Careers

1. Judicial Clerk to the Chief Justice of New South Wales

The Chief Justice of New South Wales, The Hon. T. F. Bathurst AC, is seeking applicants for the position of Judicial Clerk (Tipstaff) in chambers for 2019.

The successful applicant is expected to continue on in 2020 as Research Director.

The Judicial Clerk assists in court and with legal research. The Research Director spends less time in court, is given more complex research tasks and assists in other public functions. The position is ideally suited to applicants intending to pursue advocacy, academia or legal policy work.

Please find position description here. Suited to penultimate year students.

Applications will close on 30 November 2017.

General Notices

1. LegiBook relocation sale!

LegiBook will be relocating at the end of November.

Come to the LegiBook store in the Law Basement (Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm) for some serious discounts, including:

  • 50-75% off current texts
  • 25% off stationary
  • $5 and $10 books
  • and lots more

Sale is on now and ends 3 November, or until stocks last. You’ll be advised of LegiBook’s new location in due course.

2. Student Evaluation of Teaching and Units survey

Do you have suggestions to improve your units and influence change?

Let us know via the Student Evaluation of Teaching and Units (SETU) survey, open now until 29 October 2017.

It only takes a few minutes to complete. Take survey.

3. Peer Mentor Program 2018 – apply now

Want to be part of the illustrious Peer Mentor Program network, geared towards helping first years in their successful and fun transition into Law school?

With a greater emphasis on mental health and student wellbeing, and more incentives for mentors to participate than ever, now is the time for you to get involved.

  • Are you enthusiastic?
  • Committed?
  • Do you enjoy helping people?
  • Love getting involved?

Applications can be made for either Deputy-Coordinator or Peer Mentor (or both). Please see here for job descriptions, more information about the program and the application form.

Careers

1. Senior Associate to the Chief Justice of Victoria

The Honourable Justice Ferguson is looking for a legally qualified individual to be her Senior Associate. From 2 October 2017, her Honour will be Chief Justice of Victoria.

The successful applicant will have the chance to gain valuable experience in and out of the Court and will be able to observe the work of advocates and the judiciary.

The position will commence at the beginning of October, or soon thereafter, for a period of 12 months.

The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 17 September 2017. Apply now.

2. Student clerkship and graduate role – Technology and IP Commercial Law

Affiliate law firm in Australia. Regularly working as an integrated team, providing high quality legal services, delivering a complete end-to-end solution for clients. A range of legal services offered to help clients identify and manage the legal risks in their businesses and commercial transactions and remain focused on achieving their broader business objectives. Assist clients with cross-border and multi-jurisdictional work to partner with a global network of legal professionals.

As part of the commercial law team, the Technology and IP Law team provides legal advice to clients regarding technology projects, including implementation projects, outsourcing and smart technology roll-outs and advice regarding intellectual property strategy, protection of IP rights, audits and health checks.

This client has a story which sets them apart from the competition. Purpose, Values, Vision, Strategy and Promise combine powerfully, helping them articulate what they stand for, where they are today and where they are going in the future.

If you are interested in applying in this area of Technology and IP Commercial Law Graduate or Vacation position please apply today. Taking applications to 20 September 2017.

For more information contact narelle.blencowe@monashtalent.com.au or call 03 9903 8741 for further discussion.

 

Events

 1. Law and Innovation Symposium

Innovation and technology is changing the way lawyers practice. The Law and Innovation Symposium will bring together four industry professionals who are incorporating technology into practice to drive change and harness new opportunities.

The panel represents four facets of legal work – Criminal Law, In House Counsel, Commercial Law and the Law Institute of Victoria.

The panel includes:

  • Fabian Horton – Principal Solicitor, Connect Law and foundation chairperson of the Technology and the Law Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria
  • Rebecca Taube – Senior Legal Counsel at L’Oreal
  • Mark Henry- Partner and Immediate Past Chairman of Maddocks
  • Bill Doogue – Doogue, O’Brien, George Law Firm and Robot Lawyers Australia

There will also be an opportunity for questions and discussion after the panel members finish speaking. The Law and Innovation Symposium is run as part of the 2017 Maddocks High Achievers’ Program.

Date: Thursday 21 September 2017

Time: 5:30pm – 7:15pm

Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000

Catering: Canapes on arrival

RSVP: Register here

2. LIV Young Lawyers Charity Ball

Put on a gorgeous mask, don your finest evening wear and join your fellow LIV Young Lawyers at the flagship LIV Young Lawyers Charity Ball!

Not only will you kick back on the dance floor and unwind with your friends, but you’ll also have the chance to participate in a silent auction that raises funds for the “Acting on the Warning Signs health-justice partnership project” initiated by the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Inner Melbourne Community Legal Centre.

The project delivers on-site legal services to patients at the Women’s Hospital. To date it has offered legal advice in 474 instances and has opened 213 ongoing cases. Most of the advice concerns family violence and family law matters. It has also delivered training to more than 350 staff, including 65 doctors, to identify women at risk of family violence and to streamline referrals to specialist services. All funds raised from the silent auction will be donated to this worthy cause.

Registrations are now open online with tickets $165.00 for LIV members, and $185.00 for non-members. Book a table of 10 and receive the member rate of $1650.00.

Date: Friday 20 October 2017

Time: 6:30pm-11:30pm

Venue: Sheraton Hotel, 27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Tickets: $165.00 for LIV members, $185.00 for non-members. Tables of 10 at the member rate of $1,650.00.

Purchase tickets here

3. Monash International Affairs Society Presents: International Trade & Diplomacy Panel

The Monash International Affairs Society is proud to announce that in conjunction with the Business Council of Australia and Consular Corps, on 22 September, we will be hosting an expert panel discussion on international trade and diplomacy.

Join us at International Chamber House – the pre-eminent hub for international business in Victoria – for an evening to discuss the evolution and current role of trade in the modern age, featuring current British Consul General in Melbourne, Christopher Holtby OBE, and the Vice Consul for Political and Economic Affairs at the US Consulate General Melbourne, Michele Woonacott, amongst others.

Date: 22nd September 2017

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Venue: International Chamber House Theatrette at Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne.

Cost: Free for MIAS Members, $5 (pay at the door) for Non-Members

RSVP: Please note registration is essential here.

4. The rise of self-represented litigants: where to from here?

Presented by Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin and Justice Kevin Bell AM.

The rise of self-represented litigants has been recognised as a phenomenon across the common law world. The last decade has seen increasing attention given to the issue by policy makers, researchers, lawyers and the judiciary.

This discussion will consider the evidence base and responses developed to date and ask, “where should we go from here”? This question will be considered in terms of future directions for research, policy, and practice, with particular reference to Justice Bell’s decision in Matsoukatidou v Yarra Ranges Council [2017] VSC 61.

This event is hosted by the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation.

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2017

Time: 5:30-7.00pm

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

RSVP: Register here

5. Vice-Chancellor’s Public Debate: ‘We should support the Fair Work Commission’s decision to reduce penalty rates’

The Monash Association of Debaters has the great pleasure of inviting you to attend its annual Vice-Chancellor’s Public Debate, held on Tuesday 19 September 2017, and moderated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Susan Elliott.

The Public Debate is a prestigious public event that allows students the opportunity to watch distinguished public figures debate engaging contemporary issues.

The topic for this year’s debate is: ‘That we support the Fair Work Commission’s decision to reduce penalty rates.’

Speakers include:

Affirmative

  • Innes Willox (CEO of the Australian Industry Group)
  • Aaron Lane (Legal Fellow at the IPA)
  • Scott Barklamb (Director of Workplace Relations at the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry)

Negative

  • Susie Allison (Assistant Victorian Secretary at the National Union of Workers)
  • Julian Hill (Member for Bruce in the Australian House of Representatives)
  • Amy Gilbertson (Monash Debater)

More information here.

6. Your next career: Using your past skills, knowledge and experience

This new LIV event promotes and offers information for people who come to the law at a later stage in their career.

With panelists who have had their first career in government policy, nursing, education as well as in accounting, this is a great event for mature-age law students to come and learn first-hand from experienced members who studied law at a later stage.

After the panel segment, attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about what strategies and approaches they used to bring out the best of what they had to offer potential employers through a roundtable discussion.

Registrations are now open online with tickets $30.00 for LIV members, and $40.00 for non-members.

Date: Thursday 28 September 2017

Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

Venue: Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Tickets: $30 for LIV members, $40 for non-members.

Purchase tickets here.

General Notices

1. Supreme Court of Victoria website survey

 

The Supreme and County Courts are currently conducting a website user survey and want to know what users think to help inform improvements.

Click here to access the survey or find the link via the Supreme Court’s homepage: www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au.

The survey takes about 5-10 minutes to complete and remains open until Wednesday  20 September 2017.

Postgraduate Notices

1. Applications for JD Professional Practice (LAW 5050)

Students are now able to make Application for Professional Practice for Clinical Period 1 (summer) 2017/2018.

The Clinical Period 1 (summer) 2017 dates are:

  • Group A: 12 October 2017 –  18 January 2018; or
  • Group B: 16 October 2017 –  22 January 2018

Applications close on 14 September 2017.

Further information about the application process and dates can be found here or via Student Services.

Events

1. Class actions, litigation funding and access to justice

The Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) is currently inquiring into access to justice issues arising in connection with class actions and litigation funding. In this lecture, A/Prof Michael Legg (UNSW Law) will address selected questions raised in the VLRC’s discussion paper dealing with the regulation of litigation funders and lawyers, including common fund orders and contingency fees, the certification of class actions and the settlement of class actions. Commentary will be provided by Dr Tania Penovic (Monash Law) and Mr David Burstyner (Adley Burstyner). This event is hosted by the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation and Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies.

Date: Thursday 7 September 2017

Time: 6:00-7:15pm

Venue: Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Register here.

2. Diversity & Inclusion Week

The Diversity and Inclusion team is proud to announce the event schedule for Diversity & Inclusion Week at Monash (28 August – 1 September).

Diversity & Inclusion Week is an opportunity for the university community to come together to celebrate our diverse community and strengthen our inclusive culture.

This year, Diversity & Inclusion Week will be the biggest that Monash has seen, with events for staff and students across the Caulfield, Clayton Parkville and Peninsula campuses.

There will be a range of events and activities, including:

  • Workshops for academic and professional staff on LGBTIQ inclusion
  • A Human Library event where people of different backgrounds and experiences share their stories
  • Cultural food festivals at all campuses
  • Walk a mile in my shoes, a MADA interactive installation at Caulfield
  • Workshops and forums at Parkville across the week
  • A poetry workshop with Abe Nouk, self-taught spoken word poet

AND MUCH MORE!

See the full event schedule at monash.edu/diversity-inclusion/week

3. The School Lawyer Program: Providing accessible legal services to young people

Presented by Vincent Shin, School Lawyer at The Grange P12 College.

The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation has collaborated with the Progressive Law Network to host a public lecture on the School Lawyer Program.

This innovative program has assisted students and parents with legal issues including consumer law problems, criminal law matters, family law and family violence matters, homelessness, fines and employment law problems. Come along to learn more about how this program is improving access to justice.

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017

Time: 5.45pm Arrival, 6.00-7.00pm Presentation

Venue: Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

RSVP here

General Notices

1. Survey: Mental health of Monash Law students

It is important that all students at Monash thrive.

A team of researchers from the Law and Health Science Faculties at Monash University are conducting research into the correlation between empathy levels and mental health and wellbeing for Monash Law students.

The Monash researchers carrying out the research include Dr Becky Batagol, Dr Adiva Sifris, Dr Ben Spivak and Associate Professor Brett Williams.

Please complete the online survey. It will only take 25 minutes of your time and might result in changes which will improve the mental health and wellbeing of law students in general.

All participants who complete the survey will go in the draw to win one of 5 Coles Group & Myer Gift Cards valued at $50 each. These cards can be spent at Coles, Myer, Target, Target Country and Baby Target, Kmart and Kmart Tyre & Auto, Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, 1st Choice Liquor and Coles Express.

If you are concerned about your mental health please contact the Monash University Counselling Services:

www.monash.edu.au/counselling/appointments.html

Phone: 9905 3020

Monash Counselling services are free for students.

2. Myer Innovation Fellowship 2018

Since it was launched three years ago, the Myer Innovation Fellowship program has unearthed nine amazing individuals who have used the Fellowship to help realise their big idea.

The program seeks exceptional leaders across all sectors (private, public and non-profit) and from all types of professional backgrounds. The selection panel will consider both quality of the break-through idea and the capacity of the applicant to implement this idea. It is expected that in 2018 three Fellows will each receive $100,000 along with select administrative and operational support for their twelve months commitment to the program.

You can find out more about the program here.

Key eligibility criteria:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Reside in Australia for the majority of the Fellowship period
  • Be prepared to take a sabbatical from their current role for twelve months
  • Have a proven track record of risk-taking, out-of-the-box thinking
  • Have an ability to turn ideas into action
  • Have well-developed networks within an area of the proposed project.

The proposed project must:

  • Be based in Australia
  • Be aligned with one or more of the three The Myer Foundation’s and Sidney Myer Fund’s program areas of Education, Poverty and Disadvantage, and
  • Sustainability and the Environment
  • Have been in development for not longer than three years.

3. Green Steps @ Monash Sustainability Leadership Program

Do you want to gain industry skills that allow you to help make businesses more sustainable and future ready?

Green Steps @ Uni is an award winning program for university students that provides you with sustainability leadership skills through demonstrating your commitment to create change via an online platform (Take One Step), participating in intensive face-to-face skills training and gaining sustainability consultancy project experience.

The program and training component is highly interactive and emphasises teamwork and student participation. You’ll be learning from our highly experienced trainers, guest speakers and other participants from a range of study areas.

Participants will be exposed to a range of expertise on climate change and carbon management, behaviour change, sustainability leadership, influencing and effective communication, harnessing technology and disruption and futures thinking.

Learn more here: greensteps.edu.au/monash

4. Faculty Managed Internship: Asserson Law Offices, Israel 2018

Asserson Law Offices, Israel’s largest foreign law firm, is a UK law firm whose principal office is situated in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel’s dynamic technology and innovation hub.

This internship offers successful candidates the opportunity to taste the excitement of life in the liveliest city in the Middle East, together with the opportunity to work with top level UK solicitors on a range of stimulating legal issues.

Applications are now open and close Friday 15 September 2017.

Two 3 week internships are available – January 2017 (Period 1) and February 2017 (Period 2)

Further information including Application process & Eligibility details can be found on the website.

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

Queries: law-international@monash.edu

5. Faculty Managed Internship: Herzog, Fox & Neeman, Israel 2018

Applications are now open and close Friday 15 September, 2017.

Minimum of 4 weeks from mid-January to mid-February.

Further information including Application process & Eligibility details.

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

Queries: law-international@monash.edu

6. Faculty Managed Internship: The National Human Rights Society of Malaysia (HAKAM)

The National Human Rights Society of Malaysia (HAKAM) was formed in 1988 in response to growing concerns over human rights violations in Malaysia. The call to form HAKAM came from two of the nation’s former Prime Ministers, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj and Tun Hussein Onn, alongside other prominent leaders of civil society.

The society’s objectives are, inter alia, to promote, preserve and defend human rights in Malaysia. Over the years, HAKAM has engaged in a wide range of issues, from advocating for the rights of indigenous communities, lobbying to abolish draconian laws inconsistent with principles of human rights, raising awareness of human rights through campaigns guided by research projects, and pushing for ratification of international and regional human rights instruments.

HAKAM strives to continue advocating for human rights, in the hopes of inculcating new generations of Malaysians who can bravely speak out for themselves.”

Applications are now open and close Friday 15 September, 2017.

Duration: Minimum of 8 weeks to 12 weeks from December 2017 to February 2018.

Student Mobility Funding: Faculty of Law Asian Experience Travel Scholarship ($5,000) for max. one selected eligible student; other Faculty Student Mobility Funding provided up to $1,500 for other selected eligible students.

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

Further queries: law-international@monash.edu

7. Faculty Managed Internship: KLRCA, Malaysia 2018

Applications are now open for a Monash Law Postgraduate student to apply for this internship. Applications close Wednesday 6 September 2017.

Three month internship from January to March 2018

Further information including Application process and eligibility criteria.

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

8. Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities are available in 2017 at the Monash Oakleigh Legal Service for Monash Law Students.

Wednesday Night Advice Only Service

Applications for the Wednesday Night Advice Only Session at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service will open at 8:00am on 28 August 2017 and close 10:00pm on 3 September 2017. 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. Commencement date is on 4 October 2017.

For an application form please see our website.

Application forms are not available before 28 August 2017

Tuesday Night Family Law Advice Only Service

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

Students are rostered to volunteer on a Tuesday night on a fortnightly basis from 6:00pm until approximately 8:30pm. Commencement date is on 3 October 2017.

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

Applications for the September 2017 intake will open 8:00am on 28 August 2017 and close 10:00pm on 3 September 2017. For an application form please see our website.

Application forms are not available before 28 August 2017.

Preference will be given to students who have undertaken a Family Law Unit or have experience working/volunteer.

9. Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge

For the first time, the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge will soon take place in Australia!

In the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, student teams tackle a – fictional but realistic – cyber attack and develop policy recommendations that respond to this evolving crisis. This competition will provide students across different academic disciplines with a deeper understanding of the challenges associated with cyber conflict in the Indo-Pacific. It will also provide a unique opportunity to interact with cyber security experts in industry, academia, and government.

Students enrolled in any undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional, or law program, including students in military academies, on the registration deadline (31 August 2017) are eligible to compete.

Find more information here.

10. Monash Law Ambassador Presents: TechUp Law Publication

Digital disruption – it is no question that this has become the latest buzz-word in the legal profession, but what is it and how can law students be well equipped to face the changing legal landscape?

Monash Law Ambassadors presents a student publication that specifically caters to law students’ understanding of digital technologies in the legal sector. It features articles written by legal professionals and current students, who discuss how technology is changing the legal profession and how law students can adapt to these changes.

Now available for students to download here.

Events

1. Diversity & Inclusion Week

The Diversity and Inclusion team is proud to announce the event schedule for Diversity & Inclusion Week at Monash.

Diversity & Inclusion Week is an opportunity for the university community to come together to celebrate our diverse community and strengthen our inclusive culture.

This year, Diversity & Inclusion Week will be the biggest that Monash has seen, with events for staff and students across the Caulfield, Clayton Parkville and Peninsula campuses.

There will be a range of events and activities, including:

  • Workshops for academic and professional staff on LGBTIQ inclusion
  • A Human Library event where people of different backgrounds and experiences share their stories
  • Cultural food festivals at all campuses
  • Walk a mile in my shoes, a MADA interactive installation at Caulfield
  • Workshops and forums at Parkville across the week
  • A poetry workshop with Abe Nouk, self-taught spoken word poet

AND MUCH MORE!

See the full event schedule at monash.edu/diversity-inclusion/week

2. The School Lawyer Program: Providing accessible legal services to young people

Presented by Vincent Shin, School Lawyer at The Grange P12 College.

The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation has collaborated with the Progressive Law Network to host a public lecture on the School Lawyer Program.

This innovative program has assisted students and parents with legal issues including consumer law problems, criminal law matters, family law and family violence matters, homelessness, fines and employment law problems. Come along to learn more about how this program is improving access to justice.

Date: Tuesday 29 August 2017

Time: 5.45pm Arrival, 6.00-7.00pm Presentation

Venue: Monash Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

RSVP here

General Notices

1. Myer Innovation Fellowship 2018

Since it was launched three years ago, the Myer Innovation Fellowship program has unearthed nine amazing individuals who have used the Fellowship to help realise their big idea.

The program seeks exceptional leaders across all sectors (private, public and non-profit) and from all types of professional backgrounds. The selection panel will consider both quality of the break-through idea and the capacity of the applicant to implement this idea. It is expected that in 2018 three Fellows will each receive $100,000 along with select administrative and operational support for their twelve months commitment to the program.

You can find out more about the program here.

Key eligibility criteria:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Reside in Australia for the majority of the Fellowship period
  • Be prepared to take a sabbatical from their current role for twelve months
  • Have a proven track record of risk-taking, out-of-the-box thinking
  • Have an ability to turn ideas into action
  • Have well-developed networks within an area of the proposed project.

The proposed project must:

  • Be based in Australia
  • Be aligned with one or more of the three The Myer Foundation’s and Sidney Myer Fund’s program areas of Education, Poverty and Disadvantage, and
  • Sustainability and the Environment
  • Have been in development for not longer than three years.

2. Green Steps @ Monash Sustainability Leadership Program

Do you want to gain industry skills that allow you to help make businesses more sustainable and future ready?

Green Steps @ Uni is an award winning program for university students that provides you with sustainability leadership skills through demonstrating your commitment to create change via an online platform (Take One Step), participating in intensive face-to-face skills training and gaining sustainability consultancy project experience.

The program and training component is highly interactive and emphasises teamwork and student participation. You’ll be learning from our highly experienced trainers, guest speakers and other participants from a range of study areas.

Participants will be exposed to a range of expertise on climate change and carbon management, behaviour change, sustainability leadership, influencing and effective communication, harnessing technology and disruption and futures thinking.

Learn more here: greensteps.edu.au/monash

3. Faculty Managed Internship: Asserson Law Offices, Israel 2018

Asserson Law Offices, Israel’s largest foreign law firm, is a UK law firm whose principal office is situated in the heart of Tel Aviv, Israel’s dynamic technology and innovation hub.

This internship offers successful candidates the opportunity to taste the excitement of life in the liveliest city in the Middle East, together with the opportunity to work with top level UK solicitors on a range of stimulating legal issues.

Applications are now open and close Friday 15 September 2017.

Two 3 week internships are available – January 2017 (Period 1) and February 2017 (Period 2)

Further information including Application process & Eligibility details can be found on the website.

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

Queries: law-international@monash.edu

4. Faculty Managed Internship: Herzog, Fox & Neeman, Israel 2018

Applications are now open and close Friday 15 September, 2017.

Minimum of 4 weeks from mid-January to mid-February.

Further information including Application process & Eligibility details.

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

Queries: law-international@monash.edu

5. Faculty Managed Internship: The National Human Rights Society of Malaysia (HAKAM)

The National Human Rights Society of Malaysia (HAKAM) was formed in 1988 in response to growing concerns over human rights violations in Malaysia. The call to form HAKAM came from two of the nation’s former Prime Ministers, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj and Tun Hussein Onn, alongside other prominent leaders of civil society.

The society’s objectives are, inter alia, to promote, preserve and defend human rights in Malaysia. Over the years, HAKAM has engaged in a wide range of issues, from advocating for the rights of indigenous communities, lobbying to abolish draconian laws inconsistent with principles of human rights, raising awareness of human rights through campaigns guided by research projects, and pushing for ratification of international and regional human rights instruments.

HAKAM strives to continue advocating for human rights, in the hopes of inculcating new generations of Malaysians who can bravely speak out for themselves.”

Applications are now open and close Friday 15 September, 2017.

Duration: Minimum of 8 weeks to 12 weeks from December 2017 to February 2018.

Student Mobility Funding: Faculty of Law Asian Experience Travel Scholarship ($5,000) for max. one selected eligible student; other Faculty Student Mobility Funding provided up to $1,500 for other selected eligible students.

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

Further queries: law-international@monash.edu

6. Faculty Managed Internship: KLRCA, Malaysia 2018

Applications are now open for a Monash Law Postgraduate student to apply for this internship. Applications close Wednesday 6 September 2017.

Three month internship from January to March 2018

Further information including Application process and eligibility criteria.

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

7. Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities are available in 2017 at the Monash Oakleigh Legal Service for Monash Law Students.

Wednesday Night Advice Only Service

Applications for the Wednesday Night Advice Only Session at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service will open at 8:00am on 28 August 2017 and close 10:00pm on 3 September 2017. 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. Commencement date is on 4 October 2017.

For an application form please see our website.

Application forms are not available before 28 August 2017

Tuesday Night Family Law Advice Only Service

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

Students are rostered to volunteer on a Tuesday night on a fortnightly basis from 6:00pm until approximately 8:30pm. Commencement date is on 3 October 2017.

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

Applications for the September 2017 intake will open 8:00am on 28 August 2017 and close 10:00pm on 3 September 2017. For an application form please see our website.

Application forms are not available before 28 August 2017.

Preference will be given to students who have undertaken a Family Law Unit or have experience working/volunteer.

8. Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge

For the first time, the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge will soon take place in Australia!

In the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, student teams tackle a – fictional but realistic – cyber attack and develop policy recommendations that respond to this evolving crisis. This competition will provide students across different academic disciplines with a deeper understanding of the challenges associated with cyber conflict in the Indo-Pacific. It will also provide a unique opportunity to interact with cyber security experts in industry, academia, and government.

Students enrolled in any undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional, or law program, including students in military academies, on the registration deadline (31 August 2017) are eligible to compete.

Find more information here.

9. Monash Law Ambassador Presents: TechUp Law Publication

Digital disruption – it is no question that this has become the latest buzz-word in the legal profession, but what is it and how can law students be well equipped to face the changing legal landscape?

Monash Law Ambassadors presents a student publication that specifically caters to law students’ understanding of digital technologies in the legal sector. It features articles written by legal professionals and current students, who discuss how technology is changing the legal profession and how law students can adapt to these changes.

Now available for students to download here.

10. Aurora Internship

The Aurora Project internship program places students and graduates with backgrounds in law, community development, archaeology and more at Indigenous sector organisations all around Australia.

Work in land rights, policy development, research and social justice.

Applications are open until Friday 25 August. Learn more and apply here.