Current academic opportunities will be posted below.
ANIMAL LAW ESSAY COMPETITION – LAW SOCIETY OF NSW YOUNG LAWYERS
The Animal Law Essay Competition is held to encourage academic exploration in the field of animal law and to recognise outstanding pieces of work.
The winning essay will be included in the April 2018 issue of the LSJ, pending editorial approval as to the final version to be published. The winner will additionally receive a free ticket to the Animal Law Committee’s Animal Law Conference in late March 2018 and be formally presented with a certificate by the judging panel at the conference.
Entrants may submit an essay on any topic relating to animal law.
The competition is open to all current law students, and young lawyers who are under the age of 35 or in their first five years of practice. University students are welcome to submit essays that were previously submitted for university assessment, provided that the below specifications are met.
The winning essay will be selected by a panel of eminent animal lawyers and academics.
Word limit: between 2,000 and 2,500 words in length (inclusive of discursive footnotes, but excluding citations).
For more information please click here.
GRADUATE MENTORING PROGRAM – THE LAW SOCIETY OF NSW
The Graduate Mentoring Program connects final year law students and recent graduates with Young Lawyers to provide support and guidance through the transition from student into the profession. The program will commence in February 2018 and will run for 9 months.
To be eligible to apply as a Mentee in the program you must meet the following criteria:
– You are in your final year of study of an accredited law course, or
– You are within 12 months of completing your law degree, or
– You are undertaking your Practical Legal Training (PLT) component, or
– You are within your first year of employment
18 December 2017 – Applications close (unless capacity reached prior).
Please click here for more information.
NYGH INTERNSHIP – THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
The award will provide a post-graduate student or graduate with the opportunity to work with some of the leading private international law practitioners in the world. With over 80 members (including the European Union) representing all major regions and legal systems, The Hague Conference is a global intergovernmental organisation. Activities of The Hague Conference are coordinated by a multinational Secretariat – the Permanent Bureau – located in The Hague. The Conference’s working languages are English and French. The successful intern will work for 5 to 6 months under the direction of the Secretariat assisting with research, translation and preparation of meetings in accordance with the needs of the lawyers of the Permanent Bureau.
How to apply:
Applications for the 2017 Nygh Internship are now open. Please send a letter of application addressed to the Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship Board email@example.com or to c/- Ms. Nicola Nygh, Resolve Litigation Lawyers, Level 5, Gold Fields House, 1 Alfred Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
Applications close on 30 September each year.
The letter should include:
– the applicant’s reasons for applying for the Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship;
– the benefits which the applicant expects are to be derived from the internship and the contribution which the applicant expects to make to the work of The Hague Conference;
– the applicant’s career ambitions and how the internship will relate to those ambitions.;
– a description of the applicant’s current research, if applicable; and
the dates when the applicant would be available to undertake the internship
(Note: the applicant must be available to undertake the internship for 5 to 6 months).
Please also enclose the following, where applicable:
– the applicant’s up-to-date résumé;
– the applicant’s most recent academic transcript;
– two letters of reference for the applicant (including at least one academic reference), with contact details of referees;
– a copy of research work by the applicant in a field relevant to the work of The Hague Conference; and
– any other proof of the applicant’s legal and linguistic abilities and knowledge.
For more information, please click here.
DYLAN VOLLER SPEAKS OUT – BRENNAN JUSTICE AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
One year since Four Corners aired Australia’s Shame, which documented the brutality in Northern Territory youth detention, little has changed for children locked up. The program prompted a Royal Commission into youth detention and child protection, which has further revealed the abuse and inhumane treatment of Indigenous children. At the centre of the mistreatment was Dylan Voller, who was hooded and strapped to a restraint chair and tear gassed with chemicals that contravene the Convention on Chemical Weapons. This year Dylan was released from detention and has become vocal on the damage that youth detention does to children.
He will be speaking about these issues at a UTS panel on youth detention, which will also include Joanne Voller, Peter O’Brien (Dylan’s lawyer) and Caro Meldrum-Hanna (Four Corners reporter and UTS alumna). It will be chaired by Larissa Behrendt (Chair of Indigenous Research, UTS and host of Speaking Out on ABC Radio).
Brennan students will be able to claim 5ROJ points for attendance. To register your attendance, please click here.
ACCOUNTABILITY AND THE LAW CONFERENCE – THE AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE
With experts from across legal and academic fields, the Accountability & the Law Conference will discuss the weaknesses in the current federal accountability system and suggest mechanisms for reform, including the establishment of a federal anti-corruption commission. The conference is a special initiative of The Australia Institute, an independent public policy think tank based in Canberra.
· Nicholas Cowdery AM QC, former NSW Director of Public Prosecutions
· Geoffrey Watson SC, former counsel assisting ICAC
· Fiona McLeod SC, barrister and President Law Council of Australia
· Bret Walker SC, barrister and former Independent Monitor of National Security Legislation
· Noel Hutley SC, barrister and former President of the NSW Bar Association
Student tickets are now available half price – only $120!
Please click here for more information.
EVENTS – LOWY INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL POLICY
On 13 June 2017, the Institute will host the 2017 Owen Harries Lecture – American strategy in the Asia Pacific: President Trump and Beyond, with Jake Sullivan, Hillary Clinton’s closest foreign policy confidant. Jake will join the Institute in a discussion about what motivated the global ‘pivot’ to Asia and what US Asia policy will look like under President Trump and beyond. Jake Sullivan was senior foreign policy adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election campaign, served as senior aide to President Obama, national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and Director of Policy Planning at the US Department of State.
For more information, click here.
On Friday 9 June 2017, the day after the UK polling day, the Institute staff will host a panel discussion, Understanding the UK election, which will aim to explore what the election results mean for the UK, EU and the world.
For more information, click here.
TREASURY INSTITUTE ESSAY COMPETITION – TREASURY
Calling all students majoring in economics, law, commerce or related disciplines!
Tell us in 2,000 words or less “What do you believe will be most important for ensuring Australia’s future economic prosperity, and why”.
A panel, chaired by the Secretary to the Treasury, John Fraser and including Treasury’s Chief Adviser on structural reform, Hamish McDonald, and Principal Adviser on macroeconomic conditions, Angelia Grant will select the winning essay and two commendable entries.
How to enter: Entry is open to all students enrolled at an Australian tertiary education institution as at Wednesday 29 March 2017. Essays of no more than 2000 words must be submitted at http://research.treasury.gov.au/ by 5pm (AEST) on Friday 14 July 2017.
The Prize: The writer of the winning essay will receive a prize of $2,500, with prizes of $1,000 each awarded to the two runners-up. In addition, the three winning entrants will have the opportunity to visit Treasury to meet with the Secretary as well as other senior officials.
For more information, including terms and conditions go to http://research.treasury.gov.au or search Treasury on social for more about the competition and how to enter.
FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR UTS LSS MEMBERS – SKILLED SMART
A UTS Law graduate is providing a practical finance course to address the issue of low financial literacy, particularly for women, and for people in the legal profession where students are not typically provided any financial education at university. We talk about the gender pay gap — but never talk about how important financial literacy is to that conversation. To increase your confidence, capability and knowledge in managing and growing personal finances, please click here.
Skilled Smart is based out of the UTS Hatchery workspace, so drop in to discuss further opportunities and support for your financial wellbeing.
Batyr’s Big Night In
Batyr are hosting a panel discussion about everything sports and wellbeing. Join us for an insightful evening lead by expert panelists on the 18th of May. Registrations are closing soon so don’t miss out!
For more information, click here.
LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNSHIPS – PROJECT ABROAD
Projects Abroad is an organisation which offers International Law, Commercial Law and Human Rights internships for students across a range of emerging and developing countries.
These internships are a great opportunity for students to work alongside professional lawyers and human rights workers, and gain practical experience in their field. Internships are professionally supervised, safe, practical and educational and are run in a number of emerging and developing countries, including South Africa,Ghana, Cambodia and Argentina.
For more information, visit the site.
The Future of Australian Legal Education Conference – Australian Academy of Law
Australian Law Schools, the AAL and ALJ are presenting a national conference on the future of Australian legal education. The conference will provide a forum for an informed, national discussion on the future of legal study and practice in Australia, covering practitioners, academics, judges and, of course, students.
The conference keynote speaker will be the internationally acclaimed Professor Martha C. Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed to the Law School and Philosophy Department, University of Chicago. The Conference will be taking place in Sydney from Friday 11th August to Sunday 13th August. Registrations are open now!
See here for more information. Applications close 1 June 2017.
START-UP STORIES – UTS BUSINESS SCHOOL
Start-up Stories: On the way to disruption. Collaboration between start-ups and corporate
10 May, 6pm, UTS Business School
Companies from a range of industries are being disrupted at an unprecedented rate by a variety of innovations. From technological breakthroughs in cloud computing and big data analytics to disruptions like crowdfunding and social engagement, many of these innovations are created by start-ups. Companies attempt to address the implications of these disruptions and become more innovative as they are trying to determine how to interact with and benefit from the start-up ecosystem. At the same time, start-ups are looking to profit from corporates’ experiences and resources. What are the benefits and pitfalls of start-up and corporate collaborations? Which skills are needed on both sides (and from graduates) to successfully drive a collaboration for disruption? Find out at the next Start-up stories event!
For free tickets use the promo code: UTSS2
· Alec Lynch, founder & CEO, DesignCrowd
· Lily Wu, co-founder, Austern International
· Rob Deeming, CEO, Curo
For more information and to register, click here.
ESSAY COMPETITION – AUSTRALIAN LEGAL PHILOSOPHY STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
The Australian Legal Philosophy Students’ Association is proud to present the 2017 Australian Legal Philosophy Students’ Association Essay Competition. The 2017 ALPSA Essay Competition boasts a judging panel comprising the Honourable Justice Patrick Keane of the High Court of Australia, Professor Jeremy Waldron of New York University, and Professor Brian Bix of the University of Minnesota.
The 2017 ALPSA Essay Competition will focus on jurisprudential perspectives on the proposed bill of rights for Queensland and entries are open until 31 July 2017. First prize will be a $750 cash prize and publication in the University of Queensland Law Journal. Second prize will be a $200 cash prize and third prize will be a $100 cash prize.
Support for the 2017 ALPSA Essay Competition comes from The Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence, an Institute of the University of Sydney, the Australasian Association of Philosophy, and the University of Tasmania. Full details of the 2017 ALPSA Essay Competition are available on our website. Applications close 31/7/2017.
Please send any queries about the competition to the ALPSA Competitions Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHEAD AT ASHURST PROGRAM – ASHURST
Join our Ahead at Ashurst program and we’ll show you first-hand what it is like to work at a leading international law firm. You will have the opportunity to interact with lawyers at all levels to give you a practical insight to the work we do and the clients we work with. Build your commercial skills and knowledge of the industry and understand what life is like for our seasonal clerks and graduates.
This program is for highly driven 1st – 3rd year undergraduate law students, or 1st year JD students.
Friday, 07 July 2017
Friday, 04 August 2017
Friday, 01 September 2017
5:00pm – 7:00pm at Ashurst Offices
Visit the website here.
Applications close: Tuesday, 23 May 2017
DIVE IN PROGRAM – ALLENS
Allens will once again be running the one-day Dive In Program in 2017!
DIVE IN is designed for students before their penultimate year to gain an insight into Allens and working in commercial law. Students currently in 1st to 3rd year of an undergraduate Law degree, or 1st year of a JD degree, are eligible and encouraged to apply. The program will be running in our Sydney office on Wednesday 17 May and Thursday 18 May.
Apply for our one-day DIVE IN program, where you will:
> meet our partners and lawyers;
> learn about the work we do and our career model;
> get practical experience of what our clients want; and
> hear tips on our clerkships and life as a graduate at Allens.
Visit the website here.
Applications close 23 April 2017
INDIGENOUS LEGAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – ALLENS
Allens offers national legal internships to Indigenous law students who are in their second year of study or above. Our two week internship program is an opportunity to find out more about working in a commercial legal environment.
The program will run from Monday, 3 July – Friday, 14 July in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
Applications close 5pm on Friday, 28 April 2017.
Please address your application to Lauren Kay, Graduate Resourcing Consultant. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Lauren on 02 9230 4371 or email Lauren.Kay@allens.com.au