ABOUT THE COMPETITIONS PORTFOLIO

Overview

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.

In 2019, the Deakin Law Students’ Society plans to run a number of internal competitions:

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Junior and Senior Moot

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Client Interview

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Witness Examination

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Junior and Senior Negotiation

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Legal Innovation

Organisation is essential for the success of the Competitions Portfolio. Forward planning is necessary to ensure competition registration is opened for an appropriate length of time, rooms are secured for heats and judges are secured for competition finals. It is a rewarding position which provides students with a competitive outlet to further their practical legal skills. We would encourage any hardworking, organised and committed person to apply for this position.

Time Commitment

Facilitating six internal competitions in addition to all external competitions requires consistent work all year completed with persistence and dedication. On average during a week that has non heats being conducted the workload in approximately 4+ hours, during a heat week it can be 12+ hours.

ABOUT THE COMPETITIONS OFFICER ROLE

Overview

The Competitions Officers are responsible for administrative support of all competitions. In consultation with the Director of Competitions, the Officers facilitate the smooth running of all competitions through communicating heat allocations, ensuring problem questions are accurate, preparing certificates and supervising heats.

This role requires an organised and diligent person who is passionate about practical learning. Quick thinking and adaptability are also critical to problem solve issues that may arise along the way. This role represents an opportunity to engage with expansive areas of law whilst refining your communication and time-management skills.

Time Commitment

Generally, you should expect to devote 5-10 hours a week to the DLSS. During peak periods (in the lead up to competitions) you may be expected to commit 10-15 hours per week.

Key Responsiblities

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Assisting the director in running competitions workshops

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Drafting and editing competition rules and guidelines

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Promoting external competitions

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Communicating heat allocations to competitors

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Email communications with judges and competitors

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Editing and formatting all problem questions

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Supervising heats (including the options to play the role of clients/witnesses etc.)

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Any other tasks assigned by the director

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Attending all DLSS events and meetings

How to apply?

Click the button below and fill out the application form.
Applications will close at Wednesday 17th at 5pm.