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Monash LSS Update - Monday 30 April
In this update:
- 1. The LSS iPhone app is here!
- 2. LIV involvement for Students
- 3. ALSA Conference Volunteers Needed!
- 4. Memberships 2012 - Now on Sale!
- 5. LSS Facebook and Twitter Pages
- 6. VWL 2012 Law Student Mentoring Program
- 7. Indigenous Legal Internships 2012 - Allens Arthur Robinson
- 8. EDO winter internships
- 9. PwC Assurance Summer Vacation Program!
- 10. Peace Brigades International, Australia
- JD Students
- 11. Annual Dinner - Tickets on sale
- 12. Mock Interviews
- 13. Applications are open for the Trimester Two JD Peer Mentor Program
- 14. Seeking tutors for student run revision sessions
- 15. Annual Dinner - Tickets Still Available!!
- 16. 2012 Social Justice & Equity Handbook – now online
- 17. Student Tutorial Program (proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz)
- 18. Exam Study Skills Seminar Slides – Now Online
- 19. IHL Moot Grand Final - THIS WEDNESDAY!
The app can be downloaded from the following link:
If you are a registered member, rate the app 5 stars on the iTunes store for your chance to win a $50 iTunes voucher to spend on other apps. Be sure to use your full name or your LSS username so we know who you are.
In 2012, we as a society are committed to ensuring our members get up-to-date information about the exciting array of events and services we have to offer. Whether it's the latest tutorial notes, the location of a clerkship seminar or the date of the next BBQ, the Monash LSS iPhone app is here to make sure you stay in the know!
- Links to our website, Facebook and Twitter pages
- Push notifications
- Contact information
Keep an eye on the following page for more details:
Write for the Young Lawyers Journal (YLJ)
Law students are invited to submit contributions for the YLJ Winter edition 2012 on the theme “Mental Health”. This is a great opportunity to be published! More information regarding the theme, contribution guidelines and deadlines is available online. Final contributions must be submitted by COB Friday, 27 April.
Young Lawyers Journal (YLJ) – Special Careers Edition
Career planning is one of our key priorities at the YLS. Out now, the Autumn YLJ is a special edition focusing on ‘navigating your career’. The YLJ is filled with information and advice on career management. Read the YLJ online now.
LIV Mentoring Program
Assistance by lawyers for lawyers
The LIV Mentoring Program links experienced legal practitioners with those seeking professional development, support or guidance. This program provides an opportunity for law students to confidentially discuss practical legal and ethical issues with a LIV trained mentor. The program is available to all LIV members.
A forum through which law students, graduate and young lawyers can engage with the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) and keep up to date with the latest news, events and relevant resources. Like us now www.Facebook.com/
Health & Wellbeing Series Session 1: Dealing with Difficult People, Tuesday 24 April, 12.30pm - 2pm LIV Membership Monash Law Students can now become members of the LIV for free, without having to provide proof of enrolment. Application forms will be available from the LSS office from Tuesday, and can be returned to theLSS office upon completion. The LSS will send off the application on your behalf.
Session 2: Managing Stress & Anxiety, Wednesday 25 July, 12.30pm -2pm
Session 3: Your Physical Health, Wednesday 31 October, 12.30pm -2pm
Following from the success in 2011, the Young Lawyers section is once again hosting three sessions focusing on personal sustainability. The Health & Wellbeing series will explore three different topics while focusing on the health and wellbeing of new lawyers, arming them with information on these topics and the impacts on lawyers specifically in order to assist them throughout their professional and personal lives.
The focus of this series is prevention and intervention.
Health & Wellbeing Series
Session 1: Dealing with Difficult People, Tuesday 24 April, 12.30pm - 2pm
Monash Law Students can now become members of the LIV for free, without having to provide proof of enrolment. Application forms will be available from the LSS office from Tuesday, and can be returned to theLSS office upon completion. The LSS will send off the application on your behalf.
If you'd like to be a part of something huge over the winter break, we've got just the thing for you. The national, annual Australian Law Students Association Conference is being held in Melbourne this July and we'd love for you to be a part of it. We're looking for volunteers to help with competitions and careers, directing out-of-staters around our great city and fun-augmentation at our sports day. So if you're free from 9 to 15 July and would like to be part of something special shoot an email off to [email protected]
A reminder that Membership to the LSS is ALWAYS available from the LSS Office! Membership is just $10, and you will need to renew your membership if you were a member last year in order to access all the benefits of the LSS. The office is open from 10-3, Monday to Thursday - so pop by and say hello!
Don't forget to 'like' the Monash LSS facebook page for all the latest events, happenings & photos from the LSS! http://www.facebook.com/monashlss Or for those tweeters out there, don't forget to follow us at: http://twitter.com/#!/monashlss
Allens Arthur Robinson is excited to once again be offering Winter Indigenous Legal Internships across our Australian offices.
This Internship program is designed to give Indigenous law students an opportunity to experience working in acommercial legal environment.
The Internship dates are as follows:
Brisbane: Monday, 2 July to Friday, 13 July 2012
Melbourne: Monday, 16 July to Friday, 27 July 2012
Sydney: Monday, 2 July to Friday, 13 July 2012
Perth: Monday, 25 June to Friday, 6 July 2012
Applications open on Thursday, 26April 2012, and close on Friday, 18May 2012.
Our Melbourne Assurance team are seeking well rounded individuals from all degree backgrounds - information technology, arts, business, economics, engineering, finance, health, law and more who would like to join the team this summer for PricewaterhouseCoopers' vacation program! Join our team this summer for a fun, exciting and innovative way to gain exposure to the wide variety of services within our Assurance business area. Over the six week program you will be given the opportunity to build relationships with our clients, attend networking events, participate in a community service project with one of our Foundation Partners and enhance your skill set through invaluable coaching and mentoring. As an Assurance vacationer you will put into practice what you’ve learned at university and gain valuable work experience, allowing you to see first-hand what it’s like to work for a professional services firm before you graduate. The program also offers you the opportunity to secure a place on our Graduate Program before heading into your final year at university. You are eligible to apply for the Vacation Program if you are an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident and are in your second last year of university. To apply, visit our careers website and submit an online application. http://www.pwc.com.au/careers/student/index.htm
Law Week Event: 'Judicial war'?: Human Rights Lawyers At Risk Around the
Date: Wednesday 16 May 2012
Venue: DLA Piper, Level 21, 140 William Street
A lawyer in Australia can stand up in court without feeling personally at
risk. Sadly, the same is not the case everywhere.
Lawyers in some countries are regularly subjected to threats against
themselves or their families, are physically attacked and even abducted and
forcibly "disappeared" simply for doing their jobs. In Colombia alone, in
recent times as many as 25 year lawyers have been killed each year.
Join Debbie Mortimer, Chair of the Human Rights Committee, Victorian Bar and
Jomary Ortegon, lawyer with CCAJAR, Colombia (via skype) for a discussion of
the threats faced by human rights lawyers in Colombia and around the world,
and what assistance the Australian legal community can offer.
Jomary Ortegón Osorio specializes in constitutional law, aboriginal rights,
human rights and international humanitarian law and has worked with the José
Alvear Restrepo Lawyers' Collective (CCAJAR) for 10 years. She has litigated
high profile human rights cases before the Colombian national courts as well
as before the Inter-American and UN systems.
CCAJAR faces regular threats and intimidation and delegitimisation from the
Government level in carrying out its important work, including death threats
last month from paramilitaries for their work with displaced communities.
Debbie Mortimer SC is one of Australia's leading human rights lawyers. Her
areas of practice include civil liberties, constitutional law, discrimination
law, equal opportunity, human rights, and freedom of information. She lead
the recent High Court case against the Malaysia Solution and received the Law
Council of Australia's President's Medal in 2011.
With around 80 trained volunteers in Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Nepal,
Peace Brigades International provides unarmed protection for human rights
defenders by accompanying them at their homes, to court, and in the field and
by setting up networks of support through our diplomatic and international
Increasingly lawyers like Jomary are reaching out to other lawyers around the
world for support and assistance. Find out how you can support human rights
lawyers at risk.
Tickets can be purchased this Tuesday from Chambers (ground level) at 11.30am.
A long, long time ago the LSS held a grand dinner for all of its members. With first class dining and free-flowing beverages, the night quickly became one of the LSS's biggest events. All good things can't last forever though, and at the turn of the decade, the powers to be decided that such a dinner was far too great for the LSS. It was foretold that one day, the dinner would return, and it would be… 'off the hook'.
In other words, OMG ANNUAL DINNER IS BACK!!!!!!!
Date: 7pm Thursday 10 May till late
Location: La Di Da
Tickets: $70 available from the office
On a more sombre note, the 2012 LSS Annual Dinner is dedicated to the Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation.
>>>About Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation:
The Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation was set up in memory of George and Marie’s son, Tristan, a former University of NSW law student, young lawyer and comedian. Tristan suffered from severe clinical depression and took his own life, just four weeks after his 26th birthday.
The foundation exists in memory of Tristan’s love of life, his passion for the law and social justice, his wonderful sense of humour and his love for, and loyalty to, family and friends.
Since the Foundation’s inception in August 2008, the organization has strived to create greater awareness of depression and anxiety amongst the legal fraternity.
All profits from the night will be donated to the TJMF. The LSS will contribute an additional $500 as well. Extra donations can be made on the night - any contribution you can make will go a very long way. This is a fantastic cause, and we all hope that you dig deep on the night to help.
Supporting a great cause has never been this easy or fun - we hope to see many of you there!
Applying for Seasonals or Graduate positions soon? Dreading the interview process?
Baker & McKenzie will be running mock interviews for JD students!
Tuesday 15 May 2012, Insight Seminar will begin at 5.30pm followed by mock interviews
Everyone is welcome to attend the Insight Seminar, however places are limited for the mock interviews!
To express your interest in a mock interview email: jd.careers@monashlss.
And don’t forget to check out the posters around Chambers for more information!
And don’t forget to check out the posters around Chambers for more information!
Applications for the mentor program are now open. If you're interested in being either a mentor or mentee in trimester 2 2012, please fill out the form below. If you missed out on having a mentor in trimester one and would still like one, please fill in the form. This is a great opportunity for both parties to exchange information, reinforce learning and develop further friendships.
We are calling out for JD students who have completed either Torts and Criminal Law and are interested in being tutors to run revision seminars during Swotvac week.
Terms and conditions:
* Tutors must have received at least a Dinstinction in the 'particular subject' they wish to tutor.
* The tutor must be prepared to provide their notes to the students in attendance.
There is monetary incentive plus it's great opportunity from an employment perspective in terms of clerkships and graduate positions, to show you were confident presenting/communicating legal concepts in a logical, straightforward and concise manner, plus the ability to think on your feet when responding to questions.
Those interested in being tutors can email Sana at [email protected]
There are still a limited number of tickets to Annual Dinner.
If awesome food, open bar, helping out a charity or partying with law students are of interest to you, then make sure you swing by the LSS Office to grab your ticket!
More info can be found here: https://www.facebook.
Missed the launch last week? The 2012 Social Justice & Equity Handbook, proudly sponsored by Allens Arthur Robinson, Clayton Utz and Herbert Geer is now online for registered members.
An increasing number of law students have a passion for social justice. The handbook aims to provide information about a broad range of opportunities for students to volunteer their time and skills for the benefit of the community. Whether it is a passion for the environment, for the rights of asylum seekers or for addressing issues relating to poverty, there is a volunteer opportunity that suits your interests.
Visit http://monashlss.com/education/sje-handbook-pro-bono-guide-proudly-sponsored-allens-arthur-robinson-clayton-utz-and-herbe for your copy.
The Monash Law Students’ Society is proud to present its Student Tutorial Program for compulsory and quasi-compulsory units offered by the Faculty of Law to registered members. The program is proudly sponsored by Clayton Utz.
The Society runs weekly tutorials for compulsory and quasi-compulsory subjects offered by the Faculty of Law for registered members. Tutors have previously excelled in the subject and will give tips and tricks as to how best approach assessments.
Please note that Contract tutorial for Wednesday 12.00pm is now cancelled for the remainder of the semester. All other tutorials will run as normal.
Please check out the normal timetable at http://www.monashlss.com/education/tutorial-annoucements.
Missed the Exam Skills Seminar?
No worries, PowerPoint slides are now available online for LSS members!
When: Wednesday 2nd May
Where: Federal Court Melbourne (William Street)
Time: 6pm Arrival
Come and watch some of this year's greatest legal minds (on both sides of the bench) battle it out in the IHL Moot Grand Final - proudly supported by Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Grand final is before Julian Burnside QC and Justice Marshall of the Federal Court.