Careers

1. Career Connect services at Monash University

Meet with our friendly staff to discuss your career plan or have your job application checked

Applying for Clerkships or Graduate positions or feel you need some assistance with your career plan? Drop in to have your job application checked (no appointment needed) or book a 30 minute appointment with a Careers Education Consultant through Career Gateway to discuss your career plan.

Find out available times at your campus.

Upcoming events

There are lots of career events, seminars and workshops scheduled for semester 2.  To view a complete listing of upcoming events, please log in to Career Gateway, or check out the Career Connectwebsite.
Work rights consultations

Career Connect offers Monash students work rights consultations by appointment at both Clayton and Caulfield campuses. If you have concerns about your employment conditions, please make an appointment for a private discussion with our employment consultant.

To book an appointment, please log in to Career Gateway and select Work Rights Consultations in the Appointments menu. You can also read more about your work rights on the Career Connect website.

2. Student Futures – online tool to help prepare for your career

Careers Connect have launched a website for student careers, called Student Futures.

Student Futures is an online tool to help you prepare for your career.

It helps students find opportunities, track progress toward career-oriented goals, hones in on basic job preparation (CV, interviews, etc) and contains units on employability skills.

Give it a go today.

End of Gazette 08/11/2016

General Notices

1. Make your mark! Apply for 2017 Leadership Excellence with John Bertrand AO

This transformative program offers you a chance to create positive social change in your community. If accepted, you’ll be guided by some of Australia’s finest leaders and high-achieving Monash alumni. You’ll partner with them to solve a real-world problem for a prominent community organisation.

Applications close Friday 25 November at 5pm.

Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to make your mark in the 21st century. Go to Leadership Excellence with John Bertrand AO for more details.

2. VICTORIAN BAR – MONASH UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF LAW

PILOT PROGRAM FOR LAW STUDENTS TO ASSIST WITH THE DUTY BARRISTERS SCHEME – Applications are now closed, watch this space for the next round of EOIs

3. 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.

Law Library Notices

1. Clerkship Masterclass

For Law students undertaking Clerkships or equivalent

Are you undertaking a clerkship? Then don’t miss attending our Clerkship Masterclass, designed to build essential skills for your Clerkship.

Presented by lawyers from top Law Firms, expert staff from the Law Library and from other legal organisations. These workshops are designed to deliver essential, practical skills relating to research, writing, preparing memos and tips to work effectively during the Clerkship.

Law firms use Clerkships to identify students to take into their Traineeship programs. Make yours the best Clerkship ever!

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

Date: Friday 18 November 2016

Time: 10AM – 3.30PM

Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

RSVP: Here

Events

1. The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law presents a fundraising film event – Prison Songs

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2016
Time:
6.40pm to 8.00pm
Venue: The Classic Cinema, 9 Gordon Street, Elsternwick
RSVP: Click here for tickets
Full details: http://www.monash.edu/law/research/centres/castancentre/public-events/events/2016/prison-songs

Prison Songs is a ground breaking documentary that gives voice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are impacted by the criminal justice system.

Shot entirely behind bars, this funny yet achingly sad account of eventful lives is delivered via the musical performances of real people imprisoned in a Darwin jail.

The film features a number of male and female protagonists, each with their own story. Common themes emerge linking the tales – disadvantage, family violence, drugs and alcohol. While the music was written by Shellie Morris and Casey Bennetto – the award-winning composer of Keating: The Musical – the lyrics are the participants’ own words.

The stories portrayed in the film expose the real tragedy behind the lives of the people who are locked away from our view – the underlying poverty, disadvantage and discrimination faced by many Aboriginal communities and the lack of basic services and support systems available to them. The stories convey the inter-generational nature of trauma, grief and poverty. They give a human and vulnerable face to the problems that so many of us ignore – or are simply not aware of.

Prison Songs presents a unique opportunity to shift the conversation about reducing the over-imprisonment of Aboriginal people, through focusing on providing better supports and services that address the underlying reasons why people come into contact with the criminal justice system in the first place.

Join us for this special screening and fundraising event. All proceeds will go to the Castan Centre’s policy and public education programs.

Watch the trailer here

2. Mediation Saving Your Small Business

Monash Law School’s Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (ACJI) has partnered with Monash Business School to host a panel discussion with leading experts: Professor Anne Lytle, (Monash Business School), Ms Anne Sutherland-Kelly, (ACJI/Monash Law School) and special guests from the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Ms Anna McRae-Anderson and Mr Mark Schramm. The event will be chaired by ACJI’s Dr Paula Gerber, Co-Director.

Disputes for small businesses can be costly, stressful and time consuming. Mediation can be the ‘life saver’ because:

  • It enables parties to focus on what is important to them
  • It can retain and even enhance business relationships
  • The parties are the decision makers and retain control of the outcome
  • The process is faster, less costly, and more flexible compared to litigation

This dynamic panel will discuss how using Mediation can achieve these outcomes for your small business.

No small business can afford to miss this priceless opportunity.

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2016

Time: 5.30pm Arrival & Refreshments, 6.00 – 7.00pm Panel Discussion

Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

RSVP: Here. Places are limited.

Join us at this free public event to learn more about how mediation can save your small business. Further information here.

3. Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority’s  ’2016 Louis Waller Lecture’

Join us at this year’s Louis Waller lecture where His Honour Chief Judge John Pascoe will discuss

The Child’s right to know and family law orders

This annual lecture commemorates the significant contribution Emeritus Professor Louis Waller has made to the field of assisted reproductive treatment. It is an occasion to discuss and reflect on contentious issues in the field today.

Knowledge of one’s family and genetic heritage is essential to any concept of identity, and to know one’s parents is a fundamental human right. This year’s lecturer, his Honour Chief Judge Pascoe AC CVO, will discuss the right of the child to know his or her parentage, how this right is threatened by advances in technology, and is limited by the slow pace of the law to adequately respond.

Date: Wednesday 9 November

Time: 5.45pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne (on the corner of La Trobe Street)

Price: Student $10 / Non Student $30

Registration here. Further information here.

Undergraduate Notices

1. New Faculty Managed Internship Opportunity at Asserson Law Offices, Israel

Asserson Law Offices, Israel’s largest foreign law firm, is a UK law firm whose principal office is situated in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel’s dynamic technology and innovation hub.

This internship offers successful candidates the opportunity to taste the excitement of life in the liveliest city in the Middle East, together with the opportunity to work with top level UK solicitors on a range of stimulating legal issues.

Applications are now open and close Monday 21 November, 2016.

Two 3 week internships are available – January 2017 (Period 1) and February 2017 (Period 2)

Further information including Application process & Eligibility details can be found on the website.

Student Mobility Funding may be provided, please see eligibility criteria

Queries: law-international@monash.edu

Postgraduate Notices

1. Volunteers needed for Advocacy assessment for ICC and the Jury skills workshop:

The Victorian Bar is looking for volunteers to play the role of a witness or a juror for the Advocacy Assessment component of our Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC) and for the Jury skills workshop.

The Advocacy Assessment dates are: November 8,10,15,17,22,24,29 from 9am-4.00pm

Venue: The Federal Court

The Jury skills workshop is scheduled for Saturday 12 November, from 8.30am-5.00pm. Lunch will be provided for this workshop.

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.

It is an opportunity to see some experienced advocates at work. If you are interested in participating please send your CV and advise dates you will be available to Bianca Stajcic on: bianca.stajcic@vicbar.com.au. Please contact Bianca directly for further information.

2. Application for Professional Practice (LAW5050)

Students are now able to make Application for PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE for Clinical Period 2 (LAW5050 Professional practice (JD))

  • The Clinical Period 2 2016/17 dates are:

Group A: 2 February 2017 - 4 May 2017 or

Group B: 6 February 2017 - 8 May 2017

Applications close on 12 January 2017.

Further information about the application process and dates can be found here.

Careers

1. Career Connect services at Monash University

Meet with our friendly staff to discuss your career plan or have your job application checked

Applying for Clerkships or Graduate positions or feel you need some assistance with your career plan? Drop in to have your job application checked (no appointment needed) or book a 30 minute appointment with a Careers Education Consultant through Career Gateway to discuss your career plan.

Find out available times at your campus.

Upcoming events

There are lots of career events, seminars and workshops scheduled for semester 2.  To view a complete listing of upcoming events, please log in to Career Gateway, or check out the Career Connectwebsite.
Work rights consultations

Career Connect offers Monash students work rights consultations by appointment at both Clayton and Caulfield campuses. If you have concerns about your employment conditions, please make an appointment for a private discussion with our employment consultant.

To book an appointment, please log in to Career Gateway and select Work Rights Consultations in the Appointments menu. You can also read more about your work rights on the Career Connect website.

2. Student Futures – online tool to help prepare for your career

Careers Connect have launched a website for student careers, called Student Futures.

Student Futures is an online tool to help you prepare for your career.

It helps students find opportunities, track progress toward career-oriented goals, hones in on basic job preparation (CV, interviews, etc) and contains units on employability skills.

Give it a go today.

End of Gazette 03/11/2016

General Notices

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?

As you know, Monash competed in the Grand Final of the AAT Moot tonight. The problem focused on an appeal from refusal of student visa, involving issues relating to war crime, cyber crimes, and family violence. The AAT tribunal consisted of President Justice Kerr, Deputy President Forgie and Senior Member Fice.
The Monash team comprised of Sophie Caldwell and Patrick Kelly, and were up against a talented side from Tasmania. Our speakers did an excellent job, with the tribunal commenting that they were so impressed, that in 10 years of moots, they have never seen such a high standard, and in addition it was the closest of competitions, with the tribunal resorting to written submissions to determine the winner. In the end, the Tasmanian team won the final, but Sophie Caldwell was awarded best oralist.
I’m sure you will join me in congratulating them on their wonderful performance, and in thanking Jason Harkess, Janina Boughey Jonathan Clough, Maria O’Sullivan and Eric Windholz for helping the team, along with Rowena Cantley-Smith, and Kathryn Browne (sorry if I forgot anyone!).
We should all be very proud of Sophie and Patrick, but also of all the students involved in the moots. Notably, in addition to family members who came to the AAT to witness the grand final, the entire front row was full of fellow Monash mooters who all came along to lend their support, a great sign of the strong fellowship built up around the moots.

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.england@monash.edu 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

As you know, Monash competed in the Grand Final of the AAT Moot tonight. The problem focused on an appeal from refusal of student visa, involving issues relating to war crime, cyber crimes, and family violence. The AAT tribunal consisted of President Justice Kerr, Deputy President Forgie and Senior Member Fice.
The Monash team comprised of Sophie Caldwell and Patrick Kelly, and were up against a talented side from Tasmania. Our speakers did an excellent job, with the tribunal commenting that they were so impressed, that in 10 years of moots, they have never seen such a high standard, and in addition it was the closest of competitions, with the tribunal resorting to written submissions to determine the winner. In the end, the Tasmanian team won the final, but Sophie Caldwell was awarded best oralist.
I’m sure you will join me in congratulating them on their wonderful performance, and in thanking Jason Harkess, Janina Boughey Jonathan Clough, Maria O’Sullivan and Eric Windholz for helping the team, along with Rowena Cantley-Smith, and Kathryn Browne (sorry if I forgot anyone!).
We should all be very proud of Sophie and Patrick, but also of all the students involved in the moots. Notably, in addition to family members who came to the AAT to witness the grand final, the entire front row was full of fellow Monash mooters who all came along to lend their support, a great sign of the strong fellowship built up around the moots.

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)

As you know, Monash competed in the Grand Final of the AAT Moot tonight. The problem focused on an appeal from refusal of student visa, involving issues relating to war crime, cyber crimes, and family violence. The AAT tribunal consisted of President Justice Kerr, Deputy President Forgie and Senior Member Fice.
The Monash team comprised of Sophie Caldwell and Patrick Kelly, and were up against a talented side from Tasmania. Our speakers did an excellent job, with the tribunal commenting that they were so impressed, that in 10 years of moots, they have never seen such a high standard, and in addition it was the closest of competitions, with the tribunal resorting to written submissions to determine the winner. In the end, the Tasmanian team won the final, but Sophie Caldwell was awarded best oralist.
I’m sure you will join me in congratulating them on their wonderful performance, and in thanking Jason Harkess, Janina Boughey Jonathan Clough, Maria O’Sullivan and Eric Windholz for helping the team, along with Rowena Cantley-Smith, and Kathryn Browne (sorry if I forgot anyone!).
We should all be very proud of Sophie and Patrick, but also of all the students involved in the moots. Notably, in addition to family members who came to the AAT to witness the grand final, the entire front row was full of fellow Monash mooters who all came along to lend their support, a great sign of the strong fellowship built up around the moots.

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

As you know, Monash competed in the Grand Final of the AAT Moot tonight. The problem focused on an appeal from refusal of student visa, involving issues relating to war crime, cyber crimes, and family violence. The AAT tribunal consisted of President Justice Kerr, Deputy President Forgie and Senior Member Fice.
The Monash team comprised of Sophie Caldwell and Patrick Kelly, and were up against a talented side from Tasmania. Our speakers did an excellent job, with the tribunal commenting that they were so impressed, that in 10 years of moots, they have never seen such a high standard, and in addition it was the closest of competitions, with the tribunal resorting to written submissions to determine the winner. In the end, the Tasmanian team won the final, but Sophie Caldwell was awarded best oralist.
I’m sure you will join me in congratulating them on their wonderful performance, and in thanking Jason Harkess, Janina Boughey Jonathan Clough, Maria O’Sullivan and Eric Windholz for helping the team, along with Rowena Cantley-Smith, and Kathryn Browne (sorry if I forgot anyone!).
We should all be very proud of Sophie and Patrick, but also of all the students involved in the moots. Notably, in addition to family members who came to the AAT to witness the grand final, the entire front row was full of fellow Monash mooters who all came along to lend their support, a great sign of the strong fellowship built up around the moots.

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 studyvic@austfhu.org.au if you are interested.

• 2017 Mishpatim brochure here

• 2017 Syllabus here

• Australian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem webpage

• Monash Law School webpage

Events

1. Mediation Saving Your Small Business

Monash Law School’s Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (ACJI) has partnered with Monash Business School to host a panel discussion with leading experts: Professor Anne Lytle, (Monash Business School), Ms Anne Sutherland-Kelly, (ACJI/Monash Law School) and special guests from the Office of the Victorian Small Business Commissioner, Ms Anna McRae-Anderson and Mr Mark Schramm. The event will be chaired by ACJI’s Dr Paula Gerber, Co-Director.

Disputes for small businesses can be costly, stressful and time consuming. Mediation can be the ‘life saver’ because:

  • It enables parties to focus on what is important to them
  • It can retain and even enhance business relationships
  • The parties are the decision makers and retain control of the outcome
  • The process is faster, less costly, and more flexible compared to litigation

This dynamic panel will discuss how using Mediation can achieve these outcomes for your small business.

No small business can afford to miss this priceless opportunity.

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2016

Time: 5.30pm Arrival & Refreshments, 6.00 – 7.00pm Panel Discussion

Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

RSVP: HERE Registration is essential.  Places are limited.

Join us at this free public event to learn more about how mediation can save your small business. Further information HERE.

2. Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority’s  ’2016 Louis Waller Lecture’

Join us at this year’s Louis Waller lecture where His Honour Chief Judge John Pascoe will discuss

The Child’s right to know and family law orders

This annual lecture commemorates the significant contribution Emeritus Professor Louis Waller has made to the field of assisted reproductive treatment. It is an occasion to discuss and reflect on contentious issues in the field today.

Knowledge of one’s family and genetic heritage is essential to any concept of identity, and to know one’s parents is a fundamental human right. This year’s lecturer, his Honour Chief Judge Pascoe AC CVO, will discuss the right of the child to know his or her parentage, how this right is threatened by advances in technology, and is limited by the slow pace of the law to adequately respond.

Date: Wednesday 9 November

Time: 5.45pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne (on the corner of La Trobe Street)

Price: Student $10 / Non Student $30

Registration here. Further information here.

3. Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) National Conference

The AIIA National Conference is the premier event on Australian foreign policy bringing together Australia’s leading international affairs experts to address the theme Navigating the New International Disorder.

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG and Senator Richard Di Natale will speaker at the conference along with a host of distinguished figures from politics, government, academia and business.

The conference will be preceded by masterclasses for young professionals and tertiary students on Sunday 20 November. These masterclasses will enable motivated young people to engage one-on-one with AIIA Fellows who are leading figures in Australian international affairs, in sessions ranging from Diplomacy and Intelligence, Development and Human Rights, Defence and Security and Media.

To apply for the 2016 masterclasses, please send your application to masterclass@internationalaffairs.org.au no later than Sunday 16 October.

Date: Monday 21st November 2016

Time: 9:00am start

Venue: The National Ball Room, Hotel Realm, Canberra

Price: Student members $99 / Student non-members $150

Registration and more information here.

Careers

1. Career Connect services at Monash University

Meet with our friendly staff to discuss your career plan or have your job application checked

Applying for Clerkships or Graduate positions or feel you need some assistance with your career plan? Drop in to have your job application checked (no appointment needed) or book a 30 minute appointment with a Careers Education Consultant through Career Gateway to discuss your career plan.

Find out available times at your campus.

Upcoming events

There are lots of career events, seminars and workshops scheduled for semester 2.  To view a complete listing of upcoming events, please log in to Career Gateway, or check out the Career Connectwebsite.
Work rights consultations

Career Connect offers Monash students work rights consultations by appointment at both Clayton and Caulfield campuses. If you have concerns about your employment conditions, please make an appointment for a private discussion with our employment consultant.

To book an appointment, please log in to Career Gateway and select Work Rights Consultations in the Appointments menu. You can also read more about your work rights on the Career Connect website.

2. Student Futures – online tool to help prepare for your career

Careers Connect have launched a website for student careers, called Student Futures.

Student Futures is an online tool to help you prepare for your career.

It helps students find opportunities, track progress toward career-oriented goals, hones in on basic job preparation (CV, interviews, etc) and contains units on employability skills.

Give it a go today.