1. Rhodes Scholarships 2017 – applications now open
Applications for the Rhodes Scholarships for 2017 are now open and will close at 5.00 pm on Thursday 1 September 2016.
The Rhodes Scholarship is one of the oldest and most distinguished scholarships in the world.
Previous winners from Australia include prime ministers Malcolm Turnbull, Tony Abbott and Bob Hawke, Justices Hayne and Heydon of the High Court of Australia, and Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth of the Victorian Supreme Court, pioneer in evidence-based medicine Anna Donald, Director General of CIVICUS Dhananjayan Sivaguru Sriskandarajah, Nobel Prize winners Sir John Eccles and Lord Howard Florey, and infrastructure expert Sir Rod Eddington.
Successful candidates will receive assistance with their travelling expenses to the UK, as well as a monthly allowance to contribute towards their living expenses whilst in Oxford. In addition, all University tuition fees are paid on the scholar’s behalf by the Rhodes Trust.
Rhodes Scholarships are available to those who have completed by 15 June 2017, at least four years’ of university study, such as an outstanding Honours degree, a combined degree or graduate degree, and enjoy success at a range of activities such as sports, involvement in community activities, and have a desire to lead and make a difference in the world. Note that age limits do apply and, for the 2017 round, candidates must not be born before 1 October 1991.
Please find further information about how to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship and more background information.
If you have any further enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. CESAA European studies Essay Competition
Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA) wishes to announce that the 23rd CESAA Essay Competition is now open for entries.
Essays from any discipline dealing with contemporary (post-war) Europe and/or the European Union can be submitted for consideration in one of the following two categories:
- Best essay by an undergraduate student (2,000-4,000 words)
- Best essay by an honours or postgraduate student (2,000 -5,000 words)
The closing date for entries is Thursday 30 June 2016.
Please find full competition details here.
Please direct any queries to Lachlan McKenzie, the CESAA Essay Competition Co-ordinator (email@example.com).
3. Connecting with Law Short Film Competition
The Connecting with Law Short Film Competition is launching again for 2016.
Open to all Australian law students, the Connecting with Law Short Film Competition is an opportunity for students to get creative, get their name known in law and be in the running to win great prizes.
This year, students are invited to create a 2-5 minute film about what inspires them to study law, that will educate, entertain and engage their fellow law students and help them connect with law.
Please find more information here.
Please note entries close Friday 29 July 2016.
4. theDELINEATOR: facilitated ideation sessions for startups
Lots of people don’t consider themselves entrepreneurs. But it sometimes just takes an ideation session and they have come up with a number of interesting startup concepts in just a few hours.
This is an empowering, exciting and fun event that is great for team building and professional development.
We plan to run sessions in small groups of 10-30 people.
The venue is still TBC but we will advise you of the exact location when it is organised.
Date: Friday 12 August 2016
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Light refreshments provided
5. Faculty Managed Internship: EcoPeace, Middle East, Israel
Please find further information here about this three-month internship, taking place from November 2016 to February 2017.
Applications are now open and close Friday 29 July 2016.
Student Mobility Funding may be provided, please see eligibility criteria here.
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.
7. Faculty Managed Internship Opportunity – Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) Internship
Applications are now open for the three month internship from December 2016 – February 2017.
Applications close Friday 15 July 2016.
For further information please see application process and eligibility criteria.
Student Mobility Funding may be provided. Please see eligibility criteria.
8. Free tax returns for students
Need help lodging your tax return?
Make an appointment with an Australian Tax Office trained volunteer.
Appointments are free and available on Caulfield and Clayton Campus.
For more information and to book your appointment please see here.
9. 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.
10. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 1800 056 449 (free call from landlines).
11. International Trade and Business Law Review – request for submissions
The Editorial Board of the International Trade and Business Law Review (‘the Review) are now inviting submissions for Volume XX of the Review.
The Review publishes leading articles consisting of original research, case notes, comments, and book reviews concerning international trade and business law, arbitration law and comparative law.
Academic staff and students now have the opportunity to make a submission to the Review.
Please find more information including submission details in this letter here.
Please note submissions close Friday 1 July 2016.
For more details contact Editor Tracy Albin: email@example.com
12. Mid Year Orientation Camp
Missed out on Uni Summer Camps? Want to meet new people or go on a camp with your uni friends?
Host Scheme is a volunteer leadership program that provide orientation events for all Monash Students. Their camps are renowned for their inclusivity and social environment.
Camp ticket includes 2 nights/3 days (22 – 24 July 2016) of dormitory accommodation, private beach access, transport to and from Monash University Clayton, food and activities.
Available to all Monash Students from all Monash Campuses. Must be 18+ to attend.
Purchase Online or at MSA Reception (Level 1, 21 Chancellors Walk)
For more information on Host Scheme see here.
13. 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.
14. Summer Human Rights Institute in New York
The Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI) is a 2-week certificate program that provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of international human rights law, enabling individuals with limited time to gain an in-depth understanding of this critical field.
Participants take part in daily lectures and workshops with Fordham Law professors, as well as guest lecturers from New York’s prominent human rights community, and engage in up-close examination of real world legal aspects and tools of human rights law and practice.
Please note registration ends Friday 8 July 2016.
For more information see here.
15. True North Scholarship for Women
Are you a bright, high energy female with a passion for learning and an interest in creating change within organisations?
Bain & Company Australia, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, is delighted to invite you to apply for the 2016 True North Scholarship. The scholarship is open to female students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study.
Bain are hosting an in-office event on Tuesday 28 June at 5:30pm to network with Bain employees and hear more about the True North Scholarship for Women.
This event is open to all eligible Monash University female students. Please register your interest here.
Hurry – places are limited.
Monash Law Faculty has a strong history with the True North Scholarship, with Shanika (Civil Engineering / Law) winning the scholarship in 2011. You could be the next one!
For more information, visit www.bain.com/scholarship or see here.
16. Volunteers for Australian Advocacy Institute workshop – $100 vouchers
The Australian Advocacy Institute (AAI) is conducting an advocacy skills workshop for the Commonwealth DPP at the Family Court in Melbourne on Saturday 2 July 2016.
The workshop involves performance and review of various techniques in trial advocacy.
As part of the program, the AAI requires 4 volunteers to film some of the participant performances for the purpose of review. Filming will take 2 hours and be done using iPads that require no expertise other than to ‘point and shoot’.
Volunteers will each receive a $100 gift voucher for their service.
Date: Saturday 2 July 2016
Time: 9.30am – 11.30 am
Location: Family Court, 305 William Street, Melbourne
Register: To participate please email Scott Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: a second workshop will be held in Melbourne on Saturday 24 September 2016, for which 4 more volunteers will be required.