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 inaugural St Patrick’s Law Students’ Society webpage!

My name is Imogen Power and I am the 2020 President of the St Patrick’s Law Students’ Society (‘SPLSS’). Formed in 2013, the SPLSS has developed a strong foundation for a range of events, all aimed to enrich the lives of the law students of Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus). I am extremely passionate about what the SPLSS has to offer for our students and hope that this website will be useful to you all. We work closely with the Thomas More Law School to provide students with excellent learning opportunity to improve their graduate attributes through our strong mooting culture and professional development events.

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

We hope that this website will provide you with an easily

accessible platform to obtain and view these resources as to

further heighten your university experience. I encourage you all to look around the site and bookmark it as this will

definitely be useful.

I hope you enjoy our webpage and that it can assist you!

Sincerely,

Imogen Power

President 2020 | St Patrick’s Law Students’ Society

Portfolios

Communications

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; and
  • 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
Competitions

The Competitions Team runs all internal competitions as well all external competitions the law faculty engages in. Our team of four is dedicated to providing as many opportunities as possible for SPLSS members to apply their legal knowledge while developing advocacy and written skills.

We run competitions across all year levels and strongly encouraged first years to compete by running competitions such as the First Year's Paper Writing Competitions and First Timer's Moot. Other competitions to get involve in include Client Interviews, Negotiations, Graham Thomas QC Moot and All Years’ Writing Competition.

Positions available

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

The Events and Fundraising Team seeks to produce valued events and beneficial fund raisers for the benefit of our students. In doing so, we add vibrancy to university culture and are consistently enriching the lives of students on campus. We organise exciting social events where students can develop friendships with various year levels. We see the importance was developing connections that will follow them into the legal industry once admitted.

Positions available:

  • Director of Events and fundraising
  • Events and fundraising Officer
Immediate past president

The Immediate past president (‘IPP’) allows the incoming Society to retain valuable lessons and knowledge that had been experienced in the past years. 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 encourage engagement from students with the legal profession and learn where a law degree can take them. We have hosted a number of events throughout the year including Careers Fair, Clerkship Workshops, Mock Clerkship Interviews, Law Breakfast and Panels etc.

Positions available:

  • Director of Professional development
  • Professional development officer
Wellbeing and equity

The Wellbeing and Equity Team aims to provide students at ACU with the tools and skills necessary to maintain a healthy and positive lifestyle whilst completing studies.

We hosted a variety of events which were aimed at encouraging positive study habits and general wellbeing in the form of information panels and Yoga & Yogurt. We strive to promote community initiatives for students to participate in, including blood donations and homelessness awareness.

Positions available:

  • Director of Wellbeing and equity
  • Wellbeing and equity Officer
Year level representatives

The Year level representatives Team allows for a connect between the Society and the students in each year level. Our representatives update students on current events, publications and opportunities offered by the Society throughout the semester on campus and online platforms.

Positions available:

  • First Year Representatives
  • Second Year Representatives
  • Third Year Representatives
  • Fourth Year Representatives
  • Fifth Year Representatives

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