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Career Development

1. Apply now – Vacation Research Scholarships at ACJI

Are you interested in research? The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation in the Law Faculty is running a Vacation Research Scholarship program in July 2021. This program provides students with paid experience working with a faculty member in an area of research with recognition listed on your academic transcript. Project topics span research in tax, family, environmental, social security, administrative and tort law and dispute resolution.
Details of the program and projects can be found here: ACJI Winter Vacation Scholarships.
Applications close on Friday 21 May.
Please contact ACJI Director A/Prof Genevieve Grant (genevieve.grant@monash.edu) with any queries.

2. Careers Expo & Emerging Leaders Summit

The essential, must-attend event for emerging legal professionals and law students, connecting you with Australia’s top companies and leading educators to help you secure the perfect role.
Across three, action-packed days over 8, 9 and 10 June, the Lawyers Weekly Careers Expo & Emerging Leaders Summit will give you the opportunity to acquire the latest insights and trends that are shaping the way of the future, helping you gain the competitive edge in this intense climate of great change.

3. Court of Appeal of Western Australia Legal & Administrative Associate

Applications are sought from law graduates or part-time law students for the position of Legal and Administrative Associate to President Buss of the Court of Appeal of Western Australia.

The Legal and Administrative Associate provides legal and administrative support to President Buss. This is a part-time position (37.5 hours per fortnight). The appointment will be for a period of about 12 months, beginning in January 2022.

Applications close 28 May 2021 at 4.00pm (AWST). For more information and to apply see here.

JD + Masters

1. Monash Law Chambers + Library node – Extended opening hours

Monash Law Chambers is now open for extended hours.

For a 6-week trial basis, the new hours will be:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:15am to 10.00pm
  • Friday: 8:15am to 9.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am to 5.00pm

The Library node opening hours will also be extended to match the new Chambers opening hours. This will help students who want to pick up holds and self-loan, as well as self-return, books after working hours. For further information please contact the Law Library team: lib-lawteam-l@monash.edu.

After 6.00pm access to Chambers is only via the formal front entrance.

During the trial, we will monitor usage of Chambers to help inform decision-making about Chambers opening hours on an ongoing basis.

2. Counselling services at Chambers

Counselling services will also return to Chambers from the start of Trimester 2.

In-person and telehealth appointments can be made online here.

3. Legal Project Management (LAW5471)

Starting in July 2021 for Masters and JD students, Legal Project Management (LAW5471) provides a framework to operationalise innovation in legal practice.

Legal project management skills enhance your employment prospects in the current legal services market, and indeed also to wider industry opportunities.

You will work in project management groups in a legal setting and communicate effectively to team members, project stakeholders and sponsors.

Case studies and live examples used in this unit, including for the assessment pieces, will include international content.

Learn more

 

4. Learn about dispute resolution from former judges (LAW5475)

Take your knowledge of commercial dispute resolution to the next level.

This is a unique opportunity for Monash Law students (JD and Masters) and practising lawyers to learn from experts including former Supreme Court judges who draw upon a lifetime of experience deciding complex commercial cases, as well as their current practise as international commercial arbitrators.

Issues in Transnational Dispute Resolution (LAW 5475) is taught by former Victorian Chief Justice Marilyn Warren, former Justice Clyde Croft (who was judge in charge of the Arbitration List in the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria), and Dr Drossos Stamboulakis.

Enrolments are now open. Learn more

Events

1. The Human Rights of Older Persons in Aged Care

The recent report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has revealed an aged care sector in crisis. This has severely impacted the fundamental human rights of older persons, as protected under international law.

This event will see Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Director, Professor the Honourable Kevin H Bell AM QC, moderate a discussion featuring some of the world’s leading experts on the human rights of older persons and Australia’s aged care system.

The panel will consider both international and Australian perspectives on the rights of older persons in aged care.

Date: Tuesday 8 June

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm AEST

Location: Zoom

Register now

Study success

1. Workshops for preparing for final assessments

Student Academic Success (SAS) will be running a set of workshops to support students in the final phase of their teaching period.

The workshops will acquaint students with E-exams, share effective ways to approach final assessments and offer strategies for revision and time management.

All workshops are on Zoom and will be recorded.

The full program appears on the Workshops on preparing for final assessments webpage.

JD + Masters

1. Monash Law Chambers + Library node – Extended opening hours

From the start of Trimester 2, Monash Law Chambers is open for extended hours.

For a 6-week trial basis, the new hours will be:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:15am to 10.00pm
  • Friday: 8:15am to 9.00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am to 5.00pm

The Library node opening hours will also be extended to match the new Chambers opening hours. This will help students who want to pick up holds and self-loan, as well as self-return, books after working hours. For further information please contact the Law Library team: lib-lawteam-l@monash.edu.

After 6.00pm access to Chambers is only via the formal front entrance.

During the trial, we will monitor usage of Chambers to help inform decision-making about Chambers opening hours on an ongoing basis.

2. Counselling services at Chambers

Counselling services will also return to Chambers from the start of Trimester 2.

In-person and telehealth appointments can be made online here.

3. Legal Project Management (LAW5471)

Starting in July 2021 for Masters and JD students, Legal Project Management (LAW5471) provides a framework to operationalise innovation in legal practice.

Legal project management skills enhance your employment prospects in the current legal services market, and indeed also to wider industry opportunities.

You will work in project management groups in a legal setting and communicate effectively to team members, project stakeholders and sponsors.

Case studies and live examples used in this unit, including for the assessment pieces, will include international content.

Learn more

 

4. Learn about dispute resolution from former judges (LAW5475)

Take your knowledge of commercial dispute resolution to the next level.

This is a unique opportunity for Monash Law students (JD and Masters) and practising lawyers to learn from experts including former Supreme Court judges who draw upon a lifetime of experience deciding complex commercial cases, as well as their current practise as international commercial arbitrators.

Issues in Transnational Dispute Resolution (LAW 5475) is taught by former Victorian Chief Justice Marilyn Warren, former Justice Clyde Croft (who was judge in charge of the Arbitration List in the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria), and Dr Drossos Stamboulakis.

Enrolments are now open. Learn more

LLB

1. Let’s do that again: 2nd Year LLB Social-Hunt

Want to hit rewind and start again? 2020 was a challenging year to kick off your university studies, especially when it came to making in-person social connections with new friends and study buddies.

With this in mind, all 2nd year Bachelor of Law (LLB) students are invited to this special event.

The LLB Social-Hunt is an on-campus scavenger hunt held at Clayton Campus. By participating you’ll get to know the campus better, learn lots about your study environment and most importantly make some new friendships.

There will be some more senior LLB students there too, who can give you all sorts of tips and advice about life as a law student on campus.

Spaces are limited – register to one (or more) of the sessions now!

1st Session: 

Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Location: 

Law Building Foyer
15 Ancora Imparo Way (Law Building)
Monash Clayton Campus

Register HERE

2nd Session:

Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Location: 

Law Building Foyer
15 Ancora Imparo Way (Law Building)
Monash Clayton Campus

Register HERE

3rd Session:

Date: Thursday, 6 May 2021

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Location: 

Law Building Foyer
15 Ancora Imparo Way (Law Building)
Monash Clayton Campus

Register HERE

4th Session: 

Date: Thursday, 6 May 2021

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

Location: 

Law Building Foyer
15 Ancora Imparo Way (Law Building)
Monash Clayton Campus

Register HERE

2. Entrepreneurship and the Law (LAW4540)

The golden age of entrepreneurship calls for proactive legal/commercial advisors who have an understanding of the innovation lifecycle.

For the very first time Entrepreneurship and the Law (LAW4540) is being offered as a winter intensive for Bachelor of Laws (LLB) students, beginning in June.

The unit will cultivate your ability to navigate the entrepreneurial journey, using innovative problem solving techniques.

Set in the practical context of relationships, we will explore how to break out of traditional legal silos to develop a dynamic, multi-disciplinary approach, whilst remaining mindful of the many related risks and opportunities that impact innovation.

This unit helps you tackle client challenges such as business formation, funds raising, trademarking, and structuring new business in new industries. Creating disruption within the realms of good governance requires a new type of lawyer – one that ‘gets it’. The lawyer of the future will add value and channel entrepreneurial energy.

Learn more

Events

 1. International Domain Name Arbitrations ft. The Hon Neil Brown QC (Monday 10 May)

Curia Legal presents the Honourable Neil Brown QC 

Join the Hon Neil Brown QC as he brings his wealth of experience to discuss arbitration and mediation, domestic and international and one of his specialties, domain name arbitration.

The Hon Neil Brown QC is a Chartered Arbitrator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a nationally accredited mediator and a member of many Australian and international mediation and arbitration panels. The Hon Neil Brown QC has also been a Minister in the Federal Government, a Member of the Federal Parliament and a delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations and other national and international organisations. Most recently, he was appointed to the Panel of Conciliators at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at Washington, USA and is recognised internationally as a leading arbitrator on domain name disputes. In addition to advising, contributing and lecturing on domain name disputes, the Hon Neil Brown QC is also the founder of the website Domain Times, an authoritative commentary on all domain name issues.

Please join us for what will be a highly informative and insightful evening.

Date: Monday 10 May

Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm

Venue: Zoom

Cost: Free

RSVP essential: Secure your ticket here

2. Members Remedies: Exclusive ABL event for Monash Law students (Wed 12 May)

Shareholders regularly find themselves in conflict with the company and its directors over the conduct of the company’s business or the acts and omissions of the company’s directors.

When those conflicts arise, the client’s question is “What can I do to protect my interest, or to make the directors do what I want?”

Using real world examples, this presentation by Susanna Ford and Stephen Lloyd, Litigation Partners at ABL, will explore the remedies available to shareholders and discuss the nuances of each remedy.

The presentation will also consider the same questions from the company side, by asking how the company and its directors might respond to an action brought by a shareholder.

Date: Wednesday 12 May

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Location: Zoom

RSVP essential here

 

3. CLARS Law and Business Seminar Series: Should Australia Permit Dual Class Listings? (Wed 12 May)

In recent years, leading global stock exchanges including Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Tokyo and Shanghai’s STAR market have permitted issuers to list with dual class share structures to encourage more tech and other high-innovation company listings.

Is it now time for the ASX to consider reforming its longstanding one share/one vote rule with respect to Australian listed companies?

DATE: Wednesday 12 May
TIME: 5:00pm – 6:15pm AEST
WHERE: Online via livestream

RSVP essential here

 

4. Eleos Justice Conversation Series: Death Penalty in Singapore (Thurs 13 May)

Join this discussion of death penalty practice and policy in Singapore featuring Professor Michael Hor, a leading academic on criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence.

DATE: Thursday 13 May
TIME: 1:00pm – 2:00pm AEST
WHERE: Online via livestream

RSVP essential here

5. UN Commission on Human Rights: ‘A Very Great Enterprise’ (Tues 18 May)

When the General Assembly established the Human Rights Council in 2006, it asked for a review of its ‘work and functioning’ five years after its establishment. The will to elevate the Council to a Principal Organ of the UN did not materialise by 2011; in 2011 the Council put off that decision by another 10 to 15 years. The Council should review its status between now and 2026.

How should we rethink the way the Human Rights Council functions?

DATE: Tuesday 18 May
TIME: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM AEST
WHERE: Online via Zoom

RSVP essential here

6. Charting a Better Recovery (Thurs 20 May)

The twin crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the first economic recession in 30 years, have highlighted and deepened many of the cracks in our community, and shown the fragility of many things we take for granted.

In tough times, many are struggling to make ends meet, keep a roof over their heads, and ensure they can access services like health care and education.

Hear from an expert panel who are working to find solutions to these major legal and social issues.

DATE: Thursday 20 May
TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM AEST
WHERE: Online

RSVP essential here

Career Development

1. 2022 Graduate Program – Department of Social Services

The Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS) is looking for university students who will graduate this year or have recently graduated, to be part of our 2022 Graduate Program. The DSS Graduate Program offers a rewarding and challenging career, in an inclusive, diverse and professional work environment.

To help you communicate this opportunity to your students we have developed some resources for you. This includes:

  • a newsletter article
  • two case studies and
  • social media posts.

Applications for the DSS Graduate Program are open now and close 2 May 2021. For more information, or to apply, graduates should visit www.dss.gov.au/graduates.

If you would like other electronic communication materials to promote the DSS Graduate Program please send through your request to GraduateRecruitment@dss.gov.au.

2. Court of Appeal of Western Australia Legal & Administrative Associate

Applications are sought from law graduates or part-time law students for the position of Legal and Administrative Associate to President Buss of the Court of Appeal of Western Australia.

The Legal and Administrative Associate provides legal and administrative support to President Buss. This is a part-time position (37.5 hours per fortnight). The appointment will be for a period of about 12 months, beginning in January 2022.

Applications close 28 May 2021 at 4.00pm (AWST). For more information and to apply see here.

JD + Masters

1. Legal Project Management (LAW5471)

Starting in July 2021 for Masters and JD students, Legal Project Management (LAW5471) provides a framework to operationalise innovation in legal practice.

Legal project management skills enhance your employment prospects in the current legal services market, and indeed also to wider industry opportunities.

You will work in project management groups in a legal setting and communicate effectively to team members, project stakeholders and sponsors.

Case studies and live examples used in this unit, including for the assessment pieces, will include international content.

Learn more

2. Learn about dispute resolution from former judges (LAW5475)

Take your knowledge of commercial dispute resolution to the next level.

This is a unique opportunity for Monash Law students (JD and Masters) and practising lawyers to learn from experts including former Supreme Court judges who draw upon a lifetime of experience deciding complex commercial cases, as well as their current practise as international commercial arbitrators.

Issues in Transnational Dispute Resolution (LAW 5475) is taught by former Victorian Chief Justice Marilyn Warren, former Justice Clyde Croft (who was judge in charge of the Arbitration List in the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria), and Dr Drossos Stamboulakis.

Enrolments are now open. Learn more

LLB

1. Entrepreneurship and the Law (LAW4540)

The golden age of entrepreneurship calls for proactive legal/commercial advisors who have an understanding of the innovation lifecycle.

For the very first time Entrepreneurship and the Law (LAW4540) is being offered as a winter intensive for Bachelor of Laws (LLB) students, beginning in June.

The unit will cultivate your ability to navigate the entrepreneurial journey, using innovative problem solving techniques.

Set in the practical context of relationships, we will explore how to break out of traditional legal silos to develop a dynamic, multi-disciplinary approach, whilst remaining mindful of the many related risks and opportunities that impact innovation.

This unit helps you tackle client challenges such as business formation, funds raising, trademarking, and structuring new business in new industries. Creating disruption within the realms of good governance requires a new type of lawyer – one that ‘gets it’. The lawyer of the future will add value and channel entrepreneurial energy.

Learn more