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

Alumni of the Month: Joseph Braverman

Exuding Candour, Drive, Wit and Charm, Joseph Braverman chats to us about all things law…and a little bit non-law!   Joseph is at the far right.   We would love to hear about what you have been up to post law school Joseph: “I finished my LLB degree at Deakin...
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Family and Domestic Violence Leave – Changes to the Fair Work Act

Changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) came into force on the 1st of August 2018 allowing all award covered employees access to 5 days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave.   The new leave entitlement is the result of a recent Fair Work Commission...
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Junior Negotiation Finals

    As two first-year students, Sophie and I recognise the innumerable benefits associated with partaking in the many educational events hosted by the Deakin Law School Society, especially legal competitions whereby the theoretical aspects of our degree are...
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Candidate Statements

Candidate statements for the DLSS' AGM 2018 are now available to be read. Please see below. Take each candidate's statement into consideration when voting occurs at the AGM on the 25th September at 6pm.   President Thomas Walsh My name is Tom Walsh and I’m...
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Competitions: Negotiations

THE PLACES YOU CAN GO… Georgia Di Salle competed with fellow fifth-year student, Erin Ritchie, at the Vienna International Arbitration Centre, Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (IBA-VIAC CDRC). They are the first Deakin students to attend such a prestigious...
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Firm Spotlight: Thomson Geer

Thomson Geer is a large Australian corporate law firm. It has around 500 people, including 97 Partners operating out of offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. By size, it is one of the 10 largest law firms in Australia. Its clients are principally spread...

Supporting Your Fellow Clerkship Applicants

Clerkship applications and finding employment in the legal industry can sometimes feel like a feeding frenzy. It’s no wonder lawyers are often compared to sharks! However, instead of adding to this competitive environment, we encourage you to take sometime to support...

IP in Law – Panel Sessions

The DLSS is excited to announce its first IP focused panel, sponsored by MinterEllison and Ashurst! Hear from IP lawyers about the current landscape of IP Law and the day to day life of an IP lawyer! Our panel will also cover recent issues including copyright...

Voting by Proxy

If you are unable to attend the AGM and want your vote to count you are able to vote by proxy. Fill out the form from the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H6TXraQ9ZYxL9oSOapxKRS19VwCBdRyk9oNI2vjyIQM/edit

Industry Portfolio

The positions in this portfolio are: Director of Industry Careers Industry Careers Officer 1 Industry Careers Officer 2

Director of Education

As Director of Education, you are responsible for ensuring that the academic and wellbeing needs of all Deakin law students are met. Essentially Education is split into three spheres: Academic; your role will be to assist all law students with their academic pursuits...

Education Portfolio

The positions in this portfolio are: Director of Education Education Officer 1 Education Officer 2 PALS Officer

Publications Portfolio

This portfolio was previously known as the Communications Portfolio. The positions in this portfolio are: Director of Publications Publications Officer 1 Publications Officer 2 IT...

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