About Us

The Deakin Law Students’ Society (DLSS) is the peak representative body for all Deakin Law Students, with the objective of assisting students with their educational, career, social and wellbeing needs

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Firm Spotlight

This month’s firm spotlight is on Baker McKenzie. Over the next month, we will be sharing articles and stories from this unique global law firm.

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HAVE A SAY!

Help bridge the gap between the Deakin Law School and Deakin law students by having your say in what we bring to the table in meetings with the Deakin Law School!

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WHAT WE DO

The Deakin Law Students Society (DLSS) is the oldest student society and one of the largest student societies at Deakin University. The DLSS is the peak representative body for law students at Deakin University and here to represent your interests.

We are a student-run organisation dedicated to assisting all Deakin law students to make the most of their time at university. We pride ourselves on the ability to provide relevantand interesting information to students. Our seven portfolios provide a broad range of services, from helping you to achieve your dream job to hosting exciting social events throughout the year.

Competitions

The DLSS runs multiple competitions each year that allow students to put their legal theory to practice

Industry Careers

We run a variety of non-commercial law related events to cater towards students interested in areas such as family law, criminal law and social justice.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

We strive to assist you with becoming a well-balanced student, running workshops and seminars on how to deal with stress and other issues facing students.

Commercial Careers

With a range of events and publications the DLSS aims to asssist students intending to work in commercial law

 

Education

We run a series of seminars and educational programs aimed to benefit law students from all year levels.

 

Social Events

Throughout they year you will get the opportunity to attend a variety of parties to meet other students, all in the lead up to our prestegious law ball.

 

Publications

We run numerous publications throughout the year to ensure Deakin law students stay informed and up to date with all things DLSS-related

Deakin Law School Book Launch

Register now for the book launch of ‘States of Emergency and the Law: The Experience of Bangladesh’ written by Dr Tanim Bari, Deakin Lecturer and Director of the Juris Doctor Program.

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Baker McKenzie Career Journey: Sarah Roughead

Read more about Sarah’s career journey through Baker McKenzie, as part of this month’s firm spotlight

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BottledSnail Production Auditions

Trying to find a way to maintain a work/life balance between uni and your hobbies this trimester?

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PLEA Project Migration Law Insight Event

An evening for law students with an interest to explore some of the topics currently at the forefront of migration and refugee law including first hand experiences from the recent successful class action against the Commonwealth on behalf of former Manus Island detainees

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How to Legal Research

Here’s some tips on how to conduct legal research, suitable for work both in and outside of university.

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DLSS UPCOMING EVENTS

25th July Legal Research Workshop Session 2
26th July Mediation Final
27th July Witness Examination Registration Closes
1st August Witness Examination Heats Week
1st August Legal Research Workshop Session 3
10th August Client Interview Registration Closes
15th August Client Interview Heats Week
17th August The 2017 Deakin Law Ball
22nd August Client Interview Final
23rd August Diversity in Law
24th August Mergers & Acquisitons Registration Closes

PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Sessions) are back and the Deakin Law Students' Society is proud to announce this trimester will mark the most subjects ever run in a single Trimester! Dates and times for sessions as well as weekly room locations can be found below....

Extra-Curriculars

With T2 starting this week, this week’s How to Law Blog focuses on getting involved in extra-curricular activities.

Gender pay gap – working towards equality

This month’s Et Cetera newsletter includes a contribution from Victorian Women Lawyers executive board member, Elena Tsalanidis. Following on from our International Women’s Day panel discussion, this informative article further explores the gender pay gap; its causes, effects, and pathways to equality.

The Gender Pay Gap and Working Towards Equality

This month’s Et Cetera newsletter includes a contribution from Victorian Women Lawyers executive board member, Elena Tsalanidis. Following on from our International Women’s Day panel discussion, this informative article further explores the gender pay gap; its causes, effects, and pathways to equality.

July: Alice Cooper

Alice is a Deakin law alumni and currently practices in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Branch of the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office

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