Law Ball: Friday 6 September 7.30pm @ Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium
It's the highlight of the annual events calendar, Law Ball is here! This year's theme is Monte Carlo - think fabulous, think suave.
Channel your inner Grace Kelly or James Bond as you join us for a 3 course meal, drinks and dancing. The dress code is strictly black tie.
Tickets are limited, so make sure you get in quick to secure your spot! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with table requests (maximum 12 per table). Tickets and more information is available here.
We are pioneering a limited number of discounted tickets for people facing financial hardship who otherwise would not be able to attend, or who are concessions. If you are an LSS member and a health care card or concession card holder, you are eligible for $10 off a member price ticket, just email email@example.com for approval with your card number! If you would still not be able to attend please send firstname.lastname@example.org an email about your circumstances and we can give discount up to $30 off member price ticket on a case by case basis. These emails would be confidential and seen only by the equity director, some de-identified details (that could not identify you) may be shared with other LSS members to ensure fairness and for treasury purposes. There is a limit on equity tickets so please get in contact ASAP.
Everyone and anyone is entitled to a payment plan. You can do so by emailing email@example.com to start the process! if you need concession/equity and a payment plan once you get equity approval you email firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com with the approved discounted ticket price in the email. Payment plans must be paid off before the event so get them started now!
LSS NEWS, EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Do you want more hands on experience in law? How about shadowing a magistrate AND getting course credit for it? Places are now available for the shadowing a magistrate program in conjunction with the Business Internship unit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
LGBTIQ Law Students Networking Evening - 31 July 2019, 5.30 to 8.00pm
Maddocks is hosting a LGBTIQ networking evening on Wednesday 31 July. To RSVP, click the link.
2019 Higinbotham Lecture - Tuesday 17 September 2019, 6pm start.
Craig Foster will deliver this year’s Higinbotham Lecture on the topic of Sport and Human Rights: Can Sport Change The World?
Craig was the 40th Captain of Australia's national football team, the Socceroos, and is a 16-year veteran football analyst with SBS TV. He is a Refugee Ambassador with Amnesty Human Rights; Member of the Australian Multicultural Council; Director of Nangala Project; and Ambassador for Indigenous Football Week and the National Indigenous Championships.
Earlier this year, Craig lead the successful international campaign for the release of Hakeem Al-Araibi from detention in Thailand. This is one of many examples of Craig’s passionate advocacy on human rights issues, which he will speak about in the lecture to illustrate his belief in the power of sport to effect social change and a sustainable planet.
For more information or to register, visit the link.
Allens Clerkships now open!
For a head start in your career, apply for a clerkship at Allens. You’ll work with some of the most experienced lawyers in Australia and experience first‑hand the type of work you could do as a lawyer at a leading commercial law firm. You'll receive on-the-job training and the chance to work on real matters with many of Australia's and the world's top 100 companies. Applications are welcomed from penultimate and final year law students.
Applications will close at 11:55pm (AEST) on Sunday, 11 August 2019, so get submitting! You can email the team at Student.Careers@allens.com.au with any questions.
The Access RK Seasonal Clerkship will run in conjunction with Russell Kennedy’s Seasonal Clerkship Program, with the successful applicant enjoying all the benefits of Russell Kennedy’s Seasonal Clerkship Program.
To be eligible for the Access RK Seasonal Clerkship, in addition to meeting all the eligibility criteria for Russell Kennedy’s Seasonal Clerkship Program, the successful applicant will be a person with disability in either their penultimate or final year of their law degree.
Applicants do not need to share specific information about their disability/impairment, however if selected for an interview, to confirm eligibility, applicants are required to:
provide a letter from their university’s disability support services unit confirming their registration with disability services; or
if not registered with their university’s disability support services unit, applicants selected for an interview must provide a letter from a registered medical practitioner confirming their eligibility.
For more information, or to apply for any clerkship or graduate position, visit their website here.
African Australian Legal Network is hosting a Careers Event on Thursday 1 August 2019
MinterEllison Beyond University Borders Competition Grand Final
MinterEllison is a firm that values well-rounded individuals who enjoy thinking outside the box, sharing their knowledge with others and being challenged to achieve their full potential.
If you identify with these values, then come watch six talented students embody them at the Grand Final of the MinterEllison Beyond University Borders Competition. Students who are interested in exploring a career at MinterEllison are encouraged to attend as there will be an opportunity to speak to firm lawyers after the competition.
RSVP your attendance to Juliana Teng (Inter-Varsity Competition Leader) by COB 30 July.
AILA Essay Competition
AILA has recently decided to establish an essay writing competition exclusively for law students. The essay question related to the recent Lawyer X case. Students (of Italian descent or otherwise) will be invited to submit a 2,500 word response by 31 August 2019. Essays will be marked anonymously and the winning essay writer will be awarded a prize of $1,500.
See the criteria, question and more information attached here.
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