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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 their educational, vocational and social needs.

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.

UTS Law Students’ Society would like to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation upon whose ancestral lands our city campus now stands. We would also like to pay respects to Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for this land.

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Catering to the social, educational, vocational and wellbeing needs of UTS Law students is why the UTS LSS exists. We want to know how we can do better. Please take a moment to fill out this optional anonymous survey based on your experience of the UTS LSS so far, to let us know what you are enjoying and what you would like to see more of. Thank you for your feedback!

Please feel free to email Erika Serrano at president@utslss.com if you would like to raise or discuss any concerns.

Law Ball is the peak event in the UTS LSS calendar. This is your opportunity to dress to the nines, enjoy a fabulous meal and dance the night away at one of Sydney’s premiere and sought after locations followed by an after party. This is the biggest event of the year so get excited!

Facebook event here

We are proud to introduce the inaugural UTS LSS Beyond Corporate Careers Fair for 2022. This networking initiative connects students with industry representatives from areas beyond corporate law such as environmental law, technology and intellectual property law, criminal law, academia, government law and much more. The UTS Law student cohort is diverse, and we recognise that there are many ways to use a law degree in a multitude of stimulating and rewarding careers outside of corporate law. Join us at our Beyond Corporate Careers Fair in Spring Semester to hear from industry representatives, forge connections, and gain insights that are formative in crafting your career.

Applications to take part in the UTS LSS Brennan Program Spring Discussion Groups 2022 are NOW OPEN!

The Brennan Program was founded to facilitate students’ passion to critically engage with law and justice. Discussion Groups embody this purpose, bringing peers together to discuss a plethora of topics, such as climate change and environmental reform laws, to Australia’s immigration and asylum seeker policies. There’s no better way to stay up to date with current legal and social justice issues and stay in touch with law friends!

 

Discussion Groups will meet 5 times throughout the semester in groups to discuss different social justice issues, and will accrue 20 ROJ points for submitting 5 x 200 word reflections on their discussions. Groups may decide at the beginning of the semester whether they wish to meet online or in person!

 

If you are a second year student or above who is looking to get involved with the Brennan Program, you can apply to be a Discussion Group Leader. Alternatively, if you are a first year student who participated in discussion groups in Autumn, you can also apply to be a leader. Leaders will receive 2 LTS hours per week and 25 ROJ points for a 1000 word reflection. 

 

Spring session times include: 

  • Monday 1-2pm
  • Monday 6-7pm
  • Wednesday 5-6pm
  • Thursday 3-4pm 

To apply as a group LEADER please complete the following form:

LEADER FORM HERE

To apply as a PARTICIPANT, please complete the following form: 

PARTICIPANT FORM HERE

Applications close on the 15th August at 5pm. 

Do not hesitate to contact Monica at brennan.program1@utslss.com if you have any questions.

 

Welcome to the official launch of the inaugural season of Words on Justice: A UTS LSS Social Justice Blog! 

Words on Justice is an exciting new community of social-justice minded, passionate law students looking to engage in meaningful conversations. Over the next semester, the first season of Words on Justice will involve a number of well-crafted articles on a diverse range of topics from our wonderful group of contributors. Each article brings a fresh and engaging perspective on a relevant social justice issue from one of our wonderful Words on Justice contributors. 

Words on Justice can be found soon, with our launch article from our Vice-President (Social Justice), Georgina Hedge.

For the entirety of the 2022 Spring Session, a new article will be released each week! Don’t miss out on engaging with important social justice issues, from the voices of your law student peers! 

The UTS LSS does not endorse any of the opinions expressed within the articles of Words on Justice

The Full Bench is the LSS’ semesterly student journal. The theme of Volume II 2022 is ‘The Laws that Shape Us’.

We invite all UTS Law students to write 700-1000 words about an influential area of law that has changed the way we live.

Complete the Expression of Interest Google Form below and our team will be in touch with you soon to get started!

 

Please contact our Education (Publications) Director, Alyssya Warty-Hasan, at edu.publications2@utslss.com for any questions.

We are excited to present the UTS LSS Pub Golf. Join us for a night for singing, dancing, drinks and more as we bar hop through some of Sydney’s most-loved venues. Head to our Facebook page for more information.

The UTS LSS Maddocks Social Justice Conference 2022 theme is Unheard Voices – exploring the voices of groups typically silenced, marginalised or unsupported by our legal system. Our 2 panels will focus on Homelessness and Detainees and ex-detainees. 

 

Hear from lawyers, academics and NGO’s about how law and policy effect these voices and the role we can play to better support these groups. 

 

DETAILS

Date: 29 August 2022

Time: 6pm –  8pm

Location: UTS Campus CB07.02.025

Ticket Price: $5 (All proceeds will be donated)

If you have any questions, email Emma Gaston (Equity Director) at equity@utslss.com.

🕺Ever wanted to try your hand at dance?💃 

 

Here’s your perfect chance! The UTS LSS is super excited to introduce to you the UTS LSS Ashurst Hip Hop 2022! This will be an introductory class where you will be able to learn to move and dance to your favourite music. So get in the groove, make a move and register now!

Getting into the legal industry is a daunting task for many law students who find it difficult to get their first legal role. The UTS LSS Corrs Chambers Westgarth Breaking Into Law Panel 2022 is an invaluable opportunity for students to hear from UTS Law students on how they secured their first legal job. 

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