Did you write a kick-arse paper for Contract Law and now don’t know what to do with it? Want some serious bragging rights and the chance to compete with it nationally? Then enter it in the RMIT LSS Inaugural Essay Competition.
Students are encouraged to submit an academic paper between 3,000 and 5,000 words on ANY legal issue. Your paper needs to have been graded at 75% or above. The top 3 papers will
be submitted to ALSA’s National Essay Competition and this competition is open to all RMIT JD students.
Essays can be submitted by email or uploaded to our website
Commitment Level: Low
Preparation: None! You have already done it!
Competition time: None!
Applicable career: Written communication is key in every area of the legal sector!
We are now accepting submissions for the RMIT LSS Paper Presentation Competition.
Papers must be between 3000 - 5000 word and must have received a grade over 75% when originally marked.
Each competitor can only submit one paper
Entries open 23rd April 2015 and close at COB on the 30th of April 2015.
Round 1: Papers are judged by academic staff
Round 2: Competitors are required to present paper (see attached rules)
Winner MIGHT BE INVITED to ALSA.
Prize will be given at Awards Ceremony at the end of the year
Entries can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or uploaded via the website
The first year’s mixer had a great turn out and we are sure that it was a nice ending to a long weekend!! Please remember to add us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to keep up to date with all LSS news.
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Don’t forget to become a member of the RMIT LSS, its only $20 if you’re a RUSU member already! http://www.rmitlss.com/membership.html
Calling all Graduate School of Business & Law students!
"Postgrad Careers in Business and Law - planning your next move"
Thursday, 23 April 2015, 5pm - 9pm
RMIT Design Hub, Building 100, Level 10 (corner of Victoria and Swanston Streets)
Leading business organisations receive hundreds of applications for a handful of positions so, how does one ‘stand out from the crowd?’
The Graduate School of Business and Law has organised an evening of targeted career development workshops addressing the issue of how to market oneself in a competitive job market.
This is an opportunity for postgrad students to access information regarding current recruitment trends in their industry with the objective of empowering individuals to successfully find a job, move industries or obtain that promotion.
There will also be opportunities for networking with other MBA & MBA (Exec) students as well as those students in the Juris Doctor over drinks and canapés.
For more details, click here to view the program of workshops.
RSVP: Register via Careerhub today and don't miss out!
This will be a combined JD/MBA careers event, with an introductory session by RMIT Careers on CV writing, business attire and preparing for interviews.
Law-specific sessions will follow including the following topics/presenters:
The Lay of the Land: Legal Careers Market & Applying for Positions with Law Firms/In-House Roles (facilitated by Anthony Forsyth)
- Shobana Richmond, Taylor Root, Legal & Compliance Recruitment
- Grant Rowlands, Partner, Ashurst Australia
Thinking Innovatively about your Legal Career - Why not start your own law firm? (facilitated by Stan Winford)
- Laura Vickers, NestLegal
- Rebecca Thomas, Family Law Starts Here
Leo Cussen applications are open now!
Leo Cussen PTC July 2015 Intake - Apply Now! Applications are open for first round offers which close 15 May 2015. Our Application Form and Important Info are available online:
Applications will be accepted after this date, if places are still available. For more information phone Tania on (03) 9602 3111 / or email@example.com
Notice of General LSS Meetings
As an LSS member, you're invited to attend and vote at our five general
meetings this year. These meetings give you the opportunity to have your say about the activities that the LSS organise during the year.
The meetings will start at 5:30 in Room 13.03.13.
We are offering the opportunity for people (especially our OUA members) to Skype in to the meeting. If you would like to attend via skype, please contact the secretary to get the arrangements.
Additionally, if you can't attend the meeting in person or via Skype, you can send your proxy along with someone who is attending. Proxy forms are available on our website.
The meetings are scheduled as follows:
24 Apr 15
22 May 15
24 July 15
28 Aug 15
9 Oct 15
If you are unable to attend, apologies should be sent to the secretary before the meeting.
Allens Indigenous Internship Applications
Allens will once again be running our Indigenous Legal Internship Program, from 29 June – 10 July this year!
The attached flyer outlines open and close dates as well as the program dates in each of our offices. Students need to be in their second year or above of their law degree to be eligible for the program.
Applications are now open and will close on the 26 April, 2015.
You can click on the following link and it should take you to the job page:
Alternatively to search for the job, students will need to go to the careers section of our website: www.allens.com.au/careers and click on the 'job search' on the left hand side and then if they search for "Indigenous" in the keyword or Job reference box the job will pop up.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This information session will provide information about:
• What can you do with your law degree, beyond working in a firm?
• What are the tricks to finding graduate positions and landing your first job?
• How can you access the hidden job market?
• How do you approach employers, even if they aren’t hiring?
• How will doing a PLT course help your career, no matter what path you take?
Dear Law Students Society,
We hope you’ve heard of the Business Law Section (LCA) Scholarship program. This year we’re offering three $5000 scholarships for the best thesis length paper (max 10,000) words in three areas of Business Law: Competition, Corporations and Taxation.
We think that there are plenty of honours and masters students who would be interested in submitting a paper to take advantage of the generous financial reward, but also benefit from industry exposure and the possibility of presenting the winning paper.
Check out the flyer for more details or the Law Council Website
The 2015 Walk for Justice will be held on Tuesday 12 May in ten locations across Australia to help support the vital work of Justice Connect, JusticeNet SA and QPILCH. The Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle walks are important fundraisers for Justice Connect. The Walk will conclude with a light breakfast at 8:30am, and there will be great photo opportunities in all three scenic locations.
The legal sectors support of, and participation in, the Walk has been critical to its success since the event began in 2008.
Congratulations to the winners of the 5th Biannual College of Law Client Interview Competition. 1st Place - Hannah McDonald, 2nd Place - Murphy Hawkins, 3rd Place - Elise Steegstra. Congratulations to all competitors. Good luck to Hannah and Murphy who will be representing RMIT at ALSA Conference 2015.
Dear RMIT LSS students
Come join us for our Postgraduate Masterclasses! The Student Union wants postgrads to take advantage of our services too - come and join us for a lunchtime Networking Masterclass with John McMorrow an industry professional with 25 years experience. A light lunch is provided.
WHEN: Thursday 16th April - 12:30pm-1:30pm
WHERE:Building 80, Level 10, Room 16
HOW: Just show up at 12:30 - all postgraduate students welcome
Can't wait to see you all there.
We are again offering an exclusive RMIT LAW hoodie. Check out our webpage for further details and order yours today.
OR download an order form.
Orders must be received by 24 April.
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