Events

1. Australian and European Refugee Laws: a Year in Review

Refugee Seminar presented by the French Australian Lawyers Society (Inc) (FALS).

Date: Tuesday 4 October 2016

Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm

Venue: Deakin’s Melbourne City Center, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: $35 for FALS members, $50 for non-members and $25 for students

Register: HERE

Further information on the seminar, including speakers Julian Burnside AO QC and Dr Maria Sullivan, can be found here.

2. 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.

Law Students’ Society (LSS) Notices

LSS General Notices

1. Start next semester on track and beat procrastination with Leap into Leadership online

We know it’s hard to manage your time while at university. Balancing study, work, volunteering and other responsibilities can be stressful. Before the start of a busy new semester, now is the perfect time to get organised and develop your skills. That’s why Monash has created Time Management and Prioritisation, a free online module for all students. You’ll learn how to stay focused and avoid procrastination, create an effective to-do list and delegate to your team. It only takes about one to two hours to complete the module, and you’ll receive a personalised certificate and resource pack when you finish.

Time Management and Prioritisation is just one module offered in Leap into Leadership Online: a suite of interactive modules you can complete any time, at any stage of your studies. With modules on communication, teamwork, goal-setting and more, there’s plenty of topics to suit you.

Be ready to start next semester on the right track - enrol in “Time Management and Prioritisation” now.

2. English Connect: Monash University free lessons developing your English

Drop in sessions:

Assistance with academic English in free, one to one “drop in” 20 minute sessions, no booking requires. They operate week 3-13 every semester, Monday – Friday 11am – 3pm daily in Career Connect, starting Monday 8 August.

Sessions include grammar checks, explanations and sample editing, providing grammar resources and directions for self-development. Bring in your academic work with you and talk it through. This is facilitated by Monash students.

English speaking sessions:

Structured but flexible fun sessions that operate weekly for one hour for 9 weeks (August – October). This is a great way to make friends, laugh and learn. The content will address common conversation situations, how to make friends and talk to local students, Australian slang and accents as well as having a party at the end of semester! Registration for class is open with the timetable being released in late June.

Visit monash.edu/students/conversational-english or email english.connect@monash.edu for more information.

LSS Careers Notices

1. Career Confident: a new boutique careers consultancy practice opens in McKinnon

Are you ready to graduate? Boutique careers consultancy practice, Career Confident has just opened in McKinnon. Helen Green, Director, has specialist knowledge of the local legal sector, professional services and the competitive graduate employment market. Career Confident is offering Monash Law students and recent graduates a 30% discount on all services for the next three months (usually 20%).

Helen is a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia. She has worked in positions involving a high degree of employer contact in the legal sector for many years, most recently at Melbourne Law School where she was Law School’s Career Programs Consultant. Services offered include; career counselling, job search strategies, documentation review, LinkedIn/social media profiles, tertiary course advice, mentoring and interview preparation. She enjoys working with students and has helped many law students and recent graduates. To find out more, read client testimonials and download some free articles, visit our website, check out our facebook page or phone Helen 0428 888 292.

2. Department of Justice and Regulation’s 2017 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Koori) Graduate Program

Applications are now open for the Department of Justice and Regulation’s 2017 Koori Graduate Program. This is an exciting and unique initiative providing employment opportunities for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (Koori) graduates.

The Department is seeking Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders graduates from a range of disciplines and interests who are passionate about contributing to the future of Victoria’s public sector.

We offer our graduates the means to achieve their potential through ongoing learning and development opportunities in an inclusive and supportive environment. This includes; competitive salaries, flexible working arrangements, salary packaging of superannuation, motor vehicle leases and travel discounts and the opportunity to take temporary assignments and secondments within the department and across the Victorian Public Service.

For more information on eligibility and to apply, please see here.

3. Career Connect Recruitathon

Landing a job is like running a marathon. The more training you have, the better. Get your employability into shape through our first ever Recruitathon program. Boost your skills, practise preparing your job application and get the opportunity to experience an authentic assessment centre delivered by industry experts.

Race ahead of the competition and apply now here!

Applications close Friday 26 August 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

End of Gazette 16/08/2016

Undergraduate Notices

1. Study in Indonesia in Semester 1 2017

New Colombo Plan mobility grants are available to undergraduate Monash University students wishing to spend Semester 1 2017 studying in Indonesia on one of ACICIS Study Indonesia’s in-country programs.

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 and here.

Please note applications close Saturday 1 October 2016.

2. Register now to crack the 2016 Global Microfinance Case Competition (GMCC)

Want to explore the pathways your law degree can take you? Got an itch for social impact and a knack for business? Interested in the practical financial solutions that can empower livelihoods around the world?

Monash SEED presents the 2016 Global Microfinance Case Competition (GMCC), a unique opportunity for you to apply your multidisciplinary skills and work in a team to solve some of the challenges faced by microfinance organisations.

Through collaborating on this real-life case, you will gain insights into how microfinance can help individuals access fair, affordable and effective financial services which have the power to change lives.

You may end up in the Grand Final, presenting in front of esteemed judges and competing against other teams from the University of Melbourne, University of Auckland and Australian National University, amongst others. If that isn’t tempting enough, there are also some amazing prizes up for grabs!

This is an invaluable experience not to be missed, so get your teams ready before it’s too late! Register now or head to our website for more information about the competition. Registration closes on Friday 5 August.

3. University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Law Journal – call for submissions

The Penn Undergraduate Law Journal is looking for papers ranging from 20 to 100+ double-spaced pages in length.

The journal is especially receptive to research papers, senior theses, and independent studies or final papers written for classes.

Papers need not be on American law – they can be on the laws or legal system of any country. PULJ considers submissions on a rolling basis for each issue, so if your piece is not finished by the deadline, please still submit it upon completion.

Students in any field of study are encouraged to submit their work, so long as their piece relates to the law or the legal system. Possible disciplinary perspectives include, but are not limited to: History, Criminology, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, English, Biology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Linguistics, Psychology, and Political Science.

Please submit your work here.

Please note submissions close 11:59pm on Friday 9 September 2016.

Selected pieces will be published in the seventh issue of the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal.

If you have questions or concerns please see here.

Postgraduate Notices

1. Application for Professional Practice (LAW5050)

Students are now able to make Application for PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE for Clinical Period 1 or Clinical Period 2 (LAW5050 Professional practice (JD))

  • The Clinical Period 1 2016/17 dates are:

Group A: 3 November 2016 - 2 February 2017 or

Group B: 7 November 2016 - 6 February 2017.

Applications close on 6 October 2016.

  • The Clinical Period 2 2016/17 dates are:

Group A: 2 February 2017 - 4 May 2017 or

Group B: 6 February 2017 - 8 May 2017

Applications close on 12 January 2017.

Further information about the application process and dates can be found here.

2. University of Oxford, London Pathway Opportunity

Would you like to graduate with a qualification from Monash University and University of Oxford London?

The Faculty of Law offers a pathway opportunity to study a Bachelor of Civil Law or Masters in Law and Finance at the University of Oxford London (Oxford) for outstanding Monash students enrolled in the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) (JD).

If successful, you will begin your studies at Oxford in October 2017. At that time you must have no more than four (4) elective units left to complete in your Monash qualification.

For further details including eligibility and application process please see the Monash JD pathway to Oxford study opportunity website.

Applications close Friday 30 September 2016.

Would you like to graduate with a qualification from Monash University and University of Oxford London?

The Faculty of Law offers a pathway opportunity to study a Bachelor of Civil Law or Masters in Law and Finance at the University of Oxford London (Oxford) for outstanding Monash students enrolled in the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) (JD).

If successful, you will begin your studies at Oxford in October 2017. At that time you must have no more than four (4) elective units left to complete in your Monash qualification.

For further details including eligibility and application process please see the Monash JD pathway to Oxford study opportunity website.

Applications close Friday 30 September 2016.

Events

1. Australian and European Refugee Laws: a Year in Review

Refugee Seminar presented by the French Australian Lawyers Society (Inc) (FALS).

Date: Tuesday 4 October 2016

Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm

Venue: Deakin’s Melbourne City Center, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: $35 for FALS members, $50 for non-members and $25 for students

Register: HERE

Further information on the seminar, including speakers Julian Burnside AO QC and Dr Maria Sullivan, can be found here.

2. 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.

Careers

1. Career Connect services at Monash University

Meet with our friendly staff to discuss your career plan or have you job application checked

Applying for Clerkships or Graduate positions or feel you need some assistance with your career plan? Drop in to have your job application checked (no appointment needed) or book a 30 minute appointment with a Careers Education Consultant through Career Gateway to discuss your career plan.

Find out available times at your campus.

Upcoming events
There are lots of career events, seminars and workshops scheduled for semester 2.  To view a complete listing of upcoming events, please log in to Career Gateway, or check out the Career Connect website.
Work rights consultations
Career Connect offers Monash students work rights consultations by appointment at both Clayton and Caulfield campuses. If you have concerns about your employment conditions, please make an appointment for a private discussion with our employment consultant.

To book an appointment, please log in to Career Gateway and select Work Rights Consultations in the Appointments menu. You can also read more about your work rights on the Career Connect website.

2. College of Law info session – Wednesday 10 August

The College of Law will be on campus with representatives to deliver a presentation to Law students about pathways to admission, how to get work experience, what Practical Legal Training is and why you should do it.

Please access Career Gateway for more details and to register for the event.

Date: Wednesday 10 August 2016

Time: 1.00-2.00pm

Location: Clayton Campus (more information here)

3. Employment opportunity – Australian Centre for Justice Innovation, Monash Law

The ACJI is seeking a current Monash Law student (LLB, JD, LLM or PhD) to provide administrative and research assistance for the Centre.

To apply, you must:

  • be available to work two days per week for at least the remainder of 2016, and
  • have completed at least two years of law studies.

Selection criteria

  • Strong academic record and research skills
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated time management and organisational skills
  • Experience working in an administrative role
  • Demonstrated experience and/or interest in the work of ACJI

Applications

To apply for this role, you must first register through the Monash University Jobs for Students portal.

You will then need to send your CV, academic transcript and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to hr-jobsforstudents@monash.edu.

Please note that only applicants who are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

Applications close Monday 15 August 2016 at 5.00pm.

4. Menzies Memorial Scholarships

The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation offers two post-graduate scholarships in law: the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law and the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law. Each is tenable at a prestigious overseas university.

The foundation is looking for lawyers who wish to do postgraduate studies at an overseas university with the aim of developing their leadership, knowledge and skills for the benefit of others.

At the time of application, candidates must hold a law degree with an academic record in law that is equivalent to a First Class Honours Degree (H1), normally from an Australian university.

Both scholarships are valued at up to AUD$75,000 per year for one or two years.

Applications are now open and close on Wednesday 31 August 2016.

For the full prospectus and to apply, see here.

5. 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.

General Notices

1. 2017 Model United Nations in New York or Montreal

The Monash International Affairs Society (MIAS) is offering the opportunity to travel internationally and undertake a Model United Nations in New York or Montreal in 2017.

Model United Nations (MUN) is a simulation of the United Nations landscape, providing students with the opportunity to engage in academically oriented discussion and debate about the greatest and most immediate challenges the world.

Learn more at this information session this Thursday 11 August 2016 at Monash Clayton Campus.

Find more information about the Model UN opportunities here.

The closing date for applications is Monday 15 August 2016.

2. Aurora Internship Program

The Aurora Internship Program continues to place law, anthropology and other social science
(namely archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management, human geography, history and
sociology) students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies
(NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporates (PBCs) and at other organisations involved in policdevelopment, research and social justice, all working to support the broader Indigenous sector
Australia-wide. The Program introduces candidates to career opportunities in native title and the
Indigenous sector and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked
organisations.
The on-line application period for the summer 2016/17 round of internships open Monday 1 August
2016 and close Friday 26 August 2016.
Applications and further information via the Aurora website.
Successful applicants can apply to Monash for funding via the Student organised internship process.

The Aurora Internship Program continues to place law, anthropology and other social science (namely archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management, human geography, history and sociology) students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporates (PBCs) and at other organisations involved in policy development, research and social justice, all working to support the broader Indigenous sector Australia-wide.

The Program introduces candidates to career opportunities in native title and the Indigenous sector and at the same time provides assistance to under-resourced and over-worked organisations.

The on-line application period for the summer 2016/17 round of internships is now open and closes Friday 26 August 2016.

Applications and further here.

Successful applicants can apply to Monash for funding via the Student organised internship process.

3. Faculty Managed Internship: EcoPeace, Middle East, Israel

Applications are now open and close Friday 12 August 2016.

Three month internship from November 2016 to February 2017.

Further information including Application process and eligibility criteria

Student Mobility Funding may be provided, please see eligibility criteria

Queries: law-international@monash.edu

4. Volunteering Opportunities at Monash-Oakleigh Legal Service

Wednesday Night Advice Only Service

You will be part of a team that provides advice to clients experiencing a wide rage of legal problems.

Applications close 10pm Friday 12 August 2016. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

Further information and application forms can be found here.

Tuesday Night Family Law

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

Applications close 10pm Friday 12 August 2016. Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

Further information and application forms can be found here.

5. Do you need help with your clerkship applications?

If you are after tailored and personal advice relating to CVs, cover letters, applications and interviewing techniques contact clerkshiphelp@gmail.com to organise a one-on-one session.

The sessions are run by final year law students who have clerked at top and mid-tier law firms and received offers from a number of firms.

6. Faculty Managed Internship: Herzog Fox & Neeman, Israel

Applications are now open and close Friday 16 September 2016 for the Herzog Fox & Neeman internship in Israel.

The internship will go for a minimum of 4 weeks from mid-January to mid-February 2017.

Further information including Application process & Eligibility details can be found here.

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

Queries: law-international@monash.edu

7. 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.

8. International Students Work Rights Legal Service

A new International Students Work Rights Legal Service is now operating in Victoria.

JobWatch Inc, in collaboration with the Study Melbourne Student Centre and Inner Melbourne Community Legal, is operating this new legal service at the Study Melbourne Student Centre every Thursday.

Study Melbourne Student Centre (SMSC) is a free and confidential ‘one stop shop’ where international students in Victoria can access a range of free support, information and welfare services.

As part of the service, a JobWatch lawyer will be based at the Study Melbourne Student Centre each Thursday from 9.00am until 5.00pm to give international students free and confidential legal advice about work-related matters. JobWatch is also available to assist international students with work-related matters during the rest of the week.

Inner Melbourne Community Legal (IMCL) is available to assist international students with general law consultations (not including immigration advice). A lawyer from IMCL will be at the Study Melbourne Student Centre every Thursday afternoon.

The Study Melbourne Student Centre is located at 599 Little Bourke St, Melbourne (close to Southern Cross Station).

For queries please contact the Study Melbourne Student Centre by email (info@studymelbourne.vic.gov.au) or phone 1800 056 449 (free call from landlines).

9. 2017 Nygh Internship

Are you a Postgrad student or Law graduate?

Here’s your chance to undertake an internship with Hague Conference on Private International Law in the Netherlands.

Applications for the 2017 Nygh Internship are open until Friday 30 September 2016.

Find more information here.

10. PITCH ORIGINATOR! A Monash start up competition

This start up competition will allow the Monash community to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and aim to launch their awesome idea to commercial success. Students & staff from across the University are eligible to apply. Five winning teams will each receive $20,000, plus entry into the ACCELERATOR program to help refine and polish their idea so it is ready to pitch to investors for seed investment by the end of the program.

Applications are now open.

Find out more information here and view attached flyer (including program timeline) here.

*The second semester of how to build a start up series has started, register and find out more about the MOTIVATOR series here.

11. University of Vienna, Austria – January 2017 short term program

Would you like to study in Austria for an intensive one month short-term program?

  • No tuition fees paid to the University of Vienna
  • Monash Abroad travel grant available plus Travel Insurance
  • Only two student places available
  • Three short units in Austria for 6 credit points

Eligibility: 65% Law average plus Law Faculty credit point requirements.

To apply: Please submit the Monash Abroad ISP application form together with a copy of your bank statement to law-international@monash.edu by Friday 19 August 2016.

For further information see here.

Law Students’ Society (LSS) Notices

LSS General Notices

1. Start next semester on track and beat procrastination with Leap into Leadership online

We know it’s hard to manage your time while at university. Balancing study, work, volunteering and other responsibilities can be stressful. Before the start of a busy new semester, now is the perfect time to get organised and develop your skills. That’s why Monash has created Time Management and Prioritisation, a free online module for all students. You’ll learn how to stay focused and avoid procrastination, create an effective to-do list and delegate to your team. It only takes about one to two hours to complete the module, and you’ll receive a personalised certificate and resource pack when you finish.

Time Management and Prioritisation is just one module offered in Leap into Leadership Online: a suite of interactive modules you can complete any time, at any stage of your studies. With modules on communication, teamwork, goal-setting and more, there’s plenty of topics to suit you.

Be ready to start next semester on the right track - enrol in “Time Management and Prioritisation” now.

2. English Connect: Monash University free lessons developing your English

Drop in sessions:

Assistance with academic English in free, one to one “drop in” 20 minute sessions, no booking requires. They operate week 3-13 every semester, Monday – Friday 11am – 3pm daily in Career Connect, starting Monday 8 August.

Sessions include grammar checks, explanations and sample editing, providing grammar resources and directions for self-development. Bring in your academic work with you and talk it through. This is facilitated by Monash students.

English speaking sessions:

Structured but flexible fun sessions that operate weekly for one hour for 9 weeks (August – October). This is a great way to make friends, laugh and learn. The content will address common conversation situations, how to make friends and talk to local students, Australian slang and accents as well as having a party at the end of semester! Registration for class is open with the timetable being released in late June.

Visit monash.edu/students/conversational-english or email english.connect@monash.edu for more information.

3. Uni & Chill: how to have a life at university

All first years! As part of Monash University’s student led Mental Health Champions program, we’re excited to bring to you… Uni & Chill! This time together is aimed at helping you learn and reflect upon things that can help you on your university journey. What better way to do this, than in a warm, engaging and safe environment with other uni students!

The dates will be:
Monday 8 August 6:30pm -7:30pm
Monday 15 August 6:30pm -7:30pm
Monday 22 August 6:30pm -7:30pm
Monday 29 August 6:30pm -7:30pm

Broadly, we will be exploring procrastination, self-care, mindfulness, and ways to get the most out of and adjust to university life. Each of these areas has some potential for you to do better or feel better when it comes to your university experience. Yes, grades are important, but what’s just as important is having fun along the way, and creating space in our lives and minds to do this. Register through the Monash Booking System, bookings are essential and places are limited. Register here and join the Facebook event here: .

LSS Careers Notices

1. Career Confident has opened in McKinnon. We offer a range of affordable career services and have specialist knowledge of the legal sector and graduate employment market

Are you ready to graduate? Boutique careers consultancy practice, Career Confident has just opened in McKinnon. Helen Green, Director, has specialist knowledge of the local legal sector, professional services and the competitive graduate employment market. Career Confident is offering Monash Law students and recent graduates a 30% discount on all services for the next three months (usually 20%).

Helen is a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia. She has worked in positions involving a high degree of employer contact in the legal sector for many years, most recently at Melbourne Law School where she was Law School’s Career Programs Consultant. Services offered include; career counselling, job search strategies, documentation review, LinkedIn/social media profiles, tertiary course advice, mentoring and interview preparation. She enjoys working with students and has helped many law students and recent graduates. To find out more, read client testimonials and download some free articles, visit our website, check out our facebook page or phone Helen 0428 888 292.

2. Career Connect Recruitathon

Landing a job is like running a marathon. The more training you have, the better. Get your employability into shape through our first ever Recruitathon program. Boost your skills, practise preparing your job application and get the opportunity to experience an authentic assessment centre delivered by industry experts.

Race ahead of the competition and apply now here!

Applications close Friday 26 August 2016.

3. King & Wood Mallesons launches Become App

To coincide with the opening of this years’ clerkship applications, King & Wood Mallesons have created an app – KWM Become – which helps you navigate the process and ultimately secure the right clerkship for you. The app is free to download and provides unique insight into what life is really like at a leading commercial law firm, including actual examples of what junior lawyers do at KWM on a day to day basis.

The app also includes a quick quiz to see if KWM is right for you along with regular updates throughout the application process and hints and tips about how to secure the right clerkship. To download free of charge today, visit the App Storeor Google Play.

4. Baker & McKenzie: updated website and application process

Applications for Baker & McKenzie’s Melbourne Summer Clerkship Program are open. Apply via our website. We look forward to receiving our application.

Please note that this is a recent change and any details provided in our Seasonal Clerkship Guide are now incorrect. Please use the website above for applications.

5. 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 enables us 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 our Graduate Resourcing team at Student.Careers@allens.com.au or click here.

LSS Competitions

1. GCG Case Competition Sponsored by Protiviti

If you enjoy a challenge, thrive in a team and would like to learn skills adaptable in all areas of business, then register to participate in the GCG Case Competition!

The GCG Case Competition gives Monash students the opportunity to showcase their problem solving skills on a real business case and gain hands on experience as a management consultant. This year GCG is partnering with Protiviti, an international business consulting firm, to bring you the competition, giving students the valuable opportunity to learn from and network with experts in the business.

Students from all year levels and disciplines are invited to enter to learn how to transfer their university experience to a practical problem and build their team skills.

For more information see here.

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

End of Gazette 09/08/2016

Undergraduate Notices

1. Learn to lead! Apply now for the Vice-Chancellor’s Ancora Imparo Program

Do you have a vision for positive change in society? Would you like to unlock your leadership potential to help bring this about?

We’re looking for first-year students with these aspirations to join the prestigious Ancora Imparo Student Leadership Program in 2017. The program offers an opportunity to improve your community while developing your leadership skills.

Participants will meet and hear from some of Australia’s most inspiring leaders in business, politics, sport, public service, education, health, law and the arts. Past speakers include Christine Nixon APM, Julian Burnside QC AO, and CEOs of non-profit organisations, such as Jack Manning Bancroft of Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) and Dr Sam Prince of One Disease.

If awarded a position in the program, you will

  • receive a stipend of $500
  • immerse yourself in the theories and practice of leadership at a fully-funded, three-day residential program in February
  • take part in eight exclusive interactive evening seminars throughout the academic year
  • be invited to the Ancora Imparo graduation ceremony.

After completing this unique program, you may be called upon to volunteer as a student leader or mentor, to attend leadership summits or lunches, or to address staff forums. Your insight will be greatly valued.

If you have any questions about the program, please phone 9905 4333 or email ancora.imparo.leadership@monash.edu.

2. Register now to crack the 2016 Global Microfinance Case Competition (GMCC)

Want to explore the pathways your law degree can take you? Got an itch for social impact and a knack for business? Interested in the practical financial solutions that can empower livelihoods around the world?

Monash SEED presents the 2016 Global Microfinance Case Competition (GMCC), a unique opportunity for you to apply your multidisciplinary skills and work in a team to solve some of the challenges faced by microfinance organisations.

Through collaborating on this real-life case, you will gain insights into how microfinance can help individuals access fair, affordable and effective financial services which have the power to change lives.

You may end up in the Grand Final, presenting in front of esteemed judges and competing against other teams from the University of Melbourne, University of Auckland and Australian National University, amongst others. If that isn’t tempting enough, there are also some amazing prizes up for grabs!

This is an invaluable experience not to be missed, so get your teams ready before it’s too late! Register now or head to our website for more information about the competition. Registration closes on Friday 5 August.

3. University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Law Journal – call for submissions

The Penn Undergraduate Law Journal is looking for papers ranging from 20 to 100+ double-spaced pages in length.

The journal is especially receptive to research papers, senior theses, and independent studies or final papers written for classes.

Papers need not be on American law – they can be on the laws or legal system of any country. PULJ considers submissions on a rolling basis for each issue, so if your piece is not finished by the deadline, please still submit it upon completion.

Students in any field of study are encouraged to submit their work, so long as their piece relates to the law or the legal system. Possible disciplinary perspectives include, but are not limited to: History, Criminology, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, English, Biology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Linguistics, Psychology, and Political Science.

Please submit your work here.

Please note submissions close 11:59pm on Friday 9 September 2016.

Selected pieces will be published in the seventh issue of the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal.

If you have questions or concerns please see here.

Postgraduate Notices

1. Application for Professional Practice

Students are now able to make Application for PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE for Clinical Period 1 or Clinical Period 2.  LAW5050 Professional practice (JD)

  • The Clinical Period 1 2016/17 dates are:

Group A: 3 November 2016 - 2 February 2017 or

Group B: 7 November 2016 - 6 February 2017.

Applications close on 6 October 2016.

  • The Clinical Period 2 2016/17 dates are:

Group A: 2 February 2017 - 4 May 2017 or

Group B: 6 February 2017 - 8 May 2017

Applications close on 12 January 2017.

Further information about the application process and dates can be found here.

2. University of Oxford, London Pathway Opportunity

Would you like to graduate with a qualification from Monash University and University of Oxford London?

The Faculty of Law offers a pathway opportunity to study a Bachelor of Civil Law or Masters in Law and Finance at the University of Oxford London (Oxford) for outstanding Monash students enrolled in the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) (JD).

If successful, you will begin your studies at Oxford in October 2017. At that time you must have no more than four (4) elective units left to complete in your Monash qualification.

For further details including eligibility and application process please see the Monash JD pathway to Oxford study opportunity website.

Applications close Friday 30 September 2016.

Would you like to graduate with a qualification from Monash University and University of Oxford London?

The Faculty of Law offers a pathway opportunity to study a Bachelor of Civil Law or Masters in Law and Finance at the University of Oxford London (Oxford) for outstanding Monash students enrolled in the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) (JD).

If successful, you will begin your studies at Oxford in October 2017. At that time you must have no more than four (4) elective units left to complete in your Monash qualification.

For further details including eligibility and application process please see the Monash JD pathway to Oxford study opportunity website.

Applications close Friday 30 September 2016.