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LSM 2021 UTS Law School Manual


Editor Tayla Curry, Publications Director Designed by Judith Tan Special Thanks Vicky Kuo, UTS LSS President Justin Cordi, Vice President (Education) Law School Manual (LSM) is published in Sydney annually by the UTS Law Students’ Society PO Box 123, Broadway NSW, 2007 Room CB05A.01.08, UTS Haymarket Campus Cnr of Quay Street & Ultimo Road Ph (02) 9514 3448 Fax (02) 9514 3427 www.utslss.com Where unspecified, all photos and images have been contributed by the UTS Law Students’ Society. © 2021 UTS Law Students’ Society This publication is copyright. Except where permitted under the Copyright Act, no part of this publication may form or by any means (electronic or otherwise) be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted by any process without specific written consent of the UTS Law Students’ Society. Enquiries are to be addressed to the publishers.

Disclaimer All expressions of opinion published in the LSM are not the official opinion of the UTS Law Students’ Society unless expressly stated. The UTS Law Students’ Society accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of any opinions or information contained herein and readers should rely on their own enquiries to make decisions in their own interest.


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Contents 3 5 Dean’s Address

President’s Welcome

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Socials at UTS:Law

First Year Law Camp

Student Wellbeing

Our Commitment to Social Justice

First Year Law Drinks

Education Address

Sports

Mooting at UTS:Law

Postgraduate Welcome

What’s on in 2021?

The Bar Productions

Social Sport and Kickstart

Skills Competitions at UTS:Law

Law Cruise


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Dean’s Address 2021 A very warm welcome to UTS:Law and congratulations on being offered a place at UTS. I hope 2021 will be a rewarding year for you and the start of a life-long connection with UTS:Law. Early last year we moved to our new Faculty home in a wonderful building which is also home to the UTS Library. Our Law home has space for students to study, an office for LSS, a new moot court and trial courts, as well as a moot prep room. Unfortunately, Covid prevented us from taking full advantage of our new space. I hope 2021 will enable you and all our law students to be able to be here to enjoy the building and the exciting UTS campus. Of course, there will still be some limitations, but these should be more manageable in 2021. As Law Faculty Dean I am responsible for the management of the Faculty, staff and students, and its future direction. I feel very privileged to be Dean. I am constantly amazed by the dedication of the academic and professional staff and their ongoing commitment to your learning experience. We think of the Law Faculty as a community and I hope that you will share that experience. It is a privilege also to know and work with students in the Faculty. Your enthusiasm, energy, and commitment are infectious. Many of the LSS activities complement what we do formally in the Faculty: the competitions

promote skills which are embedded in each of our subjects through the Graduate Attributes; social justice activities encourage you to consider law critically in its broader real world context; and, the social events are a good reminder that you need to take time away from study and work to relax. Looking after your health and well-being through rest and relaxation is an important aspect of developing your professional identity. I encourage you to get involved with the activities offered by the LSS, the Law Faculty and the University. These can be as important as what happens in the formal classroom for your understanding of law, the development of your professional profile, and your future career. And, get involved early. I have often heard students express regret that they didn’t take up opportunities until late in their degree. One of my priorities as Dean is to connect with our alumni. UTS:Law offers an excellent legal education, and our alumni are enthusiastic champions for us. Alumni may seem remote to you now, but a vibrant alumni community offers benefits for current students through professional links and support. Alumni help us in many ways: judging competitions, guest lectures, careers advice, internships, and mentoring students. There will be opportunities for you to meet our talented alumni who are using their legal knowledge and skills to pursue a diverse range of careers.


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As Dean, I try to find ways to connect with the student body and to hear from you. I attend as many Brennan Program and LSS events as possible. I am also on Twitter and LinkedIn. I encourage you to start a LinkedIn profile; it is a good way to build your professional identity and networks. Finally, I commend the Law School Manual to you. Take time to read it as it provides a wonderful introduction to the life of a law student — both the serious and the fun. The Manual also gives you an early insight into the professionalism and dedication of the LSS Executive. I look forward to meeting many of you during the year and I wish you all the best for 2021 at UTS. Professor Lesley Hitchens Dean, Faculty of Law (@lesleyhitchens)


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President’s Welcome – LSM 2021 Congratulations and a very warm welcome to UTS:Law! You are about to embark on one of the most exciting journeys of your life, full of opportunities both educational and social that are guaranteed to change your life. UTS:Law is a fantastic Law school — there’s no doubt that you will learn so much here. The UTS Law Students’ Society (UTS LSS) is also here to support you through your studies and this Law School Manual is all about introducing you to some of what we do. As you will soon discover, the law is a fascinating area to study as it governs

every aspect of our day-to-day lives and is constantly changing. As such, it’s important to be at a law school that is committed to innovative and practicebased learning. Luckily, you’ve chosen well. UTS has a fantastic law faculty with highlyaccomplished academics and a really great program to facilitate your studies for the next few years. Most importantly, UTS:Law is known for its collaborative student community and supportive student culture, which is personally what I love most about UTS. University is not only the place to meet your future colleagues, but also your life-long friends.


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That’s where the UTS LSS comes in! The UTS LSS is the peak representative body for UTS:Law students and we are the largest student-run organisation on campus. We are devoted to enriching your student experience by catering to your social, educational and vocational needs. Essentially, we run initiatives that help you make the most of your degree, including social events like Law Cruise and Law Ball, Careers networking events, Wellbeing events (think: puppies on campus) and Social Justice panels. Specifically for first years, we have First Year Law Camp, First Year Law Drinks, The Buddy Project, Peer Mentoring and The Gauntlet competition. We’re here to support all Law students at UTS, regardless of where you come from or what stage of your law degree you’re in. Whether you’re looking to make some new friends or just looking to embrace some extra-curricular activities to complement your studies…we’ve got something for everyone! My role as President involves the overall leadership and management of the UTS LSS. I work with a terrific team of 38 councillors, each with their own roles, who work tirelessly in order to plan and deliver our initiatives across seven portfolios: Activities, Careers, Skills Competitions, Mooting, Education, Marketing and Social Justice. Joining the LSS in my first year was one of the best decisions of my life and I cannot recommend it enough! It has had such a positive impact on my experience at university and I’ve made so many friends and memories just by getting involved across my three years at UTS so far. I urge you all to make the most out of

your university degree and get involved with extra-curricular activities early. Even if it’s not the LSS, there are so many other societies at UTS with something for everyone. As a UTS:Law student, membership to the UTS LSS is free if you register through the ActivateUTS website at bit.ly/joinutslss. Becoming a member will give you access to all our initiatives, as well as discounts on our ticketed events and merchandise. I hope you enjoy the rest of this manual — it’s an excellent resource to get to know what we’re all about at the UTS LSS. If you have any questions about UTS LSS, UTS:Law, or university life in general, please feel free to contact me at president@utslss.com or any other LSS councillor listed on utslss.com.

I wish you all the best for your first year at UTS:Law and look forward to seeing you around on campus! Vicky Kuo


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MADDY SHERBON

Socials at UTS:Law

University isn’t just about studying. Meeting new people, making new friends and having fun are key ingredients to an amazing university experience. The UTS LSS Social events are the perfect break from studying and the easiest way to make life-long friendships. Whether you are starting UTS Law with a few friends from high school or completely alone, the LSS is here to help you get settled into uni and make new friends! Whilst watching lectures and studying for exams are very important, meeting new people and attending the big LSS parties and events are key to enjoying your time at uni. The people you meet at law school will help you study for exams, join you for cute lunch dates between classes and will in some cases become friends for life (after all, you will be spending the next 5 years with them)! Following the ‘year of zoom’, the Social team is committed to reviving the social scene and getting you out of the house for guilt-free procrastination. From Law Camp, Start of Semester parties, Law Cruise and Law Ball, there is a social event for everyone. And do not fear, if COVID continues to persist, social events will be adapted to your needs.

For first year students, I strongly recommend attending our First Year Law Camp, a weekend getaway filled with parties, activities and new people just as eager to make friends as you are! Personally, Law Camp was where I made my closest friends and my favourite university experience to date! The thought of attending a weekend away with complete strangers may be daunting, but taking the leap of faith will be one of the best decisions you will make. For me, entering into my third year of university, the LSS Social events are my favourite part of university and I cannot recommend getting involved enough. You would be surprised how much a night of dancing with your friends or attending law camp will shape the rest of your time at university and you are bound to meet so many amazing people. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for event details, updates and tickets. I hope to see you there!


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What’s on in 2021? Law Cruise First Year Law Camp First Year Law Camp has nothing to do with the law and everything to do with making friends and having fun. This is not a study camp! Law camp is a 3-day weekend away filled with fun activities, banging parties and friends. It is the most important event on the first year calendar. Highly recommended! Date: 12-14 March

Get ready to set sail and party on the UTS LSS annual Law Cruise. One of the most wild nights on the LSS Calendar, cruise Sydney Harbour with your friends with bottomless food and drinks and of course, crazy costumes. Tickets sell out fast, so keep your eye out on our Facebook page and get your sea legs ready for a night to remember. Date: 23 April

Law Ball First Year Law Drinks & Start of Semester Party

If you were unable to attend law camp, First Year Law Drinks is another great way to meet other first years and celebrate surviving your first few weeks of Law School. It is also a great opportunity to catch up with your fellow campers! The fun isn’t over yet — the good times continue at the Start of Semester Party directly after where you can meet and party with law students from all years! Date: 18 March

Get ready to dress to impress and dance the night away at the annual UTS LSS Law Ball. Arguably the biggest night of the year, enjoy unlimited drinks, a mouthwatering 3-course dinner and a dance floor to showcase your best dance moves. With photography to capture the memories, Law Ball is the perfect way to celebrate breaking into your law degree with your new friends! After the cancellation of the 2020 law ball, the LSS is set to make this year’s law ball the best yet! Date: 18 September


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The Education Team:

JUSTIN CORDI

Support from All Angles

There’s a few things to consider when starting a Law degree. Focusing on studying, making friends, starting a career and your own health can become quite the juggling act. Luckily, the LSS doesn’t expect you to juggle — the Education team is here to help. We offer a range of programs which reflect the multi-faceted nature of your time at UTS Law.

Academic Support Peer Mentoring The UTS LSS: Corrs Chambers Westgarth First Year Peer Mentoring Program may be a tongue twister, but it’s an absolute game changer for your study. It involves some of the LSS’ brightest students providing tips and examples in the lead up to major assessments for first year subjects. This year, Peer Mentoring will be delivered via video sessions on the official Facebook page.

The program is a great way to ease any anxieties or uncertainties that may arise when commencing your studies. Whether you missed a concept in class, are struggling with legal skills or simply want to perfect your craft —  Peer Mentoring is valuable for every level of student.

Subject Tutoring If you want to get even further ahead, the LSS facilitates a ‘Subject Tutoring Database’ to help you find a highperforming student as a tutor. Simply search ‘UTS LSS Subject Tutoring’

on Google, make contact with the tutor, and organise timing, pricing and meeting arrangements. Please note that all arrangements are made between you and the tutor, without the influence of the LSS.

Look the program up on Facebook and like the page to stay up to date and maximise your marks.


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Non-Academic Support Buddy Project The Buddy Project pairs first year students (Junior Buddies) with older students (Senior Buddies) based on interests and degrees. This is one of the most impactful and fun projects the LSS offers. Buddies are encouraged to catch up regularly throughout the year and they almost always become best of mates! I have been lucky enough to experience the Project from both angles and am still great friends with both my Senior and Junior Buddies. Whether you’re looking for a study buddy, a familiar face around campus, or someone to show you the best dumpling spots, the Buddy Project has you covered.

Smile Project The UTS LSS acknowledges the immense importance of mental wellbeing throughout your degree. It is therefore a central focus of the Education Team. The Smile Project is an initiative that aims to alleviate stress and promote productive discussion around mental health. There are opportunities to have breakfast smoothies, puppy sessions and Wellbeing packs filled with many exciting items.

Speaker Series The Speaker Series is an exciting series of interactive legal seminars which explore interesting issues at the forefront of the legal profession. We invite esteemed guests to lead the dialogue and facilitate the discussion. Past topics include Law on Terror, International Relations, Technology, Telecommunications and the Strain on Privacy.

Publications You’re reading one now! In addition, we have The Full Bench, comprised of articles written by peers and academics which examine the law and its role in our modern society. Most notably, however, has been the recent formation of The LSS’ ‘The Bar Productions’. The Bar involves a podcast from our students and a light-hearted newspaper. Be sure to check it out!


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TAYLA CURRY

The Bar Productions

The LSS and Education Portfolio are very excited to introduce you to our new initiative, “The Bar Productions”. In 2020 COVID 19 sparked the creation of The Bar podcast as one alternative to all the events and initiatives that LSS members were missing out on, and it was definitely a hit! The podcast is run by two of your very own UTS Law students and features experts in the legal field as they share their tips, tricks and insights. It is up to date, valuable information you do not want to miss out on (and it’s a whole lot of fun to listen to). So, tune in to our 2020 episodes on either Spotify or Apple Podcasts and catch up before the 2021 season kicks off! The beginning of semester one will see the revival of the podcast, as well as the introduction of The Bar Newspaper (found on Instagram and Facebook). This Newspaper will be engaging, informative and in the stressful (hands deep in a 2000 word assignment) weeks of semester, will offer a laugh. So if you are searching for something to talk about as you enter the doors (or login to the zoom session) of your first class, look no further than The Bar Productions.

Both the podcast and newsletter will display different topics and ideas such as wellbeing, first year experiences, balancing study, getting your first law job, and arguably the most important of them all, the best places to eat around campus. Now that is a conversation starter with the person sitting next to you (or someone in your breakout room)! So before you put down this LSM Manual, make sure you follow The Bar on Facebook and Instagram, and like our podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. I have no doubt it will be a resource you refer back to multiple times throughout the year. I very much look forward to sharing these initiatives with you in 2021. The Law Students’ Society has a wonderful community and I encourage you to become involved (comment, like, share, you know the drill)!


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ANDELAIN JOY

Student Wellbeing

Each law student has a story, a ‘howI-came-to-study-law’ pitch. In your first year you will exchange these stories. It’s in these moments that the self-doubt can begin to set in. One student was dux of their school, another is a national debating champion. It can be easy to hear these stories and compare them with your own. Maybe you received a high ATAR, but Becky from Criminal Law achieved a 99.7. Or maybe you didn’t excel academically but you found a path by other means to study law. Whichever way you got here; you are worthy. This I want you to remember throughout your degree. At UTS, we believe in lifting one another up and prioritising mental health along the way. When you study law it’s easy to feel like you are not attending enough extracurriculars, not achieving good enough grades or making strong enough industry connections. When you start thinking this way, remember the diverse stories of your fellow past and present law students. Our very own first female Chief Justice of the High Court, Susan Kiefel, was a high-school dropout. I myself only just passed my first-year law subjects, but on reflection, I now feel proud of my grades. In these moments of self-doubt, remember that the UTS Law Society’s Wellbeing

Committee is here for you. You can reach out to me by email and I would be happy to support you through any concerns you have. Otherwise, we will be running a number of great initiatives throughout the year that will encourage students to take a moment and look after their wellbeing. Think: support puppies, free massages, BBQ’s, cupcake stalls and movie nights. You will see all this and more at our biannual event, the Smile Project. Most importantly, with the shift to online learning it is important to take moments away from the screen. Hopefully, we can be that relief you need. Appreciating it is an unpredictable time, we will be aiming to run our events in person this year. However, we will be ready with online yoga and meditation sessions, Netflix party nights and other ways to help you stay sane if things remain online this Semester. Alongside all the fantastic events, look out for the Wellbeing blog for lots of valuable advice to help you stay calm through it all. It’s going to be a great year!


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EMMA GASTON

Sports

Are you looking for a competitive challenge, a relaxing break from studying or just an opportunity to meet new people? It does not matter what skill level or sport experience you have, it is time to get active, get involved and have fun with UTS LSS Sport! Social Sport Social Sport is one of the best ways to have some fun and meet new people whilst competing against other UTS students! Regardless of your skill level or sporting experience, this is a must-do opportunity for every law student. Social sport is run weekly on campus in both Semester 1 and 2. We are looking to enter teams to represent the LSS in mixed Netball, Basketball and Futsal. If you are interested, keep an eye out for registrations on LSS socials pages. We expect spots to fill up fast, so get in quickly! Intervarsity Competitions Want to get involved in challenging our University rivals? It’s time to represent UTS LSS in the New South Wales Young Lawyers Intervarsity Sports Day! Held at Macquarie University, this event is perfect for those who love some competition and enjoy team sport. Run in Semester 2, you and your friends can represent us in Netball, Touch Football and Futsal.

Whether you have sporting experience or not, we want you on our team! This event is also a great opportunity to make new friends across different year groups. It’s time to get in the UTS Spirit and bring home the gold! Yoga on Alumni Green We understand that uni can be stressful, so it’s time to channel your inner zen with Yoga on the Alumni Green. Run in semester 2, our weekly Yoga Program will provide you a relaxing workout to calm the mind and body. You’re already on campus, so why not grab a mat and get involved! Stay tuned for sign ups! Kickstart It’s time to get your blood pumping and challenge your fitness with friends at the UTS LSS Kickstart. Kickstart is a 10-week small-group exercise program led by qualified personal trainers. The program is run weekly on UTS Campus at the Elite Athlete and Performers Gym. This is a great opportunity to have some fun with weekly fitness. Limited spots available so register as soon as possible for some fitness fun!


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Our Commitment to

ERIKA SERRANO

Social Justice

An engagement with social justice is necessary to ensure that as future lawyers, we have an understanding of injustice and inequality. It is only with this understanding that we will holistically be able to enforce justice in the Courts and in wider society, and be pioneers of change. Brennan Justice and Leadership Program UTS Law Students are encouraged to undertake the Brennan Justice and Leadership Program to enrich their law school experience. This program is run jointly by the faculty and the UTS LSS, and incentivises students to effect change within society. The program has two key components: Reflections on Justice (ROJ) and Leadership Through Service (LTS). By engaging in volunteer work and reflecting on justice in various forms, students attain greater social awareness. The Award is increasingly being recognised by employers and upon completion of the program, students will receive recognition on their official AHEG statement.

Justice Action Committee The Justice Action Committee (JAC) is an official subcommittee of the UTS LSS dedicated to assisting with the planning and execution of social justice initiatives run by the Equity, Diversity and Brennan Directors. Members will meet regularly and will contribute to a wide range of initiatives. Some of the tasks include: raising funds, organising and leading conferences as well as implementing their own initiatives. Textbook Equity Scheme (TES) The TES is an initiative that provides textbooks to students who are experiencing financial difficulty. Students will be able to apply for specific textbooks at the commencement of the teaching session. Upon providing proof of financial hardship, students will be loaned the textbook at no cost. This scheme is run on a strictly first come, first served basis and is dependent on textbook availability. Equity Subsidies The UTS LSS encourages inclusivity and in doing so, offers subsidies which enable students to to obtain tickets to events such as Law Camp, Law Ball and Law Cruise for a reduced cost! Students must apply and provide proof of financial hardship to be eligible.


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Westmead Childrens’ Hospital Visits Each year the UTS LSS selects groups of students to attend Westmead Children’s Hospital and interact with the children and provide gifts. This visit occurs twice a year and spots fill extremely quickly, make sure to apply as soon as the opportunity goes live! Social Justice Conference The Social Justice Conference is an annual initiative held in Spring semester and involves panels and workshops with legal experts to explore social justice issues. Charity Trivia Nights The Charity Trivia Night is held in both the Autumn and Spring semesters and includes trivia with the UTS law community. As an added bonus, free drinks and pizza are also served! Women’s Mentoring Program (WMP) The WMP embraces and encourages the representation of women in leadership positions, regardless of race, religion, age and sexual identity. This program pairs students with excellent mentors from across the profession who provide valuable insight and leadership skills.

Intervarsity Pride Moot Each year, the UTS LSS and Sydney University Law Society (SULS) send teams of LGBTQIA+ students to compete in an intervarsity moot. This much anticipated moot provides queer students at UTS the opportunity to gain advice on professional development, wellbeing and communication skills from queer professionals in the industry. UTS won the most recent competition and we’re hoping to do this again this year! Intervarsity Gender and the Law Conference (IGLC) The IGLC is a law conference collaboratively run by the UTS LSS, SULS and the University of New South Wales Law Society. It involves panel discussions and workshops surrounding gender disparity in the legal profession, and invites the audience to critically evaluate the existing biases surrounding gender.


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ISABELLA KIDMAN

Mooting at UTS:Law

Mooting is one of the many competitions offered by the Law Students’ Society. In teams of two or three, students will be presented with a legal problem question and work to represent their client in a court simulation. The competition enhances legal and research knowledge and provides students with an extra layer of confidence required to take on their law degree. 2020 was an enormously successful year for Mooting. So much so that in 2021, for the first time, Mooting has become its own portfolio, separate to the other competitions. The reason for this is so we are able to offer more Moots, have more competitors, train more judges and ensure the standard of competition is at an all-time high. Mooting presents a variety of opportunities for all law students, regardless of where your interests lie. You have the ability to compete in subject moots including commercial law, contract law and torts. These short-form moots enhance your knowledge and skill in specialized areas of law. Students also have the ability to represent UTS in intervarsity mooting competitions. With some of these competitions being local, and some national, you will be able to challenge yourself by competing against Australia’s best mooters.

This year, the mooting portfolio will be introducing an open’s criminal law moot for all those interested in the subject. We will also be introducing a new intervarsity opportunity for all experienced mooters looking to challenge themselves. If you are a first-time mooter, there are even more opportunities for you this year. We will be running workshops throughout the year, leading up to the junior mooting competition in the Spring session. These workshops are a great way to understand the basic elements of Mooting, and to develop essential mooting skills. Throughout the year, ensure you’re keeping up to date with the UTS LSS Facebook page for regular updates and information on how to register your team for competitions. Good luck and happy competitions season!


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LAUREN KREJCI

Skills Competitions at UTS:Law

Competitions provide an outlet for students to apply theory to real-life scenarios, irrespective of their law degree progression. Skills Competitions are an invaluable opportunity to develop your CV while meeting other students, faculty members, and external advocates, and they are lots of fun!

What competitions are offered? Client Interview The ability to develop a positive working relationship with your client is imperative to legal practice. Each week, competitors conduct a 30-minute interview with a fictional client that has a unique legal problem. Students must solicit the correct information, make their client comfortable, and offer some preliminary advice.

Negotiation Negotiation revolves around a hypothetical legal dispute. A week before the round, teams of two students are given common facts (known to both sides) and secret facts (only known to their team). The teams must reach a mutually beneficial arrangement that satisfies their client’s objectives while considering the other party’s interests.

Witness Examination Witness Examination is a solo competition where you examine and cross-examine witnesses in front of a judge. The aim is to construct a plausible, convincing case while simultaneously discrediting and weakening the case put forth by your opposing counsel.


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Intervarsity Skills Competitions The UTS LSS participates and hosts several intervarsity skills competitions. These competitions enable experienced students to represent the LSS at a local, state, or national level. For regular updates on intervarsity competitions, follow the UTS LSS Facebook page.

Written Skills The Skills Portfolio offers various Written Skills Competitions such as Advice Writing and Affidavit Drafting. These are highly practical competitions, replicating legal skills that are needed by all lawyers in practice. Lastly, participation is always perceived favourably on a CV by firms.

Get Involved! The UTS LSS runs our Junior Skills Competitions in the Spring Session for first and second-year students with no prior experience. Our Open Competition takes place in Autumn for all students, regardless of experience. Students can get involved as volunteers in our Client Interview and Witness Examination Competitions as either a client or witness throughout the year. Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to experience the competitions while working towards other initiatives such as the Brennan Program, UTS SOUL, or UTS Accomplish Awards. The Gauntlet is the perfect way to start your involvement as a competitor. This bootcampesque weekend competition enables students to attend workshops on how to compete in our primary skills competitions effectively. In teams of two, students are given the opportunity to compete in each competition and receive feedback from judges.


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MILAN SHARMA

Postgraduate Welcome

Welcome 2021 Postgraduate Students and congratulations upon embarking on an exciting new journey! Whether you’re a new graduate or wanting to hold more accreditation to help your professional career or personal development you are going to thoroughly enjoy Law at UTS. I am currently in my Penultimate year of my Juris Doctor degree and have been an active member of the Law Society since I started at UTS. By being involved in numerous extra-curricular activities I have found that I have not only enhanced my academic experience but also my social experience, even in a virtual COVID-19 world! Social Events Social events are a fantastic way to get to know your cohort and beyond. The UTS LSS organises fun events that will allow you to meet your peers and get to know them better. During lockdown these events were a bright escape, as they allowed myself and my peers to feel comfortable knowing that we were all in the same boat. Career Development Understandably the majority of you will have had some previous work experience or an established career in comparison to our undergraduate peers. Bring this knowledge along to your classes, you will

find that this will create important and meaningful discussions. I also encourage you to take part in the clerkship seminar series, women in law mentoring, advocates mentoring and the Brennan Justice and Leadership Program. These events have been pivotal in virtual networking as they have allowed engagement with recruiters that would otherwise not have been possible. The Brennan Program is a renowned social justice program and I urge you to join as my time completing the award has been not only intellectually stimulating but also fulfilling. I also hope to host two careers focused events that will cater specifically to Post-graduate students in 2021. Competitions Competitions are a great way to put into practice your recently accrued legal knowledge. The LSS does host competitions for first years, although, you’re also welcome to compete in the open’s competitions. Personally, the competitions have aided my understanding of the law, enhanced my negotiation skills and encouraged me to meet new people. If you’re not quite sure about competing, try volunteering first. It is also a great experience! Good luck and I hope to meet you either virtually or in person soon!


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First Years, Welcome to Law at UTS! We are so excited to have you. This is a First-Years ultimate starter guide to UTS Law, the Law School...

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