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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Our PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Sessions) program runs weekly to assist students in achieving higher grades in particularly difficult units

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Barrister Shadowing Program

After the success of last year, the 2017 DLSS Barrister Shadowing Program will be running again for a second year. Applications are now open!

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What's Happening with Human Rights?

The Deakin Law Students’ Society cordially invites you to an oration by Julian Burnside AO QC, on the topic of human rights in Australia. Registration is now open for this very special event.

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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.


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



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.



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

2017 Commercial Careers Fair

Meet Australia’s best legal employers at our annual Commercial Careers Fair

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Legal Comedy Debate: Lawyers vs Machines

The Legal Comedy Debate is back for 2017.

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What’s Happening with Human Rights? A Julian Burnside Oration

Register your interest now for this special event, featuring an oration by Julian Burnside

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Melbourne Lawyers’ Orchestra Presents Hollywood Hits

Join the Lawchestra at its first concert of the year, presenting to you Hollywood Hits

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DLSS Memberships

Sign up now for a DLSS 2017 membership!

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29th March Deakin Moot Semi Final
30 March DLSS Gravity X Yoga Workshop 
5th April Social Justice Oration with Julian Burnside
6th April Deakin Moot Final 
7th April  Junior Moot Semi Final
20 April Junior Moot Final
4th May  DLSS Paint Party 
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