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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 Baker McKenzie.

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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.

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.


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

Harwood Andrews First Year Negotiation

Applications are now open for the First Year Negotiation Competition! Registration closes Friday 10 August, 2pm.

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How to Law: Attitudes for Group Assignments

BY JOSHUA LIM Group Assignments – for some, they enjoy it: it works for them, and there is this queer yet familiar sense that the burden is easier when more people are there to share in it. For most however, it is something that is worthy of dread. Especially group...
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Firm Spotlight: Baker McKenzie

This month’s firm spotlight is on the reputable firm, Baker McKenzie!

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Social Justice and the Law Night

Please join us for our first ever Social Justice and the Law night to hear from Justice Bell from the Supreme Court of Victoria!

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Taking an alternative career path: Kerry Toumbourou

We are exploring the experiences of Deakin Alumni. Kerry Toumbourou is a consultant in Ernst and Young’s Reward team.

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Mock Interviews

The DLSS is proud to announce Mock Interviews in 2018! These will provide students the opportunity to practice interviews with leading law firms and receive invaluable feedback to help with their future careers!

PALS Timetable

PALS is running in T1 for Contract (MLL111), Admin (MLL324) and Property (MLL327). Check the post for the timetable!

New Dean Of Law

Professor Jenni Lightowlers has recently been announced as the new Dean of Law at Deakin University. An article has been posted on the Deakin Law School Newsroom website detailing her story and vision as the new Dean of Law. We encourage all Law students to have a...

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