Undergraduate Notices

1. Are you ready for a global career?

Contemporary legal practice is no longer limited to the local.

Lawyers now practice in a global context: across jurisdictions, in diverse cultural environments and often mediated by digital technologies.

Against this context this new unit (LAW4250, offered over Summer 2016-17) provides the foundation from which law graduates might take advantage of the increasing opportunities in global legal practice.

Please see here for more details.

2. Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship 2016

The Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship offers students the opportunity to spend a semester studying at a leading Asian university.

Uniquely, the scholarships also offer the freedom to ‘build your own adventure’ enabling students to individualise their exchange program to enhance their Asian experience.

Students can tailor their program through a range of additional opportunities beyond the classroom.

Valued at $10,000, the scholarships will help students to build their knowledge, understanding and skills to help strengthen Australia’s business, commercial and cultural ties with Asia.

Please find more information here.

Please note applications close Friday 15 July 2016.

3. Taxation Law and Advanced Taxation Law

Considering an additional qualification?

Two of our LLB(Hons) units (LAW4704 Taxation Law and LAW4332 Advanced Taxation Law) have been approved by the Tax Practitioners Board as approved courses in Australian taxation law that can count towards qualification as a registered tax agent. Note that in addition to undertaking these units, there are other requirements that must also be met.

Please find further information here about the requirements for becoming a registered tax agent.

For details of the approved courses please see here.

Please contact Professor Stephen Barkoczy (Stephen.Barkoczy@monash.edu) if you have any further queries.

Postgraduate Notices

1. Apply now for JD Professional Practice LAW 5050

Applications are open for Clinical Period 4 2016 of the Professional Practice Elective Unit which takes place at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service, next to Clayton campus.

Clinical Period 4 2016 starting dates are:

  • Group A: 11 August – 10 November 2016
  • Group B: 15 August – 14 November 2016

Applications close on Friday 15 July 2016. 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. International Labour Law

Are you interested in learning about:

  • International labour law?
  • Impact of globalisation on labour law?
  • Labour standards and transnational operations?
  • Influence of the ILO?

These issues and more, are studied in the Master of Laws (LLM) unit, International Labour Law (LAW5398). For more information see here.

3. Volunteers needed for Oral advocacy assessment for ICC and Jury Workshop

The Victorian Bar is looking for volunteers to play the role of witnesses for the advocacy assessment component of our Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC).

The mock trials will be held during July 2016, 9.00am -4.00pm in the Federal Court Level 9, 305 William Street, Melbourne (Corner William & Latrobe streets). We will have more dates released for assessments in July.

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.

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

If you are interested in participating please send your CV to Bianca Stajcic on Bianca.stajcic@vicbar.com.au.

Careers

1. Indigenous Law Graduate vacancy with the NT Department of the Attorney-General and Justice

This 12-month full time position will provide graduate level legal support to the Solicitor for the Northern Territory and the Director of Public Prosecutions whilst developing legal skills, experience, knowledge and abilities to the level of competence required for law officer roles and to gain admission to practice law in the Northern Territory.

Find full position description and application details here.

Please note applications close Wednesday 20 July 2016.

2. Legal Research Associate, Family Court of Australia – Expressions of Interest

Directed to final year students and graduates inviting expressions of interest for engagement as Legal Research Associate for the Family Court of Australia, Melbourne Registry.

The following opportunities are available:

  • One non-ongoing opportunity for 5 months (August to December 2016)
  • Three non-ongoing opportunities (commencing mid-January 2017)

See here for details. Please note applications close Thursday 14 July 2016.

3. 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.

Events

1. Law Oration 2016: Of Mozart, Modern Drafting & the Criminal Lawyers’ Lament

Hear from the Honourable Justice Mark Weinberg at this year’s Law Oration.

Proudly presented by Victoria Law Foundation, the annual Law Oration explores important legal issues that affect our lives and shape our community.

Date: Thursday 21 July 2016

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm)

Where: Banco Court, Supreme Court of Victoria, 210 William Street, Melbourne

Cost: Free

Speaker: The Honourable Justice Weinberg, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria

Register: Click here to register

For more information please contact VLF’s Events Manager, Georgia Angus, on (03) 9604 8100, or email contact@victorialawfoundation.org.au.

2. VADR CPD event: Restorative Justice, Sexual Assault & Family Violence

For some 40 years, women’s groups and some of the legal fraternity have fought for legislative changes to make the judicial system take sexual assault seriously. Why would we even consider looking at restorative justice for sexual assault and family violence?

Carolyn Worth has been the Manager of the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) for 23 years. Prior to this position she worked for 10 years in the Family Court of Australia as a Court Counsellor.

She is the spokesperson for the CASA Forum which is the peak body for the Centres Against Sexual Assault in Victoria. Carolyn sits on a number of advisory committees and is the recipient of the Robin Clark Memorial Award, is on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women and has received an OAM.

Please find more details about the event here.

Date: Monday 18 July 2016

Time: 5.45pm (socialising) for 6.15pm to 7.15pm presentation

Venue: Heritage Room, Coopers Inn (2nd floor), cnr Exhibition & Little Lonsdale Sts

Cost: Free to VADR members (non-members $20)

Finger food will be provided and drinks are available at bar prices. The event carries one CPD point. If you would like to attend, please email Alison at admin@vadr.asn.au.

Please feel free to pass on the attached flyer to anyone you think may be interested.

3. ANIMAL 2016

The Australia New Zealand Intervarsity Moot on Animal Law (ANIMAL) is hosted by The Animal Law Institute and sponsored by Voiceless the animal protection institute.

ANIMAL is one of the largest student moots in Australia and New Zealand and it is the only animal law moot for Australian and New Zealand law students.

The competition is open to any student currently enrolled in a law degree in Australia or New Zealand. Teams can consist of either 2 or 3 individuals.

ANIMAL 2016 will be hosted by Flinders University, Adelaide (Grand Final winners of ANIMAL 2015) over the weekend of 17 – 18 September 2016.

Please note registration closes Monday 25 July 2016.

Please find more information including key dates here.

4. Castan Centre Annual Human Rights Conference 2016

Join over 300 attendees from the law, civil society, academia and business at Australia’s only annual human rights conference. Limited student rate tickets are limited.

Speaker line up so far includes:

  • Mr Stan Grant, Indigenous Affairs Editor of the Guardian Australia, on the way forward for Indigenous reconciliation
  • Ms Kate Jenkins, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission, on achieving gender equality where we live, learn, work and play
  • Mr Tory Russell, co-founder and director of Hands Up United, Ferguson Missouri, on being Young, Black and Politicised
  • Professor Anne Aly, Professor at Edith Cowan University and Founding Chair of People Against Violent Extremism, on Radicalisation, Terrorism and Human Rights
  • Julian McMahon, lawyer for Van Tuong Nguyen and members of the Bali Nine, on the executions of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan and what has followed in the region

Date: Friday 22 July 2016

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: The Edge, Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne

Check out the Castan Centre website for the full line-up of speakers.

5. Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation Lecture Series

Registrations are now open for the Monash Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation lecture series.

Interested undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff are all welcome to attend the lectures.

Further information on topics, speakers and registration can be found here.

6. The refugee, the person behind the mask: Human rights and security in the battering waves

Using an imaginary line starting in Melbourne, crossing the Middle East and Israel and ending at the Aegean Sea and Greece, this public lecture will try to sketch the profile of the refugee, particularly the boat refugee.

The refugee is first and foremost a human being, therefore the refugee issue is first and foremost a human rights law issue.

On this account, the lecture will demonstrate why security-oriented rhetoric is doomed to failure.

Find more information here.

Date: Tuesday 5 July 2016

Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

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

RSVP essential. Register here.

General

1. Rhodes Scholarships 2017 – applications now open

Applications for the Rhodes Scholarships for 2017 are now open and will close at 5.00 pm on Thursday 1 September 2016.

The Rhodes Scholarship is one of the oldest and most distinguished scholarships in the world.

Previous winners from Australia include prime ministers Malcolm Turnbull, Tony Abbott and Bob Hawke, Justices Hayne and Heydon of the High Court of Australia, and Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth of the Victorian Supreme Court, pioneer in evidence-based medicine Anna Donald, Director General of CIVICUS Dhananjayan Sivaguru Sriskandarajah, Nobel Prize winners Sir John Eccles and Lord Howard Florey, and infrastructure expert Sir Rod Eddington.

Successful candidates will receive assistance with their travelling expenses to the UK, as well as a monthly allowance to contribute towards their living expenses whilst in Oxford. In addition, all University tuition fees are paid on the scholar’s behalf by the Rhodes Trust.

Rhodes Scholarships are available to those who have completed by 15 June 2017, at least four years’ of university study, such as an outstanding Honours degree, a combined degree or graduate degree, and enjoy success at a range of activities such as sports, involvement in community activities, and have a desire to lead and make a difference in the world. Note that age limits do apply and, for the 2017 round, candidates must not be born before 1 October 1991.

Please find further information about how to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship and more background information.

If you have any further enquiries please email rhodes-info@unimelb.edu.au.

2. Connecting with Law Short Film Competition

The Connecting with Law Short Film Competition is launching again for 2016.

Open to all Australian law students, the Connecting with Law Short Film Competition is an opportunity for students to get creative, get their name known in law and be in the running to win great prizes.

This year, students are invited to create a 2-5 minute film about what inspires them to study law, that will educate, entertain and engage their fellow law students and help them connect with law.

Please find more information here.

Please note entries close Friday 29 July 2016.

3. theDELINEATOR: facilitated ideation sessions for startups

Lots of people don’t consider themselves entrepreneurs. But it sometimes just takes an ideation session and they have come up with a number of interesting startup concepts in just a few hours.

This is an empowering, exciting and fun event that is great for team building and professional development.

We plan to run sessions in small groups of 10-30 people.

The venue is still TBC but we will advise you of the exact location when it is organised.

Date: Friday 12 August 2016

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Venue: TBA

Light refreshments provided

Register here.

4. Faculty Managed Internship: EcoPeace, Middle East, Israel

Please find further information here about this three-month internship, taking place from November 2016 to February 2017.

Applications are now open and close Friday 29 July 2016.

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

Queries: law-international@monash.edu

5. Faculty Managed Internship: Herzog Fox & Neeman, Israel

Applications are now open and close Friday 16 September 2016 for the Herzog Fox & Neeman internship in Israel.

The internship will go for a minimum of 4 weeks from mid-January to mid-February 2017.

Further information including Application process & Eligibility details can be found here.

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

Queries: law-international@monash.edu

6. Faculty Managed Internship Opportunity – Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) Internship

Applications are now open for the three month internship from December 2016 – February 2017.

Applications close Friday 15 July 2016.

For further information please see application process and eligibility criteria.

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

7. Free tax returns for students

Need help lodging your tax return?

Make an appointment with an Australian Tax Office trained volunteer.

Appointments are free and available on Caulfield and Clayton Campus.

For more information and to book your appointment please see here.

8. Inaugural Michael Taussig QC Family Law Essay Awards

The Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia is pleased to invite law students to participate in the inaugural Michael Taussig QC Family Law Essay Awards.

The Awards commemorate the life and contribution of Michael Taussig QC, one of the Family Law Section’s most outstanding members.

The Family Law Section is the largest of the Law Council’s specialist sections. Since its inception in 1985, the Section has developed a reputation as a source of innovative, constructive and informed leadership in all areas of family law reform and policy development. With a national membership of more than 2,500 family lawyers and related professionals, the organisation is committing to furthering the development of practice in family law for the benefit of the Australian community.

Two Awards will be offered in 2016, one for junior lawyers and the second for law students.

The student Award is open to law students from all Australian Universities, with a prize value of $1,500.

Please find information about eligibility and criteria here.

Please note essays must be submitted by Friday 26 August 2016.

9. International Students Work Rights Legal Service

A new International Students Work Rights Legal Service is now operating in Victoria.

JobWatch Inc, in collaboration with the Study Melbourne Student Centre and Inner Melbourne Community Legal, is operating this new legal service at the Study Melbourne Student Centre every Thursday.

Study Melbourne Student Centre (SMSC) is a free and confidential ‘one stop shop’ where international students in Victoria can access a range of free support, information and welfare services.

As part of the service, a JobWatch lawyer will be based at the Study Melbourne Student Centre each Thursday from 9.00am until 5.00pm to give international students free and confidential legal advice about work-related matters. JobWatch is also available to assist international students with work-related matters during the rest of the week.

Inner Melbourne Community Legal (IMCL) is available to assist international students with general law consultations (not including immigration advice). A lawyer from IMCL will be at the Study Melbourne Student Centre every Thursday afternoon.

The Study Melbourne Student Centre is located at 599 Little Bourke St, Melbourne (close to Southern Cross Station).

For queries please contact the Study Melbourne Student Centre by email (info@studymelbourne.vic.gov.au) or phone 1800 056 449 (free call from landlines).

10. Mid Year Orientation Camp

Missed out on Uni Summer Camps? Want to meet new people or go on a camp with your uni friends?

Host Scheme is a volunteer leadership program that provide orientation events for all Monash Students. Their camps are renowned for their inclusivity and social environment.

Camp ticket includes 2 nights/3 days (22 – 24 July 2016) of dormitory accommodation, private beach access, transport to and from Monash University Clayton, food and activities.

Available to all Monash Students from all Monash Campuses. Must be 18+ to attend.

Purchase Online or at MSA Reception (Level 1, 21 Chancellors Walk)

For more information on Host Scheme see here.

11. 2017 Nygh Internship

Are you a Postgrad student or Law graduate?

Here’s your chance to undertake an internship with Hague Conference on Private International Law in the Netherlands.

Applications for the 2017 Nygh Internship are open until Friday 30 September 2016.

Find more information here.

12. Summer Human Rights Institute in New York

The Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI) is a 2-week certificate program that provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of international human rights law, enabling individuals with limited time to gain an in-depth understanding of this critical field.

Participants take part in daily lectures and workshops with Fordham Law professors, as well as guest lecturers from New York’s prominent human rights community, and engage in up-close examination of real world legal aspects and tools of human rights law and practice.

Please note registration ends Friday 8 July 2016.

For more information see here.

Undergraduate Notices

1. Are you ready for a global career?

Contemporary legal practice is no longer limited to the local.

Lawyers now practice in a global context: across jurisdictions, in diverse cultural environments and often mediated by digital technologies.

Against this context this new unit (LAW4250, offered over Summer 2016-17) provides the foundation from which law graduates might take advantage of the increasing opportunities in global legal practice.

Please see here for more details.

2. Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship 2016

The Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship offers students the opportunity to spend a semester studying at a leading Asian university.

Uniquely, the scholarships also offer the freedom to ‘build your own adventure’ enabling students to individualise their exchange program to enhance their Asian experience.

Students can tailor their program through a range of additional opportunities beyond the classroom.

Valued at $10,000, the scholarships will help students to build their knowledge, understanding and skills to help strengthen Australia’s business, commercial and cultural ties with Asia.

Please find more information here.

Please note applications close Friday 15 July 2016.

3. Taxation Law and Advanced Taxation Law

Considering an additional qualification?

Two of our LLB(Hons) units (LAW4704 Taxation Law and LAW4332 Advanced Taxation Law) have been approved by the Tax Practitioners Board as approved courses in Australian taxation law that can count towards qualification as a registered tax agent. Note that in addition to undertaking these units, there are other requirements that must also be met.

Please find further information here about the requirements for becoming a registered tax agent.

For details of the approved courses please see here.

Please contact Professor Stephen Barkoczy (Stephen.Barkoczy@monash.edu) if you have any further queries.

Postgraduate Notices

1. Apply now for JD Professional Practice LAW 5050

Applications are open for Clinical Period 4 2016 of the Professional Practice Elective Unit which takes place at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service, next to Clayton campus.

Clinical Period 4 2016 starting dates are:

  • Group A: 11 August – 10 November 2016
  • Group B: 15 August – 14 November 2016

Applications close on Friday 15 July 2016. 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. International Labour Law

Are you interested in learning about:

  • International labour law?
  • Impact of globalisation on labour law?
  • Labour standards and transnational operations?
  • Influence of the ILO?

These issues and more, are studied in the Master of Laws (LLM) unit, International Labour Law (LAW5398). For more information see here.

3. Volunteers needed for Oral advocacy assessment for ICC and Jury Workshop

The Victorian Bar is looking for volunteers to play the role of witnesses for the advocacy assessment component of our Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC).

The mock trials will be held during June and July 2016, 9.00am -4.00pm in the Federal Court Level 9, 305 William Street, Melbourne (Corner William & Latrobe streets). We will have more dates released for assessments in June and July.

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.

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

If you are interested in participating please send your CV to Bianca Stajcic on Bianca.stajcic@vicbar.com.au.

Events

1. ANIMAL 2016

The Australia New Zealand Intervarsity Moot on Animal Law (ANIMAL) is hosted by The Animal Law Institute and sponsored by Voiceless the animal protection institute.

ANIMAL is one of the largest student moots in Australia and New Zealand and it is the only animal law moot for Australian and New Zealand law students.

The competition is open to any student currently enrolled in a law degree in Australia or New Zealand. Teams can consist of either 2 or 3 individuals.

ANIMAL 2016 will be hosted by Flinders University, Adelaide (Grand Final winners of ANIMAL 2015) over the weekend of 17 – 18 September 2016.

Please note registration closes Monday 25 July 2016.

Please find more information including key dates here.

2. Castan Centre Annual Human Rights Conference 2016

Join over 300 attendees from the law, civil society, academia and business at Australia’s only annual human rights conference. Limited student rate tickets are limited.

Speaker line up so far includes:

  • Mr Stan Grant, Indigenous Affairs Editor of the Guardian Australia, on the way forward for Indigenous reconciliation
  • Ms Kate Jenkins, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission, on achieving gender equality where we live, learn, work and play
  • Mr Tory Russell, co-founder and director of Hands Up United, Ferguson Missouri, on being Young, Black and Politicised
  • Professor Anne Aly, Professor at Edith Cowan University and Founding Chair of People Against Violent Extremism, on Radicalisation, Terrorism and Human Rights
  • Julian McMahon, lawyer for Van Tuong Nguyen and members of the Bali Nine, on the executions of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan and what has followed in the region

Date: Friday 22 July 2016

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: The Edge, Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne

Check out the Castan Centre website for the full line-up of speakers.

3. Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation Lecture Series

Registrations are now open for the Monash Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation lecture series.

Interested undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff are all welcome to attend the lectures.

Further information on topics, speakers and registration can be found here.

4. The refugee, the person behind the mask: Human rights and security in the battering waves

Using an imaginary line starting in Melbourne, crossing the Middle East and Israel and ending at the Aegean Sea and Greece, this public lecture will try to sketch the profile of the refugee, particularly the boat refugee.

The refugee is first and foremost a human being, therefore the refugee issue is first and foremost a human rights law issue.

On this account, the lecture will demonstrate why security-oriented rhetoric is doomed to failure.

Find more information here.

Date: Tuesday 5 July 2016

Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm

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

RSVP essential. Register here.

Careers

1. Legal Research Associate, Family Court of Australia – Expressions of Interest

Directed to final year students and graduates inviting expressions of interest for engagement as Legal Research Associate for the Family Court of Australia, Melbourne Registry.

The following opportunities are available:

  • One non-ongoing opportunity for 5 months (August to December 2016)
  • Three non-ongoing opportunities (commencing mid-January 2017)

See here for details. Please note applications close Thursday 14 July 2016.

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.

General

1. Rhodes Scholarships 2017 – applications now open

Applications for the Rhodes Scholarships for 2017 are now open and will close at 5.00 pm on Thursday 1 September 2016.

The Rhodes Scholarship is one of the oldest and most distinguished scholarships in the world.

Previous winners from Australia include prime ministers Malcolm Turnbull, Tony Abbott and Bob Hawke, Justices Hayne and Heydon of the High Court of Australia, and Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth of the Victorian Supreme Court, pioneer in evidence-based medicine Anna Donald, Director General of CIVICUS Dhananjayan Sivaguru Sriskandarajah, Nobel Prize winners Sir John Eccles and Lord Howard Florey, and infrastructure expert Sir Rod Eddington.

Successful candidates will receive assistance with their travelling expenses to the UK, as well as a monthly allowance to contribute towards their living expenses whilst in Oxford. In addition, all University tuition fees are paid on the scholar’s behalf by the Rhodes Trust.

Rhodes Scholarships are available to those who have completed by 15 June 2017, at least four years’ of university study, such as an outstanding Honours degree, a combined degree or graduate degree, and enjoy success at a range of activities such as sports, involvement in community activities, and have a desire to lead and make a difference in the world. Note that age limits do apply and, for the 2017 round, candidates must not be born before 1 October 1991.

Please find further information about how to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship and more background information.

If you have any further enquiries please email rhodes-info@unimelb.edu.au.

2. CESAA European studies Essay Competition

Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA) wishes to announce that the 23rd CESAA Essay Competition is now open for entries.

Essays from any discipline dealing with contemporary (post-war) Europe and/or the European Union can be submitted for consideration in one of the following two categories:

  • Best essay by an undergraduate student (2,000-4,000 words)
  • Best essay by an honours or postgraduate student (2,000 -5,000 words)

The closing date for entries is Thursday 30 June 2016.

Please find full competition details here.

Please direct any queries to Lachlan McKenzie, the CESAA Essay Competition Co-ordinator (lachlan.mckenzie@unimelb.edu.au).

3. Connecting with Law Short Film Competition

The Connecting with Law Short Film Competition is launching again for 2016.

Open to all Australian law students, the Connecting with Law Short Film Competition is an opportunity for students to get creative, get their name known in law and be in the running to win great prizes.

This year, students are invited to create a 2-5 minute film about what inspires them to study law, that will educate, entertain and engage their fellow law students and help them connect with law.

Please find more information here.

Please note entries close Friday 29 July 2016.

4. theDELINEATOR: facilitated ideation sessions for startups

Lots of people don’t consider themselves entrepreneurs. But it sometimes just takes an ideation session and they have come up with a number of interesting startup concepts in just a few hours.

This is an empowering, exciting and fun event that is great for team building and professional development.

We plan to run sessions in small groups of 10-30 people.

The venue is still TBC but we will advise you of the exact location when it is organised.

Date: Friday 12 August 2016

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Venue: TBA

Light refreshments provided

Register here.

5. Faculty Managed Internship: EcoPeace, Middle East, Israel

Please find further information here about this three-month internship, taking place from November 2016 to February 2017.

Applications are now open and close Friday 29 July 2016.

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

Queries: law-international@monash.edu

6. Faculty Managed Internship: Herzog Fox & Neeman, Israel

Applications are now open and close Friday 16 September 2016 for the Herzog Fox & Neeman internship in Israel.

The internship will go for a minimum of 4 weeks from mid-January to mid-February 2017.

Further information including Application process & Eligibility details can be found here.

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

Queries: law-international@monash.edu

7. Faculty Managed Internship Opportunity – Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) Internship

Applications are now open for the three month internship from December 2016 – February 2017.

Applications close Friday 15 July 2016.

For further information please see application process and eligibility criteria.

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

8. Free tax returns for students

Need help lodging your tax return?

Make an appointment with an Australian Tax Office trained volunteer.

Appointments are free and available on Caulfield and Clayton Campus.

For more information and to book your appointment please see here.

9. Inaugural Michael Taussig QC Family Law Essay Awards

The Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia is pleased to invite law students to participate in the inaugural Michael Taussig QC Family Law Essay Awards.

The Awards commemorate the life and contribution of Michael Taussig QC, one of the Family Law Section’s most outstanding members.

The Family Law Section is the largest of the Law Council’s specialist sections. Since its inception in 1985, the Section has developed a reputation as a source of innovative, constructive and informed leadership in all areas of family law reform and policy development. With a national membership of more than 2,500 family lawyers and related professionals, the organisation is committing to furthering the development of practice in family law for the benefit of the Australian community.

Two Awards will be offered in 2016, one for junior lawyers and the second for law students.

The student Award is open to law students from all Australian Universities, with a prize value of $1,500.

Please find information about eligibility and criteria here.

Please note essays must be submitted by Friday 26 August 2016.

10. International Students Work Rights Legal Service

A new International Students Work Rights Legal Service is now operating in Victoria.

JobWatch Inc, in collaboration with the Study Melbourne Student Centre and Inner Melbourne Community Legal, is operating this new legal service at the Study Melbourne Student Centre every Thursday.

Study Melbourne Student Centre (SMSC) is a free and confidential ‘one stop shop’ where international students in Victoria can access a range of free support, information and welfare services.

As part of the service, a JobWatch lawyer will be based at the Study Melbourne Student Centre each Thursday from 9.00am until 5.00pm to give international students free and confidential legal advice about work-related matters. JobWatch is also available to assist international students with work-related matters during the rest of the week.

Inner Melbourne Community Legal (IMCL) is available to assist international students with general law consultations (not including immigration advice). A lawyer from IMCL will be at the Study Melbourne Student Centre every Thursday afternoon.

The Study Melbourne Student Centre is located at 599 Little Bourke St, Melbourne (close to Southern Cross Station).

For queries please contact the Study Melbourne Student Centre by email (info@studymelbourne.vic.gov.au) or phone 1800 056 449 (free call from landlines).

11. International Trade and Business Law Review – request for submissions

The Editorial Board of the International Trade and Business Law Review (‘the Review) are now inviting submissions for Volume XX of the Review.

The Review publishes leading articles consisting of original research, case notes, comments, and book reviews concerning international trade and business law, arbitration law and comparative law.

Academic staff and students now have the opportunity to make a submission to the Review.

Please find more information including submission details in this letter here.

Please note submissions close Friday 1 July 2016.

For more details contact Editor Tracy Albintracy.albin@student.curtin.edu.au

12. Mid Year Orientation Camp

Missed out on Uni Summer Camps? Want to meet new people or go on a camp with your uni friends?

Host Scheme is a volunteer leadership program that provide orientation events for all Monash Students. Their camps are renowned for their inclusivity and social environment.

Camp ticket includes 2 nights/3 days (22 – 24 July 2016) of dormitory accommodation, private beach access, transport to and from Monash University Clayton, food and activities.

Available to all Monash Students from all Monash Campuses. Must be 18+ to attend.

Purchase Online or at MSA Reception (Level 1, 21 Chancellors Walk)

For more information on Host Scheme see here.

13. 2017 Nygh Internship

Are you a Postgrad student or Law graduate?

Here’s your chance to undertake an internship with Hague Conference on Private International Law in the Netherlands.

Applications for the 2017 Nygh Internship are open until Friday 30 September 2016.

Find more information here.

14. Summer Human Rights Institute in New York

The Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI) is a 2-week certificate program that provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of international human rights law, enabling individuals with limited time to gain an in-depth understanding of this critical field.

Participants take part in daily lectures and workshops with Fordham Law professors, as well as guest lecturers from New York’s prominent human rights community, and engage in up-close examination of real world legal aspects and tools of human rights law and practice.

Please note registration ends Friday 8 July 2016.

For more information see here.

15. True North Scholarship for Women

Are you a bright, high energy female with a passion for learning and an interest in creating change within organisations?

Bain & Company Australia, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, is delighted to invite you to apply for the 2016 True North Scholarship. The scholarship is open to female students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study.

Bain are hosting an in-office event on Tuesday 28 June at 5:30pm to network with Bain employees and hear more about the True North Scholarship for Women.

This event is open to all eligible Monash University female students. Please register your interest here.

Hurry – places are limited.

Monash Law Faculty has a strong history with the True North Scholarship, with Shanika (Civil Engineering / Law) winning the scholarship in 2011. You could be the next one!

For more information, visit www.bain.com/scholarship or see here.

16. Volunteers for Australian Advocacy Institute workshop – $100 vouchers

The Australian Advocacy Institute (AAI) is conducting an advocacy skills workshop for the Commonwealth DPP at the Family Court in Melbourne on Saturday 2 July 2016.

The workshop involves performance and review of various techniques in trial advocacy.

As part of the program, the AAI requires 4 volunteers to film some of the participant performances for the purpose of review. Filming will take 2 hours and be done using iPads that require no expertise other than to ‘point and shoot’.

Volunteers will each receive a $100 gift voucher for their service.

Date: Saturday 2 July 2016

Time: 9.30am – 11.30 am

Location: Family Court, 305 William Street, Melbourne

Register: To participate please email Scott Wallace at aai@advocacy.com.au

Please note: a second workshop will be held in Melbourne on Saturday 24 September 2016, for which 4 more volunteers will be required.