4 Things you should know about Commerce v Law camp

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  1. Bring you A-Game

Everyone knows law students are super competitive right? Hate being wrong? Hate losing? Sounding familiar? Well even if that isn’t you, be prepared for some fun and games all day and night to see who is the stronger cohort. From beach cricket, to Kings, this camp will have you covered. And don’t forget to outshine your opponents with the “Shittest shirt”, so make sure you hit up the Op Shop before the camp or maybe your dad has the attire covered!

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Constitutional reforms in Sri Lanka Seminar

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Deakin Law School would like to invite you to join them for a professional development and networking event on the Recent Constitutional Reforms in Sri Lanka.

The evening will be an opportunity for you to network with the Deakin Law School Dean, Professor Sandeep Gopalan, Alumni members, Law School staff and the wider community.

Date: Wednesday 6 April
Time: 6-8 pm
Dress code: Business attire
Venue: Deakin University Melbourne City Centre,
Level 3, 550 Bourke Street
Melbourne
RSVP by Monday 4 April

You can RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/deakin-law-school-event-recent-constitutional-reforms-and-changes-in-sri-lanka-tickets-23758712950

 

Reception/Paralegal position currently vacant

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Hill Perkins & Co Solicitors are a boutique commercial law firm situated in central Geelong and are seeking a commencing fourth or fifth year law student to work on a casual/part-time basis of 2-3 days per week. Hours are flexible and can fit around your timetable.

Tasks will include legal research, general reception duties, file management, liaising with new and existing clients, drafting legal documents, billing and assisting solicitors with the day-to-day running of the firm.

Areas of general practice include Conveyancing, Leasing, Debt Recovery, Contracts, Trusts, Wills and Estates and Business Sales & Purchases.

Position commences April 2016.

Selected candidates will be contacted to attend an interview.

All applicants should send their resume and cover letter via email to info@hillperkins.com

 

 

DLSS First Year Representatives

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Deakin Law Student Society is looking for four First Year Representatives to join our ranks.

What’s involved:

  • Representing the interest and ideas of First year law students
  • Promoting events and activities to  First Year Law Students
  • Working with other first year representatives and members of the DLSS

What you get out of it:

  • Join a team of enthusiastic law students
  • Make new friends
  • An impressive addition to your CV (Volunteering for a society)
  • New skills
  • You get to give back to your fellow law students

Ideally applicants should have a good rapport with the first year cohort, have great communication skills and always be ready for action.

Applicants should explain in 400 words why you will like to join us, tell us a little bit about yourself and tell us one thing about yourself not many know.

Also provided should be your email, contact number and resume (without cover letter).

Applications should be sent to president@dlssgeelong.com.au

Applications close on the 8th of April 2016.

 

 

DLSS Marketing officer positions

Applications close 18th March

Deakin Law Student Society is looking for two new Publications & Marketing officers to join our ranks.

What’s involved:

  • Working with other members of the marketing portfolio and the society
  • Updating social media
  • Creating blog entries and Facebook posts
  • Being available on short notice
  • Creation of posters, Facebook photos & events
  • Participation in DLSS events
  • Taking photos of DLSS events
  • Regularly checking the DLSS emails

What you get out of it:

  • Join a team of enthusiastic law students
  • Make new friends
  • An impressive addition to your CV (Volunteering for a society)
  • New skills
  • You get to give back to your fellow law students

Ideally applicants should have great communication skills, always be ready for action and have some digital literacy skills.

Applicants should explain in 200 words why you would be a great fit for the publications and marketing portfolio. Also provided should be your email and contact number.

Applications should be sent to president@dlssgeelong.com.au

Applications close on the 18th of March.

 

Junior moot

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The Deakin Junior moot is on again!

This year the junior moot will be held between the 21th and the 25th of March at the Geelong waterfront campus. This is a great way to test your skills and add to your CV, as well as learning the basics of mooting!

Applicants should provide both their name and their mooting partners name along with respective emails, year levels and phone numbers. Furthermore, applicants should let us know if there is any mooting date you will not be able to attend.

Please send all applications to competitions@dlssgeelong.com.au

Registrations will close after Friday the 18th of March.

For more information about mooting, DLSS have you covered; visit our competitions guide to get a greater idea of what the judges are lookingfor: https://dlssgeelong.wordpress.com/competitions/2015-competitions-guide/

HAPPY MOOTING!

Deakin moot competition

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The Deakin moot is on again!

This year the moot will be held between the 14th and the 18th of March at the Geelong waterfront campus. This is another great way to test your skills and add to your CV.

Applicants should provide both their name and their mooting partners name along with respective emails, year levels and phone numbers. Furthermore, applicants should let us know if there is any mooting date you will not be able to attend.

Please send all applications to competitions@dlssgeelong.com.au

Registrations will close Friday the 11th of March.

For more information about mooting, DLSS have you covered; visit our competitions guide to get a greater idea of what the judges are looking. for: https://dlssgeelong.wordpress.com/competitions/2015-competitions-guide/

HAPPY MOOTING!

NSW Law reform legal internship

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The NSW Law reform commission is offering a winter internship for students in their final year of study.

The internship is unpaid but it provides a range of professional development opportunities as well as the ability to work with the law reforms Commissioners. Interns will work as volunteers, ideally on a full-time basis for at least four weeks.

Successful applicants should have:

  1. a strong academic record;
  2. well-developed legal research and writing skills;
  3. strong communication and interpersonal skills; and
  4. a demonstrated interest in law reform and policy development.

Applications should contain:

  • a statement outlining how you meet these four criteria;
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • your academic record (unofficial record is acceptable); and
  • your availability between June and August 2016.

Applications should be forwarded to the Commission at lrc_intern@agd.nsw.gov.au.

Applications close 11 April 2016. Interviews will be held at the start of May 2016.

For more information visit: http://www.lawreform.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/lrc/lrc_students/lrc_internships.aspx

Or if you have questions you can email or call Erin Gough on (02) 8346 1263 or Erin.Gough@justice.nsw.gov.au.

Ideas for Careers – Criminal Law

LIV Young lawyers are holding a seminar on what it’s like to practice as a criminal lawyer on the 30th of March (5:30pm-7pm) at 470 Bourke street, Melbourne.

In the seminar, you will have the opportunity to listen to a panel of three professionals talk about:

– What a day in that practice area is like
– What kind of clients they work with
– What matters are commonly dealt with
– Career progression and more

After the panel discussion, attendees will then have the chance to speak with each panellist in small group.

This is ideal for anyone who is looking to put what they have learned as a law student into context, whilst also delving deeper into what it’s like to work in a criminal law practice.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1053226754736573/

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: http://government.unimelb.edu.au/renewing-federalism

To register, or for further enquires please contact: sophie.reid@unimelb.edu.au