1. Commercial CPD Seminar: Privacy Law in an Era of Disruption (Wednesday 20 November)

With no statutory or common law tort for invasion of privacy in Australia, this session will explore current privacy protections and causes of action in legislation and common law. It will also discuss law reform proposals to improve redress, such as a statutory tort and strengthened protections under existing privacy legislation, as most recently recommended by the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Report. Our panel will also highlight the growing tension between rapidly evolving technology and current notions of privacy.

Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019
Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm
Venue: Monday University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

2. Culture as Key: The Hayne Banking Royal Commission and the Future of Enforcement for Australian Regulatory Agencies (Wednesday 27 November)

The Final Report of the Hayne Banking Royal Commission found that poor culture was a key contributor to much of the misconduct it examined, with a whole chapter dedicated to ‘Culture, Governance and Remuneration’. Principal amongst the recommendations made is the adoption of an attitude to enforcement amongst Australian regulators that takes, at its starting point, ‘Why not litigate?’ Commissioner Hayne implicitly argues that the culture of organisations will improve if the law is enforced.

This CLARS Law & Business Student Discussion Forum will assess the efficacy of a ‘Why not litigate?’ stance going forward, and its implications for ASIC’s previous enforcement practice, particularly the use of a ‘pyramid of enforcement’. Further, it will discuss some recent initiatives and ‘new’ regulatory tools that focus on culture as a key item of interest in the regulation of corporations. This event will be chaired by Professor Jennifer Hill, Bob Baxt AO Chair in Corporate and Commercial Law.

Date: Wednesday 27 November
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Moot Court, Level I, Monash Law School, 15 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash University (Clayton Campus)

RSVP here

Career Development

1. 2020 ABL Graduate opportunities in Melbourne & Sydney

Arnold Bloch Leibler is currently recruiting law graduates to join their Melbourne and Sydney offices in March 2020.
If you are a final year student completing your degree in law or recently graduated and are wanting to join private practice in a leading commercial law firm then apply to ABL’s graduate program. For a current list of graduate opportunities at ABL see here.

2. Career Conversation in Law

In this highly interactive, small group conversation you’ll be guided by an expert Career Success Coach to explore industry growth trends and employability strategies that will help you to develop and progress your career plans.

You’ll discover:

  • Where you are in your career development journey, and the next steps for you Current industry trends which may impact your career plans
  • What skills employers in your sector value most and how you can build and demonstrate these skills
  • The meaningful next steps you can take to achieve your career goals

Two sessions will be running at Monash Law Chambers (555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne) on Thursday 21 November 2019 and there are limited spaces.

Please click here to register your attendance.

3. Judicial Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Applications are invited for the position of Judicial Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Honourable T F Bathurst AC.

Applications for the position will close on Sunday 24 November. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 2 December.

To apply and to find further information, see here.


1. English Connect Summer Workshops

Develop your professional and academic language skills over summer with our most popular workshops.

English Connect Summer Workshops are a great opportunity for you to develop your English language skills in a semi-intensive format.

The workshops run in blocks of 3 hours and you can register for the morning and / or afternoon sessions. Workshops will only run if 25 or more students register.

Register here


2. Free psychologist service available at Monash Law Chambers

A clinical psychologist, Linda Russell, will now be available for counselling appointments for students on Tuesdays at Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne.

This is a free and confidential service that Monash Law students can access. For further information and to make an appointment, please email .


3. Trinity College Law Review – Call for Submissions

The Trinity College Law Review (TCLR) is Ireland’s oldest and leading student law journal. The TCLR is now accepting submissions for Volume XXIII of the print edition and the TCLR Online.

Publication in the TCLR represents the culmination of valuable legal research and writing and is widely recognised as a significant achievement. TCLR gladly accepts articles and case notes from undergraduates, postgraduates and graduates, on all areas of law. Numerous prizes are available for successful authors.

The submission deadline for Volume XXIII is 17 January 2020 at 17:00. For more information, including submission guidelines, please see here



1. Fiat Justitia Lecture: A National Integrity Commission? (Wednesday 20 November)

Presented by The Honourable Stephen Charles AO QC, Judge in the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria 1995 – 2006.

Date: Wednesday 13 November 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (followed by refreshments)
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC 3000
RSVP here: Essential for catering purposes

2. Commercial CPD Seminar: Privacy Law in an Era of Disruption (Wednesday 20 November)

With no statutory or common law tort for invasion of privacy in Australia, this session will explore current privacy protections and causes of action in legislation and common law. It will also discuss law reform proposals to improve redress, such as a statutory tort and strengthened protections under existing privacy legislation, as most recently recommended by the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Report. Our panel will also highlight the growing tension between rapidly evolving technology and current notions of privacy.

Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019
Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm
Venue: Monday University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
RSVP here by Monday 18 November



3. Queer Leaders Scholarship 2020 applications now open

The Queer Leaders Scholarship recognises the efforts of an LGBTIQ+ identifying Monash student who contributes to an inclusive culture and assists in promoting awareness and understanding of issues that may affect people of diverse genders and sexualities.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Wednesday 6 November

SCHOLARSHIP VALUE: $4000 for one year only

NUMBER OFFERED: One scholarship per year

Learn more

Career Development

1. Clerkship Masterclass – Friday 22 November

Are you undertaking a clerkship or equivalent? Then don’t miss attending the next Clerkship Masterclass, designed to build essential research and writing skills for your Clerkship.

This workshop is designed to deliver essential, practical skills relating to research, writing, preparing memos and tips to work effectively during the Clerkship. Presented by lawyers from top Law Firms, Law Faculty staff, expert staff from the Law Library and from other legal organisations.

Date: Friday 22 November

Time: 9.45am to 3.00pm (approx)

Venue: Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Click here to book.

More information: Katie Lang, Monash Law Library (03 9902 4384)

Note: There will be nothing included on how to obtain a Clerkship. This Masterclass is designed for students who have already obtained a Clerkship or Masterclass.

As this is a practical session, please ensure that you bring a laptop with you, if possible. A detailed breakdown of the day will be provided once the program has been finalised.


2. Summer Internship at Infrastructure Victoria

Infrastructure Victoria is an independent statutory authority which provides expert advice, undertakes research and guides decision making on Victoria’s infrastructure needs and priorities.

This position of intern would assist IV officers with research projects relating to any transport, energy, water, planning, amongst other areas.

Depending on the project, there could be some general literature research and analysis, writing up of this work and meeting with stakeholders.

The internship runs from December 2019 to February 2020 – can be flexible.

To apply for this internship, please send your resume and a one page cover letter briefly explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience would make you the best candidate for this opportunity. Send application to

Please note applications close 5.00pm Monday 11 November.

Career Development

1. Passionate about startups?

If you’re passionate about innovation or startups and want to amplify your entrepreneurial experience at Monash, the 2020 Generator Ambassador Program is the program for you.

This program is designed to give a front row seat to all of the startup action at Monash, and who knows, maybe even launch your own startup in the process.

Here’s what you’ll be doing

  1. You’ll representing the student voice of entrepreneurship at Monash
  2. You’ll help us run events, workshops and programs
  3. You’ll be an active part of the Generator community
Here’s what’s in it for you:
  1. We’ll invest in you – Work alongside the Generator team, startups and get exclusive access to programs and events
  2. We’ll pay your way – we’ll cover up to $1,000 in tickets to some of Melbourne’s biggest startup events and conferences
  3. You’ll get to network – meet incredible founders within Monash and from the broader Melbourne startup events
  4. You’ll build your personal brand – this will look great on your CV and LinkedIn, plus you’ll get your face on our website
  5. You’ll get inspired – who knows, maybe you’ll even start something of your own
Here’s who we’re looking for:
  • You know the Generator – you’ve been involved in past Generator events, workshops or programs
  • You’re into innovation and startups – you see the future of Monash as entrepreneurial, and want to be an active part of the evolution. You don’t have to be a founder
  • You’re a current Monash student – Undergrad, Post grad, PHD and enrolled to study at a Victorian campus next year (2020)
  • You’re committed to the role – click here for more info
If this sounds right for you, apply before applications close midnight Sunday 20 October.
Need more info? Shoot us an email at

2. Graduate Analyst

Are you a Law Graduate interested in International trade law and IP protection with strong research and analytical skills?

If the answer is yes then this might be the job for you.

Reporting to the General Manager of Projects and Analytics, this role will be responsible for researching, analysing and applying knowledge in a new manufacturing environment. The successful applicant will assist with searching patents in the industry and researching international trade laws and Intellectual Property (IP) protection in the area of standards compilation and business information.

Applications close 11:59pm AEDT on Monday 21 October 2019.

Learn more here.


1. Top Secret Event

Exciting changes are afoot for the Monash Postgraduate Association!

We are pulling out all the stops to celebrate and raise awareness about these changes across all campuses during the week of 14-18 October, 2019.

You are invited to join us on Clayton campus on Wednesday 16 October from 12:00 – 2:00pm on the Lemon Scented Lawn.

There’ll be food, music, entertainment, activities, giveaways and prizes to be won. And most importantly, you’ll find out what the hullabaloo is all about.

Learn more here. We look forward to seeing you there.


2. National Commercial Law Seminar – Recent Developments in Misleading and Unconscionable Conduct

The expert panel will discuss recent appellate authorities on misleading or deceptive conduct and statutory unconscionable conduct, including ASIC v Kobelt (High Court) and ACCC v Medibank (Full Federal Court). This seminar will provide an insight into the presenters’ differing perspectives – academic, corporate lawyer and regulatory lawyer. Learn more

Date: Wednesday 16 October

Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm

Venue: Court 8A, Federal Court of Australia, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William St, Melbourne

Registration: The event is free to attend but RSVP is essential. Register here


  • The Honourable Justice Michael O’Bryan, Judge, Federal Court of Australia


  • Professor Bryan Horrigan – Dean, Monash Law and member of the Australian Government Panel whose recommendations led to reform of the law of statutory unconscionability
  • Caroline Coops – Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Katrina Close – Melbourne Director, Australian Government Solicitor


3. Are you hoping to be admitted to legal practice?

The Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLABwill visit Monash Law Chambers (CBD) to speak about admission to the Supreme Court of Victoria, with a particular emphasis on key disclosure requirements and satisfying the Board that you are a fit and proper person to be admitted to the legal profession.

This is an important event for all law students and you should try to attend if you are able. The presentation will take 50 minutes, inclusive of question time.

The VLAB presenters will be The Hon. David Habersberger QC (VLAB Deputy Chairman) and Mrs Deborah Jones (VLAB CEO).

Date: Monday 28 October

Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Venue: Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Register here.


4. Industry Seminar Series with Baker McKenzie 

Monash Law’s Industry Seminar Series provides career pathway information and insights from various organisations across a broad range of sectors.

You are invited to this upcoming seminar featuring the law firm Baker McKenzie.

The seminar is your opportunity to hear directly from lawyers at Baker McKenzie about their own career journeys, as well as what a career at Baker McKenzie looks like. A recruitment consultant will also be present to discuss future career opportunities with the firm.

Monash Law Chambers
Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Venue: Monash Law Chambers, Auditorium, Ground Floor, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Register here


1. Monash Law Running Club

The Monash Law Running Club is back again for Semester 2.

If you are looking to get fit, improve your health and wellbeing or would like to catch up with your fellow law buddies then come along to our running sessions.

Whether you are a seasoned runner or a complete beginner we cater for all abilities and no one gets left behind!

Join our Facebook page for specific days and times on when our sessions are. We look forward to seeing you soon.

2. Schwarzman Scholarship

Designed to prepare young leaders to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century.

Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Students pursue a Masters in Global Affairs, working with an academic advisor to design an academic plan that best suits his or her academic and professional goals.

Students spend a year immersed in an international community of thinkers, innovators and senior leaders in business, politics and society. In an environment of intellectual engagement, professional development and cultural exchange, they learn from one another and pursue their academic disciplines while building their leadership capacities.

To learn more see here.

To apply see here.

Applications close 11:59PM EDT on Thursday 26 September.

3. Podcast: Just Cases

Each day, law courts make decisions that change the lives of those present in the courtroom. Some decisions change society itself.

Just Cases explores the backstory to the biggest court cases you’ve never heard of.

Recent episodes include:

4. Podcast: Lawyers Weekly Show

The law students of today, who will become the lawyers of tomorrow, are not prepared to accept a workplace culture where bullying, sexual harassment and lack of care for mental health exists, says the Australian Law Students’ Association on The Lawyers Weekly Show. Check it out.

Career Development

1. International Legal Careers (ILC) is hiring

We are seeking new editors, researchers, marketing advisors and website managers to join our team.

ILC is a Monash startup which provides law students, academics + practitioners with information about practicing law in foreign countries.

This opportunity will refine your personal knowledge of international legal opportunities + connect you with industry professionals across a global network.

Applications close Monday 23 September at 5:00pm.

Learn more + apply here

2. Corrs Chambers Westgarth Paralegals

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is Australia’s leading independent law firm.

The Legal Technology Solutions group is currently recruiting in the Melbourne office for paralegals who are available to work at least three or four days a week on a casual basis, and are available to start immediately.

We are seeking applicants who have either completed their legal studies, are in the final stages of their law degree or are undertaking practical legal training.

Apply here


3. Indigenous Telstra Graduate Opportunity

Telstra are recruiting an Indigenous graduate commercial lawyer for a February 2020 start in Sydney.

This role would suit an Indigenous student who has recently graduated (with 0-12 months PQE) or a student who will graduate at the end of 2019.

Some of the features of the role include:

3-year fixed-term Telstra contract

First 9-12 months on secondment to Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney as part of our graduate program, working in our Corporate Advisory group in Sydney.

Working in Telstra’s in-house legal team in Sydney, with potential for role to be based in Melbourne.

Learn more about the role and apply here.

Applications should be submitted by Friday 13 September 2019.


4. Cummins Corporate Law 13 month Internship

  • 13-month full time or part time undergraduate internship based in Scoresby
  • Law students – gain real world, practical experience
  • Fully paid internship from 28.01.2020 to 26.02.2021

About Cummins

A global power leader, Cummins Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.

We are the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of diesel engines and related components with revenue excess of $20 billion.

Globally we employ around 62,600 people and serve customers in 190 countries.

Learn more about the role and apply here.