issues found in legal practice (within the selected area), taking into account institutional practices, relevant laws and legal processes. Students will be required to employ the skills they have developed throughout the course of their legal studies (eg, legal research and writing skills, critical thinking skills, etc) to produce output as required by practice to the legal problem under study (eg, legal pleading, application, letter of advice, etc). Students will also participate in court observation sessions.

The specialist area that forms the subject of this unit may vary annually. Students will develop an appreciation of social justice issues and have a heightened awareness of the operation of the criminal justice system, law reform needs and policy issues which face courts and criminal lawyers. The skills developed in this unit will be useful for students who wish to practice law (especially criminal law), along with students interested in policy, government and social justice career pathways.

This unit is delivered in an intensive mode and has a mandatory attendance hurdle requirement.

Who can apply?

This unit is available to Bachelor of Laws students who have successfully completed 6 law (MLL coded) units, and have completed or are co-enrolled in MLL235 Legal Practice and Ethics.

It is your responsibility to ensure that taking a WIL unit contributes towards your course requirements, and will not prevent you from meeting your course rules. Please speak with a Student Adviser if you are unsure; you can contact them on buslaw@deakin.edu.au or (03) 9244 6555.

Program Enrolment

Successful students are eligible to undertake this for 1 credit point and are required to enrol in:

It is your responsibility to ensure that taking a WIL unit contributes towards your course requirements, and will not prevent you from meeting your course rules. Please speak with a Student Adviser if you are unsure; you can contact them on buslaw@deakin.edu.au or (03) 9244 6555.

How to apply

MLL442 Advanced Legal Practice is not offered in 2021. Further details will be available in 2022.

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