Education

With educational and wellbeing initiatives such as Peer Mentoring and the Smile Project, the Education Portfolio is here to help students navigate through Law School. There is something for everyone, whether you are just starting out in law or you are well into your Law School journey. The Education Portfolio also facilitates education-related publications such as The Bar Productions, The Full Bench, the Law School Manual and the Electives Guide. For queries regarding the Education Portfolio, please contact Peter Markopoulos at vpe@utslss.com.

Initiatives

Buddy Project

The Buddy Project pairs first-year Law Students and/or International Law Students with older Law Students in their second year or above, aiming to ease the transition into UTS:Law. The UTS LSS facilitates an exciting Autumn Launch as well as buddy events throughout the year which are sure to be fun!

Peer Mentoring

Need assistance with your first year Law subjects? Look no further as Peer Mentoring is here to help! Showcasing tips and tricks, valuable skills, and everything you need to know to tackle your first year Law subjects!
The Peer Mentoring Program is your way to give back to the UTSLaw community. Help first-year students transition into Law School, and provide them with valuable tips and tricks that will ease them into their university experience.

Subject Tutoring

Subject Tutoring is an initiative of UTS LSS that aims to provide peer support amongst the UTS Law community. We facilitate a service wherein Law Students with a distinction grade or higher in a completed core law subject/s offer their time to tutor other Law Students. To have your name listed on the Subject Tutor Database, or for any queries, contact Jonathan Schach at edu.internal@utslss.com.
For more information and to see the tutor database click below:

Smile Project

The UTS LSS Smile Project is a biannual initiative dedicated to helping students through Law School by hosting events and initiatives which focus on a positive, balanced outlook towards student wellbeing. This is one of the many exciting Wellbeing initiatives you can expect! If you have any queries regarding Wellbeing, contact Priscilla Spalding at wellbeing.utslss.com.
Additionally, UTS Counseling provides a free and confidential counseling service to all students. Phone: (02) 9514 1177 Email: student.services@uts.edu.au.

Advocates Mentoring Program

A revered program that offers 3rd-5th year undergraduate Law Students and 2nd-3rd year JD students with an opportunity to obtain a mentee-ship with a barrister. This program provides the perfect environment for those looking ahead in their legal career. Moreover, for those looking to nurture their passion in advocacy and learn the skills, mentality, and the purpose of working as a barrister. Parties are encouraged to conduct meetings through in person as well as electronic means. For further questions, please contact Nathan Politis at edu.external@utslss.com.
See below to view the current Handbook.

ALSA Conference

ALSA is a national not-for-profit association comprising all Law Student Societies and Law Student Associations, representing approximately 28,000 Law Students. Conference plays host to ALSA’s wide range of competitions, ALSA Council, elections for the ALSA Committee and multiple social events including Opening Gala, Break Night and Closing Gala. For more information, please contact Natasha Lloyd at secretary@utslss.com.

Publications

The Bar Productions

The Bar Productions is the official UTS Law Students’ Society podcast. It is a new and exciting way for you to connect with the UTS LSS and fellow students. Sit back, relax, and join our two wonderful hosts as they provide some incredibly entertaining content. Each episode will cover different topics ranging from wellbeing, first-year experiences, balancing study, getting a first law job and the best places to eat around campus. Excitingly, the Podcast has also led interesting discussions with judges, academics and even legal-TikTok stars! Episodes of The Bar Podcast will air fortnightly with new episodes posted on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Make sure to follow The Bar on Instagram and stay tuned for The Bar on Tiktok!