Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Designed and taught by practising lawyers and academics, Deakin’s accredited Bachelor of Laws integrates sound legal training with real-world experience, developing key skills in problem-solving, analytical thinking and ethical reasoning. The course attracts some of the best and brightest students in Australia and our graduates enjoy high employment rates in dynamic roles across law, business, journalism, public administration, private enterprise and politics. A distinctive feature of our law degree is experiential learning. The legal profession is highly commercialised and lawyers are increasingly required to provide clients with practical, commercial and governance advice, in addition to legal expertise. As credit towards your degree, you’ll undertake work-integrated learning placements. You may be placed at law firms, legal aid providers and government offices that deliver the legal skills and experience that employers are looking for in a competitive job market.
The 32 credit points include 18 credit points of core units and 14 credit points of elective units, plus completion of one zero credit point academic integrity unit. The 14 credit points of electives must include, 1 credit point of WIL/practical/ experiential unit from a list, a minimum of 6 credit points of law electives and a minimum of 4 credit points of non-law electives.
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent: Prerequisites are units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL
- Entry for non-school leavers will be based on STAT results, GPA from Bachelor level or postgraduate studies from courses undertaken within the last 10 years. For information on the STAT please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/faculties/buslaw/student-support/stat
Deakin's Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become an Australian Lawyer set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB). In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking entry is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course.
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