Law Students’ Society (LSS) Notices

LSS General Notices

1. The L Card

You may be wondering what the new card you received with your membership keyring is, and it is an exciting new initiative with all Victorian LSS’ to create one discount card to be used across Melbourne.

On Clayton campus, the card is accepted at Artichoke & Whitebait and Taste Baguette for a 10% discount. For a full list of discounts, visit thevlcard.com.

2. Law Council of Australia Scholarships 2016: Business Law

Each year the Business Law Section offers three scholarships of $5000 to the writer of the best papers in fields of Competition, Corporations and Taxation Law.

The scholarships are targeted to ‘early career’ legal professionals with less than four years of professional experience in the legal field of their paper. In the past winners have come from across academia, business and government sectors.

These scholarships are well suited to any Honours or research student who has previously written on a topic in one of the available fields.

Entries close Sunday 31 July 2016 at 5.00pm. For more information, please see here.

3. Leap into Leadership Online

Leap into Leadership Online is a suite of free modules to develop your employability and leadership skills at your own pace. It’s available for all current Monash students, any time – so you can complete as many modules as you like, at any stage of your studies.

Each module is practical, straightforward and fun, and takes about one to two hours to complete. There are no formal assessments to hand in, and you’ll earn a certificate for each module.

So, whether you want to hone your skills in communication, managing events or projects, teamwork or goal-setting, check out the modules on offer and get started today.

4. Victoria Law Foundation Oration

The VLA warmly invite you to attend the 2016 Law Oration.

The annual Law Oration is a free public lecture that explores important legal issues shaping our community.

We are pleased to announce that The Honourable Justice Weinberg of the Court of Appeal will be presenting the Oration, and will speak on the topic ‘Of Mozart, Modern Drafting and the Criminal Lawyers’ Lament’.

Justice Weinberg is a former Queen’s Counsel and Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, and was appointed to the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria, in 2008.

Date: Thursday 21 July 2016

Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm. Please allow time to pass through security.)

Venue: Banco Court, Supreme Court of Victoria, 210 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Seats are limited. Bookings essential here.

LSS Careers Notices

1. LK Group Paralegal position

LK Group is a Melbourne based family of private companies with diverse interests across property, technology, human resources, business transformation and outsourcing, digital animation and sports, spanning operations in Australia, the United States and the Philippines.

LK Group is currently seeking a talented and motivated Paralegal to join their growing team.

Key responsibilities will include creation and maintenance of relevant registers, establishment and implementation of relevant governance processes, assist with research, walk up enquiries and review of contracts.

Please review the full position description here.

All applications to be sent to Dominic at Wall Street (or email your resume to jobs@wallst.com.au) by Friday 1 July 2016.

2. Allens adopts a Rare approach to recruitment

Allens is proud to be the founding partner of Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) In Australia.

Allens is using this tool in its clerkship application process this year, and are keen to share information about the system with students.

Rare makes it possible to view a candidate in context by offering a more complete picture of an individual’s background, including socio-economic and family background, education experience and performance and culture.

The CRS is used by all the magic circle firms in the UK. The research shows that students from disadvantage backgrounds are 50% more likely to be hired using this tool.

If you have any questions about the CRS please contact the Allens Graduate Resourcing team at Student.Careers@allens.com.au or visit www.allens.com.au/graduates.

Social Justice & Equity

1. Northern Community Legal Centre volunteer positions

NCLC is looking for law students to volunteer as part of a new dedicated Infringements Team.

This is one of three volunteer positions who will work closely with the Community Lawyer to run all of Northern CLC’s fines files and will form a dedicated “Infringements Team.”

Each volunteer will have their own list of files which will include a mx of internal review, special circumstances, exceptional circumstances and penalty enforcement warrants files.

This position will be for one full day per week for 12 months.

Please see the full position description and selection criteria here.

All applications are to be sent to volunteercoordinator@northernclc.org.au before Thursday 30 June 2016.

JD

1. JD Office Hours

The JD LSS office hours are as follows:

Monday: 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Wednesday: 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Thursday: 11.00am – 3.00pm

During these times memberships and event tickets can be purchased. However if these times do not suit you please contact jd.adminactivities@monashlss.com

Law Students’ Society (LSS) Notices

LSS General Notices

1. The L Card

You may be wondering what the new card you received with your membership keyring is, and it is an exciting new initiative with all Victorian LSS’ to create one discount card to be used across Melbourne.

On Clayton campus, the card is accepted at Artichoke & Whitebait and Taste Baguette for a 10% discount. For a full list of discounts, visit thevlcard.com.

2. Law Council of Australia Scholarships 2016: Business Law

Each year the Business Law Section offers three scholarships of $5000 to the writer of the best papers in fields of Competition, Corporations and Taxation Law.

The scholarships are targeted to ‘early career’ legal professionals with less than four years of professional experience in the legal field of their paper. In the past winners have come from across academia, business and government sectors.

These scholarships are well suited to any Honours or research student who has previously written on a topic in one of the available fields.

Entries close Sunday 31 July 2016 at 5.00pm. For more information, please see here.

3. Leap into Leadership Online

Leap into Leadership Online is a suite of free modules to develop your employability and leadership skills at your own pace. It’s available for all current Monash students, any time – so you can complete as many modules as you like, at any stage of your studies.

Each module is practical, straightforward and fun, and takes about one to two hours to complete. There are no formal assessments to hand in, and you’ll earn a certificate for each module.

So, whether you want to hone your skills in communication, managing events or projects, teamwork or goal-setting, check out the modules on offer and get started today.

LSS Careers Notices

1. LK Group Paralegal position

LK Group is a Melbourne based family of private companies with diverse interests across property, technology, human resources, business transformation and outsourcing, digital animation and sports, spanning operations in Australia, the United States and the Philippines.

LK Group is currently seeking a talented and motivated Paralegal to join their growing team.

Key responsibilities will include creation and maintenance of relevant registers, establishment and implementation of relevant governance processes, assist with research, walk up enquiries and review of contracts.

Please review the full position description here.

All applications to be sent to Dominic at Wall Street (or email your resume to jobs@wallst.com.au) by Friday 1 July 2016.

2. Mason Black Melbourne seeking paralegals

Mason Black Melbourne seek a number of paralegals to assist with large scale commercial litigation matters and an International Commercial Arbitration.

This role requires paralegals who are highly attentive, well organised and capable of adapting quickly to the complexities associated with commercial litigation proceedings. Some of the tasks involved include, assisting Counsel on a daily basis, maintaining their briefs, liaising with specialists, handling of confidential data and attending multi-party conferences.

Successful applicants will be welcomed into a tight knit team of solicitors and Counsel (including Queens Counsel). We are seeking very switched on, hardworking and committed individuals to fill these positions immediately. Successful applicants will be paid an hourly rate.

Please send a copy of your Cover Letter and CV to domenic_lucarelli@masonblack.com.au and do not contact the firm by any other means.

3. LIV Hot Topics: Develop a competitive edge in your legal career

With the increase of graduates entering the legal industry today, it’s in your best interest as a newly minted legal professional to learn how to market yourself and explore all career options available to you.

The fact that there are limited clerkships and traineeships isn’t necessarily a bad thing!

Competition often brings out the best work in lawyers – and with so many new practices going online, the opportunities available to graduates and new solicitors are more exciting than ever.

Date: Wednesday 15 June 2016

Time: 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Venue: LIV Lecture Theatre, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Price: $35 members, $55 non-members

RSVP: Please register here by Tuesday 14 June 2016

4. Allens adopts a Rare approach to recruitment

Allens is proud to be the founding partner of Rare’s Contextual Recruitment System (CRS) In Australia.

Allens is using this tool in its clerkship application process this year, and are keen to share information about the system with students.

Rare makes it possible to view a candidate in context by offering a more complete picture of an individual’s background, including socio-economic and family background, education experience and performance and culture.

The CRS is used by all the magic circle firms in the UK. The research shows that students from disadvantage backgrounds are 50% more likely to be hired using this tool.

If you have any questions about the CRS please contact the Allens Graduate Resourcing team at Student.Careers@allens.com.au or visit www.allens.com.au/graduates.

Competitions

1. HSF-NLUD International Negotiation Competition (INC)

INC is a competition organised by Herbert Smith Freehills and National Law University Delhi.

The first edition of the competition took place in 2014 and it was a big hit. The second edition, which was held in September 2015, drew participants from 23 internationally renowned universities from five countries, including the likes of Cambridge, Oxford, Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Cologne.

The competition aims at providing an opportunity to law students of select top universities across the globe to practice and improve their negotiation skills. It provides a platform for students to compete in a truly diverse and an international environment. The competition is carefully structured to simulate legal negotiations particularly for those students who aspire to be international lawyers.

Students participating in the competition will assume the roles of international lawyers in negotiating a series of legal problems. The problems will be based on real life examples and will comprise a common set of facts known to all participants and confidential information known only to the participants representing a particular side.

Each team will consist of two students, who must be enrolled in a full time degree (undergraduate or postgraduate) as at September 1 2016. Only one team per university will be allowed. The competition will begin 15 June 2016 (release of the problem), with the finals being 11 September 2016 and held in Delhi, India.

Please see here for more information.

Social Justice & Equity

1. Northern Community Legal Centre volunteer positions

NCLC is looking for law students to volunteer as part of a new dedicated Infringements Team.

This is one of three volunteer positions who will work closely with the Community Lawyer to run all of Northern CLC’s fines files and will form a dedicated “Infringements Team.”

Each volunteer will have their own list of files which will include a mx of internal review, special circumstances, exceptional circumstances and penalty enforcement warrants files.

This position will be for one full day per week for 12 months.

Please see the full position description and selection criteria here.

All applications are to be sent to volunteercoordinator@northernclc.org.au before Thursday 30 June 2016.

JD

1. JD Office Hours

The JD LSS office hours are as follows:

Monday: 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Wednesday: 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Thursday: 11.00am – 3.00pm

During these times memberships and event tickets can be purchased. However if these times do not suit you please contact jd.adminactivities@monashlss.com

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. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Homework Group at Port Phillip Prison

Applications are now open for a challenging and rewarding new Castan Centre program, the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Homework Group at Port Phillip Prison.

The program will provide weekly tutoring and mentoring sessions for Indigenous men incarcerated at Port Phillip Prison, in Melbourne’s west. We are looking for tutors to participate in the program.

Tutors will receive a comprehensive induction and training program and be mentored and supervised throughout the program. They will also receive $25 per session to cover their transport costs (in the alternative we may use part of the stipend to provide transport).

Applications close Friday 24 June 2016. The program will begin at the start of semester two. It is open to students from all universities.

You can find more comprehensive information about the program here, and you should feel free to contact Marius Smith to discuss the opportunity further (details below).

Indigenous students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Marius Smith, Manager, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Email: marius.smith@monash.edu

Phone: 03 9905 3386

3. 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 Tuesday 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).

4. 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.

5. 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.

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 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

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. 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.

12. 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.

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.

4. The Undergraduate Awards – applications close 14 June 2016

Applications for the Undergraduate Awards 2016 close Tuesday 14 June 2016.

Cited as the ultimate champion for high-potential undergraduates, The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework.

UA also has 24 additional categories into which essays may be submitted, please have a look to see if you have work for other categories too.

UA is open to all penultimate and final year students, as well as 2015 graduates, of all disciplines.

Monash is affiliated with The Undergraduate Awards and students can submit up to three papers online here and be in with a chance to win an international award for their undergraduate coursework; students submit work they have already completed as part of their undergraduate degree once it meets the eligibility criteria.

For more information please see here.

Postgraduate Notices

1. Application 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. PhD Scholarship Opportunity: UK Scholarships

Scholarships for citizens of developed Commonwealth countries including Australia are offered for PhD and split-site PhD study in the UK.

These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Scottish Government, in conjunction with UK universities.

For more information, including eligibility, please see here.

Please note applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on Friday 17 June 2016.

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.

Careers

1. Researcher to Solicitor-General of Victoria

Richard Niall QC, Solicitor-General of Victoria is currently recruiting for a researcher to commence in early 2017.

This may be of some interest to Law graduates, particularly those with an interest in public law.

Please find details for applications here.

Please note applications close Monday 13 June 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.

Events

1. 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 available.

Speaker line up so far includes:

  • Mr Stan Grant, Indigenous Affairs Editor of the Guardian Australia, on the way forward for Indigenous reconciliation
  • The Hon Martin Pakula MP, Victorian Attorney-General, on Developments in Human Rights in Victoria
  • Professor Anne Aly, Professor at Edith Cowan University and Founding Chair of People Against Violent Extremism, on Radicalisation, Terrorism and Human Rights
  • Professor Mary Crock, Professor of Public Law at The University of Sydney, on Making Every Life Count:  International Law and The Protection of Persons with Disabilities in Displacement
  • Mariam Veiszadah, Ambassador of Welcome to Australia and President of Islamophobia Register Australia, on Islamophobia in Australia
  • 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

Full details on the Castan Centre website. Check it out for up-to-date speaker line up.

2. Clerkship Masterclass

The Clerkship Masterclass has been designed to assist students build essential skills for your Clerkship.

To attend you should have preferably secured a Seasonal Clerkship or equivalent.

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 tips to work effectively during the Clerkship.

If possible please ensure that you bring a laptop with you. Law firms use Clerkships to identify students to take into their Traineeship programs. Make yours the best Clerkship ever!

A light lunch will be provided.

Please register through the Library Class Booking System. A more detailed program will be available once the program has been finalised.

Date: Friday 24 June

Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm (approx)

Venue: Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

3. Cognitive Biases in Decision Making

During a mediation, decisions have to be made by the parties in order to settle their dispute and process decisions also need to be made by the mediator.

As people form judgments and make decisions they fall prey to predictable and consistent errors which can impact on the quality of decisions and escalate conflict.

Professor Jill Klein from the Melbourne Business School will speak on the topic ‘Cognitive Biases in Decision Making’.

The presentation will provide a discussion of cognitive biases and how we can manage them in order to make optimal decisions.

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2016

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

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

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

RSVP: please email Alison at admin@vadr.asn.au

Finger food will be provided and drinks are available at bar prices.

4. 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.

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. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Homework Group at Port Phillip Prison

Applications are now open for a challenging and rewarding new Castan Centre program, the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Homework Group at Port Phillip Prison.

The program will provide weekly tutoring and mentoring sessions for Indigenous men incarcerated at Port Phillip Prison, in Melbourne’s west. We are looking for tutors to participate in the program.

Tutors will receive a comprehensive induction and training program and be mentored and supervised throughout the program. They will also receive $25 per session to cover their transport costs (in the alternative we may use part of the stipend to provide transport).

Applications close Friday 24 June 2016. The program will begin at the start of semester two. It is open to students from all universities.

You can find more comprehensive information about the program here, and you should feel free to contact Marius Smith to discuss the opportunity further (details below).

Indigenous students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Marius Smith, Manager, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Email: marius.smith@monash.edu

Phone: 03 9905 3386

3. 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 Tuesday 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).

4. 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.

5. 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.

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 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

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. Open Day – seeking volunteers

Monash University’s Open Day for Clayton will be held on Sunday 7 August 2016.

We are seeking Undergraduate student volunteers to assist on the day.

This will involve speaking with prospective students and their families about your experience of studying at Monash, giving directions, greeting guests, helping with set-up/pack down and much more.

Although these positions are voluntary roles, the faculty does provide training and $50.00 vouchers for students who volunteer half a day (9.15am – 1.15pm OR 12.30pm – 4.30pm) and $95.00 vouchers for students who volunteer for a whole day (9.15am – 4.30pm).

If you have good communication skills and a well-rounded knowledge of the Law Faculty and campus please complete the application form by Monday 6 June 2016.

We will be holding student workshops closer to Open Day and will send an email inviting you to RSVP to a session.

If you have any further queries please contact law-marketing@monash.edu.

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.

For more information see here.

13. 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.

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.

4. The Undergraduate Awards – deadline extended to 14 June 2016

The deadline of The Undergraduate Awards 2016 programme has been extended to Tuesday 14 June 2016.

Cited as the ultimate champion for high-potential undergraduates, The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework.

UA also has 24 additional categories into which essays may be submitted, please have a look to see if you have work for other categories too.

UA is open to all penultimate and final year students, as well as 2015 graduates, of all disciplines.

Monash is affiliated with The Undergraduate Awards and students can submit up to three papers online here and be in with a chance to win an international award for their undergraduate coursework; students submit work they have already completed as part of their undergraduate degree once it meets the eligibility criteria.

For more information please see here.

Postgraduate Notices

1. Application 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. PhD Scholarship Opportunity: UK Scholarships

Scholarships for citizens of developed Commonwealth countries including Australia are offered for PhD and split-site PhD study in the UK.

These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Scottish Government, in conjunction with UK universities.

For more information, including eligibility, please see here.

Please note applications must be submitted by 23.59 (BST) on Friday 17 June 2016.

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.