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 Baker McKenzie.

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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.

Social Justice & Equity

Our Social Justice & Equity portfolio is responsible for hosting a range of seminrs 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

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

JD Representative Nominations OPEN

Following the success of the JD Representatives in 2018, positions for two Juris Doctor Representatives are now open! In order for the DLSS to represent all Deakin law students, we believe it is essential that our committee is also truly representative. The purpose of...
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Alumni of the Month: Joseph Braverman

Exuding Candour, Drive, Wit and Charm, Joseph Braverman chats to us about all things law…and a little bit non-law!   Joseph is at the far right.   We would love to hear about what you have been up to post law school Joseph: “I finished my LLB degree at Deakin...
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Family and Domestic Violence Leave – Changes to the Fair Work Act

Changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) came into force on the 1st of August 2018 allowing all award covered employees access to 5 days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave.   The new leave entitlement is the result of a recent Fair Work Commission...
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Junior Negotiation Finals

    As two first-year students, Sophie and I recognise the innumerable benefits associated with partaking in the many educational events hosted by the Deakin Law School Society, especially legal competitions whereby the theoretical aspects of our degree are...
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Candidate Statements

Candidate statements for the DLSS' AGM 2018 are now available to be read. Please see below. Take each candidate's statement into consideration when voting occurs at the AGM on the 25th September at 6pm.   President Thomas Walsh My name is Tom Walsh and I’m...
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Marketing Portfolio

The positions in this portfolio are: Director of Marketing Marketing Officer 1 Marketing Officer 2 Social Media Officer Graphic Design Officer

Competitions Portfolio

The roles in this portfolio are: Director of Competitions Competitions Officer 1 Competitions Officer 2 Competitions Officer 3

Director of Activities

The Director of Activities at the DLSS is responsible for the management of all social events on the DLSS calendar. The work for this portfolio is quite varied, as some events may be small, whereas a large amount of work will be needed in the organisation of our First...

Activities Portfolio

The positions in this role are: Director of Activities Activities Officer 1 Activities Officer 2 Activities Officer 3

Director of Finance

Director of Finance As Director of Finance you are personally liable for all of the Society’s cash inflows and outflows - a seemingly daunting task. However, being organised can help overcome this unnerving thought. A background in Commerce, majoring in accounting is...

Director of Sponsorship

The role of Director of Sponsorship is one of the most important positions in the society. You are the first point of contact between the DLSS and the sponsors that engage with us.  In this role, your job is to organise, approach and secure the sponsorship of...

Secretary

The Secretary is responsible for the administrative management of the DLSS Executive and Committee. This role carries with it a large amount of responsibility, however, is a very rewarding leadership position. The Secretary has a range of legislative and...

Vice President

Previously named the Director of Administration, not only has the name of this role changed, but a reform to this position as a whole has taken place. The VP will be responsible for the internal management and direction of the committee. The President will be chiefly...

President

President The President is the spokesperson for the Deakin Law Students’ Society (DLSS). It is no mean feat setting the direction of a voluntary committee of over 30 law students, and representing the view and interests of all Deakin law students across a range of...

Firm spotlight: Ashurst

Ashurst Australia was established in Australia in 2012. They combine extensive business experience with a deep knowledge of Australia’s major industry sectors. Ashurst has five offices nationally, offering legal support in every state and territory. They have 25...

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