Events and Opportunities

*INTENSIVE UNIT*: MLL442 – Advanced Legal Practice 

The T3 2019 offering of MLL442 Advance Legal Practice will focus on “Perspectives from the Bench”.

Dr Nicole Siller will teach this unit which will feature various Victorian judges as guest lectures, including President Chris Maxwell from the Victorian Court of Appeal. Judges will present on topics including: ethical decision-making, civil disobedience, statutory interpretation and the judiciary in comparative perspective.

Places are limited. Most sessions will take place in the CBD. Attendance is mandatory.

The classroom sessions will run 28-29 November, 2-3 December, 5-6 December, and 13 December. There will also be courtroom observation sessions in addition to the classroom sessions.

Please email the unit chair, Dr Nicole Siller ( to enrol into the unit. Your email should include an expression of interest and your CV.

MLL442 Advance Legal Practice is explicitly intended to extend skills and knowledge, developed in core subjects studied in the law curriculum, by exploring the relationship between theory, practice and the legal profession. This is done with a lens provided by externally recognised experts in the field. Students will be challenged by emerging legal issues found in legal practice (within the selected area), taking into account institutional practices, relevant laws and legal processes. Students will be required to employ the skills they have developed throughout the course of their legal studies (eg, legal research and writing skills, critical thinking skills, etc) to produce output as required by practice to the legal problem under study (eg, legal pleading, application, letter of advice, etc). The specialist area that forms the subject of this unit may vary annually.

> Trimester 3, 2019




CyberLaw Intensive Unit 

Cyberlaw is an emerging field in law and is a recognised growth area for employment.

Take the opportunity to learn all about it from an expert in Deakin Law School’s five day intensive on January 30, 31 and February 1, 4 and 5 2019 at our Burwood campus. It is also a fantastic way to build a network with fellow students who have a similar interest. REGISTER NOW for Unit MLL418/MLJ728

This intensive course will be taught by leading Cyberlaw expert, Professor Maeve McDonagh of University College Cork, Ireland. Professor McDonagh has published widely on the topic and has extensive practical experience. She is an advisor to governments and has held positions with the European Commission, The Asian Development Bank, the Press Council of Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Who can enrol?

This unit is available to students enrolled in the LLB or JD degrees who have completed 8 law units. While focusing on Australian law, there will also be reference to European legal developments. Specific problems to be considered include: the application of privacy/data protection law in the modern technological era (including the right to be forgotten); ‘Big Data’; the law relating to the privacy of communications and surveillance of communications as well as the law relating to the retention of telecommunications data by communications providers; and copyright in the online environment.

For further information, please contact Professor Marilyn McMahon (, Deputy Dean, Deakin Law School

> January 2019