Deakin Law Clinic
What is Deakin Law Clinic?
The Deakin Law Clinic is a community legal service that provides legal placements for advanced students of Deakin Law School. Under the supervision of qualified legal practitioners, the Deakin Law Clinic offers opportunities for students to build the legal skills that underpin their academic training in one of the following practice areas:
- Civil and Commercial Law
- Employment Law
- Family Law
- Venture Law
- Criminal Law
- Policy and Advocacy (new T1 2021 / Cloud offering only)
Students will manage legal matters under supervision of the Clinical Solicitors, which may include initial client intake and interview, drafting legal documents, information or advice to final outcome and closing of files (subject to Clinic time limits).
Undertaking a placement within any of the practice areas at Deakin Law Clinic unit is worth one credit point and will satisfy the compulsory Work Integrated Learning (WIL) LLB course requirement. This unit is available in all trimesters although the practice areas offered may change each trimester. All practice areas have mandatory attendance requirements and an induction prior to commencement. The policy and advocacy practice area is a cloud-based clinic and so the mandatory attendance requirement will be virtual.
From T2 2020, Deakin Law Clinic will be conducted via the Cloud (online).
Who can apply?
This program is available to Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws and Juris Doctor (JD) students.
Please refer to the University Handbook for eligibility requirements, including compulsory pre-requisite and co-requisite units.
Places are strictly limited. You must submit an online application and be shortlisted in order to complete this unit. 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 of your eligibility.
Law Clinic Unit Codes from T1 2021
|Practice Area||Bachelor of Laws (LLB)||Master of Laws (LLM)||Juris Doctor (JD)|
|Civil and commercial law||MLL420||MLJ739||MLJ739|
Please note that you will still participate in one of the specified practice areas and will need to specify which area in your application. Please see the 2021 Handbook for further details on pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements.
How to apply
Applications for Trimester 3, 2020 are now closed.
Please see below key dates:
30 Nov - 4 Dec
29 March - 2 April
2 - 6 August 2021
13 September 2020
17 Jan 2021
9 May 2021
12 September 2021
Week by which students should receive application outcome
End of week 10 of Trimester 2
21 Sep - 25 Sep
25 - 29 Jan 2021
17 - 21 May 2021
20 - 24 September 2021