Social Justice

The Brennan Justice and Leadership Program

The Brennan Program is a joint initiative between the UTS Law Faculty and UTS LSS that allows UTS law students to reflect on the concept of justice and develop leadership skills through voluntary service.

Students will need to gain Reflection on Justice (ROJ) points by attending and engaging with social justice events and initiatives. These events include the Social Justice Conference, Charity Trivia Night, Speaker Series, UTS LSS Brennan Discussion Groups and more. Students will also need to acquire Leadership through Service (LTS) hours through volunteering and helping out at SJ initiatives such as being a member of the Justice Action Committee, Westmead Children’s Hospital Visits and general volunteer work.

Register now through UTS CareerHub. Apply now

Click below for more info and a list of all the claimable ROJ and LTS hour inititives

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact Beril Akbulut at:

equity@utslss.com

Spring Charity Trivia Night

5 October 2020 – 7:00pm

❓Do you miss going to your local pub for weekly trivia?
❓Are you a trivia wizz?
❓Do you just need some social interaction and social justice?

The UTS LSS is here to help! Be sure to join us for our biannual Charity Trivia event which will be held on Zoom!
The theme for the night will be pyjamas and funky hats!

Please use the link below to register your teams. This will be open until 6:00PM Sunday 4 October.  Up to 6 people per team!

http://bit.ly/2020SpringCharityTrivia

Textbook Equity Scheme

Ongoing 2020

The start of university can be a daunting time for some, with the stress of balancing work, university commitments and on top of that – expensive law textbooks. That’s why the UTS LSS wants to help you in a time you need it most.

The Textbook Equity Scheme enables financially disadvantaged students to borrow their prescribed law textbooks for the semester – for free!

We understand that the cost of textbooks are a big burden for some, so we are launching applications for our Textbook Equity Scheme for 2020.

To find out if you’re eligible for the scheme and apply please click ‘Apply Now’ below.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Beril Akbulut, our Equity Director at equity@utslss.com.

Brennan Program

Summer Circle

Are you a current Brennanite looking to have a fabulous summer break AND accrue some serious Reflections on Justice (ROJ) points and Leadership through Service (LTS) hours? Then make sure to sign up for Summer Circle – it’s the perfect opportunity to do both!

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Justice Action Committee

2020 Applications Now Open

The Justice Action Committee (JAC) is an official committee of the UTS LSS dedicated to the Social Justice Portfolio. Committee members contribute to planning, organising and executing Social Justice Initiatives. These include raising funds for a range of causes, organising annual conferences and implementing their own initiatives.

The Justice Action Committee will meet every fortnight during Autumn and Spring session with the Social Justice portfolio. Ad Hoc meetings may be held if required prior to upcoming events.

Committee members will have their hours credited under the Brennan Justice Program Leadership Through Service (LTS) component. Initatives in 2020 include trivia nights, parliamentary submissions and assisting the Social Justice Portfolio with the Red Cross Blood Donation Drive, Sydney Homeless Connect, Westmead Children’s Hospital visit and Homelessness Sleepout and food drive.

Applications open from 7th – 30th  March 2020

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If you have any questions, please contact the UTS LSS Vice-President (Social Justice), Keti Bull at vpsj@utslss.com

Westmeads Childrens Hospital Visit

May 2020

The visit will take place during the Autumn and Spring session and will require students to dress up in colourful costumes as well as run activities for the patients. This event provides the perfect opportunity to put on a smile on children’s faces and give back to the greater community.

For more information, please contact Rania Joudeh, Diversity Director at diversity@utslss.com.

women’s Mentoring Program

16 March 2020

The UTS LSS are excited to announce the Women’s Mentoring Program which will launch on the 16th of March 2020.

Female UTS law students will be paired with a female mentor and have the opportunity to request a mentor of a particular background or identity.

We hope this intersectional approach to women’s issues will assist burgeoning legal professionals to break through the glass ceiling in the legal profession and be inspired by a diverse range of successful women. Apply now





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For more information, contact Beril Akbulut, Equity Director or visit our Facebook page.

UTS LSS

UTS LSS Clayton Utz Social Justice Conference

22 August 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm Location: Zoom

In these unprecedented times manyof us have experienced hardship due to COVID-19. We want to ask the experts, on their perspective of how COVID-19 has really impacted on
the vulnerable in society.

We invite you to engage with this conference as we delve into how COVID-19 has impacted:
– Students
– International students
– People with disabilities
– Indigenous Australians
– Socio-economically disadvantaged people

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