General Notices

1. Progressive Law Network Subcommittee Applications 2017

In 2017, the PLN is looking to appoint subcommittees for the following portfolios:
• Events
• Careers
• Mental health
The PLN is a network of lawyers, law students and community leaders working to promote social and environmental justice through the law. Broadly, the PLN engages members through its thought-provoking seminars and guest presentations.
We are also looking for expression of interest for potential policy projects and people to help with the 2017 conference.
To apply click on the link below. The deadline is December 1. If you have any questions, please contact the PLN on pln@monashclub.org.
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdom1fmjGKOGEkADt…/viewform

In 2017, the PLN is looking to appoint subcommittees for the following portfolios:

• Events

• Careers

• Mental health

The PLN is a network of lawyers, law students and community leaders working to promote social and environmental justice through the law. Broadly, the PLN engages members through its thought-provoking seminars and guest presentations.

We are also looking for expression of interest for potential policy projects and people to help with the 2017 conference.

To apply click here. The deadline is December 1. If you have any questions, please email pln@monashclub.org.

2. 2017 Malaysia and Prato Programs applications now open

Would you like to further enhance your law degree by studying in either Malaysia or Prato during 2017? These two internationally based law programs offer a selection of subjects with an international and comparative law focus and are taught by distinguished academics from Australia and around the world. These programs provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about different legal traditions, systems and procedures, allowing you to gain skills and perspectives that will prepare you for your future career.

Applications and process:

Malaysia Program click here

Prato Program click here

For further information about the programs please click here

3. Cork Online Law Review seeking submissions for the 16th Edition

The Cork Online Law Review at University College Cork, Ireland, is a non-profit Law Review which provides an opportunity for undergraduates and graduates alike to have their work published. The Cork Online Law Review (COLR) was revolutionary when established by law students who had the vision of forming Ireland’s only online law review to be run solely by law students. All articles are peer-reviewed by the UCC Faculty of Law.

COLR is internationally renowned, having been described by the New York University Law Faculty as ‘the leading online law review in Ireland,’ and can be viewed at http://corkonlinelawreview.com.

The Editorial Board of the Cork Online Law Review is currently seeking submissions for the 16th Edition which is due to be published online at http://corkonlinelawreview.com/index.php/category/editions/ and in hard copy in early March 2017. All submissions should be on a legal topic, and be between 3000 and 9000 words in length. Submissions are also welcome in Irish, and French. Book reviews and case notes will also be considered. We use the Oxford Style guide as our house style guide.

There is a medal for the overall best submission, with an accompanying cash prize of €300, as well as a medal for best non-English submission.

The closing date for submissions is 15th January 2017. All interested parties should submit their articles and enquiries to: editor@corkonlinelawreview.com.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

We are pleased to announce that our special screening of Prison Songs will be preceded by a talk by Des Rogers. As a young man, Des spent time in a juvenile justice centre and then became the only person to escape from the Alice Springs Prison. He spent over four years in South Australia’s maximum security Yatala prison before returning to Alice Springs a rehabilitated man. He is now Director of Operations for Aboriginal Housing Victoria.

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. Independent Medical Examinations, Sick Leave and Return to Work: international perspectives

In this seminar, visiting researcher Associate Professor Silje Maeland will present recent research comparing sick leave decisions by GPs, insurance physicians and occupational physicians in several different countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, The Netherlands). She will also introduce work currently underway in Norway evaluating the impact of independent medical examinations on return to work, using an unusual RCT design.

Date: Tuesday 29 November 2016
Time:
5.45pm arrival for 6.00pm – 7.00pm seminar
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
RSVP: Here

More info can be found here.

Undergraduate Notices

1. Summer Unit: The Global Lawyer

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. Geography, legal systems and culture no longer constrain legal practice. Against this context this unit provides the foundation from which law graduates might take advantage of the increasing opportunities in global legal practice.

Through select readings, case studies, guest speakers, hands-on activities, discussion, and reflection, students will gain an understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by contemporary global legal practice. Students will explore the lawyer’s professional identity and global reach, through examining the impact of digital technologies, including social media, on legal practice. The unit will investigate the idea of legal practice that transgresses jurisdictional borders and help students develop the skills necessary for practice in diverse systems and cultures, and to interact appropriately and effectively with clients and lawyers in an increasingly networked world.

Flyer can be found here: Summer LAW4250

2. 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. 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 16/11/2016

General Notices

1. 2017 Malaysia and Prato Programs applications now open

Would you like to further enhance your law degree by studying in either Malaysia or Prato during 2017? These two internationally based law programs offer a selection of subjects with an international and comparative law focus and are taught by distinguished academics from Australia and around the world. These programs provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about different legal traditions, systems and procedures, allowing you to gain skills and perspectives that will prepare you for your future career.

Applications and process:

Malaysia Program click here

Prato Program click here

For further information about the programs please click here

2. Some good news

Congratulations to Monash JD student Nina Vallins who won the Family Law Section of Law Council essay competition in memory of Michael Taussig QC.

Nina was encouraged and supported by Dr Adiva Sifris, and their success is a fine example of what can follow from Monash academics seeing opportunities for students arising out of academic interactions with students and helping them seize those opportunities. Well done to both Nina and Adiva.

3. Cork Online Law Review seeking submissions for the 16th Edition

The Cork Online Law Review at University College Cork, Ireland, is a non-profit Law Review which provides an opportunity for undergraduates and graduates alike to have their work published. The Cork Online Law Review (COLR) was revolutionary when established by law students who had the vision of forming Ireland’s only online law review to be run solely by law students. All articles are peer-reviewed by the UCC Faculty of Law.

COLR is internationally renowned, having been described by the New York University Law Faculty as ‘the leading online law review in Ireland,’ and can be viewed at http://corkonlinelawreview.com.

The Editorial Board of the Cork Online Law Review is currently seeking submissions for the 16th Edition which is due to be published online at http://corkonlinelawreview.com/index.php/category/editions/ and in hard copy in early March 2017. All submissions should be on a legal topic, and be between 3000 and 9000 words in length. Submissions are also welcome in Irish, and French. Book reviews and case notes will also be considered. We use the Oxford Style guide as our house style guide.

There is a medal for the overall best submission, with an accompanying cash prize of €300, as well as a medal for best non-English submission.

The closing date for submissions is 15th January 2017. All interested parties should submit their articles and enquiries to: editor@corkonlinelawreview.com.

4. 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.

5. 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. Independent Medical Examinations, Sick Leave and Return to Work: international perspectives

In this seminar, visiting researcher Associate Professor Silje Maeland will present recent research comparing sick leave decisions by GPs, insurance physicians and occupational physicians in several different countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, The Netherlands). She will also introduce work currently underway in Norway evaluating the impact of independent medical examinations on return to work, using an unusual RCT design.

Date: Tuesday 29 November 2016
Time:
5.45pm arrival for 6.00pm – 7.00pm seminar
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
RSVP: Here

Flyer can be found here.

2. 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

3. 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.

Undergraduate Notices

1. Summer Unit: The Global Lawyer

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. Geography, legal systems and culture no longer constrain legal practice. Against this context this unit provides the foundation from which law graduates might take advantage of the increasing opportunities in global legal practice.

Through select readings, case studies, guest speakers, hands-on activities, discussion, and reflection, students will gain an understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by contemporary global legal practice. Students will explore the lawyer’s professional identity and global reach, through examining the impact of digital technologies, including social media, on legal practice. The unit will investigate the idea of legal practice that transgresses jurisdictional borders and help students develop the skills necessary for practice in diverse systems and cultures, and to interact appropriately and effectively with clients and lawyers in an increasingly networked world.

Flyer can be found here: Summer LAW4250

2. 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. URGENT: 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.