General Notices

1. VCAT Self Help Centre Clinic

VCAT and Monash University Faculty of Law have entered into a joint venture to set up a Self Help Centre at VCAT for 12 months on a pilot basis, with the intention that the Centre will continue beyond the pilot.

Applications are now open to enrol in the new VCAT Self Help Centre Clinic (LAW4803) and can be downloaded from the clinical legal education website.

Please see attached flyer for more information.

2. Company Law in Rome, Italy

LUISS Summer School on European & Comparative Company Law: Capital Markets in Rome, Italy

In cooperation with Leiden University under the aegis of the Centre for European Company Law (CECL). This course is designed as an add-on to the education of law students as well as graduates with an interest in company law.  It will allow participants to prepare for or complement a graduate degree in business law by gaining an in-depth exposure to the theory and practice of company law in Europe and acquiring the tools for dealing with cross-border transactions involving listed companies.

Dates:  June 12 – June 20, 2015

Closing Date for applications:  1 June 2015

Download the brochure for further information and online application.

Postgraduate Notices

1. MPA Forum

Law Chambers free lunch and advocacy talk

All Law Chambers-based postgraduates are invited to enjoy an informal lunch. An MPA Advocate will be present to provide information about this free service and answer any questions. Also find out about other services the MPA offers including trips, social events and seminars. Share any feedback about Monash and tell us what events you’d like us to organise.

Date: Wednesday 10th June

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

For registration details download the flyer

Undergraduate Notices

1. Mooting and Advocacy Competition – Application Deadline Extended to 29 May 2015

In this unit, students will engage in a range of theoretical and practical learning experiences that focus on developing effective legal argument and oral communication skills, within the context of advocacy, mediation and dispute resolution. It involves:

  • Formal lectures and practical skills based seminars
  • Direct engagement with members of the legal profession
  • External mooting competitions

For more details download the Mooting and Advocacy Competition pdf

End Gazette 11/05/15

Events

1. Access to Justice Symposium

ACJI & AIJA Symposium:  Access to Justice – taking the next steps

The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation at Monash University and the Australasian Institute for Judicial Administration are hosting a one-day Symposium that will bring together senior judicial officers, researchers and policy-makers from around Australia to explore and discuss the opportunities and challenges arising from the Productivity Commission’s Access to Justice Arrangements Inquiry report.

The Symposium will consider how the issues of costs, timeliness, obligations and processes impact upon accessing the justice system as well as examining issues relating to Legal Aid and Legal Centres. The Symposium will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions from senior judicial officers, administrators and researchers, including Dr Warren Mundy, Commissioner, Productivity Commission, His Honour Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Cannon AM, Adelaide Magistrates Court, The Honourable Justice John Middleton, Federal Court of Australia, and Mr Mark Woods, Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Access to Justice Committee.

Date: Friday 26 June 2015

Time: 8.45am – 5.00pm

Venue: Monash University Law Chambers

Special Price: $300 (inc GST) for Monash Staff and Student (Equal to the Speaker rate – Normal rate $495)

If you would like to attend as a delegate or as a speaker, please forward your Expression of interest to:nina.massara@monash.edu.

Registration closes 5.00pm, Friday, 12 June 2015

**Places are limited!**

2. Wellbeing in the Law 2015

Monash Law Students are cordially invited by Mr Lloyd England to attend Wellbeing in the Law 2015.

Panel Session – hosted by Monash University Law Faculty

Tuesday May 12, 2015 from 6.30 – 8.30 PM

  • The Honourable Justice Shane Marshall – Federal Court of Australia
  • Mr John Canning – Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Professor David Copolov OAM – Pro Vice-Chancellor, Monash University
  • Chaired by Professor Bryan Horrigan – Dean, Monash Law Faculty
  • Special Guest Mrs Marie Jepson – Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation

Plus exciting launch of new wellbeing initiatives for Law Students and Faculty Staff

Refreshments available. RSVP essential.

For further information download the flyer.

General Notices

1. VCAT Self Help Centre Clinic

VCAT and Monash University Faculty of Law have entered into a joint venture to set up a Self Help Centre at VCAT for 12 months on a pilot basis, with the intention that the Centre will continue beyond the pilot.

Applications are now open to enrol in the new VCAT Self Help Centre Clinic (LAW4803) and can be downloaded from the clinical legal education website.

Please see attached flyer for more information.

2. 2015 Harold Ford Memorial Lecture

Melbourne Law School is pleased to invite you to the 2015 Harold Ford Memorial Lecture.

The speaker is The Honourable Chief Justice Robert French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, who will speak on “Trusts and Statutes”.

This is a free public lecture and we warmly welcome staff and students from Monash University to attend the event. Please feel free to circulate this email.

Event: Harold Ford Memorial Lecture – “Trusts and Statutes” by Chief Justice Robert French AC

Date: Wednesday 20 May 2015

Time: 5:45pm (for refreshments, lecture to commence at 6:30pm)

Venue: David P. Derham Lecture Theatre, Lvl 1, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton

RSVP: This is a free lecture, but registration is required. Please click here to register for the lecture.

Enquiries: Email: law-cclsr@unimelb.edu.au

For more details, download the flyer or visit our website

3. Company Law in Rome, Italy

LUISS Summer School on European & Comparative Company Law: Capital Markets in Rome, Italy

In cooperation with Leiden University under the aegis of the Centre for European Company Law (CECL). This course is designed as an add-on to the education of law students as well as graduates with an interest in company law.  It will allow participants to prepare for or complement a graduate degree in business law by gaining an in-depth exposure to the theory and practice of company law in Europe and acquiring the tools for dealing with cross-border transactions involving listed companies.

Dates:  June 12 – June 20, 2015

Closing Date for applications:  1 June 2015

Download the brochure for further information and online application.

4. VADR CPD Event: Early Neutral Evaluation

You are cordially invited to a VADR CPD presentation on Tuesday, 5 May 2015, when Chief Magistrate of Victoria, Peter Lauritsen will speak on the Early Neutral Evaluation Program. The program was introduced into the Magistrates’ Court, Victoria with effect from 1 July 2012 after a 2010 pilot. In Early Neutral Evaluation, parties present their cases by way of submission on the facts and law to an evaluator, who provides them with a non-binding, confidential evaluation of their dispute.  The Chief Magistrate will discuss how the process operates, in what circumstances it is most effective and the success of the programme generally.

Peter Lauritsen became the Chief Magistrate of Victoria on 29 November 2012 after being first being appointed as a magistrate in 1989, and Deputy Chief Magistrate in 2003. Between 1987 and 1989, he was a magistrate for the Northern Territory. During his career, Mr Lauritsen has taken on a range of responsibilities in relation to the management and operation of various Courts and Tribunals, and chaired committees such as the Civil Rules Committee and the Court’s Dispute Resolution Committee.  Externally, he has represented the Court on numerous committees, bodies, boards and advisory groups including the Council of Legal Education, the Courts’ Library Committee, and the Judicial Officer’s Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Committee.

Where: Coopers Inn (2nd floor), cnr Exhibition and Little Lonsdale Streets,

When:  Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 5.45pm for a 6.15 pm start.

Cost: Free to current VADR members, $20 for non-members. Finger food is provided. Drinks are available at the bar.

If you’d like to attend, please email admin@vadr.asn or president@vadr.asn.au. Please feel free to pass on details of the event to anyone you feel may be interested.

Download the flyer for more details.

5. Mental Health Programs

A range of upcoming Mental Health Programs are available for Monash staff and students. The more popular programs include but are not limited to, health awareness, stress release, first aid training and meditation sessions.

Most of these programs are free!

For more information on dates and venues download Mental Health flyer

6. Peer Support – English Program

Peer Support is an English Program operated by the MSA and CCD where trained students (facilitators) are able to assist students with English language in their assignments.

  • The program runs 20 minute drop in, one-one sessions for students who would like extra help.
  • The service is available from Week 3-Week 12 from Tuesday-Thursday at 11am-2pm each day.
  • The service operates in the John Medley Library in the Campus Centre.

For more details see links below:

Law Library Notices

1. Missing from the Library

Federal Law Review, vol. 42 no. 3, 2014

Canadian Tax Journal, vol. 59 no. 4, 2011 and vol. 62 no. 4, 2014

Could these issue please be returned as they are needed for binding.

2. Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham Law School, New York City

Designed for students and professionals from around the world, the Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI) 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.

Download the Leitner Centre flyer or visit the Leitner Center website

Postgraduate Notices

1. MPA Forum

Law Chambers free lunch and advocacy talk

All Law Chambers-based postgraduates are invited to enjoy an informal lunch. An MPA Advocate will be present to provide information about this free service and answer any questions. Also find out about other services the MPA offers including trips, social events and seminars. Share any feedback about Monash and tell us what events you’d like us to organise.

Date: Wednesday 10th June

Time: 1:00-2:00pm

For registration details download the flyer

Undergraduate Notices

1. Mooting and Advocacy Competition – Application Deadline Extended to 29 May 2015

In this unit, students will engage in a range of theoretical and practical learning experiences that focus on developing effective legal argument and oral communication skills, within the context of advocacy, mediation and dispute resolution. It involves:

  • Formal lectures and practical skills based seminars
  • Direct engagement with members of the legal profession
  • External mooting competitions

For more details download the Mooting and Advocacy Competition pdf

End Gazette 04/05/15

Careers

1. 2015 – 2016 Law Ambassador Program Applications Open

Calling all community-minded Law students!

Want to improve your Leadership Capacity, undertaking training on Public Speaking, Leadership and Project Management? Want to design and develop a community-enhancing project for the benefit of fellow law students or the wider community?

Want to attend seminars to meet outstanding leaders and alumni?

For more information and application instructions please see:  http://www.law.monash.edu/current-students/student-experience/leadership/ambassadors/

Events

1.Exchange Information Session – Sciences-Po, France

Marie Azuelos from Sciences Po, France will be visiting Monash. She will be making a presentation for Exchange at Sciences Po for our students.

Date: Wednesday 29th April

Time: 3-4pm

Venue: 46 Exhibition Walk/R3 – Building 8

If you are interested in attending the session please register at: https://my.monash.edu.au/news-and-events/bookings/mabs/

(you will need to search under ‘Information sessions’)

Download the Sciences Po brochure and Summer School Flyer for more details.

2. The 2015 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series – Beyond the Cage: the case for nonhuman rights

Date: Monday 4 May 2015
Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers
Register: www.voiceless.org.au/lecture

The Lecture Series is open to the public and free to attend.

The 2015 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series welcomes the President of Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) Professor Steven Wise as international keynote speaker to discuss NhRP’s mission to revolutionise the way the law considers nonhuman animals.

Download the 2015 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series flyer