Law Students’ Society Notices

General Notices

1. NSW Law Reform Commission – 2017 Winter Internship Program

The NSW Law Reform Commission operates a winter internship program for law students in their final year of study.

While the opportunity is unpaid, it does provide access to a range of professional development opportunities, including working with our Commissioners.

More details of the program can be found here.

Applications are now open and close on Sunday 30 April 2017.

2. LSS Trivia Night

We have a limited number of tables to our annual Trivia Night still available!

Don’t miss out on what will be a great battle for the title of Trivia Champions (and bragging rights with your peers). For more details, please see the Facebook event.

Location: Glenferrie Hotel, 324 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122

Date: Thursday 6 April 2017

Time: 7.00pm arrival for a 7.30pm kick-off

Price: $50 for a table of 10 ($1.38 booking fee)

Tickets: Please purchase tickets here (tickets can only be booked as full tables of 10).

3. Michael Shafar – Jewish-ish at MICF

2015 Monash Law grad Michael Shafar is debuting his show Jewish-ish at the Melborurne International Comedy Festival!

Since graduating Michael has performed on SBS’s RAW Comedy, represented Australia in the Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World competition, hosted Channel 31’s The Leak and is currently writing for Channel 10’s The Project.

Jewish-ish explores Michael’s time doing Law, his clerkship experience at a commercial firm and his transition from Law into comedy.

For more information see Michael’s website.

4. Law Council of Australia’s Inaugural ‘Baxt Prize’

The Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia (BLS) is excited to announce the creation of the Baxt Prize.

Offered for the first time in 2017, the Baxt Prize is named in honour of Professor Bob Baxt AO, among many other things, a founding member of the BLS. The 2017 Baxt Prize will be awarded for a research paper of outstanding quality which is based on the topic of ‘human rights and business law’.

The winner will receive a fully funded package (registration, flights, accommodation, etc) to attend the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Sydney in October 2017. Anyone under the age of 35 is eligible to submit a paper.

For more information and conditions of entry please contact secretary@monashlss.com or danielle.farrell@lawcouncil.asn.au.

Careers

1. LSS Expert Panel – Litigation & Dispute Resolution

With clerkship applications around the corner, this is an opportunity to hear first-hand from partners about Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

The interactive panel will allow you to ask partners and graduates about their work and also gain insight into the inner workings of individual firms, with networking opportunities to follow the panel presentations.

In a first for the LSS, we are excited to announce that one of the panels will be a sit-down breakfast held at Eureka 89, allowing you time to mingle with firm representatives in a casual and intimate manner, while taking in the views of the Melbourne skyline over a hot breakfast.

This panel will be ticketed at a price of $20 per person.

Event details

Topic: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Date: Thursday 13 April

Time: 7:45AM – 9:45AM

Location: Eureka 89, Eureka Tower Melbourne, 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006

Style: Sit-down breakfast, with a panel presentation

RSVP: For more information and to register your interest please see here.

JD Notices

1. Exams

Good luck to all of our JD students for the T1 Exam Period!

Office hours will resume at the beginning of Trimester 2.

Lots of Love, your LSS xx

General Notices

1. Global internship opportunities

Four scholarships are available for current students and recent graduates to join the Global Explorer Program in one of 6 locations: London, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Miami or San Francisco.

If you’re looking to develop or hone your skills in any of the following areas this opportunity is for you:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Marketing, Advertising and PR
  • Entrepreneurship & Start-Ups
  • Design

Learn more.

Please note applications close Wednesday 15 March 2017.

2. 2017 Just Leadership Program – applications now open

Applications are now open for the prestigious 2017 Just Leadership Program, an initiative of the Monash Law Students’ Society. Both undergraduate and postgraduate Monash Law students are invited to apply.

The Program consists of Q&A seminars on social justice issues with high-profile guest speakers, allowing participants of the Program to tap into the professional experience and expertise of the speakers.

Participants of the Program are also allocated into small groups to undertake a group project in relation to one of the seminar topics, allowing participants to contribute their leadership skills and demonstrate their commitment to and passion for a particular area of social justice.

Applications will close on Friday 24 March at 6.00pm.

For more information about the program and to apply, please see here.

3. Federal Court – seeking volunteers

The Victorian Bar is looking for volunteers to play the role of witnesses for the Advocacy Assessments sessions at the Federal Court.

The Advocacy Assessments sessions have been scheduled for the following dates:

  • Thursday 16 March
  • Tuesday 21 March
  • Thursday 23 March
  • Tuesday 28 March
  • Tuesday 4 April
  • Thursday 6 April

Time: 8.30am-4.00pm

Venue: The Federal Court, 305 William Street, Melbourne 3000

You will be given a copy of the materials including a witness statement which summarises your evidence. You will need to be familiar with the facts and be prepared to give your evidence and be cross-examined.

It is an opportunity to see some experienced advocates at work.

If you are interested in participating please send your CV and advise dates you will be available to Bianca Stajcic (bianca.stajcic@vicbar.com.au).

4. King’s Student Law Review (King’s College London) – call for submissions

Submissions are welcome from all current Law students for the upcoming issue of the King’s Student Law Review.

The KSLR is a King’s College London publication, completely edited by students.

Whether you’re a Law student at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you are invited to submit an article of between 5,000 to 7,000 words by Sunday 30 April 2017.

Please find more information here, including submission guidelines.

5. Queer 101: training for students

Want a greater understanding of diverse genders and sexualities? And empowerment to make positive change in support of LGBTIQ people in your community?

Register today for Queer 101.

The Queer 101 training covers the basics of the LGBTIQ acronym. It explains the differences between sex, sexuality, and gender identity and expression. Additionally, this valuable training looks at some of the key issues faced by the LGBTIQ community.

Here are the upcoming training dates:

Caulfield

Tuesday 7 March, 12.30 ­– 3.30pm

Clayton

Tuesday 21 March, 12.30 – 3.30pm

For more details, go to LGBTIQ at Monash.

6. SummerFest 2017: Extend your summer!

Extend your summer with a #MonashSummer!

From 13-19 March, SummerFest at Monash returns to bring more good times to campus:

  • Summer Fiesta – our international food night. Free family-friendly event with food stalls and trucks, rides, a kids’ zone, and live entertainment.
  • Full Moon Party – a party under the stars with Monash DJs.
  • Twilight Cinema – free outdoor movie night at Northern Plaza.
  • Dive In Cinema – keep cool in the Doug Ellis pool while we screen Finding Dory poolside.
  • Culture Carnival – Caulfield’s lunchtime SummerFest celebration.
  • LuWOW Party – Peninsula’s night-time Hawaiian-themed party.
  • Parkville Picnic – Parkville’s evening outdoor cinema and food event.

And many more events and pop-ups across all campuses.

Visit the SummerFest website and SummerFest Facebook event for more information and to purchase tickets.

7. Volunteer Opportunities at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service

Applications for volunteer positions at the Monash Oakleigh Legal Service close Sunday 5 March at 10:00pm.

Law students are rostered to volunteer on either Tuesday or Wednesday nights to be part of a team that provides advice to clients experiencing a range of legal problems, including divorce and intervention orders and general legal issues.

Please find more information about the programs and the application process here.

Careers

1. ALDI Graduate Program

ALDI are currently recruiting 16 graduates nationally for the newly launched 2018 Graduate Program – applications are closing 31 March 2017.

ALDI’s 18 month Graduate Program, with a February 2018 start, allows graduates to rotate through all aspects of the business and develop their leadership skills. At the end of the program, graduates take on the role of Area Manager, running 3-5 stores in a multi-million dollar business as if it was their own.

ALDI also offers industry leading remuneration of $85,000 and a company car. You can read more about the ALDI graduate program here.

2. Careers Month – March 2017

Our largest careers event of the year is happening Thursday 9 March!

Come along to the Careers Expo, speak with employers at their booths and explore what career opportunities are available to you.

3. Internship opportunity: Corporate Social Responsibility and Climate Change

The Centre for Policy Development has an internship opportunity available for an enthusiastic Monash law student to work under the supervision of the Dean of Monash Law, Professor Bryan Horrigan, members of the Centre for Policy Development, and senior lawyers and business leaders.

More information here.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Final year LLB or JD Student; or
  • Masters student
  • Distinction average for law units
  • Completed or currently enrolled in Corporations Law
  • Must have 8 to 10 days capacity over Semester 1, 2017 (dates to be agreed with the successful applicant)

Apply here (you must be logged in with your Monash email account).

Applications close COB Wednesday 8 March 2017.

4. Internship opportunity: ZICOlaw, Malaysia

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

Applications are now open and close Friday 17 March 2017.

Duration: Minimum of 4 weeks from mid-June to mid-July 2017.

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

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

Further querieslaw-international@monash.edu.

5. KPMG graduate and vacation programs

Applications are now open to join KPMG Law’s Tax Controversy team in the Melbourne office as a vacation student in late 2017 / early 2018 and as a graduate from early 2018.

KPMG Law’s Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution practice sits within KPMG’s affiliate law firm.

The practice provides legal advice for all tax matters, including:

  • Assisting clients to prepare for, manage and resolve disputes with Commonwealth, State and Territory revenue authorities;
  • Acting for clients at all stages of a matter, from pre-transaction stage all the way through to litigation;
  • Assisting clients with communicating transparent and correct information to revenue authorities and the market;
  • Providing strategic advice for managing a client’s tax affairs, including through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms; and
  • Providing tax legal advice in relation to tax technical matters.

Apply at the KPMG careers website for the graduate program and vacation program. Applications close on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

6. LegalVitae – new law jobs portal

The Law Society of NSW has launched a nation-wide new law-specifics jobs portal for law students and graduates, called LegalVitae today.

This portal is free for students and will provide an exhaustive list of internship, clerkship, graduate employment and other opportunities across Australia.

Postgraduate

1. International LLM opportunity – Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law

You are invited to apply for the Parasol Foundation Trust International LL.M Program at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law for the academic year 2017-2018.

Students can choose a general course of study or may specialise in:

Applicants to the International LL.M. must have completed an undergraduate degree in law (LL.B., JD, and Bachelor of Laws) prior to starting the LL.M. degree. Students in their final year of first degree studies may apply, and will be accepted on the condition they finish their first degree in good standing (above 80/100).

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year close 31 May 2017.

Please find more information about this opportunity here.

2. Italy research scholarships – International Institute for the Unification of Private Law

The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law invites applications for its research scholarships. These support top-level lawyers wishing to conduct research in the fields of uniform or comparative private law.

Postgraduate law students, academics, government officials with a good working knowledge of English or French may apply. Special attention will be given to applicants from developing and emerging economies.

Scholarships last for six weeks to two months. Between 15 and 20 scholarships are awarded each year. Funding will cover all or part of the cost of living expenses in Rome, Italy.

Please note applications close Friday 27 October 2017.

3. Rotary Foundation Postgraduate Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation is offering one Victorian graduate support to complete international study at the graduate level through the Global Postgraduate Scholarship program. Applications close Saturday 18 March 2017.

The successful applicant will go on to further study relating to one of Rotary’s six areas of focus:

  • Peace and conflict prevention and/or resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development

Further details are available here.

Events

1. The Future of Elder Mediation

Dr. Anita Frayman will speak on the topic: The Future of Elder Mediation.

With the ageing of the population, the use of elder mediation is a growing rapidly. In this presentation Dr Frayman will distinguish elder mediation from other types of mediation, highlighting how intergenerational conflict may lead to elder abuse. She will discuss both the traditional role of the elder mediator in facilitating this support and the way she sees the role developing in the future.

Dr Anita Frayman practises as an elder mediator, facilitator, coach and aged care consultant, assisting older people and their families manage and avoid family conflict and elder abuse. She teaches ADR and presents seminars to industry and community groups.

Dr Frayman is an adjunct researcher at Monash University, a nationally accredited mediator and qualified lawyer with a PhD on cultural diversity and ageing.

Date: Thursday 9 March 2016

Time: 5.45pm (registration/networking) for 6.15pm to 7.15pm

Venue: Coopers Inn, cnr Exhibition & Little Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne

Cost: Free (non-VADR members $20)

RSVP: Please email admin@vadr.asn.au

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

General Notices

1. Global internship opportunities

Four scholarships are available for current students and recent graduates to join the Global Explorer Program in one of 6 locations: London, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Miami or San Francisco.

If you’re looking to develop or hone your skills in any of the following areas this opportunity is for you:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Marketing, Advertising and PR
  • Entrepreneurship & Start-Ups
  • Design

Learn more.

Please note applications close Wednesday 15 March 2017.

2. King’s Student Law Review (King’s College London) – call for submissions

Submissions are welcome from all current Law students for the upcoming issue of the King’s Student Law Review.

The KSLR is a King’s College London publication, completely edited by students.

Whether you’re a Law student at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you are invited to submit an article of between 5,000 to 7,000 words by Sunday 30 April 2017.

Please find more information here, including submission guidelines.

3. Volunteer Opportunities at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service

Applications for volunteer positions at the Monash Oakleigh Legal Service open on Monday 27 February 2017.

Law students are rostered to volunteer on either Tuesday or Wednesday nights to be part of a team that provides advice to clients experiencing a range of legal problems, including divorce and intervention orders and general legal issues.

Please find more information about the programs and the application process here.

Careers

1. ALDI Graduate Program

ALDI are currently recruiting 16 graduates nationally for the newly launched 2018 Graduate Program – applications are closing 31 March 2017.

ALDI’s 18 month Graduate Program, with a February 2018 start, allows graduates to rotate through all aspects of the business and develop their leadership skills. At the end of the program, graduates take on the role of Area Manager, running 3-5 stores in a multi-million dollar business as if it was their own.

ALDI also offers industry leading remuneration of $85,000 and a company car. You can read more about the ALDI graduate program here.

2. Bain & Company on campus for graduate recruitment

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from consultants from Bain & Company on what a career at a top tier global consulting firm is like.

Bain & Co will be on campus on Tuesday 28 February from 1.00pm – 3.00pm.

Event details can be found here. Please click ‘attending’ and read the event details.

Applications for Bain & Company’s 2017 graduate recruitment close on Wednesday 1 March.  Visit www.bain.com/careers to submit your application now.

More information here.

3. Careers Month – March 2017

Shape your future with Career Connect’s Careers Month!

You’ll meet employers on campus promoting their graduate positions, hear from industry experts at seminars, and develop at skills workshops.

See what’s happening and plan out your Careers Month now. Visit www.monash.edu/careers-month.

4. Internship opportunity: Corporate Social Responsibility and Climate Change

The Centre for Policy Development has an internship opportunity available for an enthusiastic Monash law student to work under the supervision of the Dean of Monash Law, Professor Bryan Horrigan, members of the Centre for Policy Development, and senior lawyers and business leaders.

More information here.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Final year LLB or JD Student; or
  • Masters student
  • Distinction average for law units
  • Completed or currently enrolled in Corporations Law
  • Must have 8 to 10 days capacity over Semester 1, 2017 (dates to be agreed with the successful applicant)

Apply here (you must be logged in with your Monash email account).

Applications close COB Wednesday 8 March 2017.

5. Internship opportunity: ZICOlaw, Malaysia

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

Applications are now open and close Friday 17 March 2017.

Duration: Minimum of 4 weeks from mid-June to mid-July 2017.

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

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

Further queries: law-international@monash.edu.

6. Investment Banking and Business Consulting Evening

Interested in a career in investment banking or business consulting?

Apply now to attend the exclusive Investment Banking and Business Consulting evening. You’ll meet with employers, expand your professional network, and discover career opportunities.

Apply for your place by Monday 27 February 2017.

7. LegalVitae – new law jobs portal

The Law Society of NSW has launched a nation-wide new law-specifics jobs portal for law students and graduates, called LegalVitae today.

This portal is free for students and will provide an exhaustive list of internship, clerkship, graduate employment and other opportunities across Australia.

8. LIV Young Lawyers event: Your Career Pathways, Options and Opportunities

Law students, graduates and new solicitors are invited to learn about various paths available to those who are beginning a career in the law or still determining their career direction.

Explore the options available to you, whether you are still studying your law degree or have been practising a few years and are looking to set some career goals. There are many ways to use your law degree and the best choice for you may surprise you.

Hear firsthand experiences of various lawyers and find out how they chose their unique pathways. The session will also include a casual Q&A, which will give you the chance to ask presenters any questions you may have.

Date: Thursday 23 February 2017

Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Location: LIV Lecture Theatre, 470 Bourke St, Melbourne

RSVP: Register through the LIV website here

Postgraduate

1. International LLM opportunity – Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law

You are invited to apply for the Parasol Foundation Trust International LL.M Program at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law for the academic year 2017-2018.

Students can choose a general course of study or may specialise in:

Applicants to the International LL.M. must have completed an undergraduate degree in law (LL.B., JD, and Bachelor of Laws) prior to starting the LL.M. degree. Students in their final year of first degree studies may apply, and will be accepted on the condition they finish their first degree in good standing (above 80/100).

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year close 31 May 2017.

Please find more information about this opportunity here.

2. Italy research scholarships – International Institute for the Unification of Private Law

The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law invites applications for its research scholarships. These support top-level lawyers wishing to conduct research in the fields of uniform or comparative private law.

Postgraduate law students, academics, government officials with a good working knowledge of English or French may apply. Special attention will be given to applicants from developing and emerging economies.

Scholarships last for six weeks to two months. Between 15 and 20 scholarships are awarded each year. Funding will cover all or part of the cost of living expenses in Rome, Italy.

Please note applications close Friday 27 October 2017.

3. Rotary Foundation Postgraduate Scholarships

The Rotary Foundation is offering one Victorian graduate support to complete international study at the graduate level through the Global Postgraduate Scholarship program. Applications close Saturday 18 March 2017.

The successful applicant will go on to further study relating to one of Rotary’s six areas of focus:

  • Peace and conflict prevention and/or resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development

Further details are available here.

Events

1. The Future of Elder Mediation

Dr. Anita Frayman will speak on the topic: The Future of Elder Mediation.

With the ageing of the population, the use of elder mediation is a growing rapidly. In this presentation Dr Frayman will distinguish elder mediation from other types of mediation, highlighting how intergenerational conflict may lead to elder abuse. She will discuss both the traditional role of the elder mediator in facilitating this support and the way she sees the role developing in the future.

Dr Anita Frayman practises as an elder mediator, facilitator, coach and aged care consultant, assisting older people and their families manage and avoid family conflict and elder abuse. She teaches ADR and presents seminars to industry and community groups.

Dr Frayman is an adjunct researcher at Monash University, a nationally accredited mediator and qualified lawyer with a PhD on cultural diversity and ageing.

Date: Thursday 9 March 2016

Time: 5.45pm (registration/networking) for 6.15pm to 7.15pm

Venue: Coopers Inn, cnr Exhibition & Little Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne

Cost: Free (non-VADR members $20)

RSVP: Please email admin@vadr.asn.au

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

Events

1. Prosecuting Ned Kelly: a free talk at the Old Treasury Building

Discover the factors that led Ned Kelly to be charged with the murders of Constables Lonigan and Scanlan.

From the perspective of the prosecution we can see how the case against Kelly was developed and delivered.

The talk will involve a short performance based on the actual trial of Kelly. Patrick Watt reflects on Charles Smythe, police prosecutor against Ned Kelly and examines the case against Kelly.

Date: Monday 20 February 2017

Time: 6.00pm-7.00pm

Venue: The Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne

RSVP and further information here.