Kia Ora, and welcome to AULSS!
My name is Ella Stolwerk, and I am very excited to be your President for 2018.
AULSS is your law society, and exists to enrich your law school experience. Law school can be challenging at times, but our Executive aims to help you succeed and have the time of your life during the uni years - they will fly by!
On the ground floor we organise competitions, educational workshops and highly anticipated sporting events. We write interesting publications for you to read. We put on amazing social and networking events (the infamous Part II Law Camp, Law Steins - the fresher fave, and the largest annual faculty Ball). Most importantly, we CONNECT you! - to friends, lecturers, future employers and people that will go on to shape your career and life decisions, and whom you will share a ton of memories with.
AULSS also plays an important advocacy role for law students. Alongside the close relationship we maintain with other groups on the law campus, we also have a working relationship with the Faculty of Law and University Council. We have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA), and we are a voting member of the New Zealand Law Student’s Association.
We have an extremely large and active membership. Every single law student has a place in AULSS, and we value all perspectives on the running of our society. I encourage you to make the most out of the opportunities we offer, and your time at law school - sign up, come along, meet people and get stuck in!
If you have any questions or concerns, I am always available via email - email@example.com. Please do not hesitate to sing out, and we can arrange to catch up over a drink!
I am really looking forward to meeting you all, and excited for an incredible year ahead. Ella
Administrative Vice President
Hey guys, I’m Tom and I’m the AULSS AVP for 2018.
I’m heading into my fourth year at law school this year with a commerce conjoint. I’d like to think as myself as fairly approachable so if you’ve got any questions, concerns or thoughts around law school come and talk to me! Whether it’s questions around faculty, worries about student life or just where to get a good coffee feel free to come and say hello and I’ll point you in the right direction. I’m usually spending time in the Dave or a corner in the law café and I’m always keen for a yarn so come say hi and introduce yourself!
Education Vice Presidents
Gary Hofman and James Dalton
We’re Gaz and James and we’re so excited to be your EVPs for 2018. Our main focus as the EVPs are mental health, advocacy for students at a faculty level and providing academic and career support.
This year we really want to focus on fostering an inclusive culture within the law school and de-stressing the whole feeling of law school. Law is a tough degree and if we can help make your life just a little bit easier, we consider that a win. We want to provide opportunities that can detach you from whatever may be worrying you – whether that be patting some puppies or chilling out and enjoying a cheeky movie in the law café. Both of us know the importance of having things outside of law – Gaz is a thespian and James a bass guitarist for his band Scared of Girls – and really want to encourage an environment at law school where law isn’t everything! Yes it’s a major part but there is so much more.
If you have any ideas or concerns regarding these areas, or just want to have a chat, email us or come and say hi. We don’t bite – we promise!
Kia Ora everyone!
My name is Lina Kim and I’m excited to be your 2018 Secretary for AULSS! I’m a third year Law and Arts student, born and bred on the Shore, and love a classic beach walk, qual time with friends and meeting new people!! I’m pretty passionate about culture, and especially for Samoan culture after spending New Years there last Summer!
This year we’ve got some stellar events prepared for us students and I’ll be doing the admin for those events. My role involves a lot of behind-the-scenes, admin-related work for events like camp, lockers etc as well as to keeping the student body informed about major AULSS Executive decisions so we’re all in the loop. I’ll be posting monthly updates about Exec decisions so keep an eye out for them and message me if there are any questions too!
I’m pretty stoked to see what this year has in store for both new and current law students - excited to meet and get closer with you and please do let us know if there’s anything we can do to make Law School a better place for you
Kia kaha x
Ben Seto and Ashleigh Jonkers
Hey everyone, we’re Ashleigh and Ben and we are your AULSS Treasurers for 2018! We are in charge of the financial management of AULSS.
We’re normally behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly and ensuring we don’t run out of money! This means creating budgets, invoicing and payments as well as ensuring AULSS follows the necessary legal obligations as an incorporated society. We are super excited to give it our all to make sure you guys have an amazing 2018!
Don’t hesitate to email us about anything money-related!
Adriana Bird and Emily Lyons
Meet Adriana Bird and Emily Lyons. As their surnames suggest, these two animals are the self-proclaimed life of every party. Arguably over qualified for the role (Adriana has more than forty 21sts under her belt and Emily has chaperoned like five year 7 dances), the only challenge for these two is maintaining how damn wholesome they are.
With dreams as big as their student loans, these young guns are locked and loaded to bring you a year full of fun, distractions and *awesome* life choices. From all your favorite classics to some quirky new events, 2018 is lining up to be an absolute blast!
Daisy Archibald and Ellie Thompson
Hey, we’re Ellie and Daisy and we are honoured to be your AULSS Sports Officers for 2018.
Ellie has just finished her Part II law papers and is facing the dreaded Land, Equity and Jurisprudence combo, whilst Daisy is about to begin Contract and Torts. This means we have plenty of time on our hands to procrastinate and put your sporting needs ahead of our academics. Our main focus this year is Log O’ Wood, the law school’s sporting year’s highlight. This event is held at Waikato University to a theme (TBC) displaying a variety of sports such as cricket, soccer, touch, basketball, netball, dodgeball and tug o’ war.
Throughout the year we will take care of the Interfaculty Tournaments. Interfaculty Tournaments sees Law compete against other faculties such as Engineering in ten sports throughout the year. The competitions are either held on campus at the sport and recreation centre during weekdays and over the weekend at the University of Auckland fields. A number of sports are one-day tournaments and other some are weekly or longer competitions. These events are great for law students to meet others from different years and a good opportunity to support their peers at the matches and finals.
We are committed to creating opportunities for students to have an enjoyable and memorable university experience while studying. Sports are fun for everyone to get involved with – whether social or competitive. If you have any questions or would like to get involved please don’t hesitate to contact Ellie Thompson or Daisy Archibald or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugo Wagner-Hiliau and Josh Parkinson
Hey guys! We’re Josh and Hugo, your Competitions Officers for 2018.
We’ll be responsible for the organisation and smooth-running of the competitions at Law School this year. We’ll be facilitating with the firms and the judges, creating the competition draws and making sure all goes as planned on the day. We’re looking to build on the solid foundations laid down by our predecessors and foster a more welcoming environment to make competing more comfortable for all.
Please do not hesitate to contact us! We’re both relaxed and approachable guys, and are always happy to help!