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 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

Law Oration with Professor Mervyn King SC

The Deakin Law School is hosting an oration on Human Rights and Good Corporate Citizenry which will be delivered by Professor Mervyn King SC, former Judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa. Professor King has spoken in over 60 countries on corporate governance and...
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Beyond Australian Law: Multidisciplinary and Multi-jurisdictional Possibilities for Graduates

The Deakin Law School is hosting an event that will discuss how to use your studies o enter non-law industries both in Australia and overseas.

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Learning from Recent Terrorist Attacks Conference

The Deakin Law School is hosting a conference on terrorism to discuss how Australia has responded to terrorism and the reforms that may be necessary to respond to future attacks.

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Diversity in Law Conference

The Deakin Law School and the Centre on the Legal Profession are hosting a Diversity in Law Conference to highlight the lack of diversity in the legal profession.

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Practical Legal Training (PLT) Leo Cussen

Apply now for the January 2018 intake for Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussen.

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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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