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Four leading thinkers preview the next decade of technological and social advances in our professions at 2030: Your Future, Reimagined, held on International Women's Day.
Monash Law graduate Dr Sarah Krasnostein has won the top $100,000 prize at the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for her debut novel The Trauma Cleaner.
Kate Seear's footy-themed show The Outer Sanctum will air throughout the 2018 AFLW season.
Team Australia finished in 2nd place in the negotiation and arbitration competition in Tokyo, described by team member Mark Watson as "one of the most challenging and fulfilling experiences I have had in university life."
Want to study + intern in Indonesia over Summer 2019?
Apply now for a $3,000 grant to be part of the Law Professional Practicum (LPP). This program, offered via the Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies, gives students a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience working in Indonesia’s legal industry via a 4-week supervised work placement.
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No background in Indonesian language is required to participate in this program.
Come to the World Law Forum conference on Privacy, Technology and Cyber Security in Melbourne this Friday 22 June.
The aim of the conference is to create a dialogue between cyber security professionals, lawyers, businesses and policy makers to build a safe and secure cyber world.
This conference will provide an opportunity for the evaluation of the effectiveness of new privacy laws in Australia, demystify the latest cyber security threats, attack mitigation strategies & technologies, and provide recommendations for businesses on best data protection practices.
Law students are highly encouraged to participate in this conference.
For more information, please visit www.worldlawforum.org/wlf-melbourne-2018.html
How can you use your law degree to pursue a career in tech?
Register now for this special evening seminar featuring Telstra on Friday 22 June.
As privacy laws and cyber security developments continue to be relevant to our everyday lives, you will learn how your law degree can put you in prime position.
“The creation of buffer zone legislation requires a careful balance between providing for women’s reproductive rights whilst not infringing upon the rights of others. Victoria’s legislation achieves this,” says Tom Hvala, a final year Law/Arts student.
There are currently two High Court challenges to #safezones around abortion clinics.
Tom was recently published in the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal, following the completion of his Research A unit at Monash.
The article explores whether Victoria’s current safe zone legislation impedes the Australian Constitution’s implied freedom of political communication. This issue is at the heart of the High Court challenges.
“I first became aware of the issue regarding the legislation whilst working at the Parliament of Victoria,” says Tom. “Protesters from Helpers of God’s Precious Infants would often picket on parliamentary sitting days.”
His interest intensified while undertaking an internship in Washington, D.C., as part of the Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Programme (UCWIP). He was interning in Congress as Donald Trump’s campaign began to gain momentum through the Republican primaries.
“The internship presented a direct opportunity to better understand how social forces influence public policy developments and discussions,” says Tom.
One experience that stands out is when he observed the annual March for Life. The demonstration has been held each year since 1974.
“The event involves thousands of people marching on the National Mall towards the Supreme Court to protest the landmark Roe v Wade decision. It provided an insight into the tension between individuals’ right to express their views and the right of women to control their own bodies.”
Tom believes the Victorian legislation is constitutionally valid, as he argues in his article 'A Necessary Mean to Protect Already Legal Ends: A Defence of Victoria's Safe Access Zones'.
📚READ TOM'S FULL ARTICLE HERE (Page 102): goo.gl/4aUggg
Want to impress your employer during your upcoming Clerkship?
Secure your place in the Clerkship Masterclass on Friday 22 June at Monash Law Chambers in the CBD.
Presented by top lawyers + legal scholars you'll learn practical skills, including how to:
- Write as a lawyer
- Conduct research
- Prepare memos
- Work effectively in a professional environment
Preference will be given to students who have secured a clerkship or equivalent. Please note there are limited places available, so lock in your spot now.
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Please contact Caroline.Knaggs@monash.edu with queries.
“It is getting more and more competitive for law students to get paid work in the legal industry, so students are starting to get creative to fill this gap,” says Alex Lia, founder of Lexicon Law.
In her second year of law studies, Alex saw an opportunity.
While working as a legal assistant in her hometown of Ballarat, Alex noticed regional lawyers were paying a lot of money for Melbourne-based lawyers to inspect subpoenaed documents, or sending staff to Melbourne to do this.
Subpoenas are often needed when someone refuses or is unable to provide documents relevant to a case before the court.
Alex responded by starting Lexicon Law, a student-run business that produces summaries of subpoenaed documents in Melbourne and makes them accessible to family lawyers, no matter where they are situated in rural and regional Victoria.
Lexicon Law is staffed by fellow Monash Law students Christopher Ruiz and Kathryn Quinn.
Alex says the challenge of launching her own small business has paid off, giving her and others legal experience which might otherwise be hard to come by.
“Founding a small legal services business has been an exciting challenge and an extremely valuable learning experience,” she says.
“In addition to gaining valuable legal experience, I have also learnt the basics of business management and how to overcome the common challenges faced by start-ups.”
More info: www.lexiconlaw.net
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Congratulations to Dan Poole, crowned as the 2018 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year!
The 24-year-old started Crêpes for Change while studying Law / Arts at Monash University.
Australia’s first not-for-profit crêpe van, Crêpes for Change puts 100 per cent of profits into the alleviation of youth homelessness in Australia. It has turned over almost $270,000 since 2015.
“It's pretty wild to have been named the Victorian Young Achiever of the Year,” says Dan, a graduate lawyer at Hall & Wilcox. Dan also took out the Berry Street Create Change Award.
"You don't do it for the accolades, but it's nice to have the work we're doing at Crêpes for Change and our other social enterprises recognised," he says.
He says the quality of the other nominees and prize winners was extraordinary.
“I was genuinely blown away and inspired beyond words at what the other young people in the room had accomplished.”
To learn more about Crêpes for Change, or hire them for your next event, see here: www.crepesforchange.com/
How do you get an internship at the United Nations?
Navaar Carr-Janif, who graduated last week with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, may have some tips for you.
In 2016 Navaar travelled to New York as a Monash University Global Discovery Scholar.
“The Global Discovery Program was the highlight of my Monash journey. I was introduced to an awe-inspiring city, and some even more inspiring alumni. I made many invaluable connections; in particular I was drawn to the work one alumna did for the United Nations Global Compact; and thus applied for an internship there myself. This led to me taking a semester off to undertake a three-month internship at the UN Global Compact in 2017.
"By the end of my internship I was contributing to meetings with the Office of the President of the UN General Assembly, and assisting manage a multi-million dollar anti-corruption project that spanned several continents.”
Navaar is currently completing his Practical Legal Training course. He says his Monash journey has motivated him "to use my experiences in a way that will enable me to give back just as much as I have got out.”
"Monash provided me with all the tools to excel in a global environment, and I will always be grateful for that."
Congratulations Navaar, and good luck for the adventures ahead!
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