First Year Representative nominations are now open!

The Role

Early in trimester 1 of each year, two first year representatives (a male and female) are elected by their peers. The first year representative is a unique position as it is not solely allocated to one portfolio. This role involves providing assistance to other portfolios and acting as a voice for all first-year law students. Part of your role may include acting as a witness or a client in DLSS run competitions, helping the activities portfolio run a BBQ or promoting and marketing events in lectures. The role also provides an opportunity to express the concerns and perspective of first year students in relation to all aspects of university life.

As a committee member, you will be required to attend fortnightly meetings to discuss upcoming events, debate issues and plan for future activities. Additionally, attendance at all DLSS events is compulsory and provides an excellent opportunity for bonding with your peers and networking within the legal community. Contributions to DLSS publications are also encouraged.

The position provides an excellent overview of the different aspects of the DLSS committee, making it a perfect introductory position for an enthusiastic and motivated individual.


Elections will be held during the break of the Legal Principles and Skills lecture (10am – 12:50pm) on April 12 in Lecture Theatre 1 (Room I2.02).

To apply

Candidates will be required to present a brief 1 minute speech to their peers. Strict formalities aren’t required!

Applications closed Wednesday 11 April at 5 pm.

Click here to apply.

We look forward to receiving your nominations!

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