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

Baker McKenzie – Firm Spotlight

Baker McKenzie – Firm Spotlight

Baker McKenzie is a multinational law firm with 78 offices in 46 countries, with an office of approximately 150 in Melbourne. It works on significant and high profile matters, both on a local and global scale The Firm's global approach means its people receive world-class training and development at every stage of their career.
Deakin Law Ball 2019

Deakin Law Ball 2019

The Deakin Law Students’ Society along with Lander & Rogers cordially invites you to attend the annual Deakin Law Ball held on the 12 August at the most prestigious venue in Melbourne: The Crown Palladium. You will be treated to a delectable two-course meal prepared by Crown’s world class chefs accompanied by beer, wine and champagne all night. TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE 30th June 2019!
DLSS Clerkship Guide 2019

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.
Maddocks – Firm Spotlight

Maddocks – Firm Spotlight

Maddocks is an independent Australian law firm which advises corporations, businesses and government both in Australia and internationally. Its practice areas span Commercial, Construction & Projects, Development, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Employment, Safety & People, Property and Public Law. “Our mission statement is to make a difference for our clients, each other and the community. Everything we do is focused on fulfilling that mission statement.”
Meet The Professionals Night

Meet The Professionals Night

The DLSS is proud to announce the return of our annual 2019 Meet the Professionals Night. From 6-8:30pm treat yourself to a night of delicious food whilst you network your way to a clerkship or role with Australia's best law firms. We have ensured there is a 1:2 ratio of firm reps to students so you have an amazing opportunity now to build on the connections you made at the careers fair! Get to know Australia’s most prominent firms, and give them a chance to get to know you.

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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