St Patrick's Law Students' Society

The St Patrick’s Law Students’ Society (‘SPLSS’) was founded in 2013 with the inception of the Thomas More Law School at the Australian Catholic University’s Melbourne Campus. It is the peak advocacy body for law students.

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About us

The St Patrick’s Law Students’ Society (‘SPLSS’) was founded in 2013 with the inception of the Thomas More Law School at the Australian Catholic University’s Melbourne Campus. It is the peak advocacy body for law students.

Over the past seven years, the Society has grown exponentially, stamping its footprint in the Law School arena with the development of its mooting program - demonstrating prominence on the national and international stage - as well as a range of diversified events, pertaining to wellbeing, competitions, professional development and social events. Each year our membership numbers grow, along with its events catering for the growing population of the Thomas More School of Law.

Mission Statement

The St Patrick's Law Students’ Society is a student-run voluntary organisation committed to helping Australian Catholic University law students (Melbourne) engage in their university tertiary experience by providing a diverse range of professional and social opportunities.

President's welcome

Imogen Power

Welcome to the St Patrick’s Law Students’ Society webpage!

My name is Tyra O’Neill and I am the 2022 President of the St Patrick’s Law Students’ Society, otherwise known as ‘SPLSS’.

Formed in 2013, SPLSS has developed a strong foundation and now facilitates a range of events that aim to enrich the lives of the Law Students on the Melbourne ACU Campus.

We work closely with the Thomas More Law School to provide opportunities for students to learn and grow - while also improving their graduate attributes and overall employability.

Our initiatives cover several areas, such as competitions, professional development, wellbeing and social events. In particular, we are proud to have fostered our reputation both internally and externally, through our strong Mooting culture and our connections with firms.

Throughout the year, all our publications, event information, links, and contact details will be made available to you here.

I am incredibly passionate about everything SPLSS offers, and I hope that this webpage provides you with the resources to ensure your University experience is a positive one.

I encourage you to take a look around and bookmark the page so you can always come back!

Sincerely, Tyra O’Neill
President | St Patrick’s Law Students’ Society



The Communications Team works collaboratively with all the portfolios to:

  • manage all the society’s social media platforms
  • work with the other portfolios to design fun and engaging marketing plans for our events
  • develop useful resources for ACU law students
  • ensure ACU law students are aware of the society’s beneficial events and resources.

The Communications Team encourages all students to follow our Facebook (@stpatrickslss), LinkedIn (‘St Patrick’s Law Students’ Society’) and Instagram (@stpatrickslss) platforms to have up-to-date information about our initiatives.

Positions available:

  • Director of Communications
  • Social Media Officer
  • Marketing Officers
  • IT & Publications Officer

The Competitions Team runs all internal competitions and assists the Law Faculty with any external competitions they may choose to engage in. Our team is dedicated to providing as many opportunities as possible for SPLSS members to apply their legal knowledge, while developing their advocacy and written skills.

We run competitions across all year levels, including Client Interviews, Negotiations, Graham Thomas QC Championship Moot, First Timer’s Moot and the All-Years’ Writing Competition. These competitions are open to people of all skill levels and we provide a number of workshops to ensure that students are aware of the requirements and can learn new things. Positions available:

  • Director of Internal Competitions
  • Internal Competition Officers
Events and fundraising

The Events and Fundraising Team seeks to host events and fundraisers geared at benefiting our students. We aim to add vibrancy to everyday life as a Law Student, by organising social events where people can develop friendships amongst their own cohort, as well as across other year levels. We understand how comforting it is to see a familiar face in your classes, and believe that developing these connections now are important, as they will carry into our careers in the legal industry. Positions available:

  • Director of Events and Fundraising
  • Events and Fundraising Officer

The Executive team oversees the Committee to:

  • Assist in the overall functioning of SPLSS through the managing of all portfolios
  • Communicate with internal and external bodies, including our Sponsors
  • Provide support to TMLS students and advocating on their behalf to the Law Faculty.

Positions Available:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
Immediate past president

The Immediate Past President (‘IPP’) allows the incoming Society to retain valuable lessons and knowledge from the past year. The IPP provides the incoming Executive Team with advice, assistance and support where necessary.

Professional development

The Professional Development Team provides students with opportunities to gain insight into potential educational and career pathways within the law. We are responsible for organising events and initiatives that will allow students to engage with those already in the legal profession and expose them to the places a Law degree can take them. We host a number of events throughout the year including the Careers Fair, Clerkship Workshops, Mock Clerkship Interviews, Law Breakfast and Panels.

Positions Available:

  • Director of Professional Development
  • Professional Development Officer
  • Sponsorship Officer
Equity and wellbeing

The Equity and Wellbeing Team endeavours to equip ACU Law Students with the tools to maintain a healthy whilst completing their studies.

We host a variety of events that encourage positive study habits and general wellbeing. We strive to promote ways in which students can give back to their communities, in a legal and non-legal context. Positions available:

  • Director of Equity and Wellbeing
  • Equity and Wellbeing Officer
  • Uni-Buddy Officer
Year level representatives

The Year Level Representatives Team bridge the gap between the Society and the students. Our representatives update students on current events, publications and opportunities offered by the Society throughout the semester. They also assist in the transition to University, particularly relevant for First Years, and voice the needs of the students to the Society. Positions available:

  • First Year Representatives
  • Second Year Representatives

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