1. 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
The Chief Justice is currently seeking applicants for the position of Judicial Clerk (Tipstaff) for 2018. The successful applicant is expected to continue on in 2019 as the Research Director to the Chief Justice.
Applications will close on 30 November 2016, students are advised of the competitive nature of the position and to apply as soon possible.
Position description and details on how to apply can be found here.
2.Call for Student Expressions of Interest – Serious about a career at the Bar?
VICTORIAN BAR – MONASH UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF LAW
PILOT PROGRAM FOR LAW STUDENTS TO ASSIST WITH
THE DUTY BARRISTERS SCHEME IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF
THE SUPREME COURT OF VICTORIA 2016
The Victorian Bar and Monash University have agreed to conduct a joint pilot program designed to enable law students from the Monash University Faculty of Law to assist in pro bono appeals in the Court of Appeal.
The Victorian Bar formulated a Duty Barristers’ Scheme 8 years ago for all Courts in Victoria and 2 years ago agreed to formulate a particular scheme to assist unrepresented litigants in the Court of Appeal.
A limited number of students will be given the opportunity of participating in the scheme by providing research assistance to barristers conducting pro bono appeals.
This pilot provides an outstanding opportunity for law students to gain valuable experience about preparation of an appeal, how barristers prepare and conduct appeals, and how the Court of Appeal operates.
Students will provide assistance of various forms, including:
(i) being provided with the Notice of Appeal that has already been filed in the proceedings;
(ii) being assigned to the Assigned Duty Barrister(s)conducting the appeal;
(iii) being assigned to a particular issue in the appeal to provide a research paper to the Assigned Duty Barrister(s);
(iv) being able to attend a conference or conferences with the Assigned Duty Barrister(s) and, possibly, the client;
(v) being able to attend the hearing of the appeal with the Assigned Duty Barrister(s); and
later, meeting with Judges of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court to discuss processes of the Court’s appeals generally.
To apply please email Lloyd.email@example.com your resume, current copy of academic transcript, and an Expression of Interest of no more than 500 words outlining a) Why you wish to be included in this pilot scheme and b) What skills you can bring.
3. Right Now is recruiting for a new Secretary
Right Now is currently recruiting for a new Secretary, and we think some of your students would be interested in the role.
The Secretary is responsible for the administration and reporting on for the association, and for fielding enquiries from members of the public and other organisations. The role is a great opportunity to meet individuals who are passionate about the human rights conversation in Australia and contribute to a growing human rights organisation.
The role compliments studies in law very well, so it is an excellent opportunity for law students! The details of the role are available here.
4. Vacancies available – Family Law Assistance Program (LAW 4330)
There are still vacancies available for students to undertake the professional practice subject at the Family Law Assistance Program at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service, Clayton during “clinical period 1”. The subject commences with an orientation session on the 27th and 28th October 2016 and students commence the subject on the 7th November 2016 through to 24th March 2017.
Students undertaking the subject, will run their own family law files under supervision, interview clients, draft documents and letters and attend the Federal Circuit Court on alternate Mondays. Students will be required to brief barristers to appear for clients and attend court to instruct the barristers. Barristers appreciate the assistance of students involved with their case and relate well to them. In a recent case, a barrister has offered to write a written reference for the student who was instructing.
The Federal Circuit Court regards highly the attendance of students from FLAP at the court. There will be opportunities for students to appear for clients in court before a Registrar or Judge, supervised by a lawyer, if the student feels that they want to gain that experience.
This is an opportunity to experience the real “nitty gritty” of case work dealing with people with real life problems.
The unit guide contains the requirements of the subject.
To enrol for this subject students should send a request through Ask.Monash:
1. Login to ask.monash
2. Select the Ask a Question tab
3. Choose Student Administration from the category drop-down list
4. Type or copy/paste the following into the question field: Law Professional Practice FLAP
5. Then tell us if you are interested in taking up a place in Family law assistance program (FLAP) LAW4330 during Clinical Period 1, 2016/2017
5. Mishpatim Seminar in Israeli and International Law – January 2017
The tailor made unique Mishpatim Seminar in Israeli and International Law is an opportunity not to be missed, the seminar is accredited by Monash University.
The Hebrew University aims to assist Australian students wishing to participate in this unique program. Through the generosity of our donors, financial assistance is available to qualifying students and grants are available (please enquire within). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
• 2017 Mishpatim brochure here
• 2017 Syllabus here
• Australian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem webpage
• Monash Law School webpage