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

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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Competitions: Negotiations

THE PLACES YOU CAN GO… Georgia Di Salle competed with fellow fifth-year student, Erin Ritchie, at the Vienna International Arbitration Centre, Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (IBA-VIAC CDRC). They are the first Deakin students to attend such a prestigious...
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Apply to be a PALS Tutor in Tri 2!

What is PALS? Peer Assisted Learning Sessions (PALS) are 50-minute group tutoring sessions run by students who have recently completed a specific unit. PALS is aimed at assisting students in working through the course content, revising and keeping up to date with...

Case Space: Mirabella v Price & Anor

Former Liberal frontbencher Sophie Mirabella has recently been awarded $175,000 in damages following a defamation case where a newspaper article incorrectly stated that she pushed political rivalry Cathy McGowan out of a photo opportunity. The maximum payout for...

How to Law Blog: Stress Management

A Universal Guide to Stress Management? Good Luck with That! Dear Deakin Law Students, Are exams important to you? Of course, they are. What a silly question. Do exams make you feel stressed? I’d be willing to put my house on it if I wasn’t renting. We want to do...

Junior Moot Final

Lander & Rogers Junior Moot Final Mooting is a simulated court hearing or trail, commonly the problems arise in a moot emanate from an appeal of a decision heard in an inferior court in a number of points of law. The competition was held in the evening of April...

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