1. Applications for Professional Practice, Family Law Assistance Program and Clinical Externship
Applications for the Professional Practice units for Summer 2015/16 are now open. Please see click here for more details.
2. Busk Stop Program, Clayton Campus
Monash University is currently seeking performers to participate in the inaugural Busk Stop Program.
Performers will be invited to entertain the campus community in a traditional busking format at a variety of identified locations around campus. The aim is to add to the vibrancy of the campus and create a fun/entertaining atmosphere.
The program will be running during week 10, Monday 5 October – Friday 9 October.
Performers may provide a facility for donations from the public toward their performance, in a subtle and non-intrusive manner and to assist Monash will offer a $50 donation to each performer.
If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form here.
Applications will close on Sunday 27 September, 2015.
3. Caulfield Campus Green and Sound Shell Launch
Date: Monday 12 October
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Professor David Copolov extends a warm invitation to Clayton students and staff to attend the launch of the Caulfield Campus Green and Sound Shell. This exciting event will take place on the Campus Green on Monday 12th October from 4pm to 8pm.
We are delighted to see this architecturally designed part of the campus alive with colour and activity after many months of construction and development. We’d be very pleased if you could join us.
Please add the date to your diary, share with your cohorts and come along to celebrate the official launch. There will be music, entertainment, sporting and artistic activities as well as an array of food and beverage vendors.
4. Law Firm Opportunity for Bright and Enthusiastic Student With Interest in IP
A mid-sized Melbourne firm specializing in IP and biotech matters is looking for a bright Monash law student to do some paid research and writing work on a flexible, ongoing basis. Some weeks there might be 3-4 hours work, others none. The role will have a patent focus with an emphasis on issues in pharma and biotech, as well as other forms of IP.
If you’re looking for some law firm experience and think this sounds like you, email your CV and academic transcript to Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Please indicate if you have any knowledge of patent law. Details of shortlisted candidates will be passed directly to the Principal of the firm.
5. International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition
American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center), the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society (ASIL), and theAmerican Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team are pleased to announce the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law (IHL) from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students in this important area of international law.
The theme of the 2015 Competition is “The Intersection of International Humanitarian Law and Gender.” Papers should focus on ways in which IHL intersects with gender issues, such as the role of women as combatants, the gendered use of sexual violence during times of armed conflict, the impact of gender stereotyping on international humanitarian law, etc.
Visit the website for more details.
6. Honours Research Unit Information Session 2015
Many of the Faculty’s top students in their penultimate or last year of law elect to enrol in the Honours Research Unit (Honours Thesis LAW4327).
The Honours Research Unit is a 12 credit point unit intended for students with an interest and aptitude to produce a significant piece of original work in an area of the law that fascinates them. The Unit involves students writing an 8-10,000 word thesis under the supervision of an academic member of staff, on a topic chosen by the student, and approved by the Honours Convenor.
Students also attend 3 symposiums throughout the year, designed to support them through the research process. At the end of the year students present their thesis findings to their peers and invited guests at a 2 day Honours Conference.
To be eligible for the Honours Research Unit, students must have an average of 72% or better across their law units, and have no more than 72 credit points remaining to complete the requirements of their law degree.
As the Honours Convenor, I cordially invite you to an Information Seminar on the
Honours Unit on Tuesday, 6th October 2015 at 2pm in L5 of the Law Faculty.
At this session we will outline key elements of the program, and answer your questions.
Further information on the Honours programme can also be found on the Honours website, at http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/enrolments/honours/
Hope to see you there.
7. Refurbishment of Tennis Courts
From Tuesday 15 September to Sunday 15 November 2015 all of the 8 tennis courts on Clayton campus will be unavailable due to refurbishment of the courts.
There will also be restricted access for pedestrians behind the courts.
These tennis courts are located at 42 Scenic Boulevard (next to Sports & Rec).
8. Research Participants Needed for LGBTIQ Study
Would you like to participate in a research project concerning LGBTIQ, questioning and non-gender binary experiences of bullying and harassment in tertiary spaces. A new study is looking to interview undergraduate students at Monash as part of a pilot study.
The purpose of this study is to investigate who within the LGBTIQ student community experiences harassment and bullying in a tertiary setting; and determine what impacts this may have on LGBTIQ students’ access to supportive educational outcomes.
It is hoped that a greater understanding of LGBTIQ experiences of violence in university settings will allow further exploration into how such intolerance can be combatted to facilitate an increased understanding of the needs of LGBTIQ youth.
If you would like to participate by completing a questionnaire and a short one-on-one interview, contact Andrea Waling (email@example.com) or James Roffee(James.Roffee@monash.edu).
9. Progressive Law Network Online Survey
This survey is funded by the Better Teaching, Better Learning Bursary program. We would like to invite students to provide their feedback and experience in the Faculty of Law Monash.This is a great opportunity to have a survey run by students, for students.
Click here for the online survey