2019 Cabinet Elections

2019 Cabinet Elections

Notice: Nominations are now OPEN for the 2019 Cabinet!

Notice is hereby given for the 2019 Cabinet elections to be held in Week 5 Semester 2, 2018. The Cabinet is the central governing body of LawSoc, responsible for the overall governance and financial management of LawSoc. Cabinet members are individually responsible for leading portfolios to run events, projects and initiatives for the student body, as well being collectively responsible for the Society overall.

In order to nominate or vote, you must be a LawSoc member. You can register here: bit.ly/Lawsoc2018

The following positions will be up for election for a tenure commencing on 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019.

  • Co-President (Female)
  • Co-President (Male)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Vice-President (Activities)
  • Vice-President (Administration)
  • Vice-President (Education)
  • Vice-President (International)
  • Vice-President (Juris Doctor and Postgraduate)
  • Vice-President (Mooting)
  • Vice-President (Private Law Careers)
  • Vice-President (Public Interest Careers)
  • Vice-President (Skills)
  • Vice-President (Social Justice)

Returning Officer
The Cabinet is pleased to reappoint Henry Robinson as Returning Officer for the election. Henry was Returning Officer for both the EGM on 7 May 2018 to fill the vacancy of Vice-President (Social Justice), and more recently the EGM on 26 July 2018 to fill the vacancy of Vice-President (Mooting). He was also Secretary of the UNSW Law Society in 2017. As such, he is eminently qualified and experienced in matters of student governance and election procedure. Henry is contactable by email at returningofficer@unswlawsoc.org.

Election Timeline

Nominee Information Session

August 13, 2018

When: Monday 13 August (Week 4), 1-2pm
Where: Law 101

Those interested in finding out more about Cabinet and the nomination process are encouraged to attend this session. The 2018 Cabinet will be available to answer student questions about their roles and portfolios. This information session will involve a briefing from the Returning Officer about election process and campaigning regulations. Any candidates who cannot attend the Nominee Information Session should specify so when they submit their nomination.

Nominations Due

August 18, 2018

When: Saturday 18 August (Week 4), 1pm

Candidates Announced

August 19, 2018

When: Sunday 19 August (Week 4)

Candidate Q&A Session

August 20, 2018

When: Monday 20 August (Week 5), 1-2pm

Where: Law 303

Interested in finding out more about the candidates running for the elections this year? Come along to this Q&A session to question their strategies and policies. Keep your candidates accountable and find out how they will serve your best interests!

Campaign Period

August 20, 2018

When: Monday 20 August (Week 5), 9am – Friday 24 August (Week 5), 5pm

No campaigning is permitted outside of this campaign period.


Voting Period

August 22, 2018

When: Wednesday 22 August (Week 5), 9am – Friday 24 August (Week 5), 5pm

You will be emailed an individualised link for voting.


Announcement of the 2019 Cabinet-elect

August 27, 2018

When: Monday 27 August (Week 6)

Results of the Election will be announced on the UNSW Law Society website, the Brief and on relevant social media.