Deakin University School of Law

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The Deakin University School of Law operates at Geelong, Melbourne and Warrnambool campuses, in Australia. It is part of Deakin University.

Deakin’s LLB degree has a strong commercial focus, with an international orientation, enabling Deakin law graduates to undertake legal work in Australia or abroad.

The Practical Legal Skills program equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes to practice law while the Professional Work Experience requirement enriches their legal education. [1]

Deakin Law School has been running a winter semester program at China University of Political Science and Law for 13 years. This program is open to students from other law schools around the country and is seen as a useful introduction to Chinese commercial law as Australia and China's trading relationship becomes closer.[2]


The School of Law has two publications to which academics, students, members of the judiciary and practising lawyers are invited to contribute.

Deakin Law Students' Society[edit]

All Deakin University law students, whether at Burwood, Geelong, Warrnambool or off-campus, are represented by the Deakin Law Students' Society (DLSS). It was formed on the Geelong Campus in 1993, and with the growth of the School of Law, it expanded to the Burwood Campus. The role of both chapters is to offer law students the opportunities to get the most out of their time at university, including offering career advice and organising social events.

Both chapters have their own committees, composed of volunteers, which run independently from each other. Both committees share funds, information and procedures and compete against each other in the finals of DLSS-run competitions. The Deakin Law Students' Society is a member of the Australian Law Students' Association (ALSA), a founding member of the Victorian Council of Law Students’ Societies (VCLSS) and the Victorian Women Law Students' Collective (VWLSC).[citation needed]

The Burwood chapter provides students with the annual Law Ball,[3] a careers networking night, a careers seminar and both a Careers and Seasonal Clerkship guide to assist students in negotiating the legal job market. The Burwood chapter runs a First Year Camp to help incoming students socialise with other class members.[4]

Law Ball[edit]

The Deakin Law Students' Society yearly ball is known as the Deakin 'Law Ball'. Both DLSS Chapters host their own ball.


  • In 2013 the Burwood Law Ball will be sponsored by Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
  • In 2012, the Burwood chapter held their ball at the Brighton International. There were over 400 attendees with plans to make the ball even bigger in 2013. The ball was sponsored by Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
  • In 2011, Law Ball was held at the Melbourne Aquarium, with 400 guests. The ball was sponsored by Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

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