Events

1. A Special Castan Centre Event: Freedom Forum

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law proudly presents: Professor Sarah Joseph, Castan Centre Director; Joe Caputo OAM JP, Chair of Federation of Ethic Communities’ Councils of Australia; Jeff Sparrow, Editor of Overland Moderator & Damien Carrick, Presenter of ABC Radio the Law Report

Date: Wednesday 9 April, 2014
Time: 6pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers
RSVP: castan.centre@monash.edu or telephone 03 9905 3327

For further information please visit the website

“Freedom” is the new buzz word in Australian politics. But what does it mean, and what does the government mean when it talks about “freedom”? This forum will look at what freedom means in Australia, how it can be better protected and whether existing laws really do limit our freedoms.

2. Being Social: The Human Right Against Social Deprivation

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law proudly presents: Associate Professor Kimberley Brownlee, University of Warwick

Date: Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Time: 6-7pm
Venue: Melbourne City Conference Centre Chapel, 333 Swanston Street, (Cnr Little Lonsdale and Swanston Streets), Melbourne
RSVP: castan.centre@monash.edu or telephone 03 9905 3327

Full details available on the website

Public lecture – All welcome

Kimberley Brownlee an Associate Professor of Legal and Moral Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Prior to this, she was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. Her work focuses on conscience, conviction, civil disobedience, the ethics of sociability, ideals, virtue, practical reason, and human rights. Kimberley holds a BA (First Class Hons.) in Philosophy from McGill University, an MPhil in Philosophy from Cambridge, and a DPhil in Philosophy from Oxford (Rhodes Scholar).

3. Clinics, Professional Competence and Social Responsibility

Presented by: Professor Frank Bloch, Professor of Law Emeritus, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Date: Wednesday 30 April, 2014
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm (including refreshments)
Venue: Courtyard of Monash-Oakleigh Legal Service, 60 Beddoe Avenue, Clayton
Cost: Free
RSVP: Thursday 17 April, 2014 via e-mail law-marketing@monash.edu or call 03 9905 2630

Professor Frank Bloch Frank S Bloch is Professor of Law Emeritus at Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, Tennessee, where he served as Director of Clinical Education and as Director of the Social Justice Program. Currently he serves as Executive Secretary of the Global Alliance for Justice Education (GAJE). Professor Bloch is an internationally prominent expert on legal aid and clinical legal education, as well as social security, disability, and other public benefit programs. He is the author or editor of nine books and has published over 35 articles and book chapters, focusing most recently on the global movement in clinical legal education. He was a Fulbright Professor at Delhi University and has served as a consultant to the International Social Security Association, the Administrative Conference of the United States, the Social Security Advisory Board, and the US Agency for International Development. Before joining the faculty at Vanderbilt, he taught at the University of Chicago Law School and practised law with California Rural Legal Assistance. Professor Bloch is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He holds a BA and a PhD (Politics) from Brandeis University and a JD from Columbia University Law School.

4. Commercial CPD Seminar

Throughout 2014, the Faculty of Law, in conjunction with the Supreme Court of Victoria, Victorian Bar, Law Institute of Victoria and Judicial College of Victoria, will hold seminars covering current commercial law topics. The seminars will be of interest to the legal fraternity, students and the general public.

Event details

The first Commercial CPD Seminar for this year’s series will explore:

Process and Procedure – Court Books and Preparation for Trial

  • The importance of out of court preparation to the efficient and effective conduct of the trialx

Chair

Justice Clyde Croft, Supreme Court of Victoria

Presenters

Justice Kim Hargrave, Supreme Court of Victoria
Paul Santamaria SC, Barrister
Alison Legge, Herbert Smith Freehills

Date:
Wednesday 2 April, 2014
Time: 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
RSVP: Monday 31 March, 2014 (unless sold out prior) via email at law-marketing@monash.edu or by phone to (03) 9905 2630.

5. One World Festival

Monash celebrates its cultural diversity in week 6 with One World Festival. The festival will be held on the Lemon Scented Lawns at Clayton campus from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 April, between 11am and 4pm.

Across the three days you’ll be able to:

  • Sample free food including Spanish, Argentinian, Malay, Italian, Thai, and Chinese cuisine
  • Find out about the range of cultural clubs on campus
  • Watch cultural demonstrations, performances and activities
  • Attend the Exchange and Experience Expo.

Exchange and Experience Expo

If you have considered studying overseas as part of your degree, this is your chance to find out all about your options. The Exchange and Experience Expo will be held on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 April. You’ll be able to:

  • talk face-to-face with overseas partners reps
  • get advice from Monash Abroad coordinators
  • discover a world of global programs at Monash.

Students from all campuses are invited to be part of it.

One World Festival is one of the biggest events of the year, so don’t miss out.

6. Public Lecture with Kenneth Roth Executive Director of Human Rights Watch

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law is proud to present:
Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Surveillance and “The Right to Privacy in a Digital Age”

Date: Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Time: 1pm-2pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
RSVP: castan.centre@monash.edu or telephone 03 9905 3327
Full details available on the website

Kenneth Roth is the executive director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading international human rights organizations, which operates in more than 90 countries. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 1987, Roth served as a federal prosecutor in New York and for the Iran-Contra investigation in Washington, DC. A graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University, Roth has conducted numerous human rights investigations and missions around the world. He has written extensively on a wide range of human rights abuses, devoting special attention to issues of international justice, counterterrorism, the foreign policies of the major powers, and the work of the United Nations.

General Notices

1. 2014 Ambassador Program Applications Open

The Ambassador Program offers a range of opportunities to gain valuable leadership skills which will enhance your career development. The Program is an excellent opportunity for you to develop confidence and attributes which will make you stand out in the future. Student Ambassadors represent and promote the Faculty of Law at a variety of future student, alumni and industry events. Further information may be found on the website

Applications are now Open for 2014; the Application Form can be found on the above webpage.

Applications are open until close of business on Wednesday 9 April, 2014.

Do your bit for community whilst being trained; be a Law School Ambassador.

2. Connecting with Law Short Film Competition

The Oxford University Press Connecting with Law Short Film Competition is launching again in 2014.

To enter, students are asked to create a 2 – 5 minute film around legal ethics to educate, entertain and engage other law students.

The winners will be those judged to be the most creative, instructive and original, that helps other students to connect with the study of law.

The winners will receive:
1st prize $1500
2nd prize $500
3rd prize $250

If you would like to get  involved in this competition and want to receive a promotional pack, please email highered.au@oup.com

For more information, entry forms and guidelines and to see last year’s winners please see the website.
Competition closes Thursday 31 July, 2014.

3. Mooting and Advocacy Competition LAW4248

Call for Applications:

For the first time in 2014, we are offering a unit designed to give intensive training in advocacy skills, including legal research and drafting techniques, as well as oral argument. This will culminate in a moot court or other advocacy-based competition, in which students will compete on behalf of Monash against teams from other universities.

Every student chosen for this unit will be allocated to a particular competition. Some of these will be held in Melbourne, others interstate and possibly a few overseas. For those students who need to travel for their competition, the airfares and accommodation costs will be covered by the Faculty.

The exact competitions may vary, depending on the subject knowledge of the students enrolled, the dates of the various competitions and other factors.

The handbook entry with more information is available at the website

How to Apply:

Every student will be part of a mooting team as such, places in this unit are strictly limited. Students will be chosen in a competitive application process.

Applications need to be submitted to the Chief Examiner of the unit, Associate Professor Adam McBeth, at adam.mcbeth@monash.edu by 12 noon, Monday 14 April. The application form is available at the resources webpage.

Applications are open to all students currently in their second or subsequent year of their law degree. Preference will generally be given to later year students, although it is expected that some places will be offered to students earlier in their degree.

Criteria for selection will include course progression, marks in completed units, experience or skill in mooting, debating or other advocacy. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to make a brief presentation to assist in selecting the final group.

4. S1 2014 SETU Surveys Opening Shortly

Please note that the S1 SETU surveys will be opening shortly so can you please remind your students to complete the surveys online?

  • LLM and JD Units in Teaching period T1-58 – survey opens on Friday 28 March and closes on Sunday 6 April
  • LLM Units in Teaching period S1-01 – survey opens on Friday 4 April and closes on Friday 25 April (ANZAC Day)
  • Clinical Units in Teaching period SS-S1-01 – survey opens on Friday 28 March and closes on Friday 11 April
  • UG Units in Teaching period S1- survey opens on Sunday 11 May and closes on Sunday 1 June
  • LLM Units in Teaching period T2-57 – survey opens on Monday 28 April and closes on Monday 12 May
  • Prato Units in Teaching period T2-57 – survey opens on Tuesday 27 June and closes on Sunday 18 July

5. The Chinese University of Hong Kong Seminar

The Chinese University of Hong Kong is offering the opportunity to meet the Director of their Postgraduate Certificate in Laws programme on Wednesday 9 April, 2014.

For further information please see the seminar and course flyers

Postgraduate Notices

1. JD T2 Allocate+

Allocate+ for Trimester 2 2014 JD core units will be opened at 12pm on Friday 4 April, 2014. Due to the set size of each class, once a stream is full there are no more places available.

Students are required to complete the self-allocation by Friday 25 April, 2014. Students who require changing stream must apply in writing to the Faculty by submitting the Changing seminar streams or tutorial group application form along with the supporting documentation by Friday 9 May, 2014. The form can be downloaded from the Faculty website.

Please follow the link to Allocate+

.:End Student Gazette 31/3/14:.

Careers

1. The Aurora Native Title Internship Program

The Aurora Native Title Internship Program places law, anthropology and other social science students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporates (PBCs) and other organisations involved in policy development, social justice, human rights, all with an Indigenous focus.

The application period for the winter 2014 round of internships is open from 9am AEDT Monday 3rd March through 5pm AEDT Friday 28th March, 2014.

Applications can be submitted via the Aurora website

For further information please see the flyer

Events

1. A Special Castan Centre Event: Freedom Forum

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law proudly presents: Professor Sarah Joseph, Castan Centre Director; Joe Caputo OAM JP, Chair of Federation of Ethic Communities’ Councils of Australia; Jeff Sparrow, Editor of Overland Moderator & Damien Carrick, Presenter of ABC Radio the Law Report

Date: Friday 9 April, 2014
Time: 6pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers
RSVP: castan.centre@monash.edu or telephone 03 9905 3327

For further information please visit the website

“Freedom” is the new buzz word in Australian politics. But what does it mean, and what does the government mean when it talks about “freedom”? This forum will look at what freedom means in Australia, how it can be better protected and whether existing laws really do limit our freedoms.

2. Commercial CPD Seminar

Throughout 2014, the Faculty of Law, in conjunction with the Supreme Court of Victoria, Victorian Bar, Law Institute of Victoria and Judicial College of Victoria, will hold seminars covering current commercial law topics. The seminars will be of interest to the legal fraternity, students and the general public.

Event details

The first Commercial CPD Seminar for this year’s series will explore:

Process and Procedure – Court Books and Preparation for Trial

  • The importance of out of court preparation to the efficient and effective conduct of the trial

Chair

Justice Clyde Croft, Supreme Court of Victoria

Presenters

Justice Kim Hargrave, Supreme Court of Victoria
Paul Santamaria SC, Barrister
Alison Legge, Herbert Smith Freehills

Date:
Wednesday 2 April, 2014
Time: 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
RSVP: Monday 31 March, 2014 (unless sold out prior) via email at law-marketing@monash.edu or by phone to (03) 9905 2630.

3. Green Steps Training and Internship Opportunity

Interested in how Australian organisations will operate in the future? Most likely, it won’t be ‘business as usual’!

Grow your sustainability knowledge and leadership skills through a hands-on program that has helped launch the careers of many Monash alumni. Green Steps @ Monash involves two intensive training weekends with a selected group of students from different study areas, where you’ll learn the practical tools to help make businesses more sustainable. You’ll then get experience working on real projects with organisations to boost your future employability.

Applications close midnight Sunday 30 March, 2014.

Apply now for the Green Steps @ Monash program - spaces are limited!

For more information see the flyer

Green Steps is run by the Monash Sustainability Institute and is free for selected students from any faculty at Monash’s Victorian campuses.

4. One World Festival

Monash celebrates its cultural diversity in week 6 with One World Festival. The festival will be held on the Lemon Scented Lawns at Clayton campus from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 April, between 11am and 4pm.

Across the three days you’ll be able to:

  • Sample free food including Spanish, Argentinian, Malay, Italian, Thai, and Chinese cuisine
  • Find out about the range of cultural clubs on campus
  • Watch cultural demonstrations, performances and activities
  • Attend the Exchange and Experience Expo.

Exchange and Experience Expo

If you have considered studying overseas as part of your degree, this is your chance to find out all about your options. The Exchange and Experience Expo will be held on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 April. You’ll be able to:

  • talk face-to-face with overseas partners reps
  • get advice from Monash Abroad coordinators
  • discover a world of global programs at Monash.

Students from all campuses are invited to be part of it.

One World Festival is one of the biggest events of the year, so don’t miss out.

5. Public Lecture with Kenneth Roth Executive Director of Human Rights Watch

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law is proud to present:
Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Surveillance and “The Right to Privacy in a Digital Age”

Date: Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Time: 1pm-2pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
RSVP: castan.centre@monash.edu or telephone 03 9905 3327
Full details available on the website

Kenneth Roth is the executive director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading international human rights organizations, which operates in more than 90 countries. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 1987, Roth served as a federal prosecutor in New York and for the Iran-Contra investigation in Washington, DC. A graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University, Roth has conducted numerous human rights investigations and missions around the world. He has written extensively on a wide range of human rights abuses, devoting special attention to issues of international justice, counterterrorism, the foreign policies of the major powers, and the work of the United Nations.

General Notices

1. Faculty of Law – Social Media

The Faculty of Law now has a Facebook and Twitter page.

To keep up to date with key events and dates, either like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

2. Mooting and Advocacy Competition LAW4248

Call for Applications:

For the first time in 2014, we are offering a unit designed to give intensive training in advocacy skills, including legal research and drafting techniques, as well as oral argument. This will culminate in a moot court or other advocacy-based competition, in which students will compete on behalf of Monash against teams from other universities.

Every student chosen for this unit will be allocated to a particular competition. Some of these will be held in Melbourne, others interstate and possibly a few overseas. For those students who need to travel for their competition, the airfares and accommodation costs will be covered by the Faculty.

The exact competitions may vary, depending on the subject knowledge of the students enrolled, the dates of the various competitions and other factors.

The handbook entry with more information is available at the website

How to Apply:

Every student will be part of a mooting team as such, places in this unit are strictly limited. Students will be chosen in a competitive application process.

Applications need to be submitted to the Chief Examiner of the unit, Associate Professor Adam McBeth, at adam.mcbeth@monash.edu by 12 noon, Monday 14 April. The application form is available at the resources webpage.

Applications are open to all students currently in their second or subsequent year of their law degree. Preference will generally be given to later year students, although it is expected that some places will be offered to students earlier in their degree.

Criteria for selection will include course progression, marks in completed units, experience or skill in mooting, debating or other advocacy. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to make a brief presentation to assist in selecting the final group.

Law Library Notices

1. Training Session on Justis and JustCite

JustCite is a multi-jurisdictional case citator, especially useful for the UK, but it also includes a growing number of jurisdictions such as Australia, Canada, Malaysia. It has some great features including precedence maps and links to the full-text judgments. Justis has full-text case law and statutes, including UK Statutes, International Law Reports, British Tax Cases, and Singapore Law Reports.

A trainer from the UK will be running the following session:

Date: Friday 28 March, 2014
Time: 3pm–4pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street Melbourne, Seminar Room 1 (Please check the plasma screen to confirm when you arrive)
Please book in via the online class booking system
Please bring your laptop if you have one.

Undergraduate Notices

1. Order of Merit List 2013

The 2013 Order of Merit list has been finalised.  The list includes only those students who gave permission to publish their name.  Students who did not give consent or did not respond, have not been included.

The list is available from the Honours website

.:End Student Gazette 24/3/14:.

Careers

1. Opportunities with Shell Australia

Shell are developing a wide range of ideas to help meet the growing demand for energy. As such they are looking for ambitious students and graduates to help them.

Shell offers graduates the opportunity to work on game changing projects, such as Prelude FLNG and Australia’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas refueling network, making a difference on both a local and global level.

For further information please see the website here or the flyer here.

2. Rome, Italy Internship Opportunity

The four week internship is with Studio Legale Delfino e Associati Wilkie Farr &Y Gallagher LLP, a law firm in Rome, and will run between March and the end of July.

For further information regarding the firm please see the brochure

To apply, please complete the following three forms and submit together with the required supporting documentation (listed below) to Cathy Meredith by 10.00 am Thursday 20 March, 2014.

  • Internship Endorsement form
  • Internship Grant application form
  • Monash Abroad ISP Law Internship form

Faculty funding is available.

All forms available at the internships webpage

For further information please contact cathy.meredith@monash.edu

3. The Aurora Native Title Internship Program

The Aurora Native Title Internship Program places law, anthropology and other social science students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporates (PBCs) and other organisations involved in policy development, social justice, human rights, all with an Indigenous focus.

The application period for the winter 2014 round of internships is open from 9am AEDT Monday 3rd March through 5pm AEDT Friday 28th March, 2014.

Applications can be submitted via the Aurora website

For further information please see the flyer

Events

1. Allens & Linklaters Clerkship Seminar

As you may know, Allens and Linklaters entered into an integrated alliance in May 2012. Linklaters is a UK-based Magic Circle firm and while the two firms remain independent, they work together for the benefit of clients across the world, and on initiatives such as recruitment.

Linklaters will be visiting Australia to promote their 2014 Australian clerkship recruitment programme. As part of Linklaters’ visit, Allens and Linklaters will be hosting two events in Melbourne, on Tuesday 18 March, 2014 for law students in their penultimate year. These events will be a great opportunity for students to hear more about the two firms, the alliance and our respective clerkship and graduate programmes. There will also be an opportunity to network and meet representatives from Allens and Linklaters.

For further information please see the invitation

2. Eleventh Fiat Justitia Lecture

The Access to Justice Imperative: Rights, Rationalisation or Resolution?

Presented by The Honourable Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC, Supreme Court of Victoria

How have the twin forces of the global human rights movement and economic rationalism affected local efforts to guarantee equal access to justice? The Honourable Chief Justice Warren discusses the current challenges in preserving access to justice reforms and outlines how the courts may respond.

Patron: The Hon. Michael Black AC, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia 1991-2010

Convenors: Professor H P Lee, Sir John Latham Professor of Law, Monash University and Professor Marilyn Pittard, Professor of Law, Monash University

Date: Tuesday 25 March, 2014
Time: 6-7pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
RSVP: Wednesday 19 March, email law-marketing@monash.edu or call 9905 2630

Invitation available here

3. Green Steps Training and Internship Opportunity

Interested in how Australian organisations will operate in the future? Most likely, it won’t be ‘business as usual’!

Grow your sustainability knowledge and leadership skills through a hands-on program that has helped launch the careers of many Monash alumni. Green Steps @ Monash involves two intensive training weekends with a selected group of students from different study areas, where you’ll learn the practical tools to help make businesses more sustainable. You’ll then get experience working on real projects with organisations to boost your future employability.

Applications close midnight Sunday 30 March, 2014.

Apply now for the Green Steps @ Monash program - spaces are limited!

For more information see the flyer

Green Steps is run by the Monash Sustainability Institute and is free for selected students from any faculty at Monash’s Victorian campuses.

4. National Commercial Law Seminar: Personal Property Securities Act: Beyond the Transitional Period

Date: Tuesday 18 March 2014
Time: 5:15-6:15pm
Venue: Federal Court of Australia, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne
RSVP: Tuesday 11 March, 2014 to commercial.law.group@monash.edu or (03) 99054135
Click here for invite: Personal Property Securities Act: Beyond the Transitional Period

5. Noel Pearson: Reconciliation, Recognition and Justice

The prominent Indigenous Australian activist Noel Pearson will be delivering a special Melbourne lecture on the movement for constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.

This event is free for students: registration required.

Date: Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Time: 6:45 PM

Venue: St Kilda Town Hall, corner of Carlisle Street and Nepean Highway

Register here

Flyer available here

6. Public Lecture with Kenneth Roth Executive Director of Human Rights Watch

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law is proud to present:
Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Surveillance and “The Right to Privacy in a Digital Age”

Date: Wednesday, 2 April 2014
Time: 1pm-2pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
RSVP: castan.centre@monash.edu or telephone 03 9905 3327
Full details available on the website

Kenneth Roth is the executive director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading international human rights organizations, which operates in more than 90 countries. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 1987, Roth served as a federal prosecutor in New York and for the Iran-Contra investigation in Washington, DC. A graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University, Roth has conducted numerous human rights investigations and missions around the world. He has written extensively on a wide range of human rights abuses, devoting special attention to issues of international justice, counterterrorism, the foreign policies of the major powers, and the work of the United Nations.

7. Winning at Mediation: The ICC Competition

The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation at Monash University invites you to an event led by Director, Professor Tania Sourdin, showcasing the successful Monash University mediation team who won Silver at the prestigious International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mediation Competition in Paris on 12 February this year.

Join us in celebration of this prestigious achievement.

Date: Thursday 20 March, 2014
Time: 5.45 pm for a 6pm start with light refreshments
Venue: Auditorium, Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
RSVP: Before Monday 17 March 2014 email: acji@monash.edu

For further information see the invite