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- Dear UNSW Law Society Members EGM - Be part of reforming our Society We're sure that you, like us, are either currently experiencing the stressful clerkship application or know fellow students who are experiencing it. We realise that LawSoc has not been doing enough to provide you with information about the vast range of other careers available to you with your law degree.
In the ACT Public Service Graduate Program, you’ll be placed in a real job that has real responsibilities. It’s a big step towards a career that’s both professionally challenging and personally rewarding.
We’re looking for graduates of all ages, who are enthusiastic, creative, flexible and possess a strong interest in our local community. We encourage applications from people with disability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Henry Davis York Client Interviewing Competition Registrations Now Open!
It is highly improbable that a client will walk into your office and introduce themselves as a "tort problem" or a "criminal negligence problem". As an aspiring lawyer, it will be your job to ascertain legal issues and material facts from your clients in order to properly advise them about their legal rights and remedies.
The Hugh McConnell Scholarship is an essay competition for current students of industrial relations, human, employment relations and labour law.
It is an opportunity to gain exposure within and experience of the practitioner world of employment relations and labour law, while developing a number of strong presentation and communication skills.
Want to experience what it’s like to be in a trial court?
Here’s your chance to say objection!
Advocacy is a key legal skill for any aspiring lawyer. The Herbert Smith Freehills Trial Advocacy Competition involves a simulated criminal trial run from the opening statements through to the examination of the witnesses and the closing address. It tests quick thinking, courtroom etiquette and strategy and involves very little preparation. Through this experience you will develop effective communication skills and hone your knowledge of evidence law.
Are you concerned with the current state of police powers? Are you aware of the recent reforms that have taken place to policing laws, such as the removal of the right to silence or the use of tasers? How do you feel that the police, as gatekeepers, respond to their duty to protect society and enforce the law?
The Law Society of NSW is hosting a legal support networking cocktail reception on Tuesday 9 April 2013 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. It's a fantastic opportunity for law students who are working as paralegals, legal assistants,
receptionists, court clerks, administrators and office managers to meet with their peers.
What: Free drinks before the mid-semester Toga Party
When: 7pm-9pm, Thursday 28 March
Where: Club Bar (upstairs at the RoundHouse)
Who: Law Society members (must show sticker at the door)
Why: Cause being a Law Student is awesome!
Meet up with everyone you have been studying hard with in the first four weeks for a well deserved break (well, a break).
Backing up from the Launch Party on Wednesday night, this will be yet another opportunity to meet, chat, and share a drink with fellow law students from all years.
In addition to selecting competitors to represent UNSW in ALSA 2013, we will be recruiting the following ancillary positions:
JDs normally have a shorter time at uni than combined law degree students, so its useful to get all the information in one place to know what competitions you can get in during the degree. For help, check out the 2013 JD Competitions Guide!