About Us

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

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Firm Spotlight

This month’s firm spotlight is on Gadens.

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WHAT WE DO

The Deakin Law Students Society (DLSS) is the oldest student society and one of the largest student societies at Deakin University. The DLSS is the peak representative body for law students at Deakin University and here to represent your interests.

We are a student-run organisation dedicated to assisting all Deakin law students to make the most of their time at university. We pride ourselves on the ability to provide relevantand interesting information to students. Our seven portfolios provide a broad range of services, from helping you to achieve your dream job to hosting exciting social events throughout the year.

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.

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

Education

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

Social Events

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

Publications

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

Dress Codes: What do they mean?

As law students we attend various events throughout our degree that require a dress code. Whether it be for a moot, a careers fair or a panel, this guide will help you understand what each dress code means so you can dress the part.   Corporate Attire: A corporate...
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Where are They Now?

Andrea Anastasi Brief introduction on yourself and where you currently work: I am a Deakin Law School Alumni, having finished my last law exam in June 2017. I am somewhat notorious for my passionate involvement in the Willem C. Vis Moot as a Moot Alumni, having judged...
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Firm Spotlight: Gadens

  Gadens is one of the top 10 independent Australian law firms, operating primarily from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. The practice was originally established in 1847 and was the first multi-disciplinary practice in Australia. The areas of expertise...
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Study Abroad: Iesha Clarke

Hear about Iesha Clarke’s college experience at Kansas State University!

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First Year Representative Nominations

First Year Representative nominations are now open!

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DLSS UPCOMING EVENTS

23rd-25th March First Year Law Camp
27th March Sport in Law Pannel
28th March Deakin Senior Moot final
26th April Commercial Careers Fair
10th May Paint Party

The Same-Sex Marriage Vote

Regardless of whether you will vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in the upcoming vote on Same-Sex Marriage, it is absolutely crucial that you enrol to vote.

From the Faculty: Paul McDonough

I told an American friend who has lived here a decade that the High Court can overrule state supreme courts in purely state law. Stunned. “But I thought Australia was a federation!” No American federal court can do that, unless federal law or the constitution is...

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