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 email@example.com.
2. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Homework Group at Port Phillip Prison
Applications are now open for a challenging and rewarding new Castan Centre program, the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Homework Group at Port Phillip Prison.
The program will provide weekly tutoring and mentoring sessions for Indigenous men incarcerated at Port Phillip Prison, in Melbourne’s west. We are looking for tutors to participate in the program.
Tutors will receive a comprehensive induction and training program and be mentored and supervised throughout the program. They will also receive $25 per session to cover their transport costs (in the alternative we may use part of the stipend to provide transport).
Applications close Friday 24 June 2016. The program will begin at the start of semester two. It is open to students from all universities.
You can find more comprehensive information about the program here, and you should feel free to contact Marius Smith to discuss the opportunity further (details below).
Indigenous students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Marius Smith, Manager, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
Phone: 03 9905 3386
3. 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 Tuesday 30 June 2016.
Please find full competition details here.
Please direct any queries to Lachlan McKenzie, the CESAA Essay Competition Co-ordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
4. 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.
5. 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
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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
10. 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.
11. Open Day – seeking volunteers
Monash University’s Open Day for Clayton will be held on Sunday 7 August 2016.
We are seeking Undergraduate student volunteers to assist on the day.
This will involve speaking with prospective students and their families about your experience of studying at Monash, giving directions, greeting guests, helping with set-up/pack down and much more.
Although these positions are voluntary roles, the faculty does provide training and $50.00 vouchers for students who volunteer half a day (9.15am – 1.15pm OR 12.30pm – 4.30pm) and $95.00 vouchers for students who volunteer for a whole day (9.15am – 4.30pm).
If you have good communication skills and a well-rounded knowledge of the Law Faculty and campus please complete the application form by Monday 6 June 2016.
We will be holding student workshops closer to Open Day and will send an email inviting you to RSVP to a session.
If you have any further queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. 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.
For more information see here.
13. 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.