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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.

Learning with a 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 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.

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Juris Doctor course information webinar

Join our live webinar to learn how studying a Deakin Juris Doctor equips you with the legal knowledge and essential practical skills to begin a successful career in law.

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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

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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Experience hands-on learning

Experience hands-on learning

Make a positive contribution to society and develop real-world legal skills. Our law programs are unique in their experiential learning, which means you get to work with real clients, take part in a legal internship or volunteer opportunity, and can study abroad over the course of your degree.

Help real clients

Help real clients

Learn by doing with professional work experience at Deakin Law Clinic, our community legal service offering free legal advice. You will get the opportunity to build the legal skills that underpin your academic training, including analysing complex legal problems and developing critical skills for a career in the law.

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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Practise at Deakin Law Clinic

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.

Ranked top 3 law school

When you study at Deakin Law School (DLS), you’ll be joining the ranks of our high-performing students to attend one of Australia's top law schools***.

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***ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021
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