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UTS Law Students’ Society

The UTS Law Students’ Society (‘UTS LSS’) is the peak representative body for UTS Law Students. As the largest student-run organisation at UTS, the LSS aims to elevate the standard of university life for UTS Law Students to its utmost potential. We do this by meeting and supporting their educational, vocational and social needs.

The UTS LSS supports an open door policy and welcomes any ideas, concerns or thoughts regarding studying law at UTS. You are welcome to visit the UTS LSS Office located in CB02.14.104 at any time to get to know us a little better.

Announcements

UTS LSS By-Election

Nominations for the UTS Law Students’ Society By-Elections are now open for the positions of:
• Witness Examination Director
• Mooting Development Director
• First Nations Representative

How to Apply:
If you would like to apply, please send a Statement of Candidature to president@utslss.com and secretary@utslss.com by 10am on Friday, 10 February 2023. Any statements sent after this time will not be considered.

A Statement of Candidature for our Director positions is a statement that reflects:
• Who you are (your full name, student number, student email address);
• A picture of yourself (optional);
• The position you are nominating yourself for;
• Why you want the position that you are nominating yourself for;
• Any experience that will assist you in the capacity of your nominated position;
• What you will bring to the position during tenure if you are elected; and

A Statement of Candidature for our Representative roles is a statement that reflects:
• Who you are (your full name, student number, student email address)*;
• A picture of yourself (optional);
• The position you are nominating yourself for;
• What parts of the UTS community you are hoping to develop and represent whilst in this position;
• Any experiences engaging with these communities previously, through clubs, sport, UTS programs or other involvement;
• Perspectives you can bring to this position and LSS Council more broadly;
• What you will promote and develop during tenure if you are elected; and
• What you will assist this Council in achieving if you are elected.

* Applications for our Representative roles may be anonymised at the request of the candidate. Please make this clear in your nomination email.
We note the nomination requirements for these Representatives have been adjusted to best reflect the unique interests of the communities the Representatives will be elected to serve.

The formatting requirements for all Statement of Candidatures are as follows:
• No more than one A4 page;
• Times New Roman;
• Size 12 font;/
• 1.5 spacing;
• 2cm margins;
• Submitted in word format; and
• Must include your full name, student number, student email address, and the nominated position.

Please be mindful of submitting your Statement of Candidature in advance of the deadline so that you can be notified of any formatting issues and will have time to amend them and re-submit.
You may include a photograph of yourself in the Statement of Candidature – however, this is optional.
More information about the roles can be found in our By-Laws.

Announcement of Results:
The successful candidate will be notified at the conclusion of voting at the upcoming UTS LSS Council Meeting on Saturday, 11 February 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact secretary@utslss.com.

First-Year Law Camp Leader Applications

Applications to be a leader on First Year Law Camp for 2023 are open NOW!

This is an invaluable opportunity to positively contribute to the UTS LSS community whilst enjoying a weekend away at Broken Bay Sport and Recreation Centre from Friday, 10 March 2023 to Sunday, 12 March 2023.
Camp Leaders will be responsible for:
• Welcoming the 2023 first-year cohort to the UTS LSS
• Supporting the social, educational and vocational interests of the 2023 first-year cohort
• Organising and running Camp activities in collaboration with the Activities Portfolio

Applications will close at 10:00pm on Monday, 24 January 2023. If you have any questions please email the Vice-President (Activities), Lucie Vayriot at vpa@utslss.com.

Humans of UTS Law

Do you have, or know of a friend within the UTS LSS community who has a unique experience to share? The UTS LSS Marketing Team’s Humans of UTS Law initiative features members of our community who have stories ranging from prestigious awards, to service trips, interesting jobs and more! If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please complete the form. Find our latest feature below!

“When I started studying at UTS, I had chosen law on a whim and knew no one studying the same degree as me. I was terrified, but luckily enough, at the 2019 Law induction in a Building 5 lecture theatre, I sat next to my future best friend, who convinced me to attend first-year law camp. At the camp, I was elected as that year’s first-year representative, the first of many positions I would come to hold at UTS.

I was first exposed to ActivateUTS through my positions at the UTS LSS, where I progressed from a first-year representative, to design director (now marketing director) to Vice-President (Marketing). As my tenure in the UTS LSS was coming to an end, nominations for the ActivateUTS Board were open, and I decided that would be the next part of my journey.

For the past year, I have sat on the ActivateUTS Board as a student board director, which I believe is the best opportunity offered to students at UTS. I must admit, I did not quite know what I was getting myself into, but I have learnt an incredible amount sitting on a public company board, surrounded by some incredible academics, staff members and students and being able to contribute to the strategic direction of ActivateUTS.

In October, I was elected as the President of the board for my remaining year left in my tenure, which has been incredibly exciting. Beyond the board meetings, committee meetings, papers, CEO meetings and more, my position has also meant I double as a merchandise model, a gym junkie for promotional videos, an emcee at events, and have even presented some of my best friends with awards at the UTS Sport Blues awards.

The best decision I made at University was to get involved, so I hope you put yourself forward and do the same!”