Who we are

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.

 

Become a Member

When you become a member of the Deakin Law Students’ Society not only do you join a great community of law students, but you also get invitations to all our social events including the First Year Law Camp, get access to various career-based initiatives as well as many other benefits!

Meet The Professionals Night

The DLSS is proud to announce the return of our annual 2019 Meet the Professionals Night.

From 6-8:30pm treat yourself to a night of delicious food whilst you network your way to a clerkship or role with Australia’s best law firms.

Firm Spotlight: Lander & Rogers Lawyers

Lander & Rogers (‘Landers’) is a leading independent law firm based in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Its practice areas include Commercial Disputes, General Insurance, Compensation Law, Family & Relationship Law, Corporate, Workplace Relations & Safety and Real Estate & Property.

Firm Spotlight: King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is a multinational law firm headquartered in Hong Kong. Its Melbourne office practices in Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution, Mergers and Acquisitions, Projects and Real Estate and Taxation, with sub teams including Competition, Technology, Media, Entertainment and Telecommunications.

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Lander & Rogers – Firm Spotlight

Lander & Rogers (‘Landers’) is a leading independent law firm based in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Its practice areas include Commercial Disputes, General Insurance, Compensation Law, Family & Relationship Law, Corporate, Workplace Relations & Safety and Real Estate & Property.

King & Wood Mallesons – Firm Spotlight

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is a multinational law firm headquartered in Hong Kong. Its Melbourne office practices in Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution, Mergers and Acquisitions, Projects and Real Estate and Taxation, with sub teams including Competition, Technology, Media, Entertainment and Telecommunications.

Meet The Professionals Night

The DLSS is proud to announce the return of our annual 2019 Meet the Professionals Night.

From 6-8:30pm treat yourself to a night of delicious food whilst you network your way to a clerkship or role with Australia’s best law firms.

We have ensured there is a 1:2 ratio of firm reps to students so you have an amazing opportunity now to build on the connections you made at the careers fair! Get to know Australia’s most prominent firms, and give them a chance to get to know you.

DLSS Paint Party 2019

You spoke- We listened. The Paint Party is BACK (n’ better than ever). Ready to get a little messy?

Assignments are draining, and we aren’t fans. Come take a night off and make the most of our drink specials (running all night btw) with a brew off.

DLSS Commercial Law Careers Fair

The DLSS would like to invite law students at all levels to come and meet with legal professionals from some of Australia’s largest law firms.

With 15 of Australia’s largest law firms and other institutions in attendance, this will be a pivotal opportunity for all law students to start forging new connections with such law firms, this is especially in light of the upcoming clerkship and graduate offers of 2019.

Competitions Officer Positions Open

The Competitions Portfolio is responsible for facilitating and coordinating all internal and external competitions which Deakin participates in. As the Competitions Portfolio continues to grow and student participation has increased, we are looking for two additional Officers to assist with the workload.

Portfolio

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 and Equity

Our Social Justice & Equity portfolio is responsible for hosting a range of seminars 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.
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Education

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

Social Events

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

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

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