Melbourne school of Government research – participants wanted

Melbourne school of Government research – participants wanted

The Melbourne school of Government are looking for volunteers to participate in a research project called  ‘Renewing Australian Federalism.’

This project would involve participants taking part in a citizen jury-style discussions about potential reforms to the Australian federation. Adult volunteers are needed to discuss their views about the federation between the national Government and the states.

This is a great opportunity for anyone seeking a greater insight into Government reform and exposure to key legal issues affecting our country. No expertise is necessary as the groups are meant to be representatives of the community.

The sessions will last three hours at Melbourne University on either Friday or Saturday the 4th or 5th of December. As a token of appreciation, a $60 gift voucher will be provided to volunteers for their assistance.

You will find more information about this project at:

To register, or for further enquires please contact:


Professional Experience Program

Professional Experience Program 

Neill Ogge Lawyers currently has in place a partnership with Deakin University, to assist with Professional Experience placements, and have one placement on offer. The selected student gains experience within Commercial, Family Law and Wills & Estates areas of practice.

Neill Ogge Lawyers aims to provide sound legal advice and representation at a reasonable and fair cost to its clients.

Neil Ogge Lawyers practises in the following areas of law:

  • General Legal Advice
  • Property Law
  • Conveyancing
  • Solicitors’ Certificates
  • Finance
  • Commercial Advice
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Leases and Disclosure Statements
  • Family Law
  • Intervention Orders
  • Family Law Binding Financial Agreements
  • Wills and Estates
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Court Cases (General Litigation)
  • Debt Recovery

This placement will count towards the 30 day professional work experience requirement for the Deakin University Law degree.

You will find more information about Neill Ogge Lawyers at

Please provide a cover letter, current CV and Academic qualifications to by 5.00 pm Friday 4 December 2015.

Successful applicants will need to complete the usual Professional Experience documentation prior to the commencement of the placement.

MLL351 Legal Internship applications for Trimester 1, 2016!

MLL351 Legal Internship applications for Trimester 1, 2016 are now open via the following link – Get in quick as the places ALWAYS fill up fast!

From the Deakin University Website:

Deakin’s Legal Internship enables you to gain an appreciation of certain aspects of legal practice and to extend and deepen your theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills while working in a community legal centre.

During your legal placement you will receive instruction in the following areas of legal practice: taking instructions and client interviewing; fact finding; alternative dispute resolution and negotiation; providing advice and counselling of a legal nature; legal research and problem solving; the litigation process; advocacy.

Volunteer with the Victorian Bar

The Victorian Bar is once again looking for student volunteers to participate in a Jury Skills Workshop. This is a wonderful opportunity to see inside excellent advocacy and the dynamics of juries. No prior work experience is required!

This information has been reproduced directly from the Deakin Faculty of Law’s Job Opportunities page. The original advertisement can be found here.

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ALSA Wellbeing Week 2015

alsa wellbeing week 2015
Did you know that one in three law students and legal professionals in Australia will suffer some form of psychological distress in their lifetime?

The Deakin Law Students’ Society Geelong is pleased to be participating in the Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA)‘s Wellbeing Week for 2015. ALSA wishes to challenge the stigma attached to mental ill-health in the law, promote a broader and honest conversation on this topic and encourage law students and lawyers to be proactive about their mental health and wellbeing. You can visit the ALSA event page for running updates on their initiatives and resources throughout this week, and follow our social media feeds for further informative posts.

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Applications still open for India Law Study Tour – Get in quick!

Attention Waterfront Law Students! There are still places available on the Deakin Law School‘s Indian Law Program which is due to take place at Symbiosis University – Pune in December 2015.

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Volunteer Intern – Environmental Justice Australia


This content has been taken directly from the Deakin JobShop website and is an extract of a larger advertisement. The full link with additional information and application criteria is available here.

Voluntary two week internships are open to law students interested in environmental issues, social justice issues and environmental law.

Environmental Justice Australia (formerly the Environment Defenders Office) is offering internships for November 2015 – February 2016 to law students with a genuine and demonstrable interest in environmental issues, social justice issues and environmental law.

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Law Ball Table Listings and Map


Hey everyone! We know that you’re super keen to confirm where you are seated for this year’s Law Ball: New York State of Mind. Please find below a PDF file of the table listings as well as the overall floor plan. The Functions Team has done its absolute best to accommodate as many requests as possible, and we thank everyone who has been in touch with us to confirm dietary requirements and attendee names. If you did not email us with a request (and we tried very hard to contact those who didn’t make a request via email, phone and Facebook!) you will have been auto-allocated to a table.

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RUOK?! Day 2015


The legal profession has one of the highest rates of anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and the signs can often start in law school. According to SurviveLaw, law students are almost three times more likely than other students to experience depression at some point in their university lives.

If your gut says something’s not quite right with someone, chances are that they might need a bit of extra support from the people around them. Today (10th September) DLSS Geelong encourages Deakin University‘s law students to ask each other – ‪#‎RUOK‬? After all, healing and help can begin with just one conversation. You can find mental health resources and more information about R U OK Day by visiting their website, especially the link

You can also find out more about Deakin University’s confidential counselling services by clicking here.

DLSS Geelong presents the LIV Law Workshop 2015

liv workshop 2015

In an informative workshop hosted by the DLSS Geelong, Young Lawyers of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) will attend Deakin University’s Waterfront Campus to deliver crucial information to students about the legal profession. The event is aimed at first and second year students, however all law students are welcome to attend, whether studying on-campus or via Cloud learning. 

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