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Law professionals will now be eligible for credit of up to half of a Deakin Master of Laws qualification thanks to an agreement between Deakin University and the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV).

The recently-signed agreement gives LIV members who have attained the level of Accredited Specialist four credit points towards the eight credit point master’s degree and also allows for a 10% discount in any Faculty of Business and Law postgraduate coursework program.

The LIV’s General Manager of Corporate Services Paul Stathis says the agreement provides added value to those undertaking the Accredited Specialist program.

‘Accredited specialists are already acknowledged as leaders in their practice area. This partnership will promote and encourage further learning  for those completing accreditation as well as encouraging them to obtain a valuable tertiary qualification.’

With its focus on international commercial law, corporate regulation and new developments in human activity and increased regulation, Deakin’s Master of Laws delivers a high level of knowledge for advanced legal roles across a variety of global careers.

Fully flexible, its online delivery also enables study at any time from any location and provides a seamless connection to content and Deakin’s world-class academic staff and support services.

Dean of DLS, Professor Jenni Lightowlers, says the agreement recognises the expertise of accredited professionals and provides a fast-track pathway to career enhancement.

‘Deakin Law School is excited about the opportunity this relationship brings and looks forward to providing LIV Accredited Specialists with the opportunity to further advance their knowledge and complete a Masters of Laws at Deakin while enriching their professional network with the many successful Deakin postgraduate students and alumni.’

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