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!

PLT Spotlight: Bond University

Bond University is a private not-for-profit university located in the Gold Coast, Queensland. Among a wide range of student offerings, Bond University also offers The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP), commonly known as Practical Legal Training (PLT). A PLT is the second step to gaining admission as a legal practitioner.

“Bond University was recently rated 5 stars in the 2019 Good Universities Guide as Australia’s leading university for teaching quality, learner engagement, learning resources, skills development and student support – all of which are reflected in the GDLP.”

Annual General Meeting & Committee Elections

The Deakin Law Students’ Society would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. This is a chance to hear what the DLSS has achieved in the past year and what is planned in the future.

It will begin promptly at 6PM on 16th Sep at the Burwood Campus.

Plus, Nomination is open for the 2020 Committee Executive Members. See inside for the nomination form.

DLSS Clerkship Guide 2019

For those interested in applying for clerkships, find all the information you need about what clerkships are, reasons for applying and tips on how to ensure your application is top notch in the below DLSS Clerkship Guide!
It also features profiles of many firms offering clerkships, along with articles written by people who work at these firms. Even if you’re not applying for clerkships this year, it’s worth having a read to find out what your future may hold and to get tips on legal job applications in general.

Events

R U Okay Day

R U Okay Day

It’s no secret that mental health is a big issue in the legal profession. From the very first day of Law School, we are taught that we are more likely to experience depression and anxiety than the general population. This R U OK Day, let’s start a meaningful dialogue about mental health. You’re not alone so don’t feel afraid to reach out to the person next to you. Sometimes it’s as simple as asking, ‘Are you okay?. An article by Bek de Keijzer.
PALS Tutor Applications (T2 Exam Sessions)

PALS Tutor Applications (T2 Exam Sessions)

The Deakin Law Student Society are looking for tutors to run Exam Revision Sessions. We would love to hear from you if you have excelled tinction or above) in Constitutional Law, Evidence, Legal Practice and Ethics, Contract Law, Misleading and Economic Torts, Civil Procedure.
Bond University (PLT) – PLT Spotlight

Bond University (PLT) – PLT Spotlight

Bond University is a private not-for-profit university located in the Gold Coast, Queensland. Among a wide range of student offerings, Bond University also offers The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP), commonly known as Practical Legal Training (PLT). A PLT is the second step to gaining admission as a legal practitioner. “Bond University was recently rated 5 stars in the 2019 Good Universities Guide as Australia’s leading university for teaching quality, learner engagement, learning resources, skills development and student support – all of which are reflected in the GDLP.“
Annual General Meeting 2019

Annual General Meeting 2019

The Deakin Law Students' Society would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. This is a chance to hear what the DLSS has achieved in the past year and what is planned for the future. The AGM will begin promptly at 6pm on September 16 at the Burwood Campus.
Gadens – Firm Spotlight

Gadens – Firm Spotlight

Gadens is a leading, preeminent independent Australian law firm with key practice areas covering Banking & Finance, Corporate Advisory, Disputes & Litigation, Employment Advisory, Family & Relationship Law, Government, Intellectual Property & Technology, Insolvency & Recovery, Property, Construction & Planning, and Tax. “Our vision is to be a preeminent, independent firm renowned for providing an outstanding client experience, innovative solutions and value. We will be nimble, with committed staff and high performance culture.”
‘Disrupting Law’ Legal Hackathon

‘Disrupting Law’ Legal Hackathon

Attention all law students! Disrupting Law is coming to Victoria this year, and The Legal Forecast is looking for enthusiastic law students to work closely with law firms to come up with innovative, practical solutions to real-life problems affecting the legal industry. It will be held over a 54 hours period between 9th and 11th August. See inside for me details and registration link!

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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