The School of Law at Deakin University seeks to provide innovative and distinctive legal education. The law programs at Deakin have a distinctive and deliberate orientation towards commercial law with practical and theoretical training through small group lectures and tutorials. School of Law seeks to make legal education broadly accessible through on and off-campus modes of teaching. These elements underlie the character of Law at Deakin, attract students to the courses and give the graduates something quite special to offer. LL.B. degree has a strong commercial focus, with an international orientation, enabling Deakin law graduates to undertake legal work in a wide range of settings whether in Australia or abroad.
Deakin's Bachelor of Laws is designed to produce first-class lawyers who have a commercial focus. The course provides in-depth studies in each of the major areas of legal practice by offering a number of special features including an emphasis on practical legal skills training.
The various undergraduate courses offered by law school are as follows: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Bachelor of Arts /Bachelor of Laws (B.A./LL.B.), Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (B.Com./LL.B.), Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) [LL.B./BA(IS)], Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Management (LL.B./B.Mgt), Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science (LL.B./B.Sci.)
The postgraduate program reflects the School of Law 's commitment to being a significant centre for teaching and research in commercial law. The various postgraduate courses offered by law school are as follows: Graduate Certificate of Commercial Law, Graduate Certificate of Commercial Law (Financial Crime Control) , Master of Commercial Law , Master of Laws , Master of Laws - Major Thesis .
Law On-course Honours Award recognises outstanding achievement in the Bachelor of Laws degree. Basically On-course Honours means it is embedded in the course, it is not a separate course.
Deakin University Library is continually developing new and improved ways to support students and staff in their teaching, learning and research activities. 'Flexibility' and 'choice' are paramount in the Library's aim to connect people, technology and information. Through its innovation strategies the Library seeks to achieve a continuum of physical and virtual facilities and services, delivering information in a variety of formats and channels: printed and digital; face-to-face and online. Libraries are progressively being re-developed to ensure modern and attractive learning spaces are available to provide students with a great choice of study options. Each library is open throughout the year where one can study individually or in groups, meet friends, borrow books, use Library computers or bring in one's own laptop and connect to the wireless network. There are over 1.5 million books, journals, newspapers, videos, CDs and DVDs across the campus libraries. Electronic journals and books can be accessed through the Library web site and one can search for information at any time on campus, or from home or work. Special Collections are accessible through the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library.
The School of Law has two publications in which academics, students, members of the judiciary and practising lawyers are invited to contribute- The Deakin Law Review and Deakin Commercial Law Journal .
Various moots are conducted each year. Participation is optional but encouraged as a means of developing valuable research and advocacy skills. Since its inception, students from the School of Law have participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, held annually in Hong Kong and Vienna . This competition allows Deakin students to meet students from around the world, work within the framework of international commercial law and different legal systems, and to enjoy the challenge of a world class mooting competition. An internal mooting competition is conducted each year, sponsored by the Law Book Company and Mallesons. Governor-General's moot competition is conducted each year between the four Victorian Law Schools. Inter-varsity moots are conducted each year locally for Victorian Universities and on a national basis.
Deakin Law Students' Society
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 throwing social events.
The Deakin Law Students' Society is an active 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.
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