ABOUT THE COMPETITIONS PORTFOLIO
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:
Junior and Senior Moot
Junior and Senior Negotiation
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.
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
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.
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.
Assisting the director in running competitions workshops
Drafting and editing competition rules and guidelines
Promoting external competitions
Communicating heat allocations to competitors
Email communications with judges and competitors
Editing and formatting all problem questions
Supervising heats (including the options to play the role of clients/witnesses etc.)
Any other tasks assigned by the director
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.