Postgraduate Notices

1. Applications now open for JD Professional Practice Unit LAW 5050

Due to popular demand we will be offering two clinics commencing on 7 May 2015 at the Monash-Oakleigh Legal Service for JD students.

Interested JD students can apply now for the Professional Practice Unit LAW5050 (JD elective).

This unit provides students with the opportunity to obtain hands-on practical experience through the Monash Oakleigh Legal Service located at 60 Beddoe Avenue, Clayton (right next to the Clayton campus).

Developed more than 30 years ago, the Monash Law clinical legal education program for students was the first of its kind in Australia.

Under expert supervision, students are provided with the opportunity to work in a busy community legal service under professional supervision. Students work with real clients and cases, learning vital skills relating to the practice of law while providing an important service to the community.

For more information about the application process and dates visit the Clinical Legal Education website.

2. JD Trimester 1 discontinuation dates

The JD Trimester 1 discontinuation dates for withdrawn early are as follows:

  • LAW5000 Australian legal reasoning and methods – 9 February 2015
  • LAW5001 Principles of criminal law and procedure – 12 February 2015

All other JD Core units – 2 February 2015

For more details visit http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html

Academic and financial penalties will apply for units discontinued after these dates.

3. New postgraduate units in 2015

For more information

http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html

End Student Gazette 9/02/15

Careers

Principal Consultant, Converge International for Melbourne office

An energetic, full time Principal Consultant is required for a dynamic, not-for-profit organisation, to deliver from a suite of consulting services to clients located in Melbourne and across regional Victoria.

For more information and to apply visit the Converge website

Applications close 16 Feb 2005

Events

1. Seminar: Australia – A vital commercial hub in the Asia Pacific region

Date: Wednesday 25 February 2015
Time: 6.00-7.00pm
Location: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Cost: Free
RSVP: By 20 February 2015 (unless sold old prior) emailing clars@monash.edu

The inaugural seminar involving the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Victoria, Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies, Monash Law Faculty, Victorian Bar, CommBar, Law Institute of Victoria and Judicial College of Victoria.

This seminar will look at the importance of Australia as a major legal centre for commercial disputes in the Asia Pacific region and the challenges for Australian commercial courts and arbitral institutions in a regional justice system.

The importance of Australia as a major legal centre for
commercial disputes in the Asia Pacific region and the
challenges for Australian commercial courts and arbitral
institutions in a regional justice system.

For more information

2. Workshop: Fair Food? Overcoming Regulatory Barriers

Date: Tuesday 24 February 2015
Time: 10:15am – 2:30pm
Location: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Cost: $55.00 (includes GST)
RSVP: By 19 February 2015

The Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies is holding a workshop with the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance and Victorian Farmers Market Association, to look at how to improve food regulation and access to fair local food.

The workshop is facilitated by Professor Christine Parker, researcher in regulatory studies and food politics, from the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies (CLARS), Monash Law Faculty. It is co-sponsored by the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) and the Victorian Farmers Market Association.

For more information and registration details:

General Notices

1. The 6th University Scholars Leadership Symposium, August 1-7, 2015, Hong Kong

Humanitarian Affairs UK is looking for seven promising student leaders from Monash University with a drive to learn and an open mind to attend the 6th University Scholars Leadership (USL) Symposium.

The USL Symposium focuses on personal development, self-confidence and leadership skills. The weeklong conference includes international world class speakers, an opportunity for personal and professional growth and a platform for delegates to network with other inspirational youth from over 45 countries.

For more information

2. Overseas Human Rights Internship Opportunities for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

2015 Palestine Works Law Fellowship ( May – August 2015)

Palestine Works is a new US-based non-profit founded by diaspora Palestinians to promote Palestinian human development.

The Law Fellowship empowers law students and recent law graduates to protect human rights and promote development among Palestinians in occupied Palestine and Israel. The 23 Law Fellows in our 2014 class volunteered over 9,000 hours of legal support to our partner organizations and the Palestinian communities they serve.

For further information including application process visit the Palestine Works Law Fellowship webpage.

Contact Raffaele Piccolo, Program Director, Australia
raffaele@palestineworks.org

Note: As an institution of higher learning, Monash Faculty of Law cannot take responsibility for placement that is advertised in our Student Gazette.  We only provide the information as a convenience to students.

3. Summer Semester Student Evaluation of Teaching and Units (SETU)  survey dates

Please note the following dates for the SETU surveys over the Summer Semester – your teachers should remind you to complete the online SETU surveys before the closing date  and hopefully  give you some time in class to do this – it won’t take more than 10 minutes or so.

The University will send reminders to  you to complete the SETU surveys until you have completed the surveys for ALL the Units in which  you  are enrolled.

  • T3-58 Units- already been evaluated as part of the S2 SETU survey – this affects some  LLM, JD and 3 Prof Prac Units
  • T4-57 Units – already been  evaluated as part of the S2 SETU survey –this affects some  LLM Units
  • Summer A Units – SETU survey opens on 22 Jan and closes on 19 Feb – this affects 4 x LLB Units
  • Summer SS S1-01 – SETU survey opens on 22 Jan and closes on 19 Feb –this affects  3 x LLB Prof Prac Units
  • SETU survey opens on 22nd Dec  and closes on 15 Jan   –this affects 4 x LLM  Units
  • Summer B Units – SETU survey opens on 22 Jan and closes on 5  Feb – this affects 8 LLB Units
  • T1-57 – SETU survey opens on 22nd Jan and closes on 19 Feb   –this affects 4 x LLM  Units.

Postgraduate Notices

1. Applications now open for JD Professional Practice Unit LAW 5050

Due to popular demand we will be offering two clinics commencing on 7 May 2015 at the Monash-Oakleigh Legal Service for JD students.

Interested JD students can apply now for the Professional Practice Unit LAW5050 (JD elective).

This unit provides students with the opportunity to obtain hands-on practical experience through the Monash Oakleigh Legal Service located at 60 Beddoe Avenue, Clayton (right next to the Clayton campus).

Developed more than 30 years ago, the Monash Law clinical legal education program for students was the first of its kind in Australia.

Under expert supervision, students are provided with the opportunity to work in a busy community legal service under professional supervision. Students work with real clients and cases, learning vital skills relating to the practice of law while providing an important service to the community.

For more information about the application process and dates visit the Clinical Legal Education website.

2. JD Trimester 1 discontinuation dates

The JD Trimester 1 discontinuation dates for withdrawn early are as follows:

  • LAW5000 Australian legal reasoning and methods – 9 February 2015
  • LAW5001 Principles of criminal law and procedure – 12 February 2015

All other JD Core units – 2 February 2015

For more details visit http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html

Academic and financial penalties will apply for units discontinued after these dates.

3. New postgraduate units in 2015

For more information

http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html

End Student Gazette 6/02/15

Final Student Gazette 2014

1. Happy Holidays from the Law Faculty

This is the final edition of the Student Gazette for 2014.

The next edition will be sent on Monday 2 February, 2015.

Thank you for your readership in 2014, we hope you enjoy the December break and have a relaxing Summer.

See you in 2015.

Careers

1. Faculty Managed Internship Opportunity

ZICOlaw, Malaysia

Applications are now open and close Friday 13 March, 2015

Duration: Minimum of 4 weeks from mid-June to mid-July

Further information including Application process & Eligibility details can be found online

Student Mobility Funding may be provided, please see the eligibility criteria.

Queries:  ask.monash

2. Victoria Law Foundation Internship

The Victoria Law Foundation Internship provides 2 to 4 Victorian law students an opportunity to work at the foundation. This internship program aims to give law students an understanding of our work to improve legal literacy and access to legal services in Victoria. Applications for our 2015/2016 internship program close COB Monday 16 February, 2015.

Further information can be found on the website and in the flyer or information pack.

Events

1. 2015 Osgoode Forum – “Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll: Subversive Sites in the Law”

Date: Friday 15 to Saturday 16 May, 2015 (conference); Friday 15 May, 2014 (Dinner and Reception)

Time: 9am – 5pm (conference); 7pm-10pm (Dinner and Reception)

Venue: Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cost: $25 – un/under-employed; $50 – Employed (self-declared); Includes conference, dinner and reception

For further information please see the website

2. Commercial CPD Seminar – Arbitration Rules

The new Supreme Court (Chapter II Arbitration) Rules 2014 are scheduled to commence on Monday 1 December, 2014. The new Rules can be accessed online.

Chair

Justice Clyde Croft, Supreme Court of Victoria

Presenters

Martin Scott QC, Victorian Bar
Bronwyn Lincoln, Herbert Smith Freehills

Event details

Date: Tuesday 16 December, 2014
Time: 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria
RSVP: Friday 12 December, 2014 (unless sold out prior) law-marketing@monash.edu or (03) 9905 2630

For further information please see the flyer

3. The Principle of Legality in Australian and New Zealand Law

A one-day conference bringing together judges, practitioners and scholars at the Victoria State Library, to consider, what the principle of legality means, when and why antipodean courts invoke it, its impact on drafting legislation and where it is leading our public law.

Event details

Date: Friday 20 February 2015
Venue: Victoria State Library, Conference Centre, 179a La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Time: 9am – 5pm
Registration: Full $175, Concession/ Student $100

Registration includes morning & afternoon tea/ lunch & post conference drinks.

Enquiries: lawevents@deakin.edu.au

General Notices

1. CAMLA Essay Competition

The Communications and Media Law Association (CAMLA) essay competition to be held over the summer of 2014-15.

The competition has been staged very successfully for a number of years and CAMLA is again offering a prize of $1,000 and a 1-year CAMLA membership.
The winning essay may also be published in CAMLA’s Communications Law Bulletin and will be awarded at a CAMLA function to be held in early 2015.
It’s a terrific opportunity for students and we would be grateful if you could draw the competition to the attention of anyone who may be interested.

The purpose of the competition is to encourage high quality work in undergraduate and post-graduate communications and media law courses
and to improve links between those studying and those practising in the area.

The prize will be given for a previously unpublished essay of between 1,000 and 3,000 words on a subject relating to communications or media law.

Entries close on Wednesday 14 January, 2015.

For further information please see the flyer.

2. Summer Human Rights Institute

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School has announced the 2015 Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI), to be held from Monday 20 until Friday 31 July, 2015 at Fordham Law School, Lincoln Center, New York City.

The SHRI is a two-week certificate program offering a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of human rights law. The Institute provides an overview of international law, as well as focused human rights subject lectures, workshops and fieldwork, with Fordham Law faculty and attorneys in public and private practice here in New York. Suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as advanced professionals, the SHRI is open to participants from around the world. All courses and activities are conducted in English — no language assessment is required — and the Center will work with participants to secure necessary visas and other arrangements, as needed.

Participants who register by Wednesday 28 January, 2015 will receive a reduced tuition fee of $1700, which covers approximately 60 hours of instruction, course materials, lunch on most weekdays, and extracurricular activities. Limited on-campus housing is also available for an additional $1400 (this must be booked by Wednesday 28 January, 2015).

For further information please see the flyer or visit the website. Alternatively you may contact the Center at shri@law.fordham.edu.

3. Volunteering at Family Law Assistance Program

Applicants who are currently on the wait-list to volunteer at the Family Law Assistance Program (FLAP) will remain on the list until Tuesday 31 December, 2014. After this date applicants will need to re-apply.

FLAP will be accepting new volunteers from Monday 12 January, 2015. Application forms will not be sent prior to this date.

For enquiries please contact Cara at mols-volunteer@monash.edu

4. WM Tapp Studentships in Law

An opportunity is available for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Law students.

Please see the flyer for further information.

Postgraduate Notices

1. Allocate+ JD Core Units Trimester 1, 2015

Allocate+ for Trimester 1 2015 JD core units will be opened at 12 pm on Friday 21 November, 2014. Due to the set size of each class, once a stream is full there are no more places available.  There are a few items to note:

  • Students are required to complete the self-allocation by Friday 19 December, 2014and auto allocation into available streams will be made thereafter for those who have not allocated themselves.  Please note that elective units do not need to be allocated.
  • Please refer to the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) timetables prior to allocation to ensure you have the latest version.
  • Should you wish to request for a stream change, you may submit a Changing seminar streams or tutorial group application form (doc, 73kb) form to law-pgstudents@monash.edu only after Friday 19 December, 2014.  We will not be managing change stream requests when Allocate+ is open as there is still movement in the streams during this time.  Please make sure that all sections of the form are completed and supporting documentation attached.

2. LAW5448 – Copyright x: Monash

The Law School will be offering the subject LAW5448 – Copyright x: Monash in conjunction with the Harvard Law School. The subject commences late January 2015 and is open as an elective for JD and Masters students. The subject can also be undertaken by non-Monash students as a single subject or as a cross-institutional subject.

Students will be required to view each week a video lecture by Prof William Fisher of the Harvard Law School. He will be concurrently teaching the subject to his Harvard law students, as well as offering the subject as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), and as a subject taught in conjunction with Monash Law School. Monash students will also be required to attend a seminar held on Tuesday evenings, which will be convened by Dr George Raitt.

For further information please see the flyer or visit the website.

3. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Master of Laws (LLM) Programmes Global Scholarships

The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Law will award three Global Scholarships in the academic year 2015 – 2016 to students from all over the world to study in one of the LLM Programmes below. Each Global Scholarship is worth up to a maximum of HK$181,120 (approx. US$24,500). If awarded, a full Global Scholarship covers the tuition fee of HK$111,120 (approx. US$14,240) as well as a living stipend of HK$80,000 (approx. US$10,260).

  • LLM in International Economic Law
  • LLM in Chinese Business Law
  • LLM in Common Law

Application deadline is Friday 27 February, 2015.

For further details of the Global Scholarships please visit the website, email lawpgadm@cuhk.edu.hk or see the flyer.