The Committee

The Executive

Theodore Totsis

Theodore Totsis

President

Theodore Totsis
president@uowlss.net

 

 

Andrew Mastroianni

Andrew Mastroianni

Vice President (Administration)
Andrew Mastroianni
administration@uowlss.net
Think of me as the President’s right hand person! My name is Andrew Mastroianni (he/him) and I’m the Vice President (Administration) for 2021. I work closely with all of our executives and their portfolios to ensure the UOW LSS runs smoothly and continues to effectively engage with our student body.

As you can see from the first sentence, we intend to have a strong focus this year on making the UOW LSS a more diverse and inclusive society. Starting university is always a new and different experience but we want all of you, no matter your differences, to feel safe and heard. This sort of commitment is just one example of the work I will be focusing on as Vice President (Administration). Areas such as sustainability, leveraging our network of global campuses and our post COVID-19 response will also be my focus this year. If you need anything at all from the UOW LSS, have some innovative ideas you think could
enhance how we do things or want to have a chat about what I do, please email me

 

Benjamin Nguyen

Benjamin Nguyen

Vice President (Finance)
Benjamin Nguyen
finance@uowlss.net
Hi my name is Benjamin Nguyen (he/him), I am entering my second year of my double in commerce/law and will be your VP Finance for 2021. As VP Finance my job is to ensure the UOWLSS runs as efficiently as possible while maximizing profits. I am a student and the SWS Campus and will be acting as a first-year mentor this year. My hobbies include football and going to the gym, so if you ever see me on campus and need help or just want to talk about football, don’t be afraid and reach out. I am always happy to hear feedback and suggestions from other students as to how the UOWLSS can better support students through their studies and broader lives. I look forward to working with you to help make our uni lives as memorable as possible.
Marie Russo

Marie Russo

Vice President (Careers)
Marie Russo
careers@uowlss.net
My name is Marie Russo (she/her) and I am your UOWLSS Vice President (Careers) for 2021. I am currently completing my fourth year of my double degree – Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Italian). This year, I am supported by Caitlin Mills and Romel Tallow, your Careers Officers.

My role at the LSS entails providing our Law students with opportunities to understand the diverse careers and available pathways associated with having a Law degree. Like past years, I will be responsible for overseeing the Clerkship Guide, organising the Careers Fair, facilitating several workshops and releasing a series of helpful resources.

It is my ambition to see our Law students learn about how the legal industry has changed since the pandemic and preparing them for the future of law. If you have any suggestions or feedback regarding the Careers Portfolio, please feel free to send me an email and I will do my best to accommodate your request.

I look forward to working with you and helping make 2021 another successful year for the LSS.

 

Mahmoud Joumaa

Mahmoud Joumaa

Vice President (Marketing)
Mahmoud Joumaa
marketing@uowlss.net
Hello! My name is Mahmoud Joumaa, and I am the 2021 Vice President of Marketing for the UOWLSS. My pronouns are he/him.

I am now starting my third year of a Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Laws at our South Western Sydney campus. The Marketing Portfolio aims to ensure all students are aware and up to date with all things UOW LSS. I look after our branding, promotional materials and social media sites. My role includes representing our ideals and promoting our ongoing initiatives and events!

This year, I hope to consolidate a consistent branding scheme for all our portfolios and strengthen our communication with current UOW law students.

Please contact me for any of your marketing concerns!

Jacob May

Jacob May

Vice President (Education)
Jacob May
education@uowlss.net
Hi, my name is Jacob May, and I am the UOW LSS Vice President for Education for the 2021 term. My pronouns are he/him.

I am currently completing my fourth year of a Law/Arts double degree, majoring in Japanese. My interests include linguistics and the way language shapes the law. I am also currently studying Norwegian, and wish to go on exchange in order to improve my proficiency.

Recently, I have been involved in administrative operations at Port Kembla Hospital, tutored Japanese, attended leadership bootcamps, and conducted research and related tasks within the Law Faculty.

As your VP (Education) for 2021, and in celebration of the LSS’ 30th anniversary, I wish to bring you all a variety of new skill-building opportunities to complement the knowledge gained in class. We have some crash-courses in the works, as well as some collaborations with the Competitions Portfolio.
As the leader of the LSS’ Wellbeing and Equity initiatives, I also hope to open up the many avenues of support available at UOW, through First Year Mentoring, the First Year Guide, Wellbeing Wednesday and Wellbeing Brunches. As a society, we have also renewed our commitment to diversity and inclusion, through modifying our procedures, and becoming listed under ACON’s Welcome Here Project.

If anyone has any questions about the Education portfolio or just want to chat, please do not hesitate to reach out. I wish everyone a year full of productivity and success!

Jacob

 

Summer Reh

Summer Reh

Vice President (Events)
Summer Reh
events@uowlss.net
My name is Summer Reh (she/her) and I am the UOWLSS Vice President (Events) for 2021. I am currently in my fifth and final year of university studying a double degree in law and international studies, majoring in international relations and Mandarin. I also work in a bookshop and love chatting to anyone and everyone about their favourite books and recommendations. My role within the UOWLSS is to organise and coordinate social events for law students throughout the year. I will be directly involved in bringing events such as the Cocktail Party, First Year Survival Party, Harbour Cruise and Law Ball into fruition and ensuring that all of our events are COVID safe, fun and inclusive. I can’t wait to socialise and celebrate with all my fellow law students and look forward to meeting lots of new people at the events this year!

 

Berk Eker

Berk Eker

Vice President (Internal Competitions)
Berk Eker
competitions@uowlss.net
Jackson Cocks

Jackson Cocks

Vice President (External Competitions)
Jackson Cocks
intervarsity@uowlss.net
Raniya Dass

Raniya Dass

Sydney Campuses Director
Raniya Dass
syddirector@uowlss.net
Hi, my name is Raniya Dass (she/her) and I’m the Sydney Campuses Director for this year. I am in my fourth year of a Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Laws at the SWS Campus. If you are studying at the SWS or CBD campus, we will be seeing a lot of each other and I look forward to sharing great memories with you.

My goal in this role is to advocate for the interests of students on the SWS and CBD campus, through contributing to the other portfolios. I encourage you to apply forall the competitions you can so we can have some Sydney representation!

However, that doesn’t mean I won’t be here for the Wollongong students! I hope to see you at events such as the Harbour Cruise held in Sydney CBD (if COVID doesn’t turn those plans upside down) and other new initiatives which you can hear about by following our social media pages! This year, I hope to expand the presence, recognition and involvement of the SWS and CBD campuses by increasing the number of initiatives run, as well as increasing means of engagement.

If you have any questions or concerns you would like addressed, please contact me via my email. The goal for the UOWLSS this year is inclusivity and I will aim to uphold that in addressing your concerns..

 

The Committee

Elizabeth Vidakovic

Elizabeth Vidakovic

Sydney Education Officer
Elizabeth Vidakovic
Hi, my name is Elizabeth Vidakovic, and I am the Sydney Education Officer for the 2021 term.
I am currently completing my first year of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. As a UOW Alumni with a Bachelor of Commerce (Majors in Marketing and Management), there was no other choice but to return to UOW.

Having a diverse employment portfolio in Corporate, Media and Advertising I’m delighted to share and provide insights to the School of Law and support our Commitee with events, well being and general advice to help ensure a rich and seamless experience at UOW and working collaboratively in equipping students with further skills beyond.

My interests include children’s causes, education, culture, environmental causes, mindset, psychology and well-being. Please reach out anytime.

Laura MacLean

Laura MacLean

Competitions Coordinator
Laura MacLean
compscoordinator2@uowlss.net
Hey! My name is Laura (she/her) and I study a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Wollongong. I am one of the competition coordinators for the University of Wollongong Law Student Society. In my role I help with the organising and executing of all the competitions the UOWLSS hosts. This year I aim to help get more students excited and involved in our competitions!

Toni Mudditt

Toni Mudditt

Babysit el Presidente
Toni Muddit
Joanne David

Joanne David

Mature Age Representative
Joanne David
matureage@uowlss.net
I am your mature age student representative. I am currently in my fourth year of Bachelor of laws. My interest are family and corporate law. I came back to University as a mature age student and so I understand the challenges that students may face returning to University after so many years away from any type of educational institution.
Mature age students may feel like they may not fit, being a lot older than most students, however speaking from my experience here at UOW, everyone has been fantastic. Us oldies can learn a thing or two from the young students and vice versa.
My role Is to represent mature age students,  raise any concerns students may have , bring ideas to the table to improve study life for students who make be juggling between study and life commitments.

 

Katrina (Beretov) Trajcevski

Katrina (Beretov) Trajcevski

First Year Representative
Katrina (Beretov) Trajcevski
firstyearrep@uowlss.net
Hi! My name is Katrina, but feel free to call me Kat (she/her). I am the UOWLSS Wollongong campus’ first year representative. I currently study a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Laws, hoping to specialise in family and criminal law, and work closely in the department of Domestic Violence. This year, I work closely with our Marketing portfolio, supported by our VP Mahmoud Joumaa, and our Second Year Representatives; Isabella Waldie for Wollongong and Aly Jones for SWS.

I am striving to ensure the first year law cohort of 2021 develops their leadership capabilities, professional and academic skill building through promoting networking events and workshops.

I come from a Macedonian background, hence my free time is spent cooking traditional cuisine with my grandparents and discussing folk literature with them. I have a strong interest in sociolinguistics and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities; you’ll find me reading a lot on intercultural discourse in Australia.

UOW is already very student and community focused, I want to make sure every first year laws student — from all walks of life — are represented.We study to make a change; either in our personal lives or another’s. Every person deserves the comfort of feeling like they belong

 

Caitlin Mills

Caitlin Mills

Careers Officer
Caitlin Mills
careersofficer2@uowlss.net
My name is Caitlin Mills (she/her) and I am one of your Careers Officers for 2021! I am currently in my third year of a Bachelor of Laws degree.

The Careers Portfolio is focused on distributing useful resources and implementing opportunities for you to learn about career pathways. We hope to create some great opportunities for students to gain insight into law firms, learn about the Clerkship process and facilitate networking opportunities with lawyers.

I am looking forward to the year ahead and hope to see you at some UOWLSS career events!

Mary Joseph

Mary Joseph

Education Officer
Mary Joseph
educationofficer1@uowlss.net
My name is Mary Joseph (she/her) and I am your Education Officer for 2021 in the UOWLSS. I am currently in the third year of my Bachelor of Law/Psychological Science degree. As a part of the Education Portfolio, I hope to help raise awareness of issues that any member of the LSS are feeling as well as making sure that wherever I can, your accessibility and mental health needs are met. I’m really excited for the year to come and hope to do my best to meet your expectations.

 

Aly Jones

Aly Jones

Second Year Representative
Aly Jones
swsfirstyearrep@uowlss.net
My name is Aly Jones (she/her) and I am the Second Year Representative at the UOW South-Western Sydney campus in Liverpool. I have just entered into my second of law studies and I am completing a double degree in Laws / International Studies. My role as Second Year Representative is to reflect the views of my peers to the Law Students’ Society, but also to be a point of contact if there are any issues or concerns at the SWS campus. I assist with the Marketing portfolio and help to promote the social and academic events created by LSS. I look forward to representing my cohort this year!

 

Paxton Hewitt

Paxton Hewitt

Competitions Coordinator
Paxton Hewitt
compscoordinator3@uowlss.net
I’m Paxton (She/her). I study Law and Politics, Philosophy and economics. I particularly enjoy criminal law and am a comps coordinator on the LSS.

Bella Stanisic

Bella Stanisic

Competitions Coordinator
Annabella Stanisic
compscoordinator1@uowlss.net
I’m Bella (she/her), a third year Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce student. I’m interested in areas of law like banking and conveyance law.

As one of the LSS competitions coordinators, I will be running and assisting in various comps throughout the year. Feel free to email me with any competition enquiries you might have!

Emma Lonsdale

Emma Lonsdale

Wollongong Education Officer
Emma Lonsdale
educationofficer2@uowlss.net
My name is Emma Lonsdale (she/her) and I am one of your Education Officers for 2021 in the UOWLSS. I am currently in the second year of my Bachelor of Law/Arts (Psychology) degree.

Within my role as your Education Officer, I aim to create a comfortable environment for all individuals and help raise awareness towards issues that affect UOW students. Additionally, wanting to make sure that every student understands that their opinion matters. I am really excited to interact with everyone and hope that I can do my best for the diverse UOW community.

Claire Coyle

Claire Coyle

Sponsorship Officer
Claire Coyle
sponsorship@uowlss.net
Lara Assoud

Lara Assoud

First Year Representative
Lara Assoud
Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson

Publications Officer
Jacqueline Wilson
publications@uowlss.net
Romel Tallow

Romel Tallow

Careers Officer
Romel Tallow
careersofficer1@uowlss.net
Jessica Pereira

Jessica Pereira

Events Officer
Jessica Pereira
eventsofficer@uowlss.net
Kristina Kumar

Kristina Kumar

Competitions Officer
Kristina Kumar
compsofficer1@uowlss.net
Isabella Waldie

Isabella Waldie

Second Year Representative
Isabella Waldie
secondyear@uowlss.net
Vacancies

Information Technology Officer

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Sydney Marketing Officer

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We are searching for someone to fill this position

Contact administration@uowlss.net if you are interested in this position