Careers

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


Legal associates assist with researching cases, points of law, preparing matters for hearing including other related matters for first instance judges and of the Court.


They are responsible for providing assistance to judicial officers during court hearings and other administrative support to judges, as required.  In addition, legal associates perform court support duties, when required.


Download the
PDF for more information.


2. Position of Judicial Clerk


Apply for  the position of Judicial Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Honourable T F Bathurst AC.

Download the PDF for more details

Events

1. ACJI Lecture:  Future of the Courts


ACJI Free Public Lecture: Future of the Courts, Presented by His Honour Judge Kevin Burke Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan once said that,


“What the people want is an America as good as its promise.”


That is what they want of their courts.


People want courts that are fair, efficient and effective.  And in a democratic society, they want a court system that is a strong (yet respectful) branch of government.


Date: Wednesday 11 November 2015

Time: 12.30pm Arrival, Refreshments  1.00-2.00pm Lecture

Venue: Monash University Law Chambers 555 Lonsdale St Melbourne  VIC  3000


See our website for more information


Download the flyer


Nina Massarah : 613 9903 8528


2. Commercial CPD Seminar ‘The Role of the Courts in Commercial Arbitration’


As the practice of domestic and international commercial arbitration in Australia continues to grow, so too does the prevalence of applications seeking the support or intervention of the courts in arbitration proceedings. Our panel will discuss the role of the courts in such applications, including in applications to enforce or set aside arbitral awards, as well as in applications designed to support arbitral processes such as applications for the issue of subpoenas.


Date: Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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

RSVP: Monday 9 November, 2015 (unless booked out prior) law-marketing@monash.edu


For more information see our
website


Download the
flyer


3. Gender Equity and STEMM, Monash University’s Participation in Athena SWAN Pilot


Monash University has been selected to participate in the Science in Australian Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter. The Charter, led by the

Academy of Science, aims to address under-representation of women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine) disciplines through a

transparent, evidence-based system of gender equity accreditation.


Monash is now commencing its work under Athena SWAN to qualify for the Bronze institutional award, in recognition of the University’s commitment to bolster women’s leadership roles within STEMM fields. The pilot aligns with the University’s strategic focus on improving the representation of women in STEMM and will allow us to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement, which will be as subject to rigorous peer-review from mid-2017.


Topics will include:

  • Changing the gender equity landscape in STEMM

  • Objectives of the SAGE Pilot

  • Purpose and benefits of Athena SWAN Awards

  • Bronze Institutional Application process and the SAGE Pilot program

  • How students, faculty members, staff and leaders can get involved.


An opportunity to find out more


An open session for staff and students to learn about the aims of the pilot, facilitated by Dr Zuleyka Zevallos, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Project Manager.


Date: Monday 9 November 2015

Time: 10am-12pm

Venue: South One Lecture Theatre, 43 Rainforest Walk, Clayton.


Register here


4. Resolution Institute Event : Recent SoP Decisions in the Courts Lessons for Adjudication Practitioners


Several decisions in the last 12 months have significantly affected the management and consideration of adjudication applications by adjudicators and practitioners acting on behalf of participants.


Presented by Alastair Oxbrough, a panel of experienced practitioners comprising of Elias Giannakopoulos, Tom Heading, and Peter Wood, will explore these issues and provide opportunities for questions and discussion.


For more details and registrations click
here


Contact the Resolution Institute office on (02) 9251 3366.


Date: Wednesday 11 November

Time:  5.30pm Registration, 6.00pm Commencement

Venue:  Minter Ellison, Level 23, 525 Collins St Melbourne

Cost:  $25.00 Members, $35.00 Guests, $10.00 Student members


CPD: This event will contribute 1 hour of CPD under the NMAS, the IAMA and the LEADR Accreditation schemes.


General Notices

1. Green News


Here are the highlights from this month’s Green e-Newsletter

  • Ride 2 Work Day a Success

  • Green Star Buildings on Display

  • Spring Time on Campus

  • 60 Seconds With Nicola Abel

  • NEW Student Environment Network

  • New Horizons Building Water Harvesting

  • Waste Audit Results Give Direction

  • Health and Sustainability Go Hand in Hand


Read the full Green e-News Letter here

2. Malaysia and Prato Applications Now Open


Internationalise your law qualification by including the international study program in your Monash Law degree. This is a unique opportunity to learn about different legal traditions, systems and procedures.


Applications and process:

Malaysia Program click here

Prato Program click here


For further information about the programs please
click here


3. Move This Movember


The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $685 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.


From the team who brought back the moustache,
MOVE is a new way to fundraise for men’s health.


Take action and make a move this Movember!


For more information click
here


4. The Monash-BGU Student Entrepreneurship Program


Monash University and Ben-Gurion University established the Monash-Ben-Gurion Seed Fund in 2014 with support from the Pratt Foundation and both universities.


The Seed Fund supports promising joint research and education programs within the thematic areas of Sustainability, Social Inclusion and Entrepreneurship.


The Student Entrepreneurship Program is one of five projects supported by this fund.


Download the
flyer for more information


Postgraduate Notices

1. JD Elective Information and Waiting List


JD students interested in understanding more about the JD electives can visit the FAQ page
here.


In the event that a class that you want to be enrolled into is full, you may request to be placed on the waiting list after 27 November 2015 by emailing
law-pgstudents@monash.edu.


We will contact you should a place become available.


Please note that there is no guarantee that there will be a place available for those on the waiting list.


2. Jury Skills Workshop


The Victorian Bar is looking for student volunteers to participate in a Jury Skills workshop.


As in the past, we are looking for students to act as jurors and/or witnesses for this training course. This is a wonderful opportunity to see inside excellent advocacy and

the dynamics of juries. It is an opportunity for JD students to meet barristers and watch some of them in action in a mock trial.


No prior work experience is required.


The Victorian Bar is running this Jury Skills workshop for Barristers on Saturday 14 November, from 8.30am-5pm at the County Court.

Lunch will be provided.

Students are required to send Cover Letter and CV to bianca.stajcic@vicbar.com.au

Undergraduate Notices

1. Summer B elective – Tax Policy Law 4243


Taxation is not a technical matter. It is preeminently a political and philosophical issue, perhaps the most important of all political issues.


Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty First Century (2014), p 493


See what Thomas Picketty is on about this summer (Law 4243, Summer B). In this elective we will look at how the design, interpretation and administration of our tax laws affect the nature of our society.


If you have an interest in politics, economics, justice and the law then an examination of how these questions get played out in our tax laws is a great place to start.

Students are welcome to enrol whether or not they have taken Law 5152 (Taxation Law). Credit given to enrol without all pre-requisites if appropriate.

Enquiries: kathryn.james@monash.edu

Handbook entry: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/LAW4243.html


End Gazette 9/11/2015

Careers

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


Legal associates assist with researching cases, points of law, preparing matters for hearing including other related matters for first instance judges and of the Court.


They are responsible for providing assistance to judicial officers during court hearings and other administrative support to judges, as required.  In addition, legal associates perform court support duties, when required.


Download the
PDF for more information.


2. Position of Judicial Clerk


Apply for  the position of Judicial Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Honourable T F Bathurst AC.


Download the
PDF for more details


3. Temporary Administrative Work – CBD Legal Precinct


Barristers’ Chambers Limited has temporary administrative work upcoming based around the legal precinct in the CBD supporting our Barristers.  A variety of assignments will be available to cover annual leave and project work.


Assignments will vary in contract length and will range from entry-level administration to executive assistance.


Essential Skills & Attributes:

  • Customer service focus

  • Clear communication skills

  • Impeccable personal presentation

  • Strong computer skills (predominantly word & excel)

  • Fast and accurate typing (for EA assignments/ 75WPM)


A police check and references will be required to work with BCL


To register your interest for temporary/ contract assignments please email your CV and a short covering letter outlining your availability to Lara Benito, Recruitment

Consultant lbenito@vicbar.com.au  to learn more about Barristers’ Chambers Limited please visit www.bcl.net.au

Events

1. ACJI Lecture:  Future of the Courts

ACJI Free Public Lecture: Future of the Courts, Presented by His Honour Judge Kevin Burke

Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan once said that,


“What the people want is an America as good as its promise.”

That is what they want of their courts.


People want courts that are fair, efficient and effective.  And in a democratic society, they want a court system that is a strong (yet respectful) branch of government.

Date: Wednesday 11 November 2015

Time: 12.30pm Arrival, Refreshments  1.00-2.00pm Lecture

Venue: Monash University Law Chambers 555 Lonsdale St Melbourne  VIC  3000

Registrations close Wednesday 4 November 2015

See our website for more information

Download the flyer

Nina Massara : 613 9903 8528


2. Commercial CPD Seminar ‘The Role of the Courts in Commercial Arbitration’


As the practice of domestic and international commercial arbitration in Australia continues to grow, so too does the prevalence of applications seeking the support or intervention of the courts in arbitration proceedings. Our panel will discuss the role of the courts in such applications, including in applications to enforce or set aside arbitral awards, as well as in applications designed to support arbitral processes such as applications for the issue of subpoenas.


Date: Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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

RSVP: Monday 9 November, 2015 (unless booked out prior) law-marketing@monash.edu


For more information see our
website


Download the
flyer


3. Resolution Institute Event : Recent SoP Decisions in the Courts Lessons for Adjudication Practitioners


Several decisions in the last 12 months have significantly affected the management and consideration of adjudication applications by adjudicators and practitioners acting on behalf of participants.


Presented by Alastair Oxbrough, a panel of experienced practitioners comprising of Elias Giannakopoulos, Tom Heading, and Peter Wood, will explore these issues and provide opportunities for questions and discussion.


For more details and registrations click
here


Contact the Resolution Institute office on (02) 9251 3366.


Date: Wednesday 11 November

Time:  5.30pm Registration, 6.00pm Commencement

Venue:  Minter Ellison, Level 23, 525 Collins St Melbourne

Cost:  $25.00 Members, $35.00 Guests, $10.00 Student members

CPD: This event will contribute 1 hour of CPD under the NMAS, the IAMA and the LEADR Accreditation schemes.


General Notices

1. ABC – Indigenous Law Student (Part-Time Position)


The ABC is calling for applications from Indigenous law students who would like to apply for a position as a part-time paralegal with the ABC’s in-house legal team.


Applications close Monday 2 November 2015 at 9.00 am


Click
here for more details


2. Application for APC Student Representatives


Applications are now open to be a student representative of Academic Progress Committees (APC’s).  This role involves sitting on the APC panel and work with the other panel members to determine what is the best outcome for the student and the university and bringing a student perspective to the panel decision-making process.


It involves a commitment of a full day of training and two committee sitting days in January or February. Visit the
website for more details.


3. Monash-Cambridge Degree Pathway Opportunity


Monash Law Undergraduate (UG) and Juris Doctor (JD) students have a pathway opportunity to study one of the following postgraduate Cambridge University Law degrees

  • LLM (Master of Law) or

  • MCL (Masters Degree in Corporate Law) programs


Upon successful completion of either of these programs at Cambridge students will receive a LLB or JD from Monash and either an LLM or an MCL from Cambridge.


Applications for approval from Monash faculty of Law have been extended until 4
th November 2015 and the closing date for Cambridge apps is 15 November 2015 for 2016-2017 academic year .


Pathway structure


UG or JD students who have successfully completed half of the LLB or JD may apply to Monash for admission to the LLM or MCL program at Cambridge in accordance with Cambridge’s application dates.


Decisions regarding admission will be made by Cambridge after the receipt of grades for approximately two thirds of the student’s law studies at Monash.  It is not guaranteed that Cambridge will accept all students who apply.


Students accepted into and completing the Program will begin their LLM or MCL studies at Cambridge in October (Term 1) following completion of the penultimate semester of the LLB or JD program at Monash.


Successful completion of the LLM or MCL at Cambridge will normally be accepted by Monash in substitution for the final 4 Law electives or maximum of 24 credit points of the LLB or JD Program.


At no time will Cambridge apply Monash course credits to a student’s LLM or MCL degree; students will be required to complete four courses at Cambridge for the LLM degree, or two courses and four modules for the MCL degree.  Cambridge will not permit work submitted for credit at Monash to be resubmitted for credit on the LLM or MCL degree.


Click
here for further information and how to apply


4. Malaysia and Prato Applications Now Open


Internationalise your law qualification by including the international study program in your Monash Law degree. This is a unique opportunity to learn about different legal traditions, systems and procedures.


Applications and process:


Malaysia Program
click here


Prato Program
click here


For further information about the programs please
click here


5. Move This Movember


The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $685 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.


From the team who brought back the moustache,
MOVE is a new way to fundraise for men’s health.


Take action and make a move this Movember!


For more information click
here


6. The Monash-BGU Student Entrepreneurship Program


Monash University and Ben-Gurion University established the Monash-Ben-Gurion Seed Fund in 2014 with support from the Pratt Foundation and both universities.


The Seed Fund supports promising joint research and education programs within the thematic areas of Sustainability, Social Inclusion and Entrepreneurship.


The Student Entrepreneurship Program is one of five projects supported by this fund.


Download the flyer for more information


Postgraduate Notices

1. JD Student Study Places in the CBD


Monash Law is hoping to identify alternate study spaces to advise students where in Melbourne CBD is available for quiet study; we therefore seek feedback from the student cohort as to where students currently stud after hours and on weekends when the Law Chambers is closed.


JD students are kindly asked to complete the brief survey
here.


Your feedback will help enhance the student experience of your peers, so thanks again for taking a moment to feedback.


If you have any questions please email
lloyd.england@monash.edu


2. Jury Skills Workshop


The Victorian Bar is looking for student volunteers to participate in a Jury Skills workshop.


As in the past, we are looking for students to act as jurors and/or witnesses for this training course. This is a wonderful opportunity to see inside excellent advocacy and
the dynamics of juries. It is an opportunity for JD students to meet barristers and watch some of them in action in a mock trial.


No prior work experience is required.


The Victorian Bar is running this Jury Skills workshop for Barristers on Saturday 14 November, from 8.30am-5pm at the County Court.


Lunch will be provided.

Students are required to send Cover Letter and CV to bianca.stajcic@vicbar.com.au

Law Library Notices

1. Clerkship Masterclass


Are you undertaking a summer clerkship?


Don’t miss attending these Masterclass workshops, designed to build essential skills for your Clerkship. Presented by lawyers from top Law Firms and expert staff from the Law Library, these workshops are designed to deliver essential, practical skills relating to research, writing, preparing memos and contract negotiation.


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.


Click here to register


Please contact Caroline Knaggs at Caroline.Knaggs@monash.edu if you have any queries.


Date: Friday 20th November

Time: 10am – 3.30pm

Venue: Seminar Room, City Law Chambers

End Gazette  02/11/2015