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Get a first-class legal education from renowned academics educated at Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, and leading law schools in Australasia. Learn with others who share your passion for the legal profession and graduate ready to pursue an array of global careers.

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If you’re after a practical, industry-informed, experiential approach to learning about the legal profession, then one of our renowned law programs is for you. You’ll graduate ready to launch your career after working with real clients at the Deakin Law Clinic and applying your newly acquired legal knowledge in a professional environment under the supervision of qualified legal practitioners. You’ll get the opportunity to build the critical skills required for a career in the law while gaining that highly sought-after experience your future employers are looking for.

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Study at one of the best law schools in Victoria

With a unique focus in experiential learning, and ranked by the prestigious ShanghaiRanking's Global Rankings as one of Victoria's best, Deakin Law School will set you up for your dream career.

One of Victoria’s top-ranked law schools

Deakin Law School is highly regarded and ranked as one of Victoria's top law schools by the prestigious ShanghaiRanking's Global Rankings***. Depending on the program you may satisfy the academic requirements to practise as an Australian lawyer, as set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board.

Practical focus

The legal profession is undergoing rapid change and lawyers are increasingly required to provide clients with practical, commercial advice. A distinctive feature of our law programs is our focus on experiential learning, which builds these skills in addition to disciplinary knowledge, giving you an edge upon graduation.

Research excellence

Bring your unique insight to the world and take your studies to the next level with a higher degree by research. We have research expertise in commercial law, company law, natural resource law, mining and energy law, competition law, sentencing, intellectual property and comparative law.

We’ll be reinforcing strong links into real‑world professions for our graduates. A Deakin law graduate should be equipped for any job that uses the analytical, smart, technology-savvy, global skill set they’ve acquired.’

Professor Jenni Lightowlers

Dean, Deakin Law School

Gain a competitive edge

Based in the Melbourne CBD, the Deakin Law Clinic is a law firm that gives students the chance to practise law with real clients. Deakin Law Clinic students share how they have applied their legal knowledge, helped clients who cannot afford legal advice and cemented their plans for a legal career.

Law bridging units

Bridging units are a fast and flexible way to future-proof your career. If you're a re-qualifying graduate, our units are equivalent to VLAB areas of study, allowing you to start practicing in Victoria sooner.

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Combine studies with travel

Our international study programs are a great way to fast-track your degree. They are between two and six weeks in duration and offer educational, social and cultural experiences along the way.

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*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2020
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^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

***ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020
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