Deakin Law Clinic

What is Deakin Law Clinic?

An award-winning community legal service, Deakin Law Clinic is based at Deakin Downtown in the Melbourne CBD.

Students assist in the daily running of the legal service and work on real legal problems under the supervision of a clinical solicitor. There are different areas of law available including:

  • civil and commercial law
  • employment law
  • family law
  • venture law
  • criminal law.

Deakin Law Clinic units are Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experiences worth one credit point each. The units are available in all trimesters and have mandatory attendance requirements and an induction prior to commencement.

Who can apply?

This program is available to Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws and Juris Doctor (JD) students.

Please refer to the 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

Practice Area Bachelor of Laws Master of Laws Juris Doctor (JD)Master of Legal Studies
Civil and commercial lawMLL412MLM728MLM728MLM728 
Criminal lawMLL416 - MLJ727-
Employment lawMLL414 - MLJ725- 
Family lawMLL415 - MLJ726-
Venture lawMLL337MLM718MLM718-

How to apply

Applications for Trimester 1 2020 are now closed.

Note: Employment law will not be offered in T1 2020.

Contact us

Email: law-clinic@deakin.edu.au

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