Founded in 2004, the Chinese Law Students Society (CLSS) at the University of Sydney, Australia, is dedicated to enhancing the quality of student life at university and providing its members with opportunities on a global scale.

Our society’s aims are to:

  • assist the ambitions and aspirations of members in their pursuit of academic excellence;
  • provide members with exciting career opportunities both within Australian and overseas; and
  • facilitate a range of enjoyable social events for members who share a common interest in law.

CLSS comprises four main portfolios: Careers, Education, Social, and Publications.

A list of our Executive members and their roles in fostering the growth of the society can be found at our Executive page.

For more information, please see our facebook page.



Q: What if I am a Dutch-speaking Jordanian studying Medicine? Am I permitted to join CLSS even if I am not Chinese or a law student?

A: Our society welcomes all members regardless of race, religion, gender, language, or sexual preference; anyone may join CLSS. As long as you are a member of the University of Sydney Union, membership is free and you are entitled to the rights listed in the Union handbook. However, if you are not a member of the Union, you may still be part of CLSS as an associate member, but you will not be entitled to vote at elections or at general meetings, or hold executive positions.

To join, please just fill in this form. We will also have a stand at O-Week and you can drop by and register then.

Q: How can I become an executive?

A: Elections are held during the Annual General Meeting, which at present, occurs in October. All ordinary members, and honorary members who are otherwise eligible for ordinary membership, may vote in and stand for election for any of the executive positions during the election. Keep an eye out for the bi-weekly email newsletter which will notify you of elections or openings on the executive board.

Q: How are you different from the Sydney University Law Society (SULS)?

A: SULS is the official society for law students at the University of Sydney. Although CLSS is an informal society, we work closely with SULS, and cater more strongly for students who are studying at the main campus. We intended to create a closer relationship between members with common interest and course for the purpose of sharing both academic knowledge and university lives. We focus on student learning, international career opportunities and alternative social activities catering to the interests of our members.

For example, we:

  • Provide first hand information on law and order in Hong Kong and China.
  • Provide career opportunities in firms in Australasia with detailed information about the firm
  • Promote interaction between members by providing forums for discussion
  • Are closer in touch with each individual member, since we have fewer members