Current opportunities focusing on involvement in the community and personal development will be posted below.
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD – AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
Nominations are now open for the 2017 Human Rights Awards! The Human Rights Awards is the pinnacle of human rights recognition in Australia. Each year the Australian Human Rights Commission are proud to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms.
They are calling for nominations across eight categories, most notably the Young People’s Medal (for people under 25), the ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ Award, and the Tony Fitzgerald Community Award for Individuals.
Nominations have been extended and are now open until midnight 4 September 2017. The awards will be presented on 8 December. For more information on the awards and how to nominate, please click here.
PHOTO COMPETITION – AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
The Australian Human Rights Commission is now accepting submissions for their Human Rights Photography Competition. The competition recognises that photography is a powerful medium with a long history in the promotion and advancement of human rights around the world. Photos foster empathy for the suffering and experience of others, community engagement and positive social change.
The theme for the 2017 competition is Home, inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous quote “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home…” The shortlisted and winning photos will to be displayed at the 2017 Human Rights Awards on 8 December in Sydney. To find out more about the competition or submit an entry, please click here. Applications close 30 September 2017.
CITY2SURF – TEAM UTS
Each year UTS enters a team of over 400 runners to compete in the City2Surf, this year to be held on Sunday August 13, 2017. Representing one of the largest teams in the race, Team UTS runners receive a wide range of benefits including;
Team UTS Running singlet/t-shirt
Access to group training walks
Access to a Team UTS Running App
Access to the Team UTS Post-Race Marquee on Bondi Beach including free BBQ, drinks and massages
Team UTS means that you will have access to a supportive network to help you get over the finish line!
The first 100 team members will receive $10 off!
Team UTS City2Surf registration process:
1. Go to http://www.activateuts.com.au/Sport/city2surf
2. Click on the registration link
3. Complete the ActivateUTS City2Surf registration form
4. Upon completion of the City2Surf form, you’ll be redirected to the payment page
5. Complete payment
6. Upon completion of payment you will be sent an automatic email containing instructions on how to complete your registration on the City2Surf website
7. Follow email instructions and complete your registration on the City2Surf website
Please note: failure to do so may result in an extra fee
MOVIE NIGHT FUNDRAISER – IMMIGRATION ADVICE & RIGHTS CENTRE (IARC)
We are holding a “Wonder Woman” Movie Night Fundraiser on World Refugee Day (Tuesday 20 June 2017), and would like to extend the invitation to members of your Law Society who have an interest in social justice. Tickets are $30 each, inclusive of movie ticket, wine and chocolate. Students are invited to join us at HOYTS Broadway for drinks from 5:30pm and the movie screening from 6:30pm.
RIGHTS TALK – AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
The Australian of the Year Awards and the Australian Human Rights Commission present this RightsTalk at Sydney Town Hall, where four remarkable Australians will share their stories and discuss their passion for human rights issues in Australia.
Guest speakers include 2017 NSW Australian of the Year and former child soldier turned defence lawyer and refugee advocate, Deng Adut; and NT Australian of the Year, indigenous leader and business women, Andrea Mason. Also on the panel is Jason Ball, Young Australian of the Year National Finalist for Victoria and the first openly gay AFL player who has used his profile to shine a light on homophobia in sport; and Australian Local Hero National Finalist for Queensland, Yasmin Khan, a dedicated diversity champion and domestic violence advocate.
Date: Wednesday 14th June 2017
Venue: Sydney Town Hall
Runnning order: Doors open at 5pm for formalities at 5.30pm.
Spaces are limited, so please register your attendance here.
RAMADAN IFTAR DINNER – MUSLIM LEGAL NETWORK
The Muslim Legal Network New South Wales takes great pleasure in inviting you to an Iftar dinner on Wednesday, 14 June 2017.
The Iftar dinner is being held during the Islamic lunar month of Ramadan, a month in which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.
The event provides an opportunity for legal practitioners to network and share in a meal to mark the breaking of a fast. In doing so, it seeks to achieve one of the objectives of Ramadan, which is to bring people together.
The keynote speaker will be The Honourable Justice Stephen Rothman AM, Judge, Supreme Court of New South Wales. Our guest speaker on the night will be Shaykh Haisam Farache, Religious Scholar and Principal at Garrison Lawyers.
The details of the event are:
Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Time: 4:30pm (for a 4.45pm start)
Venue: Doltone House, Hyde Park
Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000
(a prayer room will be made available on the day)
Cost: $100 per person
URGENT O TYPE BLOOD DONATIONS NEEDED – AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS
Australians with O-type blood have been urged to make a blood donation with reserves falling to just two days’ supply.
Type O blood is very important because O-negative is a universal-type blood.
The Red Cross has joined forces with emergency services to encourage more people to donate.
8,000 O-type blood donations were needed across the country in order to keep supplies at a safe level.
If you are able to, please consider donating whole blood, plasma or platelets during National Blood Donor Week– you can book an appointment using the following link
UNIVERSITY DIPLOMACY CONFERENCE DELEGATE
Interested in international affairs, social justice and development? The UNSW UNsoc is once again hosting the University Diplomacy Conference this year, from the 1st to 2nd of July. Come and engage yourself at our challenging workshops, and enjoy our social at the Saké Restaurant and Bar, with an informal gathering on the second night to close the conference. Our workshops this year will cover Sustainable Development, Political Debate and one more To Be Announced topic. Get in quick as spots are limited!
GRANTS AND SPONSORSHIP OFFICER – YOUTH IN MOTION
Always wanted to help empower disadvantaged youth? Youth in Motion is currently looking for both a grants and a sponsorships officer to join their hardworking and passionate team! You will play a crucial role in developing their funding base, learn valuable communications and presentation skills along the way and get a feel of what it’s like to work in a start-up/ social enterprise.
Grants – This role involves seeking out grant opportunities, applying for grants, and maintaining relationships with grant agencies. Time commitment is cyclical i.e. when grant apps open/ reporting is due.
Sponsorships – This role involves maintaining the crowdfunding platform, developing sponsorship proposals and liaising with sponsors. Successful applicants must be able to commit a fair bit of time for Sponsorships as the role is instrumental in laying the foundations of future partnerships!
If you’re interested, please send a cover letter of how you fit into these roles and your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: NAME – and the role you are applying for (you can apply for both!)
Applications close 30/6/17.
CLERKSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS MENTORING FOR INDIGENOUS STUDENTS – ALLENS
Allens RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan) Committee is offering to pair indigenous students with lawyers at Allens to provide feedback and advice on clerkship applications for all firms. The program recognises that indigenous students are frequently at a disadvantage to non-indigenous students in the clerkship application process as they are less likely to have indigenous students are less likely to have access to advice from family members, friends or acquaintances with experience in the hiring process for law firms.
The program is intended to assist in providing direct feedback, advice and assistance to indigenous students wishing to apply for clerkships this year. The program intends to cover CV’s, cover letters and interview preparation.
If you are an indigenous student and would like to be involved in the program, please email Heydon.Wardell-Burrus@allens.com.au
Applications close 31 May 2017.
LIONEL MURPHY: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN AUSTRALIAN JURIST
The National Justice Project, a non-for-profit Human Rights law firm in Sydney, is hosting an event commemorating Lionel Murphy, one of the giants of social justice in Australian legal history. The event will commemorate his life and career as a great Australian jurist and examine his role in changing the landscape of Australian social justice law.
The event has secured the enthusiastic support of the following speakers:
• Michael Kirby – Former High Court Judge
• Mary Gaudron – Former High Court Judge
• Professor Larissa Behrendt – Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at UTS Law School
• Dr Margaret Kelly – Professor at Macquarie University Law School
• Cameron Murphy – Lionel Murphy’s son
The event may be of interest to UTS Alumni as the content and nature of the event should qualify for CPD points.
For more information on the event including attendance, click here.
ADVOCATES MENTORING PROGRAM
Ever been interested in a career in advocacy, think that you have what it takes to live the life of a barrister, or do you want to maybe wear a fancy wig one day, and are you in your pre-penultimate year?
If the answer is yes then look no further! The UTS LSS invites you to apply for this year’s Advocates Mentoring Program (AMP) and grasp this fantastic opportunity to become a mentee to a barrister. Click here to apply now!
To find 100 more reasons to become a mentee click here and check out the AMP Handbook.