General Notices

1. Aurora Internship Program


The Aurora Internship Program introduces law students and graduates (including mature aged) to career opportunities in native title, policy development, research and social justice, all with an Indigenous focus. The Program aims to provide assistance to under-resourced and over-worked Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs),

Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) as well as to various other organisations working in these areas including Indigenous corporations, government bodies, community groups and other policy organisations.


Download the
flyer for more details about the application process and the internship program


2. Green E-News Letter

Here are some of the highlights from the latest Green e-News letter:

Monash gets its first organic decomposer
Green Office Tip competition
Keeping up to date with all things green at Monash
New Location and extra spaces for carpooling at Clayton
Solar installed at Facilities and Services
Monash Share Bikes for All!
New Look Sustainability Web Pages
Welcome

Download the full Green E-newsletter here


3. Indonesian Enrichment and Research Program


About the program


The Indonesian Enrichment and Research Program (‘the Program’) gives students the opportunity to -participate alongside a Monash University Faculty of Law team in Indonesia to build capacity of university and civil society organisations (CSOs) family law legal aid clinics across Indonesia.


The Faculty of Law is working in partnership with the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Justice (AIPJ), CSOs and 12 Indonesian state universities to provide free legal assistance focussing on realising the rights of Indonesians to obtaining legal identity, particularly for women who are poor, vulnerable children and people with disabilities. The university and CSOs legal aid clinics teach law students and paralegals practical legal skills so that they are able to assist justice seekers to access the district and religious courts and navigate through the system of birth/marriage registration.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in clinical legal education meetings, workshops and site visits to different organisations in Indonesia.


The Program runs for 14 days in November/December 2015 (exact dates are to be confirmed) and airfare, travel and accommodation will be paid for by the Faculty of Law.


Download the
flyer for more details



4. Menzies Foundation Scholarships in Law


The Menzies Foundation is looking for outstanding law graduates who are shaping up to be the next generation of leaders and looking to do further postgraduate study overseas.


The Menzies Foundation is offering two scholarships for studying commencing in 2016.

  • The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law is for courses of study at UK universities.

  • The Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law is for courses of study in international law at a prestigious overseas university.


Both scholarships, valued at up to $75,000.


Applications are now open and close on Monday 31 August, 2015

To be eligible, applicants must be Australian citizens and hold a 1st class honours degree or equivalent and be planning to continue their career in Australia on completion of their study.

Candidates should not only display academic excellence but also demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and a commitment to and interest in community service.

The funds are to meet compulsory university fees and contribute towards the cost of books, equipment, living and travel.


You can see last year’s winners, Patrick Wall and Andrew Currie, online
here


For the full prospectus and to apply:

Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law

Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law


5. Research Participants Needed for LGBTIQ Study


Would you like to participate in a research project concerning LGBTIQ, questioning and non-gender binary experiences of bullying and harassment in tertiary spaces. A new study is looking to interview undergraduate students at Monash as part of a pilot study.

The purpose of this study is to investigate who within the LGBTIQ student community experiences harassment and bullying in a tertiary setting; and determine what impacts this may have on LGBTIQ students’ access to supportive educational outcomes.

It is hoped that a greater understanding of LGBTIQ experiences of violence in university settings will allow further exploration into how such intolerance can be combatted to facilitate an increased understanding of the needs of LGBTIQ youth.

If you would like to participate by completing a questionnaire and a short one-on-one interview, contact Andrea Waling (andrea.waling@monash.edu) or James Roffee (James.Roffee@monash.edu).

6. S2,2015 SETU Survey Dates


Please note the following dates for when the SETU surveys open and close for your Semester 2 Units:

  • T3-57 LLM Units –  surveys open on 30 July and close on 20 Aug

  • Malaysian Units – surveys open on 31 July and close on 20 Aug

  • S2-01 LLM Units – surveys open on 27 Aug  and close on 17 Sept

  • S2-01 LLB Electives and core Units  – surveys open Oct 4 and close on 1 Nov

  • T3-58 LLM Units – surveys open 24 Aug and close on 28 Sept

  • 3 Prof Prac Units- surveys open 25 Sept and close on 16 Oct

  • T3 JD Units- surveys open 25 Oct and close on 22 Nov

  • T4-57 LLM Units – surveys open 28 Oct and close on 18 Nov


Can you please complete these online SETU surveys for all your S2 Units before the survey closes down – your Teacher should give you some time in class to do so. We want to hear from all sorts of students – even if you thought this Unit was OK we still want to hear from you! SETU isn’t just about  airing your complaints about your Units –we also want to hear about the things you thought worked well or were OK.


The University will send you instructions on how to complete the SETU surveys but basically you do it via your  my.monash portal and you can access instructions
online .


You can find out more about SETU online
here

Click here for FAQs including the FAQs online at

Thank you for completing the SETU surveys online- we rely on you to give us feedback so the teachers know what you think about the Units you are completing and we can make them even better for next time!

Postgraduate Notices

1. Nygh Internship Postgraduate students


The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australian Branch of the International Law Association call for applications for the 2016 Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship.


Each year, the internship provides a graduate or post graduate student with the rare opportunity to travel to The Hague in the Netherlands and work in the area of Private International Law. Prospective applicants should visit the AIIA’s
website.


Successful applicants receive a contribution towards their living expenses for the duration of the internship.


Applications for the 2016 Nygh Internship close on
Wednesday 30 September 2015.


Download the
form

For other queries contact Nicola Nygh



2. The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation Presents a New Postgraduate Elective


LAW 5440 International Commercial Dispute Resolution Advocacy

Dates 8-11 September 2015 (full days)

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

Contact: Naomi Burstyner E: naomi.burstyner@monash.edu P: 03 99038528.


The unit will focus on interest-based negotiation and advocacy skills in the context of commercial, including cross-border, disputes.

The unit examines the theory and practices of mediation and negotiation as dispute resolution processes, using the Harvard model of principled (interest-based) negotiation. The focus is effective negotiation advocacy and collaborative problem-solving to progress towards settlement, using theory sessions, role plays and interactive exercises.

The unit provides a highly relevant and entirely transferable skill set for legal practitioners and for any professional wanting to strengthen their effectiveness in commercial negotiation. The unit is designed to give students practical skills in the area of commercial negotiation advocacy, in the context of the increasing use of alternative dispute resolution in all jurisdictions.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  • have a comprehensive understanding of commercial negotiation strategies and approaches;

  • possess a sound understanding of, and have gained some practical experience in the practice of interest-based negotiation within a mediation process;

  • be able to explain and respond to theoretical and practical issues raised by clients in commercial mediation and alternative dispute resolution settings.


Students who complete this unit have the opportunity to be selected to represent Monash University at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commercial Mediation Competition, taking place in Paris in February 2016. Selection will take place following the completion of the unit.


Hurry enrol now!


Download the
flyer for more info



3. Summer Application Open For – JD Professional Practice LAW 5050


Applications are open for Clinical Period 1 2015/2016 of the Professional Practice Elective Unit which takes place at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service, next to Clayton campus.

Clinical Period 1 2015/2016 dates are: for Group A- 12 November 2015- 11 February 2016 & for Group B-16 November 2015- 15 February 2016.


Applications close on Friday 16 October 2015.

Applications are not done on Wes. See all further information about the application process and dates on the Clinical Legal Education website.

End Gazette 14/08/15

Events

1. A Negotiation Framework for Dispute Resolution


Date
: Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Time: 8:15pm

Venue: RACV Club, Level 2, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne


Workshop presenter, Russell Korobkin is the professor and faculty director of the UCLA School of Law Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program. He is also a visiting professor at the respected Harvard program on Negotiation.


This workshop provides a useful prism to tackle every negotiation and is the third year it is being run in Melbourne. This is a superb course, and a must for mediators and legal professionals. The day is packed, fully catered and has worthy CPD content.

  • Approach your most entrenched problems with deeper insights

  • Build adaptability, to face unpredictable situations that arise

  • Develop a usable negotiation model that lets parties craft breakthrough deals


For more information about the 1-day workshop click
here

2. Meet a Professional: Law Panel Discussion


Date:
Tuesday 11 August

Time: 5.00pm to 7.00pm

Venue: Clayton campus, 15 Ancora Imparo Way (Building 12), Lecture theatre L1

Hear from a range of law professionals who will share details of their career stories, professional experiences, insights and tips for current law students. This is a facilitated panel discussion event, with Q&A time at the end.


Participating panelists:

Shane Cooper, Legal Counsel, Adecco Group

Luke Stanistreet, Barrister, The Victorian Bar

Katie Minogue, Managing Associate (TAC), Zaparas Lawyers

Candice Carrasco, Lawyer (WorkCover), Zaparas Lawyers

View the biographies of participants who’ve provided them.

Nibbles and light refreshments will be provided. Remember to bring along your Monash student ID card for entry into the event.


For more details click
here

3. Sir Zelman Cowen Memorial Oration: Chief Justice the Hon Robert French AC


Date: Thursday 10 September, 2015

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: S1 Lecture Theatre, 43 Rainforest Walk, Monash University, Clayton


Register here


The oration is an annual lecture celebrating the life and legacy of Sir Zelman Cowen, a distinguished scholar, educator, civic leader and – for five years – Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. It address themes of law, justice, leadership, community, education, public policy and Australian identity.

The 2015 oration will be delivered by the Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, the Honourable Robert French AC.

This event is free for students: registration is required. General admission is $10.

Visit our Facebook page for more event details

General Notices

1. Aurora Internship Program


The Aurora Internship Program introduces law students and graduates (including mature aged) to career opportunities in native title, policy development, research and social justice, all with an Indigenous focus. The Program aims to provide assistance to under-resourced and over-worked Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs),

Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) as well as to various other organisations working in these areas including Indigenous corporations, government bodies, community groups and other policy organisations.


Download the
flyer for more details about the application process and the internship program


2. Green E-News Letter


Here are some of the highlights from the latest Green e-News letter:


Monash gets its first organic decomposer

Green Office Tip competition

Keeping up to date with all things green at Monash

New Location and extra spaces for carpooling at Clayton

Solar installed at Facilities and Services

Monash Share Bikes for All!

New Look Sustainability Web Pages

Welcome


Download the full Green E-newsletter
here


3. Indonesian Enrichment and Research Program


About the program


The Indonesian Enrichment and Research Program (‘the Program’) gives students the opportunity to -participate alongside a Monash University Faculty of Law team in Indonesia to build capacity of university and civil society organisations (CSOs) family law legal aid clinics across Indonesia.


The Faculty of Law is working in partnership with the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Justice (AIPJ), CSOs and 12 Indonesian state universities to provide free legal assistance focussing on realising the rights of Indonesians to obtaining legal identity, particularly for women who are poor, vulnerable children and people with disabilities. The university and CSOs legal aid clinics teach law students and paralegals practical legal skills so that they are able to assist justice seekers to access the district and religious courts and navigate through the system of birth/marriage registration.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in clinical legal education meetings, workshops and site visits to different organisations in Indonesia.


The Program runs for 14 days in November/December 2015 (exact dates are to be confirmed) and airfare, travel and accommodation will be paid for by the Faculty of Law.


Download the
flyer for more details


4. Laughter Yoga Sessions


Presenter:
Winifred Hirst

Dates: Mondays for 5 weeks (September 7 – October 5)

Time: 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Venue: 38 Exhibition Walk, Religious Centre, Narthex Room, Clayton

Cost: Free

Book here


Download the
flyer for more details

5. Menzies Foundation Scholarships in Law


The Menzies Foundation is looking for outstanding law graduates who are shaping up to be the next generation of leaders and looking to do further postgraduate study overseas.


The Menzies Foundation is offering two scholarships for studying commencing in 2016.

  • The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law is for courses of study at UK universities.

  • The Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law is for courses of study in international law at a prestigious overseas university.


Both scholarships, valued at up to $75,000.


Applications are now open and close on Monday 31 August, 2015

To be eligible, applicants must be Australian citizens and hold a 1st class honours degree or equivalent and be planning to continue their career in Australia on completion of their study.


Candidates should not only display academic excellence but also demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and a commitment to and interest in community service.

The funds are to meet compulsory university fees and contribute towards the cost of books, equipment, living and travel.

You can see last year’s winners, Patrick Wall and Andrew Currie, online here


For the full prospectus and to apply:

Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law

Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law

6. S2,2015 SETU Survey Dates


Please note the following dates for when the SETU surveys open and close for your Semester 2 Units:

  • T3-57 LLM Units –  surveys open on 30 July and close on 20 Aug
  • Malaysian Units – surveys open on 31 July and close on 20 Aug
  • S2-01 LLM Units – surveys open on 27 Aug  and close on 17 Sept
  • S2-01 LLB Electives and core Units  – surveys open Oct 4 and close on 1 Nov
  • T3-58 LLM Units – surveys open 24 Aug and close on 28 Sept
  • 3 Prof Prac Units- surveys open 25 Sept and close on 16 Oct
  • T3 JD Units- surveys open 25 Oct and close on 22 Nov
  • T4-57 LLM Units – surveys open 28 Oct and close on 18 Nov

Can you please complete these online SETU surveys for all your S2 Units before the survey closes down – your Teacher should give you some time in class to do so. We want to hear from all sorts of students – even if you thought this Unit was OK we still want to hear from you! SETU isn’t just about  airing your complaints about your Units –we also want to hear about the things you thought worked well or were OK.

The University will send you instructions on how to complete the SETU surveys but basically you do it via your  my.monash portal and you can access instructions online .

You can find out more about SETU online here

Click here for FAQs including the FAQs online at

Thank you for completing the SETU surveys online- we rely on you to give us feedback so the teachers know what you think about the Units you are completing and we can make them even better for next time!

Postgraduate Notices

1. Nygh Internship Postgraduate students


The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australian Branch of the International Law Association call for applications for the 2016 Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship.


Each year, the internship provides a graduate or post graduate student with the rare opportunity to travel to The Hague in the Netherlands and work in the area of Private International Law. Prospective applicants should visit the AIIA’s
website.


Successful applicants receive a contribution towards their living expenses for the duration of the internship.


Applications for the 2016 Nygh Internship close on
Wednesday 30 September 2015.


Download the
form

For other queries contact Nicola Nygh

2. The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation Presents a New Postgraduate Elective


LAW 5440 International Commercial Dispute Resolution Advocacy

Dates 8-11 September 2015 (full days)

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

Contact: Naomi Burstyner E: naomi.burstyner@monash.edu P: 03 99038528.


The unit will focus on interest-based negotiation and advocacy skills in the context of commercial, including cross-border, disputes.

The unit examines the theory and practices of mediation and negotiation as dispute resolution processes, using the Harvard model of principled (interest-based) negotiation. The focus is effective negotiation advocacy and collaborative problem-solving to progress towards settlement, using theory sessions, role plays and interactive exercises.

The unit provides a highly relevant and entirely transferable skill set for legal practitioners and for any professional wanting to strengthen their effectiveness in commercial negotiation. The unit is designed to give students practical skills in the area of commercial negotiation advocacy, in the context of the increasing use of alternative dispute resolution in all jurisdictions.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  • have a comprehensive understanding of commercial negotiation strategies and approaches;

  • possess a sound understanding of, and have gained some practical experience in the practice of interest-based negotiation within a mediation process;

  • be able to explain and respond to theoretical and practical issues raised by clients in commercial mediation and alternative dispute resolution settings.


Students who complete this unit have the opportunity to be selected to represent Monash University at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commercial Mediation Competition, taking place in Paris in February 2016. Selection will take place following the completion of the unit.

Hurry enrol now!

Download the flyerfor more info

3. Summer Application Open For – JD Professional Practice LAW 5050


Applications are open for Clinical Period 1 2015/2016 of the Professional Practice Elective Unit which takes place at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service, next to Clayton campus.


Clinical Period 1 2015/2016 dates are: for Group A- 12 November 2015- 11 February 2016 & for Group B-16 November 2015- 15 February 2016.


Applications close on Friday 16 October 2015.


Applications are not done on Wes. See all further information about the application process and dates on the
Clinical Legal Education website.

End Gazette 10/08/15


Events

1. A Negotiation Framework for Dispute Resolution

Date: Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Time: 8:15pm

Venue: RACV Club, Level 2, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Workshop presenter, Russell Korobkin is the professor and faculty director of the UCLA School of Law Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program. He is also a visiting professor at the respected Harvard program on Negotiation.

This workshop provides a useful prism to tackle every negotiation and is the third year it is being run in Melbourne. This is a superb course, and a must for mediators and legal professionals. The day is packed, fully catered and has worthy CPD content.

  • Approach your most entrenched problems with deeper insights

  • Build adaptability, to face unpredictable situations that arise

  • Develop a usable negotiation model that lets parties craft breakthrough deals

For more information about the 1-day workshop click here

General Notices

1. Ancora Imparo Leadership Program 2016

With the start of Semester 1 upon us, why not complete an application for the Vice-Chancellor’sAncora Imparo Student Leadership Program? Already started an application? We encourage you complete and submit your application by the closing date, Monday 3 August.


The program offers 40 students a great opportunity to learn about leadership, through seminars delivered at a three-day residential stay and monthly during semester, developing the skills and experiences that equip you for life.

You will hear from some of the nation’s most inspiring leaders, network with other like-minded students and have the opportunity to attend events including leadership summits, lunches and forums.


Do not be put off by the limited number of places in the program – if you’re passionate about making a positive difference in society, we want you to apply.

Successful applicants will also receive a $500 scholarship.

Apply for the Ancora Imparo program by Monday 3 August, 2015.

Contact one of the Student Leadership team on 9902 9910 if you want to discuss your application.


2. Aurora Internship Program


The Aurora Internship Program introduces law students and graduates (including mature aged) to career opportunities in native title, policy development, research and social justice, all with an Indigenous focus. The Program aims to provide assistance to under-resourced and over-worked Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) as well as to various other organisations working in these areas including Indigenous corporations, government bodies, community groups and other policy organisations.


Download the flyer for more details about the application process and the internship program


3. Faculty Managed Internship – Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME)


Three month internship from November to February. Applications are now open and close
Friday 7 August, 2015.

Further information including Application process and eligibility criteria

Student Mobility Funding may be provided, please see eligibility criteria

Queries:

1. Login to ask.monash

2. Select the Ask a Question tab

3. Choose Student Administration from the Category drop-down list

4. Type or copy/paste the following phrase into the question field: Law Student Response and type your query


4. Indonesian Enrichment and Research Program


About the program


The Indonesian Enrichment and Research Program (‘the Program’) gives students the opportunity to -participate alongside a Monash University Faculty of Law team in Indonesia to build capacity of university and civil society organisations (CSOs) family law legal aid clinics across Indonesia.


The Faculty of Law is working in partnership with the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Justice (AIPJ), CSOs and 12 Indonesian state universities to provide free legal assistance focussing on realising the rights of Indonesians to obtaining legal identity, particularly for women who are poor, vulnerable children and people with disabilities. The university and CSOs legal aid clinics teach law students and paralegals practical legal skills so that they are able to assist justice seekers to access the district and religious courts and navigate through the system of birth/marriage registration.


Students will have the opportunity to participate in clinical legal education meetings, workshops and site visits to different organisations in Indonesia.


The Program runs for 14 days in November/December 2015 (exact dates are to be confirmed) and airfare, travel and accommodation will be paid for by the Faculty of Law.

Download the flyer for more details

5. Laughter Yoga Sessions

Presenter: Winifred Hirst

Dates: Mondays for 5 weeks (September 7 – October 5)

Time: 1:15pm – 2:15pm

Venue: 38 Exhibition Walk, Religious Centre, Narthex Room, Clayton

Cost: Free

Book here

Download the flyer for more details


6. Menzies Foundation Scholarships in Law


The Menzies Foundation is looking for outstanding law graduates who are shaping up to be the next generation of leaders and looking to do further postgraduate study overseas.


The Menzies Foundation is offering two scholarships for studying commencing in 2016.

  • The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law is for courses of study at UK universities.

  • The Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law is for courses of study in international law at a prestigious overseas university.


Both scholarships, valued at up to $75,000.

Applications are now open and close on Monday 31 August, 2015


To be eligible, applicants must be Australian citizens and hold a 1
st class honours degree or equivalent and be planning to continue their career in Australia on completion of their study.

Candidates should not only display academic excellence but also demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and a commitment to and interest in community service.

The funds are to meet compulsory university fees and contribute towards the cost of books, equipment, living and travel.

You can see last year’s winners, Patrick Wall and Andrew Currie, online here


For the full prospectus and to apply:

Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law

Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law


7. S2,2015 SETU Survey Dates

Please note the following dates for when the SETU surveys open and close for your Semester 2 Units:

  • T3-57 LLM Units –  surveys open on 30 July and close on 20 Aug

  • Malaysian Units – surveys open on 31 July and close on 20 Aug

  • S2-01 LLM Units – surveys open on 27 Aug  and close on 17 Sept

  • S2-01 LLB Electives and core Units  – surveys open Oct 4 and close on 1 Nov

  • T3-58 LLM Units – surveys open 24 Aug and close on 28 Sept

  • 3 Prof Prac Units- surveys open 25 Sept and close on 16 Oct

  • T3 JD Units- surveys open 25 Oct and close on 22 Nov

  • T4-57 LLM Units – surveys open 28 Oct and close on 18 Nov

  • Can you please complete these online SETU surveys for all your S2 Units before the survey closes down – your Teacher should give you some time in class to do so. We want to hear from all sorts of students – even if you thought this Unit was OK we still want to hear from you! SETU isn’t just about  airing your complaints about your Units –we also want to hear about the things you thought worked well or were OK.

    The University will send you instructions on how to complete the SETU surveys but basically you do it via your  my.monash portal and you can access instructions online .


    You can find out more about SETU online
    here

    Click here for FAQs including the FAQs online at

    Thank you for completing the SETU surveys online- we rely on you to give us feedback so the teachers know what you think about the Units you are completing and we can make them even better for next time!


    8. Volunteering at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service

    Opportunities are available in 2015 at the Monash Oakleigh Legal Service for Monash Law Students.


    Wednesday Night Advice Only Service

    Applications for the Wednesday Night Advice Only Session at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service will open at Saturday 1 August, 2015 and close Saturday 8 August 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

    Students are rostered to volunteer on Wednesday nights on a fortnightly basis from 6:00pmuntil approximately 8:30pm. Commencement date is in September 2015.

    For an application form please see our website.

    Application forms are not available before Saturday 1 August 2015


    Tuesday Night Family Law

    The Tuesday Family Law Advice Service handles matters relating to Children, Divorce and Intervention Orders.

    Students are rostered to volunteers on a Tuesday night on a fortnightly basis from 6:00pm until approximately 8:30pm. Commencement date is in September 2015.

    In each session, volunteers will:

    • Interview clients

    • Develop practical and research skills

    • Have the opportunity to learn and work under the supervision of qualified lawyers and barristers


    Applications for the April 2015 intake will
    open 1 August 2015 and close 8 August 2015. For an application form please see our website


    Application forms are not available before
    Saturday 1 August 2015.

    Preference will be given to students who have undertaken a Family Law Unit or have experience working/volunteer.


    9. Volunteering Expo


    Date
    : Tuesday 4 August

    Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm

    Venue: The Chalet at WinterFest Corner of Sports and Exhibition Walks, Clayton Campus


    Visit the expo and learn about on-campus and off-campus volunteering opportunities. Organisations will be looking for students to volunteer and apply their skills and knowledge. Meet representatives from not-for-profit organisations who:


    • offer volunteer opportunities

    • can speak about the merits of volunteering and what they look for.

    At the expo, you can chat with our Career Education Consultant who is available to talk about ways to improve your employability.


    Who should attend

    Students interested in helping others in our community and gaining volunteer experience. Remember to have your Monash student ID card scanned to gain points for the Battle of the Brains competition.

    Register with your student details. For more details visit the website.

    Postgraduate Notices

    1. MPA excellence seminar series

    There is a seminar organised by MPA and the guest speaker, Mr Reynah Tang is speaking in the capacity of the President of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association (AALA). The organisation aims to promote diversity in the higher ranks of judiciary, especially among senior lawyers, barristers and judges.

    Here is the link for AALA : http://aala.org.au/about/about-the-committee/

    For more information on how to register for this free event : http://www.mpa.monash.edu.au/seminars-&-programs/index.html

    Venue : S1 Lecture Theatre, Monash Clayton Campus

    Date : 5th August 2015 (Wednesday)

    Time : 6-7pm

    2. Nygh Internship Postgraduate students

    The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australian Branch of the International Law Association call for applications for the 2016 Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship.


    Each year, the internship provides a graduate or post graduate student with the rare opportunity to travel to The Hague in the Netherlands and work in the area of Private International Law. Prospective applicants should visit the AIIA’s
    website.

    Successful applicants receive a contribution towards their living expenses for the duration of the internship.


    Applications for the 2016 Nygh Internship close on
    Wednesday 30 September 2015.


    Download the form
    form


    For other queries contact
    Nicola Nygh

    3. The Australian Centre for Justice Innovation Presents a New Postgraduate Elective


    LAW 5440 International Commercial Dispute Resolution Advocacy


    The unit will focus on interest-based negotiation and advocacy skills in the context of commercial, including cross-border, disputes.

    The unit examines the theory and practices of mediation and negotiation as dispute resolution processes, using the Harvard model of principled (interest-based) negotiation. The focus is effective negotiation advocacy and collaborative problem-solving to progress towards settlement, using theory sessions, role plays and interactive exercises.


    The unit provides a highly relevant and entirely transferable skill set for legal practitioners and for any professional wanting to strengthen their effectiveness in commercial negotiation. The unit is designed to give students practical skills in the area of commercial negotiation advocacy, in the context of the increasing use of alternative dispute resolution in all jurisdictions.


    On successful completion of this unit, students will:

    • have a comprehensive understanding of commercial negotiation strategies and approaches;

    • possess a sound understanding of, and have gained some practical experience in the practice of interest-based negotiation within a mediation process;

    • be able to explain and respond to theoretical and practical issues raised by clients in commercial mediation and alternative dispute resolution settings.


    Students who complete this unit have the opportunity to be selected to represent Monash University at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commercial Mediation Competition, taking place in Paris in February 2016. Selection will take place following the completion of the unit.


    Dates
    8-11 September 2015 (full days)

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

    Contact: Naomi Burstyner

    E: naomi.burstyner@monash.edu

    P: 03 99038528.


    Hurry enrol now!

    Download the flyerfor more info

    4. Summer Application Open For – JD Professional Practice LAW 5050

    Applications are open for Clinical Period 1 2015/2016 of the Professional Practice Elective Unit which takes place at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service, next to Clayton campus.

    Clinical Period 1 2015/2016 dates are: for Group A- 12 November 2015- 11 February 2016 & for Group B-16 November 2015- 15 February 2016.

    Applications close on Friday 16 October 2015.

    Applications are not done on Wes. See all further information about the application process and dates on the Clinical Legal Education website.

    End Gazette 4/8/2015

    Events

    1. Athlete Privacy and Publicity Rights


    Visiting Seminar Series

    Date: Wednesday 29 July, 2015

    Time: 5.15pm to 6.15pm

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


    Download the
    flyer for more information


    2. A Negotiation Framework for Dispute Resolution


    Date
    : Tuesday 1 September, 2015

    Time: 8:15pm

    Venue: RACV Club, Level 2, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

    Workshop presenter, Russell Korobkin is the professor and faculty director of the UCLA School of Law Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program. He is also a visiting professor at the respected Harvard program on Negotiation.

    This workshop provides a useful prism to tackle every negotiation and is the third year it is being run in Melbourne. This is a superb course, and a must for mediators and legal professionals. The day is packed, fully catered and has worthy CPD content.

    • Approach your most entrenched problems with deeper insights

    • Build adaptability, to face unpredictable situations that arise

    • Develop a usable negotiation model that lets parties craft breakthrough deals


    For more information about the 1-day workshop click
    here

    General Notices

    1. Ancora Imparo Leadership Program 2016


    With the start of Semester 1 upon us, why not complete an application for the
    Vice-Chancellor’sAncora Imparo Student Leadership Program? Already started an application? We encourage you complete and submit your application by the closing date, Monday 3 August.


    The program offers 40 students a great opportunity to learn about leadership, through seminars delivered at a three-day residential stay and monthly during semester, developing the skills and experiences that equip you for life.


    You will hear from some of the nation’s most inspiring leaders, network with other like-minded students and have the opportunity to attend events including leadership summits, lunches and forums.


    Do not be put off by the limited number of places in the program – if you’re passionate about making a positive difference in society, we want you to apply.

    Successful applicants will also receive a $500 scholarship.


    Apply for the Ancora Imparo program
    by Monday 3 August, 2015.


    Contact one of the Student Leadership team on 9902 9910 if you want to discuss your application.


    2. Castan Centre Global Internships Applications Open

    The Castan Centre Global Internship program sends a small group of outstanding Monash Law students each year to some of the world’s leading human rights bodies.

    Interns will receive funding of between $7,300 and $11,300 from the Castan Centre Global Internship Fund to cover living and travel costs during their internship.


    The program offers placements for Monash Law students at:

    • Center for Constitutional Rights, New York City

    • International Women’s Rights Action Watch – Asia Pacific, Kuala Lumpur and Geneva

    • Human Rights First, New York City

    • International Service for Human Rights, Geneva


    2016 Program Key Dates:

    • Applications close – Monday 3 August, 2015

    • All applicants informed of whether they have an interview – Thursday 6 August, 2015

    • Interviews – Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 August, 2015

    • All interviewees informed of final outcome – Monday 31 August, 2015

    • Cross-cultural training – Friday 11 September, 2015

    Further details of selection criteria and the application process are available on the Castan Centre website


    3. Faculty Managed Internship – Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME)


    Three month internship from November to February. Applications are now open and close Friday 7 August, 2015.


    Further information including
    Application process and eligibility criteria

    Student Mobility Funding may be provided, please see eligibility criteria


    Queries:

    1. Login to ask.monash

    2. Select the Ask a Question tab

    3. Choose Student Administration from the Category drop-down list

    4. Type or copy/paste the following phrase into the question field: Law Student Response and type your query


    4. Faculty Managed Internship – Herzog Fox & Neeman, Israel

    Applications are now open and close Friday 11 September, 2015

    Minimum of 4 weeks from mid-January to mid-February

    Further information including Application process & Eligibility details

    Student Mobility Funding may be provided, please see eligibility criteria

    Queries:

    1. Login to ask.monash

    2. Select the Ask a Question tab

    3. Choose Student Administration from the Category drop-down list

    4. Type or copy/paste the following phrase into the question field: Law Student Response and type your query


    5. Laughter Yoga Sessions


    Presenter:
    Winifred Hirst

    Dates: Mondays for 5 weeks (September 7 – October 5)

    Time: 1:15pm – 2:15pm

    Venue: 38 Exhibition Walk, Religious Centre, Narthex Room, Clayton

    Cost: Free

    Book here


    Download the
    flyer for more details


    6. Menzies Foundation Scholarships in Law


    The Menzies Foundation is looking for outstanding law graduates who are shaping up to be the next generation of leaders and looking to do further postgraduate study overseas.

    The Menzies Foundation is offering two scholarships for studying commencing in 2016.

    • The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law is for courses of study at UK universities.

    • The Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law is for courses of study in international law at a prestigious overseas university.

    Both scholarships, valued at up to $75,000.


    Applications are now open and close on Monday 31 August, 2015


    To be eligible, applicants must be Australian citizens and hold a 1
    st class honours degree or equivalent and be planning to continue their career in Australia on completion of their study.


    Candidates should not only display academic excellence but also demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and a commitment to and interest in community service.


    The funds are to meet compulsory university fees and contribute towards the cost of books, equipment, living and travel.

    You can see last year’s winners, Patrick Wall and Andrew Currie, online here


    For the full prospectus and to apply:

    Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Law

    Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholarship in International Law


    7. Monash Doctoral Program Information Session 2015

    Professor Zlatko Skrbis, Vice-Provost (Graduate Education), will be hosting the annual Monash Doctoral Program Information Session.

    Date: Tuesday 4 August, 2105
    Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
    Venue: Alexander Theatre, Clayton campus

    This event is aimed at Honours and research Masters’ students interested in a PhD at Monash.

    Students and staff can register their attendance here

    8. Professional Transitions Program

    The Professional Transitions Program – Law will run over 2 evenings.  This program has been developed by Career Connect in conjunction with the Law Faculty and it aims to increase your confidence and motivation to transition from your degree into the world of work.  Details are as follows:

    Session 1: Tuesday 28 July

    4pm – 7pm

    Clayton Campus – venue is H1

    Topic will be “Your career with a Law degree’.  The session will include managing your career, discovering what makes you employable, how to find a job in the legal profession or just using your law degree and gaining experience and making connections.

    Session 2: Thursday 30 July

    4pm – 7pm

    Clayton campus – venue is H1

    Topic will be “Applying for jobs in the legal profession”.  The session will include resumes, cover letters and tips and tricks to ace an interview.

    Students are to register via Career Gateway.  Law students at any year level are welcome to attend.

    9. Volunteering at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service

    Opportunities are available in 2015 at the Monash Oakleigh Legal Service for Monash Law Students.

    Wednesday Night Advice Only Service

    Applications for the Wednesday Night Advice Only Session at Monash Oakleigh Legal Service will open at Saturday 1 August, 2015 and close Saturday 8 August 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.

    Students are rostered to volunteer on Wednesday nights on a fortnightly basis from 6:00pm until approximately 8:30pm. Commencement date is in September 2015.

    For an application form please see our website.


    Application forms are not available before Saturday 1 August 2015


    Tuesday Night Family Law

    The Tuesday Family Law Advice Service handles matters relating to Children, Divorce and Intervention Orders.

    Students are rostered to volunteers on a Tuesday night on a fortnightly basis from 6:00pm until approximately 8:30pm. Commencement date is in September 2015.

    In each session, volunteers will:

    • Interview clients
    • Develop practical and research skills
    • Have the opportunity to learn and work under the supervision of qualified lawyers and barristers

    Applications for the April 2015 intake will open 1 August 2015 and close 8 August 2015. For an application form please see our website at http://www.monash.edu/law/about-us/legal/mols/volunteer

    Application forms are not available before Saturday 1 August 2015.

    Preference will be given to students who have undertaken a Family Law Unit or have experience working/volunteer.

    10. Volunteering Expo

    Date: Tuesday 4 August
    Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm
    Venue: The Chalet at WinterFest Corner of Sports and Exhibition Walks, Clayton Campus

    Visit the expo and learn about on-campus and off-campus volunteering opportunities. Organisations will be looking for students to volunteer and apply their skills and knowledge. Meet representatives from not-for-profit organisations who:

    • offer volunteer opportunities

    • can speak about the merits of volunteering and what they look for.

    At the expo, you can chat with our Career Education Consultant who is available to talk about ways to improve your employability.

    Who should attend

    Students interested in helping others in our community and gaining volunteer experience. Remember to have your Monash student ID card scanned to gain points for the Battle of the Brains competition.

    Register with your student details. For more details visit the website.