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.

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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.

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.

Social Justice & Equity

Our Social Justice & Equity portfolio is responsible for hosting a range of seminrs and producing various publications on social justice issues within an Australian legal context

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.

Competitions

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

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

Harwood Andrews First Year Negotiation

Applications are now open for the First Year Negotiation Competition! Registration closes Friday 10 August, 2pm.

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How to Law: Attitudes for Group Assignments

BY JOSHUA LIM Group Assignments – for some, they enjoy it: it works for them, and there is this queer yet familiar sense that the burden is easier when more people are there to share in it. For most however, it is something that is worthy of dread. Especially group...
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Firm Spotlight: Baker McKenzie

This month’s firm spotlight is on the reputable firm, Baker McKenzie!

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Social Justice and the Law Night

Please join us for our first ever Social Justice and the Law night to hear from Justice Bell from the Supreme Court of Victoria!

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Taking an alternative career path: Kerry Toumbourou

We are exploring the experiences of Deakin Alumni. Kerry Toumbourou is a consultant in Ernst and Young’s Reward team.

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Apply to be a PALS Tutor in Tri 2!

What is PALS? Peer Assisted Learning Sessions (PALS) are 50-minute group tutoring sessions run by students who have recently completed a specific unit. PALS is aimed at assisting students in working through the course content, revising and keeping up to date with...

Case Space: Mirabella v Price & Anor

Former Liberal frontbencher Sophie Mirabella has recently been awarded $175,000 in damages following a defamation case where a newspaper article incorrectly stated that she pushed political rivalry Cathy McGowan out of a photo opportunity. The maximum payout for...

How to Law Blog: Stress Management

A Universal Guide to Stress Management? Good Luck with That! Dear Deakin Law Students, Are exams important to you? Of course, they are. What a silly question. Do exams make you feel stressed? I’d be willing to put my house on it if I wasn’t renting. We want to do...

Junior Moot Final

Lander & Rogers Junior Moot Final Mooting is a simulated court hearing or trail, commonly the problems arise in a moot emanate from an appeal of a decision heard in an inferior court in a number of points of law. The competition was held in the evening of April...

Study Abroad: Kim Koelmeyer

Kim Koelmeyer Mandarin | Shanghai University of Political Science and Law Over the 2017 academic year, I studied Mandarin at Shanghai University of Political Science and Law as Deakin’s Chinese Government Scholarship recipient.  I was originally very hesitant about...

Where are They Now?

  Andrew Keeghan graduated from Deakin in 2016 with a Bachelors of Arts/Law. In the span of just two years, he has gone on to become an Associate at HFW, a global law firm, where he handles Insurance and Reinsurance related matters. In this month’s edition, he...

Research Workshop and Networking

Clayton Utz is hosting an amazing research workshop on Thursday, 17 May which will help improve pre-penultimate students’ researching skills and provide a chance to network!

Dress Codes: What do they mean?

As law students we attend various events throughout our degree that require a dress code. Whether it be for a moot, a careers fair or a panel, this guide will help you understand what each dress code means so you can dress the part.   Corporate Attire: A corporate...

Where are They Now?

Andrea Anastasi Brief introduction on yourself and where you currently work: I am a Deakin Law School Alumni, having finished my last law exam in June 2017. I am somewhat notorious for my passionate involvement in the Willem C. Vis Moot as a Moot Alumni, having judged...

Firm Spotlight: Gadens

  Gadens is one of the top 10 independent Australian law firms, operating primarily from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. The practice was originally established in 1847 and was the first multi-disciplinary practice in Australia. The areas of expertise...

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