General Notices

1. EcoPeace Middle East Internship 2017-18

Applications are now open for the EcoPeace Middle East Internship in Tel Aviv, Israel.

EcoPeace Middle East is a unique organisation that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists. The primary objective is to promote cooperative efforts to protect a shared environmental heritage. In so doing, they seek to advance both sustainable regional development and the creation of necessary conditions for lasting peace in the region.

This three-month internship runs from November 2017 to February 2018.

Applications close Thursday 27 July 2017.

To apply and check out eligibility criteria see here.

Student Mobility Funding may be provided. Please see eligibility criteria here.

If you have any queries please email law-international@monash.edu.

2. Accelerator Monash startup program

Applications for the Accelerator Program to grow the next generation of Monash startups through an intensive three-month program and $20,000 seed funding for each selected team (~5 teams) is open.

This program is run by The Generator – the centrally supported initiative for entrepreneurship at Monash and is open to all students, staff and alumni.

You can find more info about the Accelerator Program here.

3. National Essay Competition

The 2017 National Essay Competition held by the Australian Legal Philosophy Students’ Association  (ALPSA) is closing soon.

This year’s topic is ‘Jurisprudential perspectives on the proposed bill of rights for Queensland’.

The ALPSA Essay Competition is a chance for Australian law students to showcase their ability to discuss the complexities of legal philosophy, in the context of an historical or controversial topic of choice.

In 2017, the judging panel will comprise the Honourable Justice Patrick Keane AC of the High Court of Australia, Professor Jeremy Waldron of New York University, and Professor Brian Bix of the University of Minnesota.

The competition prizes include cash prizes and the chance to be published in the University of Queensland Law Journal, the oldest university law journal in Australia.

Entries will close Monday 31 July 2017.

Please find more information here.

4. Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot & Jessup Moot 2017

Want to represent Monash at a national or international moot competition?

By enrolling in relevant semester two 6-point units, you could be selected for the Jessup Moot or the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

The Jessup Moot (LAW4806 (LLB) or LAW5056 (JD)) will take place Canberra in February 2018, with national rounds for finalist teams in Washington, DC.

The Vis Moot (LAW4807 (LLB) or LAW5055 (JD)) will take place in Vienna and Hong Kong in March/April 2018. Places are limited with five or six students to be selected for each moot team.

You may apply for a team even if you choose not to enrol in any of the above units. Applications are open to LLB and JD students in their final year. Submit your initial application by 5:00pm on Friday 28 July.

Please find more information here.

Events

1. The Hon. Robert French AC delivers the 12th Fiat Justitia Lecture

The Hon. Robert French AC, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia (2008-2017), will present the 12th Fiat Justitia Lecture, entitled ‘Judge Bridlegoose, Randomness and Rationality in Administrative Decision-Making’.

Justice French is Distinguished Professional in Residence at the Faculty of Law in August 2017.

Date: Tuesday 15 August
Time: 6.00PM–7.00PM (followed by light refreshments)
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Cost: Free
RSVP: REGISTER HERE by Wednesday 1 August to reserve your place

Careers

1. Full Time Legal Admin opportunity – Barristers’ Chambers Limited

Barristers’ Chambers Limited (BCL) welcomes applications for an experienced, confident legal assistant to support a select
group of successful barristers in modern Melbourne CBD chambers.

Please find job description here.

 

General

1. Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot & Jessup Moot 2017

Want to represent Monash at a national or international moot competition?

By enrolling in relevant semester two 6-point units, you could be selected for the Jessup Moot or the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

The Jessup Moot (LAW4806 (LLB) or LAW5056 (JD)) will take place Canberra in February 2018, with national rounds for finalist teams in Washington, DC.

The Vis Moot (LAW4807 (LLB) or LAW5055 (JD)) will take place in Vienna and Hong Kong in March/April 2018. Places are limited with five or six students to be selected for each moot team.

You may apply for a team even if you choose not to enrol in any of the above units. Applications are open to LLB and JD students in their final year. Submit your initial application by 5:00pm on Friday 28 July.

Please find more information here.

2. Accelerator Monash startup program

Applications for the Accelerator Program to grow the next generation of Monash startups through an intensive three-month program and $20,000 seed funding for each selected team (~5 teams) is open.

This program is run by The Generator – the centrally supported initiative for entrepreneurship at Monash and is open to all students, staff and alumni.

You can find more info about the Accelerator Program here.

3. National Essay Competition

The 2017 National Essay Competition held by the Australian Legal Philosophy Students’ Association  (ALPSA) is closing soon.

This year’s topic is ‘Jurisprudential perspectives on the proposed bill of rights for Queensland’.

The ALPSA Essay Competition is a chance for Australian law students to showcase their ability to discuss the complexities of legal philosophy, in the context of an historical or controversial topic of choice.

In 2017, the judging panel will comprise the Honourable Justice Patrick Keane AC of the High Court of Australia, Professor Jeremy Waldron of New York University, and Professor Brian Bix of the University of Minnesota.

The competition prizes include cash prizes and the chance to be published in the University of Queensland Law Journal, the oldest university law journal in Australia.

Entries will close Monday 31 July 2017.

Please find more information here.

General Notices

1. $3000 grant to study in Jakarta – 2 weeks left to apply

Applications close soon for an opportunity to study and undertake a work placement in Indonesia. Grants of $3,000 are available for successful applicants.

Piloting in 2018, ACICIS’ Law Professional Practicum Program will be a six-week study program, undertaken in Jakarta, Indonesia, prior to the commencement of the Australian academic calendar year (January – February 2018).

The program, hosted by an ACICIS Indonesian Partner University (TBC) will consist of an initial two weeks of intensive Indonesian language instruction and English language lectures by local legal practitioners and experts in the field of law, followed by a four-week supervised practicum placement with a local or international legal firm, government authority or non-government organisation (NGO).

The program will be designed to cater for students with no existing Indonesian language skills. Candidates with existing language skills will, however, be welcome.

Please note applications close Saturday 1 July 2017.

For more information see here or email enquiries@acicis.edu.au.

2. Bain & Company True North Scholarship for Women

Bain & Company Australia is delighted to invite female students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study to apply for the True North Scholarship for Women.

Applicants have the chance to win a $15,000 scholarship, a Bain mentor and the opportunity to attend a one-day workshop with Bain in Sydney.

For further information please visit www.bain.com/scholarship.

Applications will close at 11:59pm on Sunday 9 July 2017.

3. Jury skills workshop – seeking volunteers

The Victorian Bar is looking for volunteers to play the role of a witness or a juror for the Jury skills workshop.

The Jury skills workshop is scheduled for Saturday 24 June, from 8.30am-5.00pm. Venue is the County Court, 250 William Street. Lunch will be provided.

You will be given a copy of the materials particularly a witness statement which summarises your evidence. You will need to be very familiar with the facts and be prepared to give your evidence and be cross examined or to play the role of a juror.

This is an opportunity to see some experienced advocates at work.

If you are interested in participating please contact Bianca Stajcic (bianca.stajcic@vicbar.com.au).

4. Scholarships to study at Tel Aviv University International

The Friends Association of Tel Aviv University in Victoria has established a fund to support Australian students from Victoria to follow their dream of studying in Israel.

This funding can be applied to cover any of Tel Aviv University’s International Programs, including the International LLM. The one-year (10 month) program gives you the option of specialising in Law & Technology, Global Governance and Human Rights, Business Law, or a general track. Classes begin in early September 2017.

Scholarship recipients are required to be from Victoria and be part of the fellow program during and after the program. You will join a diverse group of students in the vibrant sunny city of Tel Aviv. In 2016-2017 students from North and South America, West and East European countries, India, China, Ethiopia and Botswana have participated in the scholarship program.

Please find more information about the International LLM and application form.

For inquiries about the scholarship please contact Ms. Taryn Bak (tarynbak@tauex.tau.ac.il), admissions coordinator at the Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University.

Events

1. Resolving an Indian religious dispute through mediation

In India a dispute has run for decades over a small piece of land, totalling just 1500 square feet.

Hindus claim they should own the land because they believe Lord Ram was born on it, while Muslims consider it theirs, as a mosque was built there during Muslim rule in India. Riots and killings have resulted from the dispute, and in 1992, a Hindu mob destroyed the mosque.

To avoid further religious or communal violence, the Indian government asked the High Court to rule on the matter. In 2010, the High Court, without resolving ownership, divided that land and adjoining land between Hindus and Muslims.

Unhappy with the decision, both sides have appealed to the Supreme Court of India. While the case is still pending, the Chief Justice has recently suggested that the parties attempt to resolve the issue through mediation.

In his presentation, Dr Sharma will focus on the viability of the use of mediation to resolve the various issues involved in the dispute.

Dr Rajesh Sharma is a Senior Lecturer in Justice and Legal Studies, RMIT University, an accredited mediator at the Mainland Hong Kong Joint Mediation Centre, a panel arbitrator with the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board and a member of India International ADR Association.

Date: Monday 17 July 2017
Time: 5.45pm (registration/networking) for 6.15pm to 7.15pm
Cost: non-members $25 / VADR members free
Venue: Coopers Inn, cnr Exhibition & Little Lonsdale Sts, Melbourne
RSVP: Email admin@vadr.asn.au by Thursday 13 July 2017

Postgraduate Notices

1. Graduate Student Conference 19 – 21 June

Monash University is proud to host its inaugural Graduate Student Conference in 2017 at the Clayton campus.

This three-day conference provides the perfect setting for graduate students (coursework and research) to network with Monash alumni, industry guests and each other.​

The conference includes keynote speakers Waleed Aly and Holly Ransom, panel discussions and workshops that will enable graduate students at Monash to develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing workforce.​

For PhD students, sessions count towards the Monash Doctoral Program.

Dates: 19-21 June 2017

Location: Clayton Campus, Monash University

2. Professional Practice (LAW 5050) – apply now

Applications are open for Clinical Period 4 2017 of the Professional Practice Elective Unit which takes place at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service, next to Clayton campus.

Clinical Period 4 2017 dates are:

  • For Group A: 20 July – 19 October 2017
  • For Group B: 24 July – 23 October 2017

Please note applications close Thursday 22 June 2017.

Please note, applications are not done on WES. See all further information about the application process and dates on the Clinical Legal Education website or consult Student Services.

Careers

1. Clerkship Masterclasses

The next Clerkship Masterclass will be held at the Monash Law Chambers in the City on Friday 23 June.

These workshops are designed to deliver essential, practical skills relating to research, writing, preparing memos and tips to work effectively during the Clerkship.

The Masterclass is presented by lawyers from top law firms, expert staff from the Law Library and from other legal organisations.

The Masterclass is primarily aimed at students who will shortly be undertaking a clerkship or equivalent.

A more detailed breakdown of the day will be provided once the program has been finalised.  A light lunch will be provided.

Please register here.

Please note places are limited and registration closes Monday 19 June.

If you have any queries please contact Caroline Knaggs (Caroline.Knaggs@monash.edu / 9905 2604).

2. LIV Legal Careers Fair

Attended by hundreds of people each year, the LIV Legal Careers Fair is the premier event for Victorian students commencing a career in law.

If you are a penultimate or final-year law student interested in obtaining seasonal and graduate employment, this is the perfect event to get your feet wet and help you find out what sort of jobs are available.

The Careers Fair will feature representatives from Australia’s leading law firms, government, regional firms and non-legal employers.

Don’t miss this free opportunity to network with key stakeholders during the height of your career planning.

Date: Thursday 13 July 2017

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf

Price: Free. Registration essential here.

Undergraduate Notices

1. Capstone Editing undergraduate scholarships

Capstone Editing is happy to announce 2 new annual undergraduate student grants of $3,000 each:

  • The Capstone Editing Research Scholarship for Honours Students
    $3,000 for one Honours student per year to assist with covering the costs associated with the research for their thesis. Applications are open annually from 1 January to 30 April. The scholarship will be awarded on 14 May every year. For more info or to apply, please see here.
  • The Capstone Editing Textbook Grant for Undergraduates
    $3,000 for one undergrad per year to assist with covering the cost of their textbooks for the duration of their degree. (The recipient will receive one $1,000 gift voucher per year for three years.) Applications are open all year. The grant will be awarded on 1 February every year. For more info or to apply, please visit here.

2. Seeking Open Day student volunteers

Monash University’s Open Day for Clayton is fast approaching and will be held on Sunday 6 August 2017.

The Law Faculty is seeking Undergraduate student volunteers to assist on the day.

This will involve speaking with prospective students and their families about your experience of studying at Monash, giving directions, greeting guests, helping with set-up/pack down and much more!

Although these positions are voluntary roles, the faculty does provide training and $50 vouchers for students who volunteer half a day (9.15am – 1.15pm OR 12.30pm – 4.30pm) and $100 vouchers for students who volunteer for a whole day (9.15am – 4.30pm).

If you have good communication skills, and a well-rounded knowledge of the faculty and campus please complete the application form by Monday 19 June.

APPLY HERE

We will be holding student workshops closer to Open Day and will send an email inviting you to RSVP to a session.

If you have any issues please contact paul.shea@monash.edu.

3. 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Ancora Imparo Leadership Program

Unlock your leadership potential with the Vice-Chancellor’s Ancora Imparo Leadership Program.

Want to make the world a better place? Lead the way. Gain the skills you need through the 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Ancora Imparo Leadership Program.

The program is available only to second-year undergraduates.

If you’re in your first year, apply now to participate in 2018.

Applications close Monday 14 August 2017.

As a participant, you’ll explore challenges and opportunities for leadership in the 21st century. And you’ll engage with some of Australia’s most influential leaders in business, politics, sport, public service, education, health, law, and the arts.

Postgraduate Notices

1. Apply now – JD Professional Practice LAW 5050

Applications are open for Clinical Period 4 2017 of the Professional Practice Elective Unit which takes place at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service, next to Clayton campus.

Clinical Period 4 2017 dates are: for Group A – 20 July 2017- 19 October 2017 and for Group B – 24 July 2017- 23 October 2017. Applications close on 22 June 2017. Please note, applications are not done on Wes.

See all further information about the Application process and dates on the Clinical Legal Education website or consult Student Services

2. Capstone Editing postgraduate scholarships

Capstone Editing is happy to announce 2 new annual postgraduate student grants of $3,000 each:

  • The Capstone Editing Conference Travel Grant for Postgraduate Research Students
    $3,000 for one postgrad student per year to assist in covering the costs of attending a conference in relation to their degree. Applications are open annually from 1 July to 1 June. The grant is awarded on 30 June every year. For more info or to apply, please see here.
  • The Capstone Editing Laptop Grant for Postgraduate Coursework Students
    $3,000 for one postgrad student per year to purchase a computer or laptop and software for their studies. Applications are open annually from 1 July to 1 June. The grant is awarded on 30 June every year. For more info or to apply, please see here.

3. International LLM opportunity – Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law

You are invited to apply for the Parasol Foundation Trust International LL.M Program at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law for the academic year 2017-2018.

Students can choose a general course of study or may specialise in:

Applicants to the International LL.M. must have completed an undergraduate degree in law (LL.B., JD, and Bachelor of Laws) prior to starting the LL.M. degree. Students in their final year of first degree studies may apply, and will be accepted on the condition they finish their first degree in good standing (above 80/100).

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year close 31 May 2017.

Please find more information about this opportunity here.

4. Italy research scholarships – International Institute for the Unification of Private Law

The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law invites applications for its research scholarships. These support top-level lawyers wishing to conduct research in the fields of uniform or comparative private law.

Postgraduate law students, academics, government officials with a good working knowledge of English or French may apply. Special attention will be given to applicants from developing and emerging economies.

Scholarships last for six weeks to two months. Between 15 and 20 scholarships are awarded each year. Funding will cover all or part of the cost of living expenses in Rome, Italy.

Please note applications close Friday 27 October 2017.