UNSW Lawsoc Launch Party
Nov
25
6:30 PM18:30

UNSW Lawsoc Launch Party

After catching up on countless readings that you missed during semester, and slaving away at Randwick Racecourse sitting your final exams (whilst wishing you were there to hit up the races).....all you want to do is PARTY!! LOOK NO FURTHER!

Whether you're in first year or final year, come join us to finish off 2015 with a bang! Catch up with old friends, make new ones and dance the night away with food and drinks on us!

WHAT: UNSW Law Society Launch Party: Holiday Edition

WHEN: Wednesday 25th November - 6:30pm till late

WHERE: The Beresford Hotel - 354 Bourke St, Surry Hills

COST: FREE!!

This event is 18+ and for UNSW Law students only. Please bring your ID and student card feat. LawSoc sticker, which you can get at any time from Level 3 of the Law Building.

Contact
Sita - socials@unswlawsoc.org

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2016 LawPLUS Mentoring Applications
Nov
8
11:59 PM23:59

2016 LawPLUS Mentoring Applications

What is LawPLUS?

LawPLUS is a peer mentoring program designed to assist students in adjusting to university life and the unique experiences of law school. The program is a joint initiative of the UNSW Law Faculty and Law Society, and aims to support new law students by organising regular group meetings, social events and skills workshops.

As a mentor, you will be responsible for running small group meetings with a co-mentor, and fostering mentee interaction by creating a welcoming and friendly environment. It is a fantastic opportunity to develop a wide range of leadership skills and meet new people. LawPLUS is also a recognised activity within the UNSW Advantage program and your participation will be included on your official co-curricular statement.

Selection process
The selection process to be a 2016 LawPLUS mentor will consist of two rounds: a written application and a group interview.

Written applications close on Sunday 8th November 2015 at midnight. You will be notified by email with the outcome of your written application by late November-early December.

For further information about the program, please refer to the 2015 Handbook: http://tinyurl.com/2015lawplushb

To apply, please click the button below.

Please e-mail lawplus@unswlawsoc.org if you have any questions or concerns.

Applications are now open and will close on Sunday, 8 November 2015 at midnight.


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*CANCELLED* UNSW Law Classes of 2015 and 2016 Valedictory
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

*CANCELLED* UNSW Law Classes of 2015 and 2016 Valedictory

This event has been cancelled. Please contact Simon at presidents@unswlawsoc.org to arrange for a refund if a ticket has been bought.

In celebration of the culmination of our law studies and our graduation from the UNSW Law student community to the UNSW Law Alumni Network.

Law students who completed in Summer 2014-15, Semester 1, 2015 or will be completing in Semester 2, 2015 are invited.

Date and venue: 30 October 2015 @ The Mint
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $65 per person

Includes full food and drinks package

To purchase your tickets, simply click on the button below.

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International Students Food Fest
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

International Students Food Fest

Location: Roundhouse

Here, you will be able to meet an array of international students.

It is your last opportunity of this semester to meet the Law Society including the International Director who can field any questions you may have.

It is an open event to ALL international students including Undergrads, Juris Doctor's, Masters, PhD and LLB's.

Come and grab some PIZZA, beverages & snacks and be able to share stories about our abroad adventures!

For any questions, don't hesitate to contact Dara at international.director@unswlawsoc.org

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Yindyamarra: A Documentary
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Yindyamarra: A Documentary



Follow the journey of ten UNSW Law students into Wiradjuri country. Share their enriching, confronting and provocative experiences as they explore the legal and social realities of our First Australians. A documentary that empowers students to affect change and strive for Social Justice in pursuit of their future endeavours.

Yindyamarra: The Wiradjuri word for Respect

Screening Date: 27 October
Where: The Law Theatre
Time: 6.00pm, the film will begin showing at 6.30pm

To view the trailer: http://tinyurl.com/yindyamarra

Producer: Teela Reid
Director: Khushaal Vyas
Film Crew: Michael Ouzas, Isobel Blomfield, Sherman Du
Volunteer Presenter Crew: Christine Maibom, Nanak Narulla, Anusha Thomas, Atharva Karandikar and Nick Coffman
Music: Raghav Iyer

All gold coin donations will go towards the UNSW Pre-Law program.

Registration is essential as tickets are limited.  Register Now

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K&L Gates Witness Examination Grand Final
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

K&L Gates Witness Examination Grand Final

On Thursday 22 October UNSW Law Society in conjunction with K & L Gates will be hosting the Grand Final of the Witness Examination Competition. Our finalists, James Norton and Bridget O'Kane have gone through 4 gruelling rounds to reach this stage.

We are honoured to have three incredibly accomplished judges of varied backgrounds joining us this year.

The competition will begin at 6:30pm, with light refreshments served from 6:00pm.

Please fill in your registrations on this link: http://goo.gl/forms/LFaoFJ8rJR

The chance to witness a riveting criminal trial and some high-quality use of evidence law is something not to be missed. So please come along and support your friends!

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Herbert Smith Freehills Beginners Negotiation Grand Final
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Herbert Smith Freehills Beginners Negotiation Grand Final

Date: Monday 19 October
Time: 6.00pm for a 6.30pm pm start
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills, Level 34, ANZ Tower, 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
Dress Code: Smart Casual

Competitors: Cameron Graf & Daisy Kolt v Nanak Narulla & Jack Rathie

RSVP: All guests must fill out the form (found here: https://docs.google.com/a/unswlawsoc.org/forms/d/11aW2jtFVBpvhVv831hbODqiSnLwNSPKlgDvTLfgQXys/viewform) by 12.00pm on Friday 16 October.

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Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Seminar on Postgraduate Law Study in US or UK

Location: Law Staff Common Room, Level 2

Postgraduate study is a well-recognised way in which to build qualifications and experience for careers in private practice, government, international law and academia. This seminar discusses:
the benefits of overseas postgraduate study in law;
choosing a law school;
the application process;
sources of funding;
by drawing on the experiences of three UNSW law graduates who studied at Columbia, Cambridge and Oxford.

Speakers:
Jessica Hudson – Oxford
BCL (Distinction) University of Oxford and BA, LLB (Hons) UNSW. Before joining UNSW Law in 2014 as a Lecturer, Jessica was a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons. Jessica worked as a Tipstaff to Justice Julie Ward when Her Honour was a Judge in the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Jessica publishes and conducts research in the areas of private law and corporations law and teaches Equity & Trusts and Restitution. Jessica is currently undertaking a PhD at UNSW Law. Her topic is “Understanding the Equitable Vindicatio”.

Brent Michaels - Columbia
BA (Philosophy), LLB (Hons) (UNSW), LLM (Hons) (Columbia). Brent is a barrister practising in commercial and public law at Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth Chambers, Sydney. Previously he was a solicitor in commercial litigation at King & Wood Mallesons (2009-2013) and Associate to Justice David Hodgson AO in the NSW Court of Appeal (2008). He has taught Resolving Civil Disputes at UNSW, Evidence and Torts at the University of Sydney, and presently the International Competitive Moot at UNSW.

Jocelyn Williams - Cambridge
Bachelor of Commerce, USYD and LLB (Hons), UNSW. Postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge (2010-2011); previously a solicitor in commercial litigation at King & Wood Mallesons (2009) and Herbert Smith Freehills (2011-2014); and associate to Justice Kiefel AO, High Court of Australia (2009-2010). She has taught Contracts law at UNSW Law and Evidence law at USYD (2012-2014) and commenced practising at the bar in 2014 at 12 Wentworth/Selborne Chambers.

Chair: Associate Professor Michael Legg, Director of Senior Studies, UNSW Law.
Michael is responsible for coordinating information and assistance for later year students in relation to the choice of electives, careers and further study after graduation. Michael has 15 years of experience as a legal practitioner having worked with leading Australian and US law firms. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court of Australia, High Court of Australia and to the New York Bar. He completed an LLM at the University of California, Berkeley in 2000-2001.

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UNSW Lawlapalooza 2015 supported by William James
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

UNSW Lawlapalooza 2015 supported by William James

UNSW Law Society and William James are proud to bring you the long-awaited music event of the year… LAWLAPALOOZA 2015!!

Lawlapalooza is LawSoc’s answer to the famous Lollapalooza music festival: Law students take to the stage of the Roundhouse beer garden in a musical extravaganza, and perform with the Law Society Band for prizes and law school glory! Come down to the Roundhouse on Friday night to watch your friends and classmates impress (or shock) a panel of celebrity judges from the UNSW Law Faculty.

We’ll be kicking off the night with the fabulous Law Society band, who you may remember from such performances as UNSW Law Ball 2015, the SCLSS Wellbeing Festival, the Ngoc Tram Nguyen Scholarship Dinner and Law Revue! Then kick back and enjoy performances from your friends and peers (with drinks on us!), peppered with scathing critiques from your favourite lecturers, and vote for the winner of the peoples’ choice award before we hand over to our celebrity DJ for the rest of the night.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our celebrity judges, to be revealed soon!

When: Friday 16th October 2015, 7pm – 11pm
Where: UNSW Roundhouse beer garden

Want to perform?: If you’ve ever had a desire to perform in front of a crowd or with an amazing live band, Lawlapalooza is your time to shine! You’ll need to pick a song and, if you're singing in an ensemble, some friends to sing with! Then fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/8QCr0V. We'll be picking contestants based on song choice and the quality of your application!

Any questions? Ask our Music Director Rohan at music@unswlawsoc.org

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AGM 2015
Oct
15
1:00 PM13:00

AGM 2015

The 2015 university year is coming to a close and you are all invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 15 October from 1pm to 2pm. It will be held at LAWG02. Lunch will be provided to all those who attend the AGM.
 
The AGM will concern:

 

  1. Presidents’ Report, detailing the achievements of the Society during the year;

  2. Treasurer’s Report, detailing the financial performance of the Society during the year; and

  3. Motion to allow the Vice-President (Public Interest Careers) to commence her term following the conclusion of the AGM, due to the casual vacancy of this position.

Agenda and notice of these motions can be found at this link.
 
If you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to contribute to the resolution of the above motions, please see the attached proxy form.
 

In the event that you are unable to attend the AGM, you may proxy your vote. Proxying your vote is not compulsory. The process is as below:

 

  1. Complete the proxy form, including your signature. 

  2. Ask another member who will be attending the meeting to receive your proxy vote and sign the proxy form as well. If they do not attend the meeting, your proxy vote cannot be used. 

  3. You must select whether your proxy can vote as they see fit, or; to vote as you indicate on the form with reference to the agenda.

  4. Each attendee at the AGM may only hold one proxy vote - i.e. they may vote themselves and then vote on behalf of one other person.  

  5. Membership will be checked at the door. 

  6. Completed proxy forms must be emailed from the university email of the person proxying their vote to presidents@unswlawsoc.org by 9am, Tuesday 13 October or submitted to the Presidents' tray in the UNSW Law Society office by 9am, Tuesday 13 October.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact presidents@unswlawsoc.org.

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College of Law - Open Night
Oct
14
4:30 PM16:30

College of Law - Open Night

The College of Law is throwing open its doors to give law students a taste of College life!  Come along to our Open Night on Wednesday 14 October anytime from 4.30pm – 7.30pm to hear about our reimagined 2016 PLT program that is more flexible, more practical and will make you more employable! The evening will give you the chance to:

·         Find out about work experience and where to find it

·         Get your professional photo taken to use on your CV and LinkedIn 

·         Have a taste of court life by watching or taking part in mock courts 

·         Chat to College lecturers and take a tour of the campus

This event is recommended for all university law students...first year and second year students this includes you!

Visit our website to register your attendance today!

www.collaw.edu.au

 

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International BBQ Sizzle
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

International BBQ Sizzle

Location: Sam Cracknell Pavillion

Let's get SIZZLING!

Come and experience an Australian BBQ!

We will be having a sausage sizzle, snacks and beverages to celebrate nearing the end of Semester 2.

There will be a Plan B - inside location if the weather is not cooperating.

Any questions, please contact international.director@unswlawsoc.org.

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Careers in the Private Law Sector: A Round Table Discussion with Whittens
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Careers in the Private Law Sector: A Round Table Discussion with Whittens

When: Monday 12 Oct 2015, 6-8pm

Where: Private Room, Robin Hood Hotel (203 Bronte Road, Waverley NSW 2024 Australia)

Why: Free drinks + food + good company + career advice + networking

As spaces are limited, please register your attendance here: 
http://goo.gl/forms/mbivmLOr8n

Many students equate a career in the private law sector as solely about getting a clerkship. This is simply not true. If you want to find out what being a lawyer in the private law sector is really about, then this event is for you!

The UNSW Law Society, in conjunction with Whittens & McKeough (Whittens) Lawyers, is excited to host a panel/ round table discussion about pursing a career in the private law sector. The topics that will be covered include:

  • Introduction to the different roles available in the private sector (In-House, Large firms, Boutique Firms etc)
  • Pros & Cons of the different experiences
  • How to apply to those places and when to apply
  • Cover letter writing and interview tips 
  • Q&A
  • Networking event afterwards

The combined experience of the Whittens panel include working at: 

  • boutique firms
  • 'top-tier' firms
  • International firms
  • In-House
  • The AGS 
  • Judicial associateships
  • And more!

In addition to invaluable career advice and networking opportunities, the event is also kindly catered for by Whittens. There will be drinks and food available from 6-8pm.

Whittens is a Sydney based law firm specialising in corporate and commercial law, technology and online business, mining and resources law, litigation and property. Whittens is widely acknowledged as leading the market in small cap ASX company work.

If you have any queries, please contact richard.du@unswlawsoc.org

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Oct
9
6:30 AM06:30

Amnesty International Australia - World Day Against the Death Penalty Forum

The UNSW Law Society has received this message from Amnesty International:

On the 9th of October we're going to be holding a discussion forum on the World Day Against the Death Penalty, discussing international cases of capital punishment and actions take to prevent these executions. We will have a panel of experts discussing this issue followed by a short QandA. We think this a great opportunity for members of the society to come along and discuss the legality of this international human rights abuse and would like to promote the event through your network.

Is there a UNSW law newsletter, or any other means by which we can get the details out to students. Thanks for your help, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me, my details are below.

Amnesty International Australia
Level 1, 79 Myrtle St
Chippendale, NSW 2008

T +61 2 8396 7670
E nswccintern@amnesty.org.au

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Public Interest Careers Networking Drinks
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Public Interest Careers Networking Drinks

Do you want to gain more access to professionals working in practice areas with a focus in public interest law? Want to find out more about how to begin exploring a particular career pathway? Or how the public sector operates in practice? Then make sure you don’t miss the upcoming public interest careers networking event in Week 10! On the evening, you'll be given an opportunity to chat to various professionals working in areas such as: - Criminal law - Administrative law - Academia - Public interest litigation - Government sectors and organisations - Community legal centres - Private bar - Policy ………and much more to be confirmed. But there’s more! This isn’t your usual networking event. The evening will run in the style of a speed dating event whereby you will rotate between 3-4 professionals that best match your interests and preferred career pathway. After this, you can mingle with all the other attendees whilst enjoying complementary drinks and canapés. Make sure to keep checking this page to keep updated on who will be attending and to start filling out the registration form when it is released. Please feel free to email Jess Meech or Tina Zhou at gov.careers@unswlawsoc.org if you have any questions regarding the event.

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International BBQ Sizzle
Oct
1
9:30 AM09:30

International BBQ Sizzle

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Location: Sam Cracknell Pavillion

Let's get SIZZLING!

Come and experience an Australian BBQ!

We will be having a sausage sizzle, snacks and beverages to celebrate nearing the end of Semester 2.

There will be a Plan B - inside location if the weather is not cooperating.

Any questions, please contact international.director@unswlawsoc.org.

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STUVAC Tutor Recruitment
Sep
25
to Oct 14

STUVAC Tutor Recruitment

Are you looking for a way to give back to UNSW Law Students? Are you excellent at equity or a criminal (law) mastermind?!

The UNSW Law Society is looking for students to help run a workshop (or two) during Semester 2 StuVac!

If you would be willing to volunteer just an hour to help students dissect a past paper, please provide your details through this form and we'll be in touch with you very soon!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10O1-Mk01bGVmoY5xmjhQoiL0wCiAxH61_WksTWe3GV0/viewform

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UNSW JD TGIF
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

UNSW JD TGIF

Join us for a relaxing drink on the last Friday before the break!

Beers and house wines subsidised as usual.

Any questions, don't hesitant to contact jd.activities@unswlawsoc.org

Location: The Whitehouse
Time: 6pm

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UNSW Law Society and Norton Rose Fulbright present Indigenous Law Mob Connect: Yarn and a Cuppa
Sep
18
1:00 PM13:00

UNSW Law Society and Norton Rose Fulbright present Indigenous Law Mob Connect: Yarn and a Cuppa

Location: Cuco Cubano
Time: 1pm

The UNSW Law Society is holding another Yarn and a Cuppa event for Indigenous Law Students at Coco Cubano in Week 8, sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright.

Come along to Coco Cubano for the second Yarn and a Cuppa event of the semester for some free wedges and drinks, including: milkshakes, frappes, coffees, hot chocolates, soft drinks and anything else on the menu!

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Careers in Sole Practitioner, Suburban & Regional Law Firms
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Careers in Sole Practitioner, Suburban & Regional Law Firms

Date: Thursday 17 September 2015

Time: 6pm

Location: UNSW Law Staff Common Room, Level 2, Law Building.

This seminar discusses a career as a solicitor in a sole practitioner, suburban or regional law firm. The seminar will involve a panel of experienced practitioners drawn from the above areas who will provide their perspectives and experience on:

• The types of law practiced in their firms, including what that involves on a day-to-day basis.
• Entry into this career path.
• Pros and cons of this career choice.
• Whether there are any particular areas of law or experience that interested students should seek to learn about/obtain.

Please register your attendence here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PYLt1EyCD6H5UHQSoLRkw2QosafUgh5pmyKbjWXackw/viewform

Speakers:

Anthony Herro is a recognised expert in retail and commercial Leases and is Principal Solicitor at Herro Solicitors, a boutique Sydney CBD Law Firm specialising in retail and commercial leasing. Anthony is an Accredited Mediator (Acc. M.LEADR) with National Accreditation and is a Mediator on the Panel of the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner and a member of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the Law Society. He acts as a Mediator in both retail leasing and general commercial disputes.

David Simons is the Legal Practitioner of SR Law, a law firm specialising in debt recovery matters, as well as the director of Infinity Collections, a licensed commercial agent. David acts for Local Government Councils, Banks, Finance Companies and Corporations in the collection of their outstanding debts. After working more than 20 years in the city David moved his practice to Bondi Junction, where he operates to this day.

Mark Vine started as the mail clerk at Liverpool Court House in 1975 and "retired" as Chamber Magistrate and Deputy Registrar of the Sydney Local Court, Downing Centre in 2000. He then retreated to his home on the rural fringe of Sydney and set up a specialised, on-line legal practice called www.debtcollect.com.au. He does not "see" clients, run trust accounts or charge by the hour. His biggest problem is dealing with excessive demand."

Andrew Windybank is a corporate lawyer who specialises in mergers, acquisitions and capital raising for small and medium businesses. Andrew acts for private and public companies, company directors, private equity funds, private clients and family groups. Andrew is a Partner with McCabes based in Newcastle.

Chair: Associate Professor Michael Legg, Director of Senior Studies.

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UNSW vs USYD Challenge
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

UNSW vs USYD Challenge

The challenge has been issued to the old enemy USyd. The time has come for our men and women to step up on the sporting arena and defend the pride of UNSW Law!

The Annual UNSW vs USyd Challenge is upon us once again and this year it is being held on Thursday the 17th of September from 6-8pm at the University of Sydney. The ladies will face off on the netball court first, followed by the men's test of strength on the rugby field.

If you are interested in signing up for either team, enter your details in the following forms:
Women's netball - http://goo.gl/forms/HBtffvc4Sw
Men's rugby - http://goo.gl/forms/WbmxUO1mr1

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