General Notices

1. Applications for Professional Practice LAW 5050

Applications are  open for the Professional Practice Elective Unit which takes place at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service, next to Clayton campus.

Applications for Clinical Period 4 (Group A & B – Thursday 13 August  - Thursday 12 November  & Monday 10 August – Monday 16 November 2015) close on Friday 17 July, 2015.  Applications are not done on Wes. For further information about the application process and dates visit the  Clinical Legal Education website.

2.  Applications for the Asian Law Institute Fellowship Program

Applications for the Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Fellowship program are now open. Visit the ASLI website for further details.

Take note of the following information:

1. The Semesters are as follows:

  • Semester 1: between September and November 2015
  • Semester 2: from February to March 2016

2.  Ensure you have all the paper work in order before sending it over to ASLI

3.  Applications for BOTH semesters will be taken one at a time so chose your preferred semester to visit NUS.

4. The closing date is Friday 24 July, 2015 – we will not accept any late applications.

3. Australian Academy of Law (AAL) Annual Essay Prize

The Prize is open to anyone, wherever resident, who is studying or has studied legal subjects at a tertiary level, or who is working or has worked in a law based occupation. There is no limit by reference to the age or seniority or experience of, or position held by, a person who may submit an entry.

The essay topic for the inaugural essay prize is: “How should academia, the practising profession and the courts assist each other in the education of Australian lawyers?”

For more details click here

4. Fullbright Scholarships

Download the flyer to find out more information on Fullbright Scholarships 2016.

Applications close Saturday 1 August, 2015.

5.Queer 101 Training

This training is provided by the Monash Social Justice Unit and for Monash students wishing to gain a greater understanding of diverse genders and sexualities and empower them to make positive change in support of LGBTIQ people within their communities.

The training content will cover the basics of the LGBTIQ acronym, the differences between sex, sexuality and gender identity and expression, look at some of the key issues faced by the LGBTIQ community including gender binaries and heteronormative culture and empower students to make a positive impact and foster an inclusive campus culture.

Register here

Download flyer for more details

6. Tristan Jepson Annual Lecture

The TJMF Annual Lecture will be held in Sydney on Tuesday 27 October 2015.

For more details download the flyer

End Gazette 15/6/15

Events

1. Breaking down the silos- Health – Justice Partnerships– the new model for improving access to justice

Presenter Linda Gyorki, Senior Project Manager and Lawyer at Inner Melbourne Community Legal will present the findings of her Churchill Fellowship which saw her travel to the USA, UK, Canada in 2014 to research the practical and ethical barriers of integrating legal assistance into a health-care setting.

Date: Wednesday 17th June 2015
Time: 6pm
Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria
RSVP: By Thursday 11th June to law-marketing@monash.edu
Cost: Free

Download the flyer here

2. Public Lecture: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law presents Olivier de Schutter

Date: Tuesday 23 June 2015

Time: 6.00pm – 7.15pm

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

RSVP: castan.centre@monash.edu or 03 9905 3327

3. The Annual Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference

Date: Friday 24 July 2015

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: Deakin Edge, Federation Square,Corner of Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne

Join over 300 other attendees to listen to:


Adela Navarro Bello, General Director of Zeta Magazine, Mexico

Topic: Journalism in Mexico: surviving corruption, the drugs war and impunity


Bret Walker SC, former Independent National Security Legislation Monitor

Topic: Australia’s terrorism laws


Fiona McCormack, CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria

Topic: Women’s rights are human rights Hillary Rodham Clinton once famously stated


Helen Szoke, Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia

Topic: Human rights in an age of rapidly rising inequality


Martin Hodgson, Senior Advocate, Foreign Prisoner Support Service

Topic: Defending Australian prisoners overseas


Dennis Eggington, CEO, Aboriginal Legal Service WA

Topic: The Proposal to Close Remote Communities in WA


Tim Wilson, Australian Human Rights Commissioner

Top​ic​: Human Rights and Business Rights: Friends or Foe


Paula Gerber, Deputy Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Topic: Through the Looking Glass: Using the Convention on the Rights of the Child to Inform the Regulation of Surrogacy


Professor Sarah Joseph, Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

Topic: Operation Sovereign Borders, Offshore Detention and the Drownings Argument


Click here for Speaker information and abstracts


Registration Fees

Full Registration Early Bird – $250 (until Wednesday 3 June)
Full Registration – $280 (after Wednesday 3 June)
NGO Registration Early Bird – $130 (until Wednesday 3 June)
NGO Registration – $150 (after Wednesday 3 June)
Students – $80 (limited number)

Register online

General Notices

1.Queer 101 Training

This training is provided by the Monash Social Justice Unit and intended to for Monash students wishing to gain a greater understanding of diverse genders and sexualities and empower them to make positive change in support of LGBTIQ people within their communities.

The training content will cover the basics of the LGBTIQ acronym, the differences between sex, sexuality and gender identity and expression, look at some of the key issues faced by the LGBTIQ community including gender binaries and heteronormative culture and empower students to make a positive impact and foster an inclusive campus culture.

Register here

Download flyer for more details

2. VCAT Self Help Clinic

Applications are now open to enrol in the new VCAT Self Help Centre Clinic (LAW4803) and can be downloaded from the clinical legal education website.

Please see attached flyer for more information.


Law Library Notices

1. Clerkship Masterclass  - Friday 26 June

Are you undertaking a Clerkship shortly?

If you are, don’t miss our Clerkship Masterclass, presented by lawyers from top law firms and expert staff from the Law Library.

The Masterclass is designed to deliver essential, practical skills for your Clerkship.


Date
: Friday 26 June

Time: 9:45 – 3:30

Venue: Law Chambers

Register at Library Class Booking System.

End Gazette 8/6/15

Events

1. Have your say on how to improve Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights

The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (the Charter) protects 20 rights and freedoms of all people in Victoria.

It requires state and local government authorities to respect and promote human rights when they serve the community.

The Attorney-General, the Hon Martin Pakula MP, has appointed Michael Brett Young to conduct an independent review of the Charter and report back to the Government by 1 September 2015. The aim of the review is to see how the Charter could be improved and whether it meets the needs of all Victorian communities.

We’re interested in hearing your views on:

  • The human rights issues important to you and your local community

  • The relevance of the Charter in your day to day life

  • How state and local governments can get better at human rights

  • How the Charter could work better for you and your community

  • How to get Victorians interested in human rights and the Charter

  • When: Tuesday, 2 June 2015

    Time: 5.15-7.15pm

    Where: Springvale City Hall (Supper Room), 387-405 Springvale Road, Springvale

    (The Supper Room is located on the right hand side of the Springvale City Hall)

    Download the Springvale – Charter Review Flyer for more details

    When: Wednesday, 3 June 2015

    Time: 5.15-7.15pm

    Where: Coburg Concert Hall, located in the Moreland Civic Centre at 90 Bell Street, Coburg

    Download the Coburg – Charter Review Flyer for more details

    2. Public Lecture: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law presents Olivier de Schutter

    Date: Tuesday 23 June 2015

    Time: 6.00pm – 7.15pm

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

    RSVP: castan.centre@monash.edu or 03 9905 3327

    3. The Annual Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference

    Date: Friday 24 July 2015

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

    Venue: Deakin Edge, Federation Square,Corner of Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne

    Join over 300 other attendees to listen to:

    Adela Navarro Bello, General Director of Zeta Magazine, Mexico

    Topic: Journalism in Mexico: surviving corruption, the drugs war and impunity

    Bret Walker SC, former Independent National Security Legislation Monitor

    Topic: Australia’s terrorism laws

    Fiona McCormack, CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria

    Topic: Women’s rights are human rights Hillary Rodham Clinton once famously stated

    Helen Szoke, Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia

    Topic: Human rights in an age of rapidly rising inequality

    Martin Hodgson, Senior Advocate, Foreign Prisoner Support Service

    Topic: Defending Australian prisoners overseas

    Dennis Eggington, CEO, Aboriginal Legal Service WA

    Topic: The Proposal to Close Remote Communities in WA

    Tim Wilson, Australian Human Rights Commissioner

    Top​ic​: Human Rights and Business Rights: Friends or Foe

    Paula Gerber, Deputy Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

    Topic: Through the Looking Glass: Using the Convention on the Rights of the Child to Inform the Regulation of Surrogacy

    Professor Sarah Joseph, Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

    Topic: Operation Sovereign Borders, Offshore Detention and the Drownings Argument

    Click here for Speaker information and abstracts

    Registration Fees

    • Full Registration Early Bird – $250 (until Wednesday 3 June)

    • Full Registration – $280 (after Wednesday 3 June)

    • NGO Registration Early Bird – $130 (until Wednesday 3 June)

    • NGO Registration – $150 (after Wednesday 3 June)

    • Students – $80 (limited number)

    How to Register

    Register online

    4. Breaking down the silos- Health – Justice Partnerships– the new model for improving access to justice

    Presenter Linda Gyorki, Senior Project Manager and Lawyer at Inner Melbourne Community Legal will present the findings of her Churchill Fellowship which saw her travel to the USA, UK, Canada in 2014 to research the practical and ethical barriers of integrating legal assistance into a health-care setting.

    Event Details

    • Date: Wednesday 17th June 2015

    • Time: 6pm

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

    • RSVP: By Thursday 11th June to law-marketing@monash.edu

    • Cost: Free

    Download the flyer here


    General Notices

    1. UCWIP Uni -Capitol Washington Internship Program

    The Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Program (UCWIP) gives Australian students the opportunity to intern with offices of the United States Congress in Washington DC. The internship is eight to nine weeks long and runs from early-January to early-March.

    • Generous Scholarships available.

    • Applications close Monday 1 June 2015.

    Please see the UCWIP webpage for further information including Eligibility, application form and Scholarships.

    2. Semester 1 SETU surveys

    Your Student Evaluation of Teaching and Units (SETU) survey is available now and due before 5 June for the LLB Units. To complete your SETU surveys please can you :

    1. Go to the survey website on your computer or mobile device:http://my.monash.edu.au/study/resources/evaluations/?utm_source=Moodle_post

    2. Login with your standard Monash username and password.

    Alternatively, you can access your surveys from email communications sent by the Evaluations team within University Planning and Statistics (UPS) or by accessing the SETU Login link on the SETU website at http://www.opq.monash.edu.au/us/surveys/setu/

    The University and teaching staff do take your feedback seriously. The results help us improve our teaching and learning, which means a better education for you.

    Complete now for a chance to win 1 of 20 $50 gift cards if you complete by 5 June 2015.

    The survey will take you approximately 5 minutes to complete, and is completely confidential.   For more information about SETU, visit the SETU website:http://www.opq.monash.edu.au/us/surveys/setu/index.html

    3. VCAT Self Help Clinic

    Applications are now open to enrol in the new VCAT Self Help Centre Clinic (LAW4803) and can be downloaded from the clinical legal education website.

    Please see attached flyer for more information.

    End Gazette 1/6/15

    Events

    1. Have your say on how to improve Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights

    The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (the Charter) protects 20 rights and freedoms of all people in Victoria.

    It requires state and local government authorities to respect and promote human rights when they serve the community.

    The Attorney-General, the Hon Martin Pakula MP, has appointed Michael Brett Young to conduct an independent review of the Charter and report back to the Government by

    1 September 2015. The aim of the review is to see how the Charter could be improved and whether it meets the needs of all Victorian communities.

    We’re interested in hearing your views on:

    • The human rights issues important to you and your local community
    • The relevance of the Charter in your day to day life
    • How state and local governments can get better at human rights
    • How the Charter could work better for you and your community
    • How to get Victorians interested in human rights and the Charter

    When: Tuesday, 2 June 2015

    Time: 5.15-7.15pm

    Where: Springvale City Hall (Supper Room), 387-405 Springvale Road, Springvale

    (The Supper Room is located on the right hand side of the Springvale City Hall)

    Download the Springvale – Charter Review Flyer for more details

    When: Wednesday, 3 June 2015

    Time: 5.15-7.15pm

    Where: Coburg Concert Hall, located in the Moreland Civic Centre at

    90 Bell Street, Coburg

    Download the Coburg – Charter Review Flyer for more details

    2. Public Lecture: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law presents Olivier de Schutter

    Date: Tuesday 23 June 2015

    Time: 6.00pm – 7.15pm

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

    RSVP: castan.centre@monash.edu or 03 9905 3327

    3. The Annual Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference

    Date: Friday 24 July 2015

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm

    Venue: Deakin Edge, Federation Square,Corner of Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne

    Join over 300 other attendees to listen to:

    Adela Navarro Bello, General Director of Zeta Magazine, Mexico

    Topic: Journalism in Mexico: surviving corruption, the drugs war and impunity

    Bret Walker SC, former Independent National Security Legislation Monitor

    Topic: Australia’s terrorism laws

    Fiona McCormack, CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria

    Topic: Women’s rights are human rights Hillary Rodham Clinton once famously stated

    Helen Szoke, Chief Executive of Oxfam Australia

    Topic: Human rights in an age of rapidly rising inequality

    Martin Hodgson, Senior Advocate, Foreign Prisoner Support Service

    Topic: Defending Australian prisoners overseas

    Dennis Eggington, CEO, Aboriginal Legal Service WA

    Topic: The Proposal to Close Remote Communities in WA

    Tim Wilson, Australian Human Rights Commissioner

    Top​ic​: Human Rights and Business Rights: Friends or Foe

    Paula Gerber, Deputy Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

    Topic: Through the Looking Glass: Using the Convention on the Rights of the Child to Inform the Regulation of Surrogacy

    Professor Sarah Joseph, Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

    Topic: Operation Sovereign Borders, Offshore Detention and the Drownings Argument

    Click here for Speaker information and abstracts

    Registration Fees

    • Full Registration Early Bird – $250 (until Wednesday 3 June)

    • Full Registration – $280 (after Wednesday 3 June)

    • NGO Registration Early Bird – $130 (until Wednesday 3 June)

    • NGO Registration – $150 (after Wednesday 3 June)

    • Students – $80 (limited number)

    How to Register

    Register online

    4. Breaking down the silos- Health – Justice Partnerships– the new model for improving access to justice

    Presenter Linda Gyorki, Senior Project Manager and Lawyer at Inner Melbourne Community Legal will present the findings of her Churchill Fellowship which saw her travel to the USA, UK, Canada in 2014 to research the practical and ethical barriers of integrating legal assistance into a health-care setting.

    Event Detail

    • Date: Wednesday 17th June 2015
    • Time: 6pm
    • Venue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Victoria
    • RSVP: By Thursday 11th June to law-marketing@monash.edu
    • Cost: Free

    Download the flyer here

    4. Book Launch – Proof of Birth by Melissa Castan and Paula Gerber

    Australia has not yet achieved universal birth registration, which means that many people without a birth certificate struggle to enjoy the benefits of citizenship. In particular, people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, rural and remote communities and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, are overrepresented in the number of unregistered births.

    This book draws together the work of a range of experts from diverse fields who present recent developments and strategies designed to overcome the barriers to accessing the birth registration systems. This event will be launched by Professor Megan Davis, Professor of Law, Director, Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW and Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

    • Date: Thursday 28th May 2015
    • Time: 6pm
    • Venue: Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Hall, 120 Swanston Street Melbourne
    • RSVP: law-marketing@monash.edu (essential for catering purposes)

    Download the flyer for more details

    General Notices

    1. UCWIP Uni -Capitol Washington Internship Program

    The Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Program (UCWIP) gives Australian students the opportunity to intern with offices of the United States Congress in Washington DC. The internship is eight to nine weeks long and runs from early-January to early-March.

    • Generous Scholarships available.
    • Applications close Monday 1 June 2015.

    Please see the UCWIP webpage for further information including Eligibility, application form and Scholarships.

    2. Semester 1 SETU surveys

    Your Student Evaluation of Teaching and Units (SETU) survey is available now and due before 5 June for the LLB Units. To complete your SETU surveys please can you :

    1. Go to the survey website on your computer or mobile device: http://my.monash.edu.au/study/resources/evaluations/?utm_source=Moodle_post
    2. Login with your standard Monash username and password.

    Alternatively, you can access your surveys from email communications sent by the Evaluations team within University Planning and Statistics (UPS) or by accessing the SETU Login link on the SETU website at http://www.opq.monash.edu.au/us/surveys/setu/

    The University and teaching staff do take your feedback seriously. The results help us improve our teaching and learning, which means a better education for you.


    Complete now for a chance to win 1 of 20 $50 gift cards if you complete by 5 June 2015.

    The survey will take you approximately 5 minutes to complete, and is completely confidential.   For more information about SETU, visit the SETU website: http://www.opq.monash.edu.au/us/surveys/setu/index.html

    3. VCAT Self Help Clinic

    VCAT and Monash University Faculty of Law have entered into a joint venture to set up a Self Help Centre at VCAT for 12 months on a pilot basis, with the intention that the Centre will continue beyond the pilot.

    Applications are now open to enrol in the new VCAT Self Help Centre Clinic (LAW4803) and can be downloaded from the clinical legal education website.

    Please see attached flyer for more information.


    Postgraduate Notices

    1. MPA Forum

    Law Chambers free lunch and advocacy talk

    All Law Chambers-based postgraduates are invited to enjoy an informal lunch. An MPA Advocate will be present to provide information about this free service and answer any questions. Also find out about other services the MPA offers including trips, social events and seminars. Share any feedback about Monash and tell us what events you’d like us to organise.

    Date: Wednesday 10th June

    Time: 1:00-2:00pm

    For registration details download the flyer

    Undergraduate Notices

    1. Mooting and Advocacy Competition – Application Deadline Extended to 29 May 2015

    In this unit, students will engage in a range of theoretical and practical learning experiences that focus on developing effective legal argument and oral communication skills, within the context of advocacy, mediation and dispute resolution. It involves:

    • Formal lectures and practical skills based seminars

    • Direct engagement with members of the legal profession

    • External mooting competitions

    For more details download the Mooting and Advocacy Competition pdf

    End Gazette 25/05/15