Careers

1. 21st Century Lawyer Symposium

Monash law students are invited to a very special evening on Thursday 29 September 2016: The 21st Century Lawyer Symposium, proudly sponsored by Maddocks.

Hear from a panel of 21st century professionals talk about their career paths and how their law degrees have been instrumental in leading them to where they are now. Be inspired to think outside the box by listening them share their experiences with you, as well as provide some tips and advice.

Please find more information here.

Date: Thursday 29 September 2016

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

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

Cost: Free but registration is essential for catering purposes.

RSVP: Places are limited. Register here by Thursday 22 September 2016.

If you have any questions please email nancy.chen@monash.edu.

2. Crowd & Co – find paralegal work in Victoria

Monash Law School has partnered with Crowd & Co to open the Crowd & Co online legal marketplace for Monash law students to source paralegal work in Victoria.

Crowd & Co connects students and graduates with law firms, businesses and in-house teams to fill contract and flexible paralegal positions. The Crowd & Co marketplace provides an open platform for firms to advertise paralegal positions and for you to respond to them.

Paralegal positions in Victoria on the Crowd & Co marketplace are exclusive to Monash law students and graduates. All positions are paid at the paralegal award or over.

This is an opportunity to find real legal work in large, medium and small firms that don’t usually recruit on campus.

More information is here. You will need to log in with your Monash email address.

Legal technology is changing the way lawyers work, and how they find clients. This is your opportunity to experience the future of law and jumpstart your legal career.

3. Career Connect services at Monash University

Meet with our friendly staff to discuss your career plan or have your job application checked

Applying for Clerkships or Graduate positions or feel you need some assistance with your career plan? Drop in to have your job application checked (no appointment needed) or book a 30 minute appointment with a Careers Education Consultant through Career Gateway to discuss your career plan.

Find out available times at your campus.

Upcoming events

There are lots of career events, seminars and workshops scheduled for semester 2.  To view a complete listing of upcoming events, please log in to Career Gateway, or check out the Career Connect website.
Work rights consultations

Career Connect offers Monash students work rights consultations by appointment at both Clayton and Caulfield campuses. If you have concerns about your employment conditions, please make an appointment for a private discussion with our employment consultant.

To book an appointment, please log in to Career Gateway and select Work Rights Consultations in the Appointments menu. You can also read more about your work rights on the Career Connect website.

4. Student Futures – online tool to help prepare for your career

Careers Connect have launched a website for student careers, called Student Futures.

Student Futures is an online tool to help you prepare for your career.

It helps students find opportunities, track progress toward career-oriented goals, hones in on basic job preparation (CV, interviews, etc) and contains units on employability skills.

Give it a go today.

Law Students’ Society (LSS) Notices

LSS General Notices

1. Time management and procrastination: Leap into Leadership online

We know it’s hard to manage your time while at university. Balancing study, work, volunteering and other responsibilities can be stressful.

Now is the perfect time to get organised and develop your skills.

That’s why Monash has created Time Management and Prioritisation, a free online module for all students.

You’ll learn how to stay focused and avoid procrastination, create an effective to-do list and delegate to your team. It only takes about one to two hours to complete the module, and you’ll receive a personalised certificate and resource pack when you finish.

Time Management and Prioritisation is just one module offered in Leap into Leadership Online: a suite of interactive modules you can complete any time, at any stage of your studies. With modules on communication, teamwork, goal-setting and more, there’s plenty of topics to suit you.

Get your semester on the right track - enrol in “Time Management and Prioritisation” now.

2. Melbourne Lawyers’ Orchestra are looking for musicians

The Melbourne Lawyers’ Orchestra (MLO) is an independent, non-profit orchestra made up of members of Melbourne’s legal community – from judges to law students.

We are one of the permanent projects administered by BottledSnail Productions, which aspires to provide a creative outlet for lawyers and law students through producing concerts, art exhibitions and theatre, among other things.

We are currently interest from all musicians, particularly violin, viola and cello players for our orchestra.

Please email MLO Director, Aimee Nguyen at aimee.nguyen@bottledsnail.com to express your interest.

3. Monash Industry Team Initiative projects now open for application

The Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI) projects are now open for applications.

This is a fabulous opportunity for students to get work experience, build their CVs and develop their interdisciplinary skills.

Apply now!

LSS Activities Notices

1. Peer Mentor Applications now open

Want to be part of the illustrious PMP network, geared towards helping first years int heir successful and fun transition into Law School?

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 visit monashlss.com/first-year-program for the job descriptions and application form.

Applications close on Friday 23 September.

2. Monash LSS presents Class of 2016 Valedictory

The hard slog is over. After years of blood, sweat and tears, now is the time to celebrate the end of your law degree!

Monash LSS presents the Class of 2016 Valedictory.

This event is open to anyone who is completing their studies during 2016, either mid-year or at the end of the year. Partners and/or guests are welcome to attend.

Date: Thursday 13 October 2016

Time: 8.00pm

Venue: Alumbra, Central Pier, Docklands

Price: $60 includes canapes, unlimited drinks and a Class of 2016 memento

Dress: Cocktail

Tickets: on sale now at monashlssvaledictory.getqpay.com

Don’t miss your last chance to party on a work night.

LSS Careers Notices

1. Mishpatim Faculty of Law Seminar in Israeli and International Law

The Mishpatim Seminar on Israeli law aims to provide Australian students with an overview of the contemporary Israeli legal system, while enabling them to explore the major challenges it has grappled with in recent years. The seminar is conducted exclusively in English. Accreditation is available for JD and LLM students. Financial assistance is also available from the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University.

The program runs from 8-17 January 2017.

Applications close 1 November 2016 with places limited.

An information night will be held on Monday 26 September at 6.00pm, with location to be confirmed.

Please email studyvic@austfhu.org.au for location and further information.

2. Pollinate Energy Fellowship

Pollinate Energy is a social business based in Australia and India. We improve the lives of India’s urban poor by providing them with access to sustainable and affordable products that make their lives better. We also focus on engaging and inspiring the next generation of social leaders, which is where our Fellowship program comes in.

The Fellowship is a great opportunity to gain experience working in a successful social enterprise, and you have a real impact not just on the people within the slum communities but also shape the future directions of the company. The Fellowship runs from November 24 – December 16 or January 26 – February 17, 2017.

Please visit pollinateenergy.org/our-programs/ for more information.

3. Careers Connect available to students one year after graduating

Did you know you can still head to Careers Connect to sit down and get resume proof reading and advice, interview tips and help from the Monash University careers team up until 1 year after your final exam? If you didn’t get that grad offer or are stuck in a quarter life career crisis, head on down and make an appointment today!

4. Environmental Justice Australia Volunteer Program 2016 – summer internships close 26 September

Environmental Justice Australia (formerly the Environment Defenders Office) is offering a limited number of two-week internships for November 2016 – February 2017 to later-year law students with a genuine and demonstrable interest in environmental issues, social justice issues and environmental law.

Opportunities available include providing paralegal support in court cases, researching and updating publications, and contributing to policy and law reform projects in areas such as air pollution, biodiversity protection and climate change.

Internships are voluntary and based in our office at the 60L Green Building, 60 Leicester Street, Carlton. Applications are due by 5.00pm Monday 26 September 2016. For more information and how to apply, see here.

5. Australian Centre for Health Law Research Symposium PHD opportunities

The Australian Centre for Health Law Research based at the Faculty of Law, QUT, Brisbane is offering law students interested in health law an opportunity to attend the Centre’s Higher Degree Research Symposium in October 2016.

Two successful students will be offered a bursary of up to $750 to attend this event.

Interested students can find more information about the symposium and how to apply here.

LSS JD Notices

1. JD Trivia Night

Leo Cussen and the LSS present the JD Trivia Night.

Whether you’re a “sit back and relax” type person or can’t wait to get your competitive freak on, come along to our Annual JD Trivia Night at the Glenferrie Hotel.

Be sure to expect a night full with laughs, beer and banter.

Date: Thursday 29 September

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Glenferrie Hotel, 324 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Price: $15 for LSS members, $20 for non-LSS members (excludes booking fee).

Everyone is welcome, so grab all your friends for a great night out.

Tickets on sale now.

Email jd.functions@monashlss.com for further information.

2. Office Hours

The JD campus at Law Chambers operates a pop-up office out of the Kitchen on level 2.

Please contact Jenny at jd.adminactivities@monashlss.com for an up to date list of office opening times.

End of Gazette 19/09/2016

General Notices

1. 2017 Access Monash Mentor

Want to share your story and inspire young people to study at university? Become an Access Monash Mentor for 2017!

As a Mentor you will:

  • Help students from under-represented schools decide on their pathway
  • Run events, campus tours and mentoring sessions
  • Join a network of other high-achieving Monash students
  • Take part in exciting leadership and networking opportunities
  • Get a Community Leaders Scholarship – $4000 per year!

We’re looking for students who have a 65% + average, can commit at least two hours per week and who have an understanding or personal experience of the barriers that can prevent students from coming to university (e.g. attending an under-represented school, financial disadvantage, first in family to attend university, non-English speaking background, living in a rural area).

Applications close at 5.00pm on Sunday October 30. Apply now!

Email the Access Monash team (accessmonash@monash.edu) if you have any questions. Good luck!

2. 2017 Prato & Malaysia Information Sessions

The Monash Law Faculty offers a program of international and comparative semi-intensive law subjects taught by distinguished academics and professionals from Australia and worldwide in Prato, Italy (April – June 2017) and Malaysia (June – August 2017).

Find out more about the application process, funding, accommodation and hear about the experience first-hand from students at these information sessions at Clayton Campus and the Monash University Law Chambers.

Clayton information session

Date: Monday 17 October 2016

Time: 1.00pm – 2.00 pm

Venue: H1 lecture theatre, Menzies Building, Clayton campus

Law Chambers information session

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2016

Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Venue: Seminar room 8, 2nd floor, Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne

3. 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.

Queries: law-international@monash.edu

4. 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 (info@studymelbourne.vic.gov.au) or phone 1800 056 449 (free call from landlines).

5. Nygh Internship 2017

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.

Events

1. 2016 Castan Centre / KWM Annual Lecture with Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow

What role should international human rights law play in addressing Australia’s most difficult social questions?

Does human rights law provide a comprehensive answer to those questions, or does it provide a way to arrive at that answer?

In this public lecture, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow will consider these questions by reference to some pressing issues, such as the proposal for marriage equality, the treatment of people in detention and the debate on free speech.

Date: Friday 7 October 2016

Time: 1pm to 2pm

Venue: The Village Roadshow Theatrette, The State Library, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2cpVR8t, castan.centre@monash.edu or telephone 03 9905 3327

Full details here.

2. Alumni Seminar Series: Women, Business and the Law

Monash Law students are invited to join our alumni seminar on Thursday 22 September to hear Beverley Honig address the topic of Women, Business and the Law.

On International Women’s Day this year, Beverley Honig was inducted into the 2016 Business Hall of Fame, and 12 months ago the global business consultant, lawyer and author was recognised in the Business Enterprise category of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.

With a dual degree in Law and Arts from Monash University, Beverley has accumulated more than 20 years’ experience across three continents as a multilingual business and commercial property lawyer.

Please find more information here.

Date: Thursday 22 September 2016

Time: 7:15am registration for a 7:30am start (including an opportunity for questions at the conclusion of the address at 8:30am)

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

Format: Light breakfast followed by Seminar and ‘in conversation’ session

Cost: Free but registration is essential for catering purposes.

RSVP by Thursday 15 September 2016 here*

*Students please enter “Law student” and “Monash University” in the employment section of the registration form.

3. Australian and European Refugee Laws: a Year in Review

Refugee Seminar presented by the French Australian Lawyers Society (Inc) (FALS).

Date: Tuesday 4 October 2016

Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm

Venue: Deakin’s Melbourne City Center, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: $35 for FALS members, $50 for non-members and $25 for students

Register: HERE

Further information on the seminar, including speakers Julian Burnside AO QC and Dr Maria O’Sullivan, can be found here.

4. Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) National Conference

The AIIA National Conference is the premier event on Australian foreign policy bringing together Australia’s leading international affairs experts to address the theme Navigating the New International Disorder.

The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG and Senator Richard Di Natale will speaker at the conference along with a host of distinguished figures from politics, government, academia and business.

The conference will be preceded by masterclasses for young professionals and tertiary students on Sunday 20 November. These masterclasses will enable motivated young people to engage one-on-one with AIIA Fellows who are leading figures in Australian international affairs, in sessions ranging from Diplomacy and Intelligence, Development and Human Rights, Defence and Security and Media.

To apply for the 2016 masterclasses, please send your application to masterclass@internationalaffairs.org.au no later than Sunday 16 October.

Date: Monday 21st November 2016

Time: 9:00am start

Venue: The National Ball Room, Hotel Realm, Canberra

Price: Student members $99 / Student non-members $150

Registration and more information here.

5. Costello Lecture: Equal before the law? How the criminal justice system is failing people with disability

People with disability experience discrimination in the criminal justice system in every jurisdiction in Australia.

Whether a person with disability is the victim of a crime, accused of a crime or a witness, they are at increased risk of being disrespected and disbelieved and of not enjoying equality before the law.

The discrimination they experience in the justice system compounds the entrenched disadvantage they experience in all aspects of life.

The 2016 Costello Lecture will discuss the extent to which people with disability are treated differently within the justice system to members of the broader community, as well as look at what needs to change to redress the issues.

Speaker:

Mr Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Introduced by:

Monash alumnus Rev. Tim Costello AO, CEO, World Vision Australia

Date: Tuesday 27 September 2016

Time: 6pm – 7.15pm (followed by refreshments)

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

Cost: Free

RSVP: Tuesday 20 September (unless booked out prior) online HERE

For further information see here.

6. Just Leadership lecture featuring The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

He is Australia’s retired “great dissenter” Justice of the High Court, as well as a celebrated defender of human rights worldwide.

The Social Justice and Equity portfolio of the LSS are thrilled to announce the HONOURABLE MICHAEL KIRBY AC CMG as the keynote speaker at our public lecture to mark the conclusion of the Just Leadership Program for 2016.

Kirby J last presented at Monash in 2013 to a packed-out theatre, and students were blown away by his captivating presence and words of wisdom. He will provide fascinating insights into how we can better achieve justice and equality within our laws and in the wider society.

Date: Tuesday 13 September 2016

Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Venue: CL_16Rnf S3 (ie: Science lecture theatre S3 located at 16 Rainforest Walk), Clayton Campus

For more details please see here.

Please email justleadership@monashlss.com for any additional information or enquiries.

7. MONSU White Ribbon Art & Design Exhibition

MONSU is holding an art & design exhibition on Thursday 15th September to increase our conversation around domestic and family violence and empower our community to engage in respectful relationships.

Tackling this issue requires a community approach, and we as representatives of the students at Monash have made a commitment to stop violence against women.

Lloyd England, White Ribbon Ambassador, is providing an address for the launch.

Young women are more likely to experience relationship/intimate partner violence and we want to exhibit how this may look through the eyes of a creative.

To attend the art & design exhibition, please see here.

8. Public lecture: Philippines’ ‘War on drugs’

Filipinos overwhelmingly voted Rodrigo R. Duterte as president of the Philippines in May 2016 after he made a campaign promise to eliminate crime and illegal drugs in the first months of his administration.

Even before he took office on June 30, 2016, the Philippine National Police launched Duterte’s “war on drugs” that saw hundreds of suspected criminals and alleged drug dealers gunned down in police operations.

Running parallel with these operations are summary killings perpetrated by unidentified gunmen. By the end of July — barely a month in office – more than 500 were killed by the police and these unknown perpetrators

Join Human Rights Watch Philippines Researcher, Carlos Conde, as he discusses the worsening human rights situation in the Philippines, and why the Philippines government should publicly denounce unlawful killings and reiterate support for the rule of law.

Full event details here.

Date: Friday 16 September 2016

Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, Seminar Room 3, Level 2, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

RSVP: Register here

Undergraduate Notices

1. Globalink Canada Research Internship now accepting applications

The student call for applications for Globalink Research Internships is now open.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday 20 September 2016, at 4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

The Globalink Research Internship offers a 12-week research project at Canadian universities for high-achieving senior undergraduates from Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia. Starting May 2017, approved students travel to Canada, where they work with a faculty supervisor and other researchers at their host universities.

Interns receive:

  • Stipend for living expenses
  • Professional development workshops
  • Local Globalink Mentors

For more information visit the Globalink Research Internships web page.

2. Study in Indonesia in Semester 1 2017

New Colombo Plan mobility grants are available to undergraduate Monash University students wishing to spend Semester 1 2017 studying in Indonesia on one of ACICIS Study Indonesia’s in-country programs.

This program provides students with a unique opportunity to study Islamic/Indonesian Business, Law or Society, or a combination thereof, at an Islamic university in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

Find more information about the program and application process here and here.

Please note applications close Saturday 1 October 2016.

Postgraduate Notices

1. Application for Professional Practice (LAW5050)

Students are now able to make Application for PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE for Clinical Period 1 or Clinical Period 2 (LAW5050 Professional practice (JD))

  • The Clinical Period 1 2016/17 dates are:

Group A: 3 November 2016 - 2 February 2017 or

Group B: 7 November 2016 - 6 February 2017.

Applications close on 6 October 2016.

  • The Clinical Period 2 2016/17 dates are:

Group A: 2 February 2017 - 4 May 2017 or

Group B: 6 February 2017 - 8 May 2017

Applications close on 12 January 2017.

Further information about the application process and dates can be found here.

2. Commercial CPD Seminar: Adducing evidence at a trial in 2016 — what to do; and what are the pitfalls for barristers and for solicitors?

Large commercial trials involve the tendering of many documents. The identification and collation of those documents, the preparation of documentary evidence for trial, the tendering of documents at trial, and the efficient running of trial processes involving the tender of documents, are critical issues for all practitioners. Recent case law speaks directly to these issues.

Our speakers will expose, from their perspectives, the pitfalls that the court and practitioners face on a daily basis when seeking to adduce evidence at trial.

For more information please see here.

Date: Wednesday 14 September 2016

Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm

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

Cost: Free

RSVP: Monday 12 September HERE (unless booked out prior)

Chair

The Honourable Justice Clyde Croft, Supreme Court of Victoria

Presenters

The Honourable Justice John Dixon, Supreme Court of Victoria

Mr Philip Solomon QC, Victorian Bar

Ms Alison Legge, Herbert Smith Freehills

3. University of Oxford, London Pathway Opportunity

Would you like to graduate with a qualification from Monash University and University of Oxford London?

The Faculty of Law offers a pathway opportunity to study a Bachelor of Civil Law or Masters in Law and Finance at the University of Oxford London (Oxford) for outstanding Monash students enrolled in the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) (JD).

If successful, you will begin your studies at Oxford in October 2017. At that time you must have no more than four (4) elective units left to complete in your Monash qualification.

For further details including eligibility and application process please see the Monash JD pathway to Oxford study opportunity website.

Applications close Friday 30 September 2016.

Careers

1. 21st Century Lawyer Symposium

Monash law students are invited to a very special evening on Thursday 29 September 2016: The 21st Century Lawyer Symposium, proudly sponsored by Maddocks.

Hear from a panel of 21st century professionals talk about their career paths and how their law degrees have been instrumental in leading them to where they are now. Be inspired to think outside the box by listening them share their experiences with you, as well as provide some tips and advice.

Please find more information here.

Date: Thursday 29 September 2016

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm

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

Cost: Free but registration is essential for catering purposes.

RSVP: Places are limited. Register here by Thursday 22 September 2016.

If you have any questions please email nancy.chen@monash.edu.

2. Career Connect services at Monash University

Meet with our friendly staff to discuss your career plan or have your job application checked

Applying for Clerkships or Graduate positions or feel you need some assistance with your career plan? Drop in to have your job application checked (no appointment needed) or book a 30 minute appointment with a Careers Education Consultant through Career Gateway to discuss your career plan.

Find out available times at your campus.

Upcoming events

There are lots of career events, seminars and workshops scheduled for semester 2.  To view a complete listing of upcoming events, please log in to Career Gateway, or check out the Career Connect website.
Work rights consultations

Career Connect offers Monash students work rights consultations by appointment at both Clayton and Caulfield campuses. If you have concerns about your employment conditions, please make an appointment for a private discussion with our employment consultant.

To book an appointment, please log in to Career Gateway and select Work Rights Consultations in the Appointments menu. You can also read more about your work rights on the Career Connect website.

3. Student Futures – online tool to help prepare for your career

Careers Connect have launched a website for student careers, called Student Futures.

Student Futures is an online tool to help you prepare for your career.

It helps students find opportunities, track progress toward career-oriented goals, hones in on basic job preparation (CV, interviews, etc) and contains units on employability skills.

Give it a go today.

4. Temporary/ Fixed Term Administrative Work – CBD Legal Precinct

Barristers’ Chambers Limited has temporary administrative work upcoming based around the legal precinct in the Melbourne CBD supporting our Barristers.

A variety of assignments will be available to cover annual leave and project work.

Assignments will vary in contract length and will range from entry-level administration to executive assistance.

Please find position description here.

Law Students’ Society (LSS) Notices

LSS General Notices

1. Time management and procrastination: Leap into Leadership online

We know it’s hard to manage your time while at university. Balancing study, work, volunteering and other responsibilities can be stressful.

Now is the perfect time to get organised and develop your skills.

That’s why Monash has created Time Management and Prioritisation, a free online module for all students.

You’ll learn how to stay focused and avoid procrastination, create an effective to-do list and delegate to your team. It only takes about one to two hours to complete the module, and you’ll receive a personalised certificate and resource pack when you finish.

Time Management and Prioritisation is just one module offered in Leap into Leadership Online: a suite of interactive modules you can complete any time, at any stage of your studies. With modules on communication, teamwork, goal-setting and more, there’s plenty of topics to suit you.

Get your semester on the right track - enrol in “Time Management and Prioritisation” now.

2. 2017 LSS Annual General Meeting

The LSS will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday 12 September at 1pm in the L1 lecture theatre. The AGM will run through our director’s report and declaration of financials for the financial year 2016. We will also be proposing some constitutional changes to take effect for next year’s committee including making elections online, and changing the notice requirements for committee members going on exchange.

The 2017 Committee will also be announced. There is free pizza on offer! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear what your LSS has done for you this year, and to welcome in your representatives for next year.

3. Melbourne Lawyers’ Orchestra are looking for musicians

The Melbourne Lawyers’ Orchestra (MLO) is an independent, non-profit orchestra made up of members of Melbourne’s legal community – from judges to law students.

We are one of the permanent projects administered by BottledSnail Productions, which aspires to provide a creative outlet for lawyers and law students through producing concerts, art exhibitions and theatre, among other things.

We are currently interest from all musicians, particularly violin, viola and cello players for our orchestra.

Please email MLO Director, Aimee Nguyen at aimee.nguyen@bottledsnail.com to express your interest.

4. Monash University Self-Defence Workshop

The Monash University Kickboxing Club is running a ‘Self-Defence Essentials’ Workshop for Monash University students and staff at Clayton Campus on Sat 17 Sept (1pm-4pm).

This Workshop is aimed at arming participants with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves, stay safe, and live with confidence!

LSS Members get 50% tickets (wow!) using the promo code “monashlss.” That brings it down to $25 for a 3 hour class!

Go to monashkickboxing.com/monashselfdefence to book tickets now! For more information, visit the Facebook event.

5. Monash Industry Team Initiative projects now open for application

The Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI) projects are now open for applications.

This is a fabulous opportunity for students to get work experience, build their CVs and develop their interdisciplinary skills.

Apply now!

LSS Careers Notices

1. Careers Connect available to students one year after graduating

Did you know you can still head to Careers Connect to sit down and get resume proof reading and advice, interview tips and help from the Monash University careers team up until 1 year after your final exam? If you didn’t get that grad offer or are stuck in a quarter life career crisis, head on down and make an appointment today!

2. Environmental Justice Australia Volunteer Program 2016 – summer internships close 26 September

Environmental Justice Australia (formerly the Environment Defenders Office) is offering a limited number of two-week internships for November 2016 – February 2017 to later-year law students with a genuine and demonstrable interest in environmental issues, social justice issues and environmental law.

Opportunities available include providing paralegal support in court cases, researching and updating publications, and contributing to policy and law reform projects in areas such as air pollution, biodiversity protection and climate change.

Internships are voluntary and based in our office at the 60L Green Building, 60 Leicester Street, Carlton. Applications are due by 5.00pm Monday 26 September 2016. For more information and how to apply, see here.

3. Practical Legal Training Seminar this Wednesday

Unsure what to do next year? Considering a PLT?

Well come hear from those in the know at our Practical Legal Training Seminar to be held on Wednesday 14 September, 12.00pm in H2 Lecture Theatre, Clayton Campus.

4. Australian Centre for Health Law Research Symposium PHD opportunities

The Australian Centre for Health Law Research based at the Faculty of Law, QUT, Brisbane is offering law students interested in health law an opportunity to attend the Centre’s Higher Degree Research Symposium in October 2016.

Two successful students will be offered a bursary of up to $750 to attend this event.

Interested students can find more information about the symposium and how to apply here.

LSS JD Notices

1. Networking with ease and the benefits to your career in law workshop

Networking is important in a law career. Come along to this Career Connect seminar and find out why networking is beneficial and pick up tips to stay connected.

Date: Wednesday 14 September 2016

Book in through Career Gateway.

2. Office Hours

The JD campus at Law Chambers operates a pop-up office out of the Kitchen on level 2.

Please contact Jenny at jd.adminactivities@monashlss.com for an up to date list of office opening times.

End of Gazette 13/09/2016

General Notices

1. 2017 Prato & Malaysia Information Sessions

The Monash Law Faculty offers a program of international and comparative semi-intensive law subjects taught by distinguished academics and professionals from Australia and worldwide in Prato, Italy (April – June 2017) and Malaysia (June – August 2017).

Find out more about the application process, funding, accommodation and hear about the experience first-hand from students at these information sessions at Clayton Campus and the Monash University Law Chambers.

Clayton information session

Date: Monday 17 October 2016

Time: 1.00pm – 2.00 pm

Venue: H1 lecture theatre, Menzies Building, Clayton campus

Law Chambers information session

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2016

Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Venue: Seminar room 8, 2nd floor, Monash University Law Chambers, Melbourne

2. 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.

Queries: law-international@monash.edu

3. 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 (info@studymelbourne.vic.gov.au) or phone 1800 056 449 (free call from landlines).

4. Nygh Internship 2017

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.

Events

1. Alumni Seminar Series: Women, Business and the Law

Monash Law students are invited to join our alumni seminar on Thursday 22 September to hear Beverley Honig address the topic of Women, Business and the Law.

On International Women’s Day this year, Beverley Honig was inducted into the 2016 Business Hall of Fame, and 12 months ago the global business consultant, lawyer and author was recognised in the Business Enterprise category of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards.

With a dual degree in Law and Arts from Monash University, Beverley has accumulated more than 20 years’ experience across three continents as a multilingual business and commercial property lawyer.

Please find more information here.

Date: Thursday 22 September 2016

Time: 7:15am registration for a 7:30am start (including an opportunity for questions at the conclusion of the address at 8:30am)

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

Format: Light breakfast followed by Seminar and ‘in conversation’ session

Cost: Free but registration is essential for catering purposes.

RSVP by Thursday 15 September 2016 here*

*Students please enter “Law student” and “Monash University” in the employment section of the registration form.

2. Australian and European Refugee Laws: a Year in Review

Refugee Seminar presented by the French Australian Lawyers Society (Inc) (FALS).

Date: Tuesday 4 October 2016

Time: 5:30 – 8:00pm

Venue: Deakin’s Melbourne City Center, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Cost: $35 for FALS members, $50 for non-members and $25 for students

Register: HERE

Further information on the seminar, including speakers Julian Burnside AO QC and Dr Maria O’Sullivan, can be found here.

3. Costello Lecture: Equal before the law? How the criminal justice system is failing people with disability

People with disability experience discrimination in the criminal justice system in every jurisdiction in Australia.

Whether a person with disability is the victim of a crime, accused of a crime or a witness, they are at increased risk of being disrespected and disbelieved and of not enjoying equality before the law.

The discrimination they experience in the justice system compounds the entrenched disadvantage they experience in all aspects of life.

The 2016 Costello Lecture will discuss the extent to which people with disability are treated differently within the justice system to members of the broader community, as well as look at what needs to change to redress the issues.

Speaker:

Mr Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Introduced by:

Monash alumnus Rev. Tim Costello AO, CEO, World Vision Australia

Date: Tuesday 27 September 2016

Time: 6pm – 7.15pm (followed by refreshments)

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

Cost: Free

RSVP: Tuesday 20 September (unless booked out prior) online HERE

For further information see here.

4. Just Leadership lecture featuring The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG

He is Australia’s retired “great dissenter” Justice of the High Court, as well as a celebrated defender of human rights worldwide.

The Social Justice and Equity portfolio of the LSS are thrilled to announce the HONOURABLE MICHAEL KIRBY AC CMG as the keynote speaker at our public lecture to mark the conclusion of the Just Leadership Program for 2016.

Kirby J last presented at Monash in 2013 to a packed-out theatre, and students were blown away by his captivating presence and words of wisdom. He will provide fascinating insights into how we can better achieve justice and equality within our laws and in the wider society.

Date: 13 September 2016

Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Venue: Clayton Campus, Lecture theatre TBC

For more details please see here.

Please email justleadership@monashlss.com for any additional information or enquiries.

5. Public lecture: Philippines’ ‘War on drugs’

Filipinos overwhelmingly voted Rodrigo R. Duterte as president of the Philippines in May 2016 after he made a campaign promise to eliminate crime and illegal drugs in the first months of his administration.

Even before he took office on June 30, 2016, the Philippine National Police launched Duterte’s “war on drugs” that saw hundreds of suspected criminals and alleged drug dealers gunned down in police operations.

Running parallel with these operations are summary killings perpetrated by unidentified gunmen. By the end of July — barely a month in office – more than 500 were killed by the police and these unknown perpetrators

Join Human Rights Watch Philippines Researcher, Carlos Conde, as he discusses the worsening human rights situation in the Philippines, and why the Philippines government should publicly denounce unlawful killings and reiterate support for the rule of law.

Full event details here.

Date: Friday 16 September 2016

Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, Seminar Room 3, Level 2, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

RSVP: Register here