Events

1. Exclusive ABL event for Monash Law students: Shareholder Activism (Wed 28 April)

Monash Law students are invited to join Jeremy Leibler, Partner in the Corporate and M&A team at Arnold Bloch Leibler, and Vidushee Deora, a Senior Associate in the Corporate and M&A team at Arnold Bloch Leibler, to this exclusive seminar.

Join these highly experienced lawyers as they deep-dive into a case study spanning 2+ years, 5 general meetings and 3 court cases.

This is a rare opportunity to hear from expert practitioners as they examine the various legislative tools and strategies shareholders can employ to effect change in listed companies.

You will consider questions such as:

  • Are shareholders powerless to act when a company board makes poor decisions or destroys shareholder value? Or do shareholders have the ability to force change?
  • Must a board act at the behest of its shareholders?
Date: Wednesday 28 April
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Zoom
RSVP essential here

2. Autonomous Robotics: Ethical Challenges and Legal Repercussions (Fri 16 April)

Monash students are invited to join this unique workshop, Autonomous Robotics: Ethical Challenges and Legal Repercussions, featuring leading experts in the field of AI ethics and robotics.

What happens when a robot causes damage or harm to a person? Who is held responsible for its actions? What are the ethical concerns around using robots in human spaces?

This workshop will demonstrate the design considerations, ethical challenges, legal repercussions and consequences of robots used in community settings, in this case a hospital.

Viewers will witness an adaptation of a mock legal dispute which culminates in a court trial.

NB: Monash students can choose to attend in-person or join via livestream. 

Sponsored by the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision.

DATE: Friday 16 April
TIME: 9.00am AEST
WHERE: Moot Court (Law Building, Ground Floor, Monash Clayton Campus) or via live stream

RSVP essential (below):

 

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

Postgraduate Notices

1. Learn from former judges: Issues in Transnational Dispute Resolution

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

 

2. Academic Excellence Seminar Series (April – May)

This seminar series is for graduate coursework students who want to get the most out of their degree.

Join academic and professional experts who will offer advice and insights on how to thrive in your studies.

Seminar 1 – Wednesday 21 April

  • Dr Erin Leif and Mr Russell Fox: Behaviour science hacks for making the most of your master’s degree program.

Seminar 2 – Wednesday 28 April

  • Stephen Danczak and Ros Halliday: Keys to critical writing.

Seminar 3: Wednesday 5 May

  1. Sarah Murphy and Ying Xu: Things I Wish I Knew. Avoid Common Mistakes and Disastrous Consequences.

Registration essential. Register now

 

3. Transition to Work Seminar Series (April – May)

This seminar series is for graduate students who want to prepare for their job hunt after they complete their graduate degree.

Seminar 1 – Thursday 22 April

Samantha Tennant and Leah Strickland: Strategies for finding employment and work experience. Gaining an edge in the job market.

Seminar 2 – Thursday 29 April

Kelly Mann: How to effectively write job application documents.

Seminar 3: Thursday 6 May

Ana Retallack: Acing the interview.

RSVP essential here

 

4. MGA Support Buddy on WhatsApp

Sometimes postgraduate students struggle to get answers to simple questions.

One of the most common things we hear at the Monash Graduate Association (MGA) advocacy service is that students are often reluctant to ask questions for fear of judgement.

Questions like, “How do I know who my course coordinator is?” or “How can I expand my social circle and get to know more Monash graduate students?”

At the MGA, we don’t think these questions are silly. So next time you’re not sure who to ask, contact the MGA Support Buddy on WhatsApp.

Available from Monday to Friday between 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Text your question via WhatsApp to 0497 131 698.

Career Development

1. Law Careers Super Fair (Thurs 15 April)

Are you planning to apply for a graduate job or clerkship this year?

Join the 2021 Law Careers Super Fair to hear from private law firms, in-house legal, government and NFP, as well as overseas law firms.

Date: Thursday 15 April

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Zoom

RSVP essential here

 

2. Clifford Chance: GLOW Hong Kong program

GLOW is Clifford Chance’s unique opportunity for exceptional first year students to gain an insiders view into what a career in law can look like.

The programme is designed to not only give you insider knowledge of life at a leading law firm but tips on how to get here. During the programme you’ll experience intensive schedule of practice area talks and workshops, including a mock assessment centre exercises.

There will be a variety of networking opportunities where you will have the chance to meet representatives from all levels within the firm.

If you’re ready to glow; an exceptional first year student set on a career in commercial law in Hong Kong, then we want to hear from you.

Applications for this role will close on 31 May 2021. Learn more

 

3. Employability workshops

Do you want to stand out in the graduate jobs market?

Career Connect are running employability workshops this week that will help you to develop your employability edge.

Having competent employability skills is an enormous advantage, whether you’re applying for your first job or wanting to develop your career.

To help you improve these skills, we provide workshops that cover a range of topics, from networking, to personal brand and effective career planning.

All our workshops are online, conducted by professional advisers and facilitators, and are suitable for both domestic and international students across all disciplines.

Don’t miss out, register now.

 

4. Supreme Court of Western Australia Associateships

Applications are invited for the positions of Associate and Research Associate to the Hon Justice Pritchard, President of the State Administrative Tribunal, to commence in January 2022.

The successful applicants will be based at the State Administrative Tribunal but will also assist Justice Pritchard in relation to matters in the Court of Appeal.

Both positions are offered for a period of 12 months. At the discretion of the Court, the tenure of this position may include a subsequent two weeks.

Applications close Wednesday 14 April at 2:00pm AEST. Learn more

 

5. Police Association Victoria 2022 Graduate Program – Legal Stream

Are you thinking about graduate programs for 2022?

The Police Association Victoria (TPAV) is looking for an upcoming / recent law graduates for their 2022 Graduate Program – Legal Stream.

As a TPAV graduate, you will be part of an inaugural program and a unique learning experience with the opportunity to work with one of the state’s most prominent industrial advocates.

This is a two-year program whereby you will have the opportunity to rotate through 4 different areas and then specialise in your chosen field.

At the end of your graduate program, you will have developed sound experience and skills that will set you up for an exciting and fulfilling career in your field of interest!

APPLY NOW

 

6. Australian Government Graduate Program

As a graduate in the Australian Government you’ll do meaningful work from day one, be asked to contribute, be recognised for your perspective and see the impact you can make in the Australian community we serve.

The opportunity is there for you to craft your own career in policy development, delivery, implementation, and corporate roles. Open yourself to experiences only a career in the public service can offer.

Join the Australian Government and use what you’ve learned to build a better Australia and shape its broader place and role in the world.

APPLY NOW

General Notices

1. What’s it like being a family lawyer?

Encyclawpedia is a Monash Law Ambassador initiative, helping law students bridge the gap between study and practice through sharing the experiences of lawyers who are current working in a variety of different practice areas.

Encyclawpedia features interviews with lawyers who share their advice, insights and professional journeys for law students like us to draw inspiration from.

Check out the latest interview with Kirsti Weisz, a Family Violence and Family Lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid.

Read Kirsti’s story

 

2. Social Media Ambassador Program

Are you a law student with a creative flair?
The Social Media Ambassador Program is an exciting opportunity for creative and social media savvy Monash Law students.
Gain professional experience representing a brand, pitch ideas and work collaboratively with your faculty and fellow students to highlight what life is like as a student at Monash Law.
So if you’re passionate about social media and eager to get involved with campus life, we highly recommend you sign up!
Spots are limited – so don’t miss out!

3. Are you renting? New laws you need to know (Wed 14 April)

The Victorian Government has legislated a substantial number of changes to the Residential Tenancies Act which commenced at the end of March 2021.

If you’re a student currently renting accommodation off-campus, it is important that you are aware of what this means for you.

Join Monash Residential Off-campus Accommodation Services and the MGA for a session on Zoom to learn about these changes and find out how the services can support you.

Date: Wednesday 14 April

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

RSVP essential here

General Notices

Enrol in Monash Law’s new unit: ‘Issues in Transnational Dispute Resolution’

Monash Law is offering a unique opportunity to take your knowledge of transnational dispute
resolution to the next level.

Issues in Transnational Dispute Resolution (LAW 5475) is a brand new unit offering professionals the opportunity to learn from 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.

The unit 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.

The unit focuses on issues that arise for consideration where commercial disputes involve parties in more than one country and where there are inhibitions in seeking to resolve disputes in the national courts of any particular country, much less the country some only of the disputants.

This brand new unit is offered in June 2021. Enrolments are open now.

Enrolments and more information

Monash students (Masters / JD)

Enrol via WES (click here for instructions)

LAW5475 unit outline

Click here to read the unit outline for LAW5475.

About your teachers

Professor the Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC was Chief Justice of Victoria (2003-2017). While a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria (1998-2003) she sat as the Judge in Charge of the Commercial List and the Corporations List (now combined as the Commercial Court). Whilst on the bench, Professor Warren sat in all jurisdictions, trial and appellate, and extensively in commercial cases. She presently sits as a domestic and international commercial arbitrator. She is a member of the Dawson Chambers Senior Arbitrator Group at the Victorian Bar.

Professor the Hon Clyde Croft AM SC was a Commercial Court Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria from 2009 to 2019 in charge of a General Commercial List, the Arbitration List, the Taxation List and Retail Leases Act appeals. Professor Croft was also an international arbitrator – “door tenant” – at Falcon Chambers, London, and is now a member of Falcon Chambers as an international arbitrator and mediator. He is also practising in these capacities based at Dawson Chambers, Melbourne.

Dr Drossos Stamboulakis’ teaching and research interests span international private law, with a focus on commercial dispute resolution, private international law, contract law, and private environmental regulation and governance. He completed his doctorate at the University of Melbourne. He also holds a European Masters in Law and Economics from Rotterdam, Bologna and Haifa Universities, and an LLB (1st Class) and BCom (Economics) from Monash University. He is admitted to practice, and has worked previously: at King & Wood Mallesons, in the arbitration and commercial litigation teams; at the Hague Conference on Private International Law; and, as an Associate to the Hon. Justice Croft in the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria

Career Development

1. Social Media Ambassador Program

Are you a law student with a creative flair?
The Social Media Ambassador Program is an exciting opportunity for creative and social media savvy Monash Law students.
Gain professional experience representing a brand, pitch ideas and work collaboratively with your faculty and fellow students to highlight what life is like as a student at Monash Law.
So if you’re passionate about social media and eager to get involved with campus life, we highly recommend you sign up!
Spots are limited – so don’t miss out!

2. 2021 Law Careers Super Fair!

Are you studying law and planning to apply for a graduate job or clerkship this year?

Register for the 2021 Law Careers Super Fair and meet both engineering and non-engineering employers wanting to hire YOU!

REGISTER HERE: https://monashlaw.prosple.com/lcsf-2021/register

3. TPAV 2022 Graduate Program – Legal Stream

Are you thinking about graduate programs for 2022?

The Police Association Victoria  (TPAV) is looking for an upcoming / recent law graduates for their 2022 Graduate Program – Legal Stream.
As a TPAV graduate, you will be part of an inaugural program and a unique learning experience with the opportunity to work with one of the state’s most prominent industrial advocates.

This is a two-year program whereby you will have the opportunity to rotate through 4 different areas and then specialise in your chosen field.

At the end of your graduate program, you will have developed sound experience and skills that will set you up for an exciting and fulfilling career in your field of interest!

APPLY NOW:  https://bit.ly/3rqdXYQ

4. Australian Government Graduate Program

This year you can apply once for an Australian Government Graduate Program stream and be considered for multiple agencies.

APPLY NOW: https://www.apsjobs.gov.au/s/graduate-portal

5. Career Connect Events

NDIS are coming to Monash – Session on Thursday!

The team at NDIS are wanting to speak to engaged students from all faculties about opportunities in their ‘Just Brilliant Graduate Program for 2022’.

Come and join senior leaders from NDIS and you will gain tips on how to apply for roles based on the Australian Public Service guidelines and information specific to NDIA recruitment processes.

REGISTER NOW:

1 Apr 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

https://careergateway.monash.edu.au/students/events/detail/7004040

2021 Tech Careers Super Fair!

The Tech Careers Super Fair is for all students from any degree exploring a fast paced career with a technology or software focused employer. This is an interactive virtual career fair designed to help you learn about graduate job and internship opportunities you can apply for.

REGISTER NOW:

30 March 2021, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

https://monash-gradcareers.prosple.com/tcsf-2021/register

Opportunity for female students with Oliver Wyman!

Currently seeking penultimate year female students who display curiosity and drive with strong problem-solving and analytical skills looking to gain insight and exposure into the consulting industry.

The Oliver Wyman Women’s Scholarship awards you with the following:

  • $15,000

  • Summer internship in Sydney, which may include time in an overseas office within the Asia Pacific region

  • A senior female Oliver Wyman mentor

Oliver Wyman is a fair and equal employer, committed to recruiting and retaining the most diverse talent. We look for people who display initiative, intuition, and creativity with a strong problem-solving and analytical mindset. We do not require specific academic majors or industry experience and seek out diversity of experience and skills. We value extracurricular activities and evidence of leading an interesting and impactful life outside of your studies.

Apply by Wednesday 7 April 2021

APPLY NOW:

https://careers.mmc.com/global/en/job/R_112438/R-112438-The-Oliver-Wyman-Women’s-Scholarship-Intern-Sydney

Do you want to stand out in the Graduate Jobs Market?

Career Connect are running employability workshops this week that will help you to develop your employability edge. Having competent employability skills is an enormous advantage, whether you’re applying for your first job or wanting to develop your career. To help you improve these skills, we provide workshops that cover a range of topics, from networking, to personal brand and effective career planning.

All our workshops are online, conducted by professional advisers and facilitators, and are suitable for both domestic and international students across all disciplines.

REGISTER NOW:

https://www.monash.edu/career-connect/build/employability-workshops

Events

1. Livestream: Autonomous Robotics: Ethical Challenges and Legal Repercussions

What do robots and the law have in common?
Find out in our upcoming event with Monash Engineering and the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision: ‘Autonomous Robotics: Ethical Challenges and Legal Repercussions’.
This is an excellent opportunity for law students to witness an adaptation of a mock legal dispute which culminates in a court trial, and through this process; take a deeper look into the ethical challenges, mediation processes and legal repercussions involved.
DATE: Friday, 16 April
TIME: 9.00am AEST
WHERE: Online, via livestream

2. CLARS Law and Business Seminar Series: Should Australia Permit Dual Class Listings?

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

3. Eleos Justice Conversation Series: Death Penalty in Singapore

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

4. Book Launch – The UN Commission on Human Rights: ‘A Very Great Enterprise’

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

5. Charting a Better Recovery

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

Career Development

1. PCL Lawyers Legal Scholarship 2021

Are you currently studying a Bachelor of Laws at university and you are in or heading into your final year?

PCL Lawyers is offering two Law students with a WAM of 65 or more in their penultimate or final year a grant of $2000 each to assist them through the final stage of their degree. One grant will be prioritised for a student studying in Victoria.

Applications close Tuesday 30 March.

2. Just Leadership Program

Applications for the 2021 Just Leadership Program, a prestigious initiative of the Monash Law Students’ Society, are now open. Students with an interest in social justice and the law are encouraged to apply.

The program affords selected students the opportunity to listen to, learn from and network with high profile speakers who are closely associated with social justice and equity issues in the law.

Apply now: https://forms.gle/xkENB9obTSP55Cih9 

Applications will be accepted until Friday 12 March at 5pm.

Please visit https://www.monashlss.com/other-sje-inititives for more information about the program. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Amelia and Ellie at justleadership@monashlss.com.

Best of luck with your applications!

3. Job Opportunities: Associate and Research Associate to the Hon Justice Pritchard

Applications are invited for the positions of Associate and Research Associate to the Hon Justice
Pritchard, President of the State Administrative Tribunal, to commence in January 2022.
The successful applicants will be based at the State Administrative Tribunal but will also assist Justice
Pritchard in relation to matters in the Court of Appeal.
Both positions are offered for a period of 12 months. At the discretion of the Court, the tenure of this
position may include a subsequent two weeks.

Prospective applicants should possess the following attributes:

 A law degree (completed as at January 2022);
 A high level of academic achievement (Honours or equivalent is desirable but not essential);
 High-level research and analytical skills;
 Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills; and
 Editorial skills are an advantage.

Interviews will be conducted on 30 April 2021.

The successful applicants should be available to attend the Associates’ Induction Programme
from Tuesday 4 January to Monday 10 January 2022.

The successful applicants may also be invited to attend three days of paid handover in November or
December 2021, subject to consultation between the applicant and the Court.

Applications should include a:

 covering letter;
 curriculum vitae; and
 current academic transcript (or a certified copy).

Applicants will be considered for both positions and need only apply once.
If your application is sent by email, please scan your academic transcript (or a certified copy). You may
be required to bring the original if you are invited to attend an interview.

Please send applications or queries by email to:

Ms Georgina Due
Associate to the Hon Justice Pritchard
State Administrative Tribunal
565 Hay Street
PERTH WA 6000
Email: Associate.Justice.Pritchard@justice.wa.gov.au
Ph: (08) 9219 3101

Click here for more information on Supreme Court Associateships. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE NOON, WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL 2021 (AWST)

(Late applications will not be considered)

Events

1. LSS Peer Mentoring Program Study Skills Sessions (3-9 March)

Are you a first-year law student wondering how you will stay on top of university work?
Curious as to how to maximise your time at law school?
Overwhelmed by the new study environment you find yourself in?…
Then the LSS Peer Mentoring Program STUDY SKILLS session is for you!
Join us live on Zoom to hear from a panel of Law students offering their authentic and helpful insights into surviving your Law degree! With discussions about study skills, exam preparation, extra-curricular activities and everything Law-school related, you won’t want to miss your chance to hear these pearls of wisdom and even ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the session!
Session 1: Wednesday 3rd March, 7-8pm
Register here: https://bit.ly/3uLmR5R
Session 2: Thursday 4th March, 7-8pm: 
Register here: https://bit.ly/3sDn6hv
Session 3: Monday 8th March, 7-8pm
Register here: https://bit.ly/37Wlx6w
Session 4: Tuesday 9th March, 7-8pm
Register here: https://bit.ly/3r7Z7qA

2. KPMG Women in Audit Event (9 March)

KPMG is one of the most trusted and respected global professional services firms, with over 227,000 people in more than 146 countries.

As we prepare for the upcoming Graduate and Vacationer recruitment season, we would like to make you aware of the KPMG Women in Audit event. This event aims to bring together women from across the accounting and audit field, from experienced leaders to those just starting their careers. The event will feature three inspiring women auditors from KPMG who will share their career journeys, the challenges they’ve faced and how women can be successful leaders in this dynamic area.

Sign up now to hear about career journeys and what it means to be a leader in this dynamic field. The KPMG Graduate Recruitment team will also be on hand to talk you through the recruitment process and the amazing opportunities available in Audit at KPMG.

Event details

Name: Women in Audit @ KPMG Virtual Event

Date: 9 March 2021

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm AEDT

Registrations Close 1 March

The event is open to students nationally in their penultimate and final year of undergraduate and postgraduate studies, regardless of their degree / location. You can register via the KPMG Careers website at this link.

3. KPMG National Enterprise Showcase Event (11 March)

You know KPMG, you might not know KPMG Enterprise.

Do you have a passion to work with start-ups, small to medium-sized and family businesses? It’s all we do!

Join us for our National Enterprise Showcase virtual event to hear about some of the exciting work our various Enterprise teams do, as well as learn more about the Graduate and Vacationer opportunities at KPMG.

We are actively looking for students studying from all degree disciplines to join our different Enterprise groups. You’ll hear from senior leaders across the business and discover more about the work we do, the different backgrounds we look for and where you could fit.

At KPMG, we’re committed to providing an open and friendly environment for our talent that offers long-term growth, constant challenge and generous rewards. It’s a philosophy that will continue throughout your career with us and touch every stage of your development.

But don’t just take our word for it, come along to hear first-hand from our people on what makes KPMG Enterprise a great place to work!

Date: 11 March 2021

Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm AEDT

Click here to register: http://bit.ly/3c1P0xh

4. CLARS Event: Virtual Visiting Scholars Seminar – ‘The Rise of
Passive / Index Investing in the Context of Climate Change’ (17 March) 

The Centre for Commercial Law & Regulatory Studies (CLARS) is pleased to invite you to the second Virtual Visiting Scholars seminar for 2021.

The series aims to attract outstanding young scholars from around the world to present their current work and engage online with Monash Law School researchers.

The program contributes to enriching our research environment and provides networking opportunities for faculty members. This is particularly important when traditional travel is not possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope that the program will contribute to the development of ongoing research relationships with other scholars and universities, both nationally and internationally.

Date: 17 March 2021

Time: 7.00PM AEDT

Register here: http://bit.ly/2MQBQKU

5. CLARS & Economics Session – The Google/Fitbit Merger: Where Do We Stand? (30 March)

If Google’s acquisition of FitBit is approved, what does this mean for personal data and consumers?

The European Commission and the U.S. DOJ have approved the controversial Google/Fitbit merger based on a static, conventional view according to which only limited issues arise from a merger of complements.

This presentation will suggest that there are unprecedented concerns in a merger case such as this one, which allows Fitbit’s data-gathering capabilities to fall in the hands of Google. Indeed, such a merger creates major risks of extension of monopoly power and consumer exploitation.

Digital healthcare is a major growth area, and the combination of Fitbit’s health data with Google’s other data creates unique opportunities for discrimination and exploitation of consumers in healthcare, health insurance and other sensitive areas. The approval of this merger would lead to market failure and monopolisation in digital healthcare.

Date: 30 March 2021

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM AEDT

Register here: http://bit.ly/2MQBQKU

6. Law & Business Seminar Series: Should Australia Permit Dual Class Listings? (12 May)

Join the third instalment of the CLARS Law & Business Seminar Series 2021

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.

Then, at the end of 2020, the UK government commenced a consultation on the possibility of loosening the London Premium Listing sector’s characteristic hostility to weighted voting structures.

Against this backdrop, is it now time for the ASX to consider following suit and reforming its longstanding one share/one vote rule with respect to Australian listed companies?

Date: 12 May 2021

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM AEST

Register here: http://bit.ly/30c2NvF

7. How Much do Investors Care About Social Responsibility? (17 August)

Join Associate Professor Scott Hirst for the next instalment of the CLARS Law & Business Seminar Series.

In this session, Associate Professor Hirst will discuss empirical evidence on investors’ willingness to sacrifice investment returns for social purposes, and how investor preferences relate to the important current debates about social responsibility, corporate purpose, and stakeholderism.

Date: 17 August 2021

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM AEST

Register here: http://bit.ly/3kTiMrV

Events

1. MSA Events & Activities for new and returning students (12-22 Feb)

Monash Student Association’s Week 0 events and activities are now on!

Established in 1973, MSA Camps and Events is a volunteer leadership program that provides all Monash students with an opportunity to meet other students prior to Week 1.

The events we run are fun and inexpensive, with the aim of providing safe spaces where students can meet other students, who they may never have bumped into otherwise. Events and activities include:

  • Camps
  • Campus tours
  • Virtual Game Nights
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Moonlight Cinemas
  • Virtual chat sessions
  • Bar Night
  • And many more.

For more info or to register, check out our events and activities here

2. LIV Young Lawyers Bootcamp – Preparing for Law School (15-18 Feb)

Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Young Lawyers connects law students and those early in their legal career to the profession.

The Young Lawyers Bootcamp offers a series of FREE online workshops for students attending law school for the first time and for those of you in your earlier years of a law degree (JD or LLB).

The workshops, and future programs, focus on preparing law students for your formative years at law school while also providing support through mentoring, networking and the promotion of mental health and wellbeing.

For many attendees it will be your first opportunity to connect with your professional organisation and to hear from experts and learn from the experiences of fellow LIV Young Lawyers.

We look forward to welcoming you to this series of workshops to give you a leg-up right from the outset of the 2021 academic year!

3. Startup Failure (Thurs 18 Feb)

Venture-backed startups famously “exit” by going public or selling to another company through an acquisition deal. A different path, however, is far more common – failure.

Despite the large amounts invested in venture-backed startups, and their high average rate of failure, these companies rarely use the formal Chapter 11 bankruptcy process that is embraced by distressed public companies seeking to preserving their going-concern value.

In this discussion, Professor Elizabeth Pollman (Pennsylvania Law School) will provide an account of startup failure, including:

  • Why bankruptcy law does not fit the needs of most distressed venture-backed startups
  • What we can learn from the rare exceptions and
  • How alternative mechanisms serve an important role in the venture capital ecosystem.

Date: Thursday 18 February

Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm AEDT

RSVP essential here