YOUR PATH

The UOWLSS is here to support you in your journey through Law at UOW and into the future!

We aim to provide you with activities to assist your learning, development and mental well being. Not only this but we provide programs designed to create career opportunities and connections for the future.
Of a competitive nature, we also have you covered here, providing access to both internal and intervarsity competitions to showcase your skills.

We will represent you and your fellow law students when communicating with both the UOW School of Law and with ALSA, the national law students association.

Still got questions? Need help with something? Contact one of our committee members you feel would be most appropriate and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Your First Year at UOW Law

Welcome to the University of Wollongong and to the School of Law!

You are about to join a cohort of 350 people starting their journey as a first year law student at UOW. You are also joining an existing community of almost 2000 law students who study at UOW; and when you graduate you will join thousands of UOW Law alumni who have gone on to pursue outstanding careers locally, nationally and internationally.

At the University of Wollongong, you will learn not only about the law, but also about the real-world application of the law. Our School of Law is committed to teaching excellence and engaging students in a practical, intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience, that prepares you for life after university.

Be bold. Be fearless. Be a UOW Law Student.

First Year Guide

Want to know about all the events and competitions the UOWLSS holds? Need the low down about living in Wollongong? Want some helpful study tips? This is the place to go!

First year Mentoring

Need help with your classes, study or even just some general tips for living as a UOW Law Student? Luckily your pod will be paired with a number of mentors to help you out. Feel free to contact them on Facebook

Pod Cup

What is the best way to get to know your classmates? To beat everyone else in the Pod Cup!! Partake in carefully selected activities to bond with your team while earning points to win an awesome prize.

Education and Wellbeing

Everyone wants a job when they finish Law School and UOWLSS is here to help accomplish that. We have a number of initiatives designed to increase employability and introduce you to the possible careers out there after graduation.

Graduating with a University of Wollongong Law degree provides students with potentially unlimited career opportunities, be it a legal career or a non-legal career. The UOW LSS Careers Portfolio aims to inform students of the various career opportunities available to law graduates and provides assistance with applications for internships, clerkships and graduate programs.

Competitions

Fancy yourself the next Harvey Specter? Think you’ve got the gift of the gab? Consider yourself very… very persuasive? Well then, competitions are for you!

The Law Students’ Society runs many competitions over the course of the year. Each competition is designed to test particular skill sets required in the legal profession.

Competitions look very impressive on your resume and set you apart from the other graduates going for competitive legal jobs. Employers love this kind of stuff – it shows you took the initiative to get involved and took an opportunity to develop your legal skills.  Competitions also help cement your knowledge of the law, which is very helpful come exam time and can help you to improve your final grades.

Check out UOWLSS Competitions

Events

Don’t stop there, make sure you match Harvey’s ‘equal parts swagger and smarts’ by showing up to the best events in Wollongong this year!

The events side of the Law Students’ Society is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other law students and just have a lot of fun!
Each year we run a number of events designed to allow students to kick back and relax, to enjoy themselves and take a well deserved break from those treacherous readings.

Overall, social events give something back to law students who (usually) work so hard during the year, and I encourage you all to get your friends together and attend the next one! Check out the events calendar for all the dates to mark down. (coming soon)

Check out UOWLSS Events

Careers at UOW

Everyone wants a job when they finish Law School and UOWLSS is here to help accomplish that. We have a number of initiatives designed to increase employability and introduce you to the possible careers out there after graduation.

Graduating with a University of Wollongong Law degree provides students with potentially unlimited career opportunities, be it a legal career or a non-legal career. The UOW LSS Careers Portfolio aims to inform students of the various career opportunities available to law graduates and provides assistance with applications for internships, clerkships and graduate programs.

Careers Fair

Want to find out about possible careers when you graduate. Attend the careers fair to get a feel for the job market from local and national employers.

Firm Visit

The trip involves a tour of two to three top-tier law firms, exposure to the facilities available, and a Q&A panel with current graduates and partners within the respective firms.

Careers Board

The UOWLSS provides news about possible careers for current students and to graduates through the UOWLSS Careers Facebook Page and via the Website Careers Board. (Coming Soon)

Join the LSS Committee

Still looking for more ways to stand out from the rest? Join the LSS Society or volunteer to be a member of a sub-committee.

Check out The Committee page to see if there are any vacancies. If you believe you can appropriately fill the position application details can be found by clicking on the profile.

Every year, before the Law Ball and AGM calls for nominations for positions on the LSS Committee will be made on Facebook and the website. This is the best opportunity to become a member of the committee. If any vacancies are present after the election the members will attempt to resolve them at the AGM. This election and AGM establishes the committee for the following year.

Interested in joining a subcommittee? These are established on an ad-hoc basis to assist the executive and committee in managing specific things/events. Register your interest in the following current sub-committees here:

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Alumni Network

The University of Wollongong Law Students’ Society is looking to establish long-term relationships with our former members.

We’d like to invite you to participate in our events and initiatives from judging competitions, being a part of panels or forums, to contributing to our publications or mentoring and networking with current students.

If you are at all interested in participating with our alumni network please consider signing up with us!

Merchandise

The UOWLSS provides