By Lauren Solomonson
If you haven’t checked out our Facebook page lately, you’ll have been missing all of the exciting events we have coming up before the end of the Trimester!
Once we’re all back from the mid-Tri break, the DLSS Geelong Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday the 22nd of August at 5:30pm in room D2.194! This is open to all, but only paid members receive voting rights. For more information on how to run for a position on the 2019 DLSS Geelong committee at the AGM, please visit https://dlssgeelong.wordpress.com/annual-general-meeting-2018/. Applications close August 17th at 11:59pm.
The following week on Wednesday the 29th of August at 6:30pm in the Western Beach Room at the Waterfront Campus we are hosting the First Year Negotiation final against Burwood’s competitiors! This event is sponsored by Harwood Andrews, so it’s a great opportunity particularly for those wanting to work in the Geelong region, or in particular get a clerkship at Harwood Andrews, to meet some of their staff and network following the competition final.
Later that week on Friday the 31st of August, we are super excited to be hosting the Honorable Michael Kirby AC CGM at the Waterfront campus for a guest lecture and luncheon! The lecture is open to all, you don’t have to be a law students. The Social Justice Luncheon is a more intimate affair providing students who have a particular interest in social justice topics the opportunity to talk with like-minded students and professionals, including The Hon Michael Kirby, and representatives from Slater & Gordon, Harwood Andrews, Coulter Roache.
Across the 5th and 6th of September, Deakin Law School are hosting the heats, semi-finals and grand final of the Alfred Deakin ICA Moot. This competition is focused on international commercial law and arbitration. Arbitration is the business community’s preference for resolving international commercial disputes and legal practitioners who are skilled in this area are highly sought-after. Participants will be required to seek resolution to a fictitious problem in a simulated courtroom setting.
Join DLSS Geelong and Coulter Roache on Monday the 17th of September between 12-2pm in the Western Beach Room to hear from a fantastic panel of lawyers about what it takes to cut it in the profession, with a particular focus on mental health, overcoming adversity and career progression. We will also be joined by one of Deakin’s professional psychologists, Nicole Pluim, and representatives from regional support networks. More details will be released in the coming weeks!
We’re also partnering with Coulter Roache this Trimester to bring you the inaugural inter-varsity Social Justice Moot! Heats will be held in weeks 9 and 10, with the final being held in Geelong on the 20th of September 2018 (location and time TBD). This is a wonderful opportunity to flex your mooting muscles in a topical area of law (think Human Rights law, workplace disputes such as unfair dismissals, LGTBQI+ rights and more), and compete against the best from other Victorian Universities. The top-scored Deakin team will take on the top-scored external University!
Following the final of the Social Justice Moot on the 20th of September, let your hair down and enjoy a few cheap bevs with the DLSS Geelong team at Piano Bar! There’ll be live music, and we’ve secured our own private room so you can unashamedly bust a move with your mates!!!
To round out the Trimester, we are hosting an ‘End of Year Picnic’ down at the Steampacket Gardens on Sunday the 30th of September! This event will see Law students of all ages bring their friends and family (children are more than welcome!) down to the Waterfront for games, light snacks (BYO) and some friendly frolicking with pets! Keep a look out on our Facebook page for more details closer to the date!