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DEAKIN
LAW STUDENTS’
SOCIETY
HANDBOOK
2015

This publication is copyright. Except where permitted under the Copyright Act, no part of this publication may in any form or by any means (electronic
or otherwise) be reproduced, stored in a retrieval
system or transmitted by any process, without special written consent of the Deakin Law Students’
Society. Enquiries are to be addressed to the publishers.

Disclaimer

All expressions of opinion published in the Student
Handbook are not the official opinion of the Law
Students’ Society unless expressly stated. The Law
Students’ Society accepts no responsibility for the
accuracy of any opinions or information contained
herein and readers should rely upon their own
enquiries to make decisions in their own interest.

Publishing Details
Editor
Dana Harding

Co-editors
Sebastian Cross
Pete Watkins
Designer
Daisy Squires
daissquires@gmail.com

The Student Handbook is published in Melbourne
annually by:
Deakin Law Students’ Society
C/- School of Law, Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood 3125
Website www.deakinlss.org

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EDITORIAL

COMMERCIAL
CAREERS PORTFOLIO

COMMUNICATIONS
PORTFOLIO

EXTERNAL SUPPORT
SERVICES

STUDY TIME

JOBSHOP

PRINTING

MEET THE
COMMITTEE

INDUSTRY
CAREERS PORTFOLIO

ACTIVITIES
PORTFOLIO

DEAKINS LITTLE
HELPERS

ASSISTING YOUR
STUDIES

THE LAW LIBRARY

FORGOT TO PACK
YOUR LUNCH?

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TRIMESTER
CALENDER

COMPETITIONS
PORTFOLIO

DEAKIN SUPPORT
SERVICES

DEAKIN LAW SCHOOL
ELECTIVES

HOW TO SERIES

EXCHANGE

BURWOOD
CAMPUS MAP

Hello and Welcome to the
2015 DLSS Student Handbook.
The Deakin Law Students’ Society is, at its heart, a support service for law students of all year levels at Deakin
University’s Burwood Campus. The society is here to
ensure that you get the best out of your time here at
this amazing institution; from creating networks with
both friends and firms alike to contesting hard-fought
legal competitions and having an active on-campus
presence.

DANA HARDING
Editor

SEBASTIAN CROSS
Co-Editor

In striving to forge this network of support, we’ve created this Handbook as an essential summary and ‘go-to’
reference for any Deakin Law student. Inside you will
find information on campus need-to-knows, such as
printing, exchange, cafes and Wi-Fi access; DLSS
essentials such as contact info, portfolios breakdowns
and events such as career networking, legal competitions and law ball. We have also have provided a
handy guide to electives for those later in their
degrees.
Use this guide as a springboard into your university
career. Whether you’re in your first year, or your last –
make the most of your time at Deakin. Get involved with
the DLSS, get involved with other clubs and societies,
play sports: you never know where it will take you and
the people you will meet along the way. There is no
better way to succeed than to get involved and
create your own opportunities!
Remember that the DLSS is here to support you, so if
you would like any further info about life at Deakin, Law
School or want to have a chat, you can reach either
myself or the Education portfolio at vp-education@deakinlss.org.
Without further ado, I welcome you to the 2015 Student
Handbook!

PETE WATKINS
Co-Editor

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Welcome to

deakin law

The Deakin Law School is one of Australia’s largest
and most highly regarded Law Schools. The school
has a unique commercial law orientation and a strong
focus on practical skills. We enhance our subjects by
using cutting-edge technology, which provides you, the
students with considerable flexibility in regard to when
and how you study.
The focus and ethos of the school is about producing
graduates who have high quality problem-solving and
persuasive skills. We assist Deakin graduates to be effective and to develop their knowledge and skills to
achieve as much as they can in their career.
We encourage students to participate in challenging
activities; set objectives and work diligently towards
them and treat all people well. We teach students the
importance of being generous with their resources and
time.
Most good things that happen in life, are only through
systematic and diligent planning. Thus, students are
trained to understand the cause and effect systems in
the world. It is important to be a keen observer and take
the time to learn about recent history in the relevant
area. We teach students to anticipate the obstacles
that may occur and implement mechanisms to overcome
them: to think and plan ahead.
Deakin graduates are aware that success is rarely a one
person activity. We all need to work with others. Some
individuals may have different objectives or approaches. You need to be able to sway them to your perspective. This can be evident when you are speaking to a
client; negotiating with another lawyer, making submissions to a judge; convincing a bank to back your project or trying to convince people to vote for you.

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Mirko Bagaric
Professor and Dean of
Deakin Law School.

deakin law
In order to succeed in life it is necessary to be diligent and contentious. Whatever you do,
do it well. Focus. Students are taught that they will be defined by the quality of what they
do; not how much they do. We teach students to treat all individuals with respect. It is
important not to blindly respect titles – sometimes they are not earned on merit. Respect
people the most who have succeeded in their own trajectory.
It is important for students to back themselves. A key trait that successful people have,
apart from the mundane, is self-confidence and the willingness to back themselves. You
need to back yourself also. But do not be delusional. You will only succeed if you follow
the hints above. Self-confidence, needs to be based on the technical knowledge necessary in the relevant area and a systematic plan of action to succeed in that area.
The law school has a new compulsory unit ‘Legal Problem-Solving and Persuasion’, which
will teach many of these skills. Ostensibly it focuses on the legal industry, but the knowledge
is transferrable to other areas.
We develop your conceptual and communication skills by mandating you study commercial law – which is the most complex and volumous area of law. If you can pass this, you
can self- learn what is important about other areas.
The Deakin Law School is strategic, clear-minded, ambitious and generous. We want our
students to be also – and at the same time to leave room for the pointless but unashamedly enjoyable parts of life.The school is fortunate to have a well organised and strategic
Law Student’s Society, which coordinates important student activities and plays a pivotal
role in assisting students with career planning.
The Law School will continue to work closely with the DLSS to ensure the best outcomes and
opportunities for students are achieved and continues to project itself in the most favourable light, commensurate with the quality of the programs at the school and the calibre of
our graduates.

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MEET THE
EXECUTIVEs
Jonathan Pham

Caleb Brodrick
President
Bachelor of Laws
Final
president@deakinlss.org

VP-Activities
Bachelor of Laws/Arts (Crim)
Third
vp-activities@deakinlss.org

Nathalie Dabrowski

Andrew Vicendese
VP-Commercial Careers
Bachelor of Laws/Commerce(Acc)
Third
vp-careers-commercial
@deakinlss.org

Secretary
Bachelor of Laws/Arts (Politics)
Third
secretary@deakinlss.org

Tom Watson

Ashley Sherr
VP-Careers Industry
Bachelor of Laws/Science(Biochem)
Final
vp-careers-industry@deakinlss.org

Director of Sponsorship
Bachelor of Laws
Third
sponsorship@deakinlss.org

Adele Brusco

Andrew Keeghan
Director of Finance
Bachelor of Laws/Commerce
Fourth
finance@deakinlss.org

VP Comms
Bachelor of Laws/Arts(Politics)
Fourth
vp-communications@deakinlss.org

(Acc)

Amy Mann

Dana Harding

VP-Competitions
Bachelor of Laws/Arts
(Media/Comm/Public R)
Third
vp-competitions@deakinlss.org

VP-Education
Bachelor of Laws/Science (Biology)
Fourth
vp-education@deakinlss.org

Seth Ryan

Darcy Todaro
Immediate Past President
Bachelor of Laws/Commerce
Final
ipp@deakinlss.org

VP-Marketing
Bachelor of Laws/Commerce
Third
vp-marketing@deakinlss.org

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(Acc)

MEET THE
officers
SEBASTIAN CROSS

Ellie Kinahan

Education Officer
Bachelor of Laws/Commerce
Second
education2@deakinlss.org

Communications Officer
Bachelor of Laws/Science (Biology)
Second
communications1@deakinlss.org

Adam De Bono

Pete Watkins
Education Officer
Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Commerce
Second
education1@deakinlss.org

Communications Officer
Bachelor of Laws/Arts (Australian Studies)
Fourth
communications2@deakinlss.org

Chris Grant

Scott Kaiser
IT Officer
Bachelor of Laws/Arts
Second
it1@deakinlss.org

Activities Officer
Bachelor of Laws
Second
activities1@deakinlss.org

Hannah Hughan

Erin ritchie
Competitions Officer
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
Second
competitions1@deakinlss.org

Activities Officer
Bachelor of Laws
Third
activities2@deakinlss.org

nick brewer

Sarah Ward
Competitions Officer
Bachelor Laws/Arts
Second
competitions2@deakinlss.org

Careers Commercial Officer
Bachelor of Laws/Commerce
Second
careers-commercial2@deakinlss.org

Jordan Lai

Omer Rom

Careers Commercial Officer
Bachelor of Laws/Commerce (Finance)
Third
careers-commercial2@deakinlss.org

Marketing Officer
Bachelor of Laws/Commerce (Accounting)
Third
marketing1@deakinlss.org

Jas Manpotra

Ronnie Bernhart

Careers Officer (Industry)
Bachelor of Laws/Science
Third
careers-industry1@deakinlss.org

Marketing Officer
Bachelor of Laws/Commerce
Second
marketing2@deakinlss.org

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TRIMESTER 1

Deadlines/Due dates

MARCH

Events

Exams

Mon 2

O-Week Commences

Thu 5

DLSS O-Week Launch Party

Mon 9

T1 teaching period begins

Week 1

First Year Crash Course Session 1

Thu 12

T1 Fees Due

Mon 16-Wed 18

Deakin Moot Heats

Fri 20-Sun 22

First Year Camp

Sun 22

Last day to add an on-campus unit to enrolment

Week 3

Deakin Moot Semi-Final

Mon 23-Wed 25

Junior Moot Heats

Week 4

Deakin Moot Final (at the Federal Court, Melbourne)
Junior Moot Final

Tue 31

CENSUS DATE

APRIL
Fri 3- Sun12

Intra Trimester Break

Week 5

Law Showcase Week

Mon 13- Wed 15

Witness Examination Heats

Tue 14

Legal Research Refresher

Wed 15

What the Law?!

Thu 16

PIRAC
Witness Examination Semi Final

Fri 17

Trivia Night

Week 6

Witness Examination Final

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