2020/21 LSA Executive

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Executive

Brandon Draper
President

As the president of the LSA my role is to represent the committee and all LSA members. This involves ensuring all the directors are completing their relevant tasks to ensure we have the best events and information available to you. I also liaise with the law school in order to ensure we have a strong relationship and support from them.

Paris Nesire
Vice President

My main role is to assist the President in the day to day running of the Committee. My role is primarily from within the committee and looking after all committee members and ensuring that meetings and the administrative side of the role is performed well. I am usually the person the committee comes to if they are in need of any help.

Alex Hughan
Treasurer

I am the Treasurer and am in charge of all things financial, which is mostly telling people they’re not allowed to spend as much money as they want to. I am also responsible for ensuring our financial and legal obligations are carried out, it helps to be on top of these as breaking the law probably isn’t a good look for law students.

Directors

Leyan Elsaadi
Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

I am the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. I work with the equity officers to promote inclusion and diversity within the LSA and beyond. We aim to recognise, honour and celebrate the various significant historical and cultural events around the year. We also ensure that inclusive measures are implemented across all LSA events.

Daniel Reljic
Director of Sponsorship

My primary role as Director of Sponsorship is to look after the LSA’s relationship with our many sponsors, in order to ensure that many of our events can run and to allow students to meet with professionals from many different firms and organisations. This involves meeting with firms over the summer to negotiate the best sponsorship agreement we can.

Faviola Martinez Figueroa
Director of Juris Doctor

I am a penultimate JD student studying at the city campus. I have a great passion for property law and commercial law and look forward to working in those practice areas. Having worked at La Trobe for 6 years, I am invested in helping students with their degree - which is the main reason I decided to join LSA as Director of the JD!

Elly-May Dreier
Director of Marketing

I am the Director of Marketing for La Trobe’s Law Students’ Association. We aim to foster communication between our students, academic staff and the wider legal community. The LSA values keeping our student body informed of the multitude of events, competitions and other activities that occur throughout the year.

Sam Chung
Director of Activities

I am the Director of Activities. My role is one of the most fulfilling and entertaining roles of the LSA - I create the social events for the LSA calendar that allow law students to have an outlet from their super busy lives in law school! Myself and my officers create events for law students that are unique, fun and enjoyable for all students.

Ingrid Tam
Director of Careers

As Careers Director, I organise a variety of careers related events that help student determine what they want to do after they graduate and how best to do it. Some of these events include the Careers Cocktail night, Careers Connect Fair and multiple presentations from law firms throughout the year.

Afreen Taqvi
Director of Competitions

I am the Director of Competitions and my role is to work with the Competitions Portfolio to organise and facilitate all of the internal moots and competitions we run here at La Trobe Law. I am also the point of contact for competitions that are run by other universities and organisations which means you will always be kept informed about external competitons.

Rebecca Klvac
Director of Education

As Director of Education, I oversee a wide variety of events and services which encompass students' wellbeing as well as their academic and professional development. Our team works to create a supportive environment for students that allows our cohort to develop their legal skills and understand their materials to aid their wellbeing and professional success.

Laura Di Natale
Director of Publications

As the Director of Publications my role is to assemble all publications the LSA will release throughout the year. This includes this guide, the careers and clerkship guides. We are also releasing a weekly newsletter this year which will update you weekly on everything law and LSA related.

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