The Victorian legal profession will gather to observe one minute’s silence for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australians facing the death penalty in Indonesia.
Justice Lex Lasry of the Supreme Court of Victoria will briefly address the gathering before the minute’s silence.
The vigil is supported by the Australian Bar Association, with President Fiona McLeod SC attending.
We would encourage you all to attend this vigil.
What: Legal profession vigil for Sukumaran & Chan
Speaker, Justice Lex Lasry
When: 8.30am, Wednesday 18 February 2015
Where: County Court forecourt
Corner of Lonsdale & William Streets, Melbourne
The KWM Private Law Moot will now be known as the UNSW Private Law Moot.
The dates have been moved to 10-12 April 2015.
The problem this year will focus on issues of equity and trusts. The question will be framed at a level of difficulty appropriate for students in the latter stage of their degree, particularly those who are considering entering prestigious international mooting competitions such as the Jessup International Law Moot and the Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot. It is recommended that students who have completed courses in equity or in trusts apply.
If you have any queries, please contact Naomi.
The RMIT LSS is now inviting expressions of interest from JD students, to compete in the second annual King & Wood Mallesons Private Law Moot, to be held at the University of New South Wales in Semester 1, 2015. The competition dates are currently proposed as April 3-5 2015.
The King & Wood Mallesons Private Law Moot is the first and only national mooting competition with private law as its subject area. The topic area of the 2015 problem question will be announced later this year.
The agenda for the 2015 competition will be as follows:
• Four preliminary rounds of mooting
• Semi-finals round
• Grand final with a panel of eminent judges
• A careers networking event or social event
• Final dinner and prize ceremony
The preliminary rounds will take place at the University of New South Wales.
Last year, the grand final was judged by Justice Mark Leeming of the NSW Court of Appeal, Keith Mason AC QC, former President of the Court of Appeal, and Professor Simone Degeling, co-director of the Private Law Research & Policy Group at UNSW.
If you would like to apply:
1. Ensure that you are a Financial member of the RMIT LSS
2. Fill in the EOI form on the website
3. Be prepared to find your own way to Sydney for the competition
4. Be prepared to put in the effort to represent RMIT LSS
The amount of preparation for a moot of this caliber is usually around 20-30 hours of preparation work including a couple of face to face or phone meetings.
The RMIT LSS Competitions subcommittee will decide who the successful applicants are based on prior mooting experience and study.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
GSBL Thought Leaders: Public Lecture and Information Evening with Rob Hulls @HullsRob @RMIT @innovatejustice
You are invited to network with industry, alumni and current students at a unique public lecture and information evening hosted by the Graduate School of Business and Law.
The event will run as follows:
Date: Wednesday 11 February 2015
Time: 6 - 7.30pm
Venue: RMIT Emily McPherson Building, Building 13, Multipurpose Room 13.03.07
Register: Please email Nikkila to register for this event.
We look forward to welcoming you at this event.
The Asian Australian Lawyers Association seeks to promote diversity within the legal profession, and facilitate and promote access for members to Asian legal markets.
The Asian Australian Lawyers Association is kicking off its 2015 events calendar with a Lunar New Year Celebration on Wednesday 4 March at the Princes Park Carlton Bowls Club, featuring special guest speaker Martin Pakula, Attorney General of Victoria.
Enjoy networking with friends and colleagues whilst savouring delicious Vietnamese street food from Lil’ Nomnoms food truck – or try your hand at lawn bowls, pool or karaoke!
Student Membership to the association is FREE. Click here for an application form.
Click here to book for the Lunar New Year
Gearing up for the new academic year at RMIT? Check out our competitions calendar and register your interest.
We have lots of different competitions available so get involved. Client interview competitions are a fantastic place to start for first years, and those wanting to hone their interviewing skills. Moots are great practice for appearing in court rooms and for the moot exercises in Admin, Civil Procedure and Evidence.
All inter-varsity competitions are a really fun way to meet and mingle with other law students from other schools, and winners from some competitions have the opportunity to represent RMIT at the Australian Law Students Association conference in Sydney.
More than 50 RUSU Clubs, including the RMIT LSS, will be setting up tables to take membership, provide info about what they do and provide a taste of what they are all about. If you're a new student, come and browse, ask questions, join a club, join a few! If you're a returning student, come and catch up with your clubs and see what's new. Free food and entertainment, RUSU & University services info and more. RUSU Clubs & Societies put the "LIFE" into "Student Life" at RMIT!
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