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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 Maddocks.

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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

Firm Spotlight: King & Wood Mallesons

Our firm spotlight this month is on the reputable firm, King & Wood Mallesons!

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PALS Trimester 2 2018 Timetable

Information regarding the times and location of our Trimester 2 PALS subjects.

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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...
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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...
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Firm Spotlight: Maddocks

The firm spotlight for May is Maddocks.

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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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