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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 Allens. Over the next month, we will be sharing articles and stories from this firm.

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Help bridge the gap between the Deakin Law School and Deakin law students by having your say in what we bring to the table in meetings with the Deakin Law School!

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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.


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


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.


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

DLSS Position: JD Representative

Applications are now open for a JD Representative position on the DLSS!

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PALS Tutor Applications

Applications are now open to become a PALS tutor! If you fit the criteria, be sure to apply by February 19th!

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Community Legal Service Clerkships now Available

Interested in doing a clerkship at a community legal centre?

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DLSS Annual General Meeting Election Announcement

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2017 ICJ Victoria Annual Fundraising Dinner

A limited number of tickets are available for students for the ICJ’s Annual Fundraising Dinner for 2017, with special guest the Honourable Robert French

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20th September PLT Provider Info Session
21 September  Trivia Night
22th September Annual General Meeting
2nd October SWOTVAC
9th October Exams Begin

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...

Where Are They Now? Daniel Fahey

Introduction  I graduated from Deakin University with a double degree in Commerce (majoring in Economics) and Law (Honours) in 2016. I am currently employed at MinterEllison as a graduate where I am on my first rotation (of three) in the Dispute Resolution team. As...

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