Careers

1. Clifford Chance 2019 Hong Kong Winter Vacation Scheme

The Vacation Scheme allows you to follow the life of a lawyer at Clifford Chance closely – you will sit in two different practice areas, working with our lawyers on real, live client projects. You will be treated as a part of our team and given opportunities to demonstrate your ability.

To ensure you get the most from your scheme we will assign you a mentor, an experienced lawyer one or two years ahead of you who will help you settle in and answer any questions you have.

Across the four week scheme (during the Australian summer, January to February 2019) we will also host sessions from professionals across the firm to give you a real insight into how our firm works.

Applications are open now and close 10 August 2018.

Undergraduate

1. The Undergraduate Awards 2018 – apply now

As the Law category of The Undergraduate Awards 2018 programme is open for submissions we want to remind students to check the word count requirements.

If you are a penultimate or final year students, or a 2017 graduate, don’t let your paper be disqualified! See here for details.

The deadline for the 2018 programme is 12 June 2018. Learn more

2. Study in Indonesia in Semester 2 2018

7 x $5000 mobility grants are available to undergraduate Monash University students wishing to spend Semester 2 2018 studying in Indonesia on one of ACICIS Study Indonesia’s in-country programs, the Indonesian Business, Law & Society Program.

This program provides students with a unique opportunity to study Islamic/Indonesian Business, Law or Society, or a combination thereof, at an Islamic university in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

Find more information about the program and application process here.

Please note direct applications to ACICIS close 15 April 2018.

General Notices

1. Mindfulness study

Understand the benefits of Mindfulness practice for everyday life.

Law students are invited to participate in a 6-week Mindfulness course at Clayton Campus running in Semester One 2018 to explore what effect it has on wellbeing & academic performance.

The Mindfulness Course is part of a larger study which includes Biological Markers (hair & blood samples and fMRI), along with Questionnaires measuring the effects of Mindfulness Training throughout Semesters 1 & 2, 2018.

There will be 3 separate data and sample collection dates in the Health services at Clayton Campus.

Students who choose to participate in the collection of Biological Markers, will be reimbursed $25 for each collection.

Find  more information here, or contact mindfulness.study2018@gmail.com or call 0435 777 702.

2. Australia’s Next Top Lawyer 2018 essay prize

Australian Accident Helpline is holding their first annual “Australia’s Next Top Lawyer” competition.

The award aims to encourage, reward and recognise young talent and give the winning applicant an edge in a highly competitive junior legal sector.

The award will be given to the best essay written on the topic ‘What do you think is the most important development in Australian legal history?’

The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize to help with studies.

Entries close 1 October 2018. Learn more

3. LSS office location

While the Law Building is under renovation, the LSS (Law Students’ Society) office will operate from Room 354, Level 3, Law Building, 15 Ancora Imparo Way.
Students can purchase their memberships and also pay for events here.

Undergraduate notices

1. The Undergraduate Awards 2018 – apply now

Submissions are open for the Law category of the Undergraduate Awards 2018.

Submission is free, follow these steps to #awardyourwork!

It’s the world’s largest academic awards programme that aims to celebrate top undergrad casework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates.

WHY should I apply?

  • Earn international recognition for work you’ve already done
  • Receive access to exclusive UA Alumni Portal
  • Win a trip to UA Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland
  • Get your work profiled in The Undergraduate Journal 2018

The deadline for the 2018 programme is 12 June 2018. Learn more

NB: a reminder to all students when submitting – please anonymise your work. This applies to penultimate and final year students, as well as 2017 graduates. Here’s how to do it.

2. Study in Indonesia in Semester 2 2018

7 x $5000 mobility grants are available to undergraduate Monash University students wishing to spend Semester 2 2018 studying in Indonesia on one of ACICIS Study Indonesia’s in-country programs, the Indonesian Business, Law & Society Program.

This program provides students with a unique opportunity to study Islamic/Indonesian Business, Law or Society, or a combination thereof, at an Islamic university in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

Find more information about the program and application process here.

Please note direct applications to ACICIS close 15 April 2018.

Careers

1. Engelberg Center Research Fellowship at NYU

The Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU School of Law is accepting applications for a research fellow to begin in Autumn (Northern Hemisphere) 2018.

Applicants should hold a law degree or a Ph.D. in a relevant area, and show interest and promise in conducting research and writing. See here for more details.

2. Zicolaw Internship, Malaysia

Applications close soon for a Faculty Managed Internship opportunity at Zicolaw, Malaysia.

ZICOlaw are Malaysia’s largest law firm with offices located in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand.  Their expertise and commitment to goals has led them to be a multiple recipient of the “Malaysian Law Firm of the Year” award from the International Financial Law Review.

Applications are now open and close Friday 16 March 2018

Duration: Minimum of 4 weeks from mid-June to mid-July 2018

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

For further information including application process and eligibility details visit the ZICOlaw Internship webpage.

Further queries: law-international@monash.edu

Events

1. 2018 Louis Waller Lecture

Victoria was the first place in the world to pass laws governing assisted reproduction.

It all started with the ground-breaking work of Professor Louis Waller, who led the pioneering investigation into the social, ethical and legal issues arising from IVF.

Professor Waller himself will deliver the annual Louis Waller Lecture this year, providing an historical perspective on the lead-up to assisted reproductive treatment legislation in Victoria.

Date: Wednesday 21 March 2018

Time: 5.30 – 7.00pm (5.30 arrival for 6.00pm start – refreshments provided)

Venue: State Library of Victoria, Experimedia Room, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Tickets: Please register to attend this free event now, as places are limited.

2. ‘Writing judgments in, and for, contemporary Australia’ – Justice Debbie Mortimer, Federal Court of Australia

You are invited to Melbourne University Law Review‘s 2018 Annual Lecture.
Date: Tuesday 27 March
Time: 7:00pm (Drinks and canapés to follow)
Venue: David P Derham Theatre (GM15), Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne, 185 Pelham St Carlton 3053.
No RSVPs are necessary
The Hon Justice Debbie Mortimer of the Federal Court of Australia will deliver the Annual Lecture this year, titled: ‘Some thoughts on writing judgments in, and for, contemporary Australia’.
As in other walks of life the pace of work for, and productivity demands on, courts and judges have increased. While the obligation to explain an exercise of judicial power through published reasons is a critical obligation, the challenge for courts and judges in contemporary Australia is how to reconcile that obligation with the need to give parties outcomes to their litigation in a timely way, and to ensure that explanations for the exercise of judicial power are accessible and understandable. In her lecture, Justice Mortimer proposes to offer a perspective on these challenges.

General Notices

1. Nominations for the Sir John Monash Medal

Each year, the Faculty of Law awards the Sir John Monash Medal for Outstanding Achievement.

The Sir John Monash Medal for Outstanding Achievement is awarded to a student who:

  • has completed the academic requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Laws and is eligible to graduate;
  • is judged to have an excellent academic record; and
  • has demonstrated a significant commitment to advancing the University’s goals of social justice, human rights and a sustainable environment.

Nominations for the Sir John Monash medal close this Friday 16 February 2018.

A nomination can be made by the student, a fellow student, and any Monash staff member or any member of the community by completing the nomination form.

All nominations must include a letter from the nominator explaining the reason for the nomination and a statement from the nominee addressing how he/she meets each of the eligibility criteria. Please also provide any supporting information which could be of use to the selection committee and permission from the student to have his or her academic records released to the selection committee.

Please submit your completed nomination form and any supporting documentation to the Faculty of Law Student Services Manager via online submission from by no later than 5:00 pm on Friday 16 February 2018.

2. Global Legal Hackathon at Monash Law – get involved

The countdown is on! Monash University is excited to bring the inaugural Global Legal Hackathon to Melbourne.

Taking place in 40 cities worldwide over the weekend of 23-25 February 2018, this unique opportunity is now open for registration.

Do you have a tech solution to fix some of the legal industry’s biggest problems? Want to engage with some of the industry’s most high profile people in the legal tech space?

The Global Legal Hackathon brings together the world’s leading legal thinkers and doers in support of a unified vision: rapid development of tech solutions to progress the legal industry and the function of law and justice.

What’s in it for me? Build your skills, knowledge and employability by making sure you’re part of the first legal hackathon of its kind. You don’t need to be a tech whiz – if you’re a problem solver looking for a challenge the Global Legal Hackathon is for you.  Come with your own ideas or form a team with friends.

Learn more about the Global Legal Hackathon.

Date: Friday 23 – Sunday 25 February 2018
Venue: Learning & Teaching Building, Monash University, Clayton Campus (Building 19, Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton, VIC 3800)

3. Law Building renovations

As you know the Law Building at Clayton Campus has been closed to all staff and students since the end of last year. The ground floor is undergoing an extensive refurbishment to bring you an exciting new student space!

Access to the building has now resumed. However, the full refurbishment is not expected to be completed until the middle of 2018.

If you have any questions or concerns about the temporary closure of parts of the Law Building please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1800 MONASH (666 274), in writing via ask.monash or come to see us in person at the Law Student Services Counter.

Student Services

Your Student Services staff are now available in the normal location on Level 1 of the Law Building.

There will be no change to the Law Student Services counter operation hours:

Monday: 8:45am – 4:00pm

Tuesday: 8:45am – 4:00pm

Wednesday: 10:30am – 4:00pm

Thursday: 8:45am – 4:00pm

Friday: 8:45am – 4:00pm

As usual we will still be available to assist you with all administrative requests, to be sent through ask.monash for a timely response.

Law Library

The Law Library is once again open to students from 8:00am – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday.

From Orientation Week (WB: February 19) normal Semester hours resume, as follows.

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday – Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Note that Reserve books for Law Summer units will remain at Hargrave-Andrew Library until February 19. These are accessible until 9:00pm (Mon, Tues, Thurs) and 1:00pm-5:00pm on Sundays. Please contact Law Library staff on lib-lawteam-l@monash.edu with any queries.

4. Write for the ILA Reporter

The ILA Reporter (ilareporter.org.au) is the official blog of the Australian Branch of the International Law Association (ILA).

The ILA Reporter provides analysis, commentary and discussion on issues in public and private international law which have bearing on Australia and the wider region.

The ILA Reporter accepts articles on a rolling basis from academics, legal practitioners, and students. This is a great opportunity to be published by a well-respected non-government organisation with a wide readership.

Learn more about submitting an article to the ILA Reporter.

5. Submit an article to the UCD Law Review

The UCD Law Review is Ireland’s leading student-run legal journal. The Review is published on an annual basis, with guidance provided by our academic advisors. The Review features articles on a variety of legal topics, written by students as well as those in academia and in practice.

The Board welcomes contributions on a broad range of contemporary legal issues, as well as articles addressing legal history.

Articles for consideration for inclusion in the 18th Volume are to be submitted in word format to  ucdlawreviewsubmissions@ucd.ie by 30 March 2018.

The email should contain the Author’s name, year of study or graduation, and contact details. The selection process is entirely anonymous so please do not include any indications of identity in the article.

A prize of  €500 will be awarded to the author of the most outstanding article.

The Board will consider articles as they are submitted and offers may be made prior to the deadline. Late submissions may be accepted at the discretion of the Editor. Further details, including information on submissions and the editorial process, may be found at  www.ucdlawreview.eu.

Events

1. 2030: Your future, reimagined – International Women’s Day Breakfast

Technological, economic and social changes are occurring at a rapid pace.

What does this continuing disruption mean for the future of our professions as we know them?

On International Women’s Day (8 March), join an expert line-up of industry leaders who will lay out a blueprint for what’s ahead and how you can be in the box seat.

Check out the event. 

Speakers include:

  • Professor The Honourable Marilyn Warren AC QC
    Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria (2003 – 2017)
  • Dr Bridie O’Donnell
    Head of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, Victoria
  • Michelle Mahoney
    Executive Director of Innovation, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Her Honour Judge Caroline Kirton 
    Federal Circuit Court of Australia
  • MC – Alana Hale 
    LLB Monash Law Student

Date: Thursday 8 March 2018

Time: 7.00am for a 7.30am start – 9.00am finish (plated breakfast included)

Venue: RACV Club, Level 17, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne

Tickets: Purchase here

Price: $38 Monash Students (enter promo code LAWST22D to receive a discounted $38 ticket. NB: You must log into the Monash Shop with your Monash student email address to receive the discount.); $60 single ticket; $420 – table of 8

2. Cory Doctorow: How Do Writers Get Paid?

The past decade or so has seen incredible changes in how we read. New devices, platforms and marketplaces for books have risen and fallen, while traditional publishing houses and booksellers have adapted to suit readers’ changing habits and preferences.

But how have things changed for authors? In the midst of all the upheaval, who’s looking out for them – and what role does copyright play?

Hosted by Monash Law’s Professor Rebecca Giblin, Canadian American activist and author Cory Doctorow will speak with literary agent Clare Forster and copyright expert Zoe Rodriguez to help us get to the bottom of who advocates for what, and who actually benefits.

Learn more: visit the Wheeler Centre website.

Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018

Time: 6.15pm-7.15pm

Venue: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne 3000

Tickets: Free, registration essential here

Jobs + career development

1. Karoon Gas Australia Ltd Legal Internship 2018

Karoon is an Australian, ASX listed, oil and gas company with offshore assets in Australia and South America.
Karoon is looking for enthusiastic, final or penultimate year law students with excellent academic results to join us in a part time internship throughout 2018.
As a legal intern at Karoon, you will gain invaluable experience in international oil and gas contracts and transactions, including acquisitions, farm-outs, joint ventures, seismic acquisition, offshore drilling and oil field development and a better understanding of oil and gas commercial and technical concepts, drivers and terminology.
More information is available at www.karoongas.com.au. Applicants should submit a short letter of introduction, CV and academic transcript to CGivossi@karoongas.com.au.

2. Doxa Cadetship

Doxa Youth Foundation is an organisation working with young people to access opportunities that assist students to reach their full potential. The Cadetship Program supports young people who have experienced some challenges in their lives. Our candidates for this program are either 1st or 2nd year University students.

Doxa have several opportunities for a Cadetship for students from disadvantaged backgrounds studying Law. The cadetship will provide the below benefits:

  • Up to 8 weeks of work placement at their Sponsor Company each year
  • A mentor at their Sponsor Company
  • $120 per week living allowance for the duration of their degree
  • $700 book allowance each year
  • 1 Professional Development Camp each year
  • A professional suit in their first year

How to apply:

Please fill in the online application form: https://doxa.secure.force.com/DoxaCadetshipProgram by Wednesday 21st February 2018.

Doxa works with students who have experienced some area of disadvantage or struggle and the student’s eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. If you applied to Monash University SEAS, you would usually meet Doxa’s eligibility criteria.

Please contact cadet@doxa.org.au if you have any queries.

3. Victorian Family Law Pathways Network – seeking volunteers

The Victorian Family Law Pathways Network (VFLPN) is an initiative funded by the Attorney General’s Department to provide links and training opportunities for professionals within the family law system.

VFLPN coordinates projects to assist lawyers, court staff and self-represented litigants in making referrals and booking appointments for community services. This is provided through a Kiosk we run at the Family Court. Kiosk attendants, by use of an applicationVFLPN has developed, help lawyers and self-represented litigants make referrals to community services.

VFLPN is looking at recruiting a number of volunteers to assist us in running the Kiosk.

Applications close at 5:00pm on Monday 19 February. Interested parties should submit a brief cover letter outlining why they would like to be a part of the program and current CV.

For application process and guidelines see here.

4. Volunteer Opportunities at the Monash Oakleigh Legal Service

Volunteer Opportunities are available in 2018 at the Monash Oakleigh Legal Service for Monash Law Students.

Wednesday Night Advice Only Service

Applications for the Wednesday Night General Advice Session at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service will open at 8pm 25 February 2018 and close 10pm 4 March 2018. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

You are applying to be part of the Wednesday night volunteer team, which provides advice to clients experiencing a wide range of legal problems.

Students are rostered to volunteer on Wednesday nights on a fortnightly basis from 6:00pm until approximately 8:30pm.

Orientation will be held on Wednesday 11 April 2018

Sessions will commence on 18 April 2018

For an application form please see our website at http://www.monash.edu/law/about-us/legal/mols/volunteer

Tuesday Night Family Law

The Tuesday Night Family Law Advice Service handles matters relating to Children, Divorce and Intervention Orders.

Students are rostered to volunteers on a Tuesday night on a fortnightly basis from 6:00pm until approximately 8:30pm.

Applications for Tuesday Night Family Advice Session at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service will open 8pm 25 February 2018 and close 10pm 4 March 2018.

Orientation will be held on Tuesday 10 April 2018

Sessions will commence on Tuesday 17 April 2018

For an application form please see our website at http://www.monash.edu/law/about-us/legal/mols/volunteer

In each session, volunteers will:

  • Interview clients
  • Develop practical and research skills
  • Have the opportunity to learn and work under the supervision of qualified lawyers and barristers

5. BCG is coming to Monash Clayton

At BCG we relentlessly challenge established thinking, and we seek graduates with the determination to do the same. By joining our team, you will develop game-changing ideas, work with incredibly talented people and forge your career path from day one.

BCG partners with clients across business, government and not-for-profit sectors to identify their highest value opportunities, address their most critical challenges and transform their organisations.

BCG will be on campus at Monash on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 1:00pm. Our aim is to talk to students about discovering a fulfilling career in management consulting. We recruit exceptional people across diverse backgrounds including music, philosophy, science, maths, medicine, law, politics, engineering and commerce.

General Notices

1. Law Building closure December – February

From December 2017 to mid-2018, the ground floor of the Law Building at our Clayton Campus will be undergoing a refurbishment to bring you an exciting new student space that better serves the need of our law student population. We expect completion to be around the middle of next year (2018).

To ensure the safety of our staff and students, the law building will need to be closed from the end of November this year, until the beginning of February 2018.  Staff and students will not have access to the Law Building during this time.

The Student Services staff will still be available to assist you during this period and all normal administrative requests should be sent through ask.monash for a timely response. If you need to visit Student Services in person, we will still be available to assist you. Student Services will be co-located with the Arts Student Centre in the Menzies Building:

Level 2, South Wing,
Menzies Building,
20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus
Monash University

There will be no change to our office hour availability:

Monday: 8:45am – 4:00pm

Tuesday: 8:45am – 4:00pm

Wednesday: 10:30am – 4:00pm

Thursday: 8:45am – 4:00pm

Friday: 8:45am – 4:00pm

The Law Library

The Law Library will also need to close during this period, however students will have access to the same library services.  Students will be able to:

  • Use Search to request items held in the Law Library for pick-up at Hargrave-Andrew Library or Matheson Library at Clayton campus. Library staff will run a retrieval service once daily so please allow for some delay.
  • Return items due at any library; after-hours returns available at Hargrave-Andrew Library.
  • Access Summer Law unit texts on reading lists at Hargrave-Andrew Library.
  • Find study spaces at the two other libraries on campus. Hargrave-Andrew Library will now be open until 9pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and 1pm-5pm on Sundays over summer.
  • Get advice and ask questions at an Information point at any other library, through ask.monash or by telephone (03 9905 5054). Law Library research and learning skills staff can be contacted by email on lib-lawteam-l@monash.edu.

Due to the temporary closure, ‘Law’ will not be available as a pick-up location for inter-campus loans.

If you have any comments or concerns about Law Library services during this period, email Law Library staff on lib-lawteam-l@monash.edu.

If you have any questions or concerns about the temporary closure of the Law Building, Clayton Campus, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1800 MONASH (666 274), in writing via ask.monash or come to see us in person at the Law Student Services Counter.
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2. Your experiences of workplace dignity

Are you a law student who has completed (or about to complete) a clinical placement, being Professional Practice, Professional Practice – FLAP or Clinical Externship? If yes, we are interested in exploring your experiences of workplace dignity during this placement.

You will be asked to talk about experiences where your dignity/or the dignity of others was or was not upheld in an individual interview either face-to-face or over the phone (approximately 45 minutes).

Participants will be provided with a $10 gift voucher for appreciation of their time.

The study is titled “Exploring student and practitioner experiences of workplace dignity during work-integrated learning (WIL) placements”. You can learn more about the study here.

Your data will be kept secure and reported anonymously. Project findings will be reported back to Monash University with the aim to spread best practice and improve policy and practices.

If you are interested in participating please read the attached explanatory statement and contact corinne.davis@monash.edu (9905 0316). In your email please indicate that you are a law student and your preferred day/time for an interview.