The Bond University Law Students’ Association (LSA) is the peak representative body for students enrolled within the Faculty of Law.
Law Ball is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing – LSA elections are just around the corner. I have already heard murmurs that many within our Law Faculty are considering running for the LSA this year and the purpose of this article is to give you a brief overview of how elections will run this year. For those of you that haven’t, yet, considered running hopefully I can pique your interest!
WHY SHOULD I DO IT?
Being on the LSA is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have at Law School. You will have the opportunity to bring to life projects you may have previously envisioned, make changes that will greatly impact an entire student body and get to work closely with a committee of dynamic and motivated people. It also provides a fantastic platform to meet staff members and other students you may otherwise have never interacted with.
HOW WILL THE ELECTIONS OPERATE?
The question of the hour! The LSA elections this year will allow Presidents and Vice-President’s the ability to run in a 'pod’ (essentially they are able to campaign collectively) and all other candidates will run independently. The positions that you can run for are:
By-laws for the election will be released in Week 14. We also have an election information session in Week 3 of next semester to run through the election process in more detail and give you an opportunity to speak to students currently part of the committee. Please don’t hesitate to contact the committee in the interim if you would like to know more about a specific role.
WHEN WILL THE ELECTIONS BE
Nominations for the 2014/2015 LSA Committee with close on Monday, 9 June (Week 5 of next semester). Voting will take place on Tuesday, 17 and Wednesday, 18 June (Week 6 next semester) with the results announced at Law Ball on 21 June (Saturday, Week 6).
Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email if you would like to speak further about the upcoming elections – I would love to see as many students involved as possible!