2012 | O-Week Edition Editor’s Note
Exciting things are coming in 2012! Our Cabinet and Executive members have been working tirelessly throughout the break preparing for our events and initiatives, including the Law Camp, Launch Party, Speaker’s Forums, Asia Careers & Australian Careers Law Fairs and our new Social Justice Program!
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Also a big welcome to those new to the UNSW Law School! We hope to enrich your student academic and social life, as well as provide career support and development opportunities! We hope that all members (new and old) get involved in 2012!
2012 Cabinet & Executive Structure……..
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Get excited for a great year UNSW Law Society! Nathan Huynh | Vice-President (Administration) UNSW Law Society 2012
Sunday 26 February Thursday 1 March Friday 2 March Friday 16 March Tuesday 20 March
Deadline for the SLEG Coordinator applications Deadline for the 2011-2012 Trandafir International Business Comp Registration closes for Microsoft Imagine Cup Registration for UNSW Law Student Ambassadors closes International Law Careers Fair
UNSW Law Society Publication Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editors: Derek Lim and Rishika Pai Vice-President (Administration): Nathan Huynh
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LAW CAMP LEADER APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! Are you keen to get involved in the Law Society in 2012? Get your applications in for one of the biggest events of the year! Become a Law Camp Leader today! Applications close at 5pm, Sunday, 26th February! Application forms are available for download on: http://www.unswlawsoc.org/files/Law%20Camp%2 02012%20Leader%20Application.doc
UNSW LAW SOCIETY FACEBOOK PAGE REVAMPED As part of our branding revamp, the UNSW Law Society has launched its new Facebook Fanpage. Our new Facebook page has all the latest updates on all our events and initiatives. You can keep updated by ‘Liking’ our new facebook page at www.facebook.com/unswlawsoc For more information contact Nathan Huynh, VicePresident (Administration) for more details at email@example.com.
Please read the instruction carefully on the top of the form before you start filling it out. All candidates will be contacted soon thereafter. We hope to see you at the camp! Please email all applications Somaskanthan, Vice-President firstname.lastname@example.org
to Saravanan (Activities) at
JD WELCOME DRINKS The Juris Doctor (‘JD’) Portfolio is holding a casual drinks event to welcome both new and old JD students to 2012! When: 24 February 2012 Where: The Regents Hotel, Kingsford For more information, contact James Skelton, Vice-President (JD) at email@example.com
LAWKIPEDIA 2012 Lawkipedia is the essential publication for First Year Law Students. The publication has information about the UNSW Law Society and how to get involved! It also contains useful articles and tips! The Lawkipedia will be distributed to all First Year Law Students at the UNSW Law Faculty Welcome on Thursday 24 February. Students who miss out will be able to obtain a copy electronically. For more details, please contact Claire Li, Vice-President (Education) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nathan Huynh, Vice-President (Administration) at email@example.com.
LAW PLUS PEER MENTORING The UNSW Law Society is excited to introduce its new First Year Mentoring Program – LawPLUS! Registration for the exciting new LawPLUS+ Peer Mentoring program is now OPEN. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to meet new friends, older law students, socialise, and develop skills to survive and thrive in law school! Register now at http://tiny.cc/ofayn. For more details, contact Claire Li, Vice-President (Education) at firstname.lastname@example.org or send an email to LawPLUS@unswlawsoc.org
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UNSW LAW AMBASSADORS (PURPLE SHIRT) RECRUITMENT 2012:
STUDENT LEGAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR APPLICATIONS
The UNSW Law faculty is currently recruiting new ambassadors to join the team for 2012.
The Schools Legal Education Group ('SLEG') is seeking two coordinators to fill vacant positions in 2012. SLEG’s social outreach program bridges the legal profession with young people by sending law student presenters to high schools, providing students with access to legal information on a youth to youth platform. Coordinators will be responsible for volunteer recruitment, managing classes, and the smooth running and general organisation of the Schools Legal Education Group.
To be considered you must be:
In second year or above Confident, enthusiastic and happy talking to all kinds of people Active in life at Law School A team player willing to help with the less glamorous side of events Proud to be part of UNSW Law
Student Ambassadors are paid $26.62 per hour and receive AHEGS recognition.
This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in community justice and social outreach.
Please note: Student Ambassadors working for SRO this year are not eligible to apply.
We welcome applications from students at all stages of their law degree.
Responsibilities of Purple Shirts include: Promote UNSW Law to high school students and their parents through attendance at Careers Markets, Tertiary Information events and other promotional events run by UNSW LAW. Provide information to all prospective students through presentations, mentoring and student enquiries Assist the law faculty staff with recruitment activities i.e. logistics and materials.
Previous involvement in the SLEG program is not necessary. If you feel you are suitable for this position, please complete the attached form, and forward it, along with a copy of your CV to SLEG@unsw.edu.au. Applications are due by 9pm Sunday, 26th Feb 2012
Applications: Apply by emailing your CV to email@example.com no later than 16 March 2012. Visit www.law.unsw.edu.au for more information.
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VOLUNTEER COURT ASSISTANTS SOUGHT: DOWNING CENTRE
UNSW INTERNATIONAL LAW (ASIA) CAREERS FAIR:
Are you interested in a volunteer work experience opportunity with a Solicitor that entails assisting him to provide a free legal service to qualifying clients in the Downing Centre Local Court Complex?
London, Singapore, Hong Kong. Shanghai, A World of opportunities for lawyers starts here! Visit the UNSW International Law Careers Fair 2012.
Essential Selection Criteria:
Desire to volunteer for litigation work experience with a Solicitor Ability to read and speak English with excellent fluency under pressure Ability to comprehend written & spoken English accurately under pressure Of an extremely extraverted nature and comfortable speaking with strangers Access to a land line phone connected to where you live
Details: Volunteer court assistants will help a Solicitor to provide a low cost legal service to qualifying clients modelled on the Pro Bono Reduce Fee model in the Downing Centre Court Complex between 8am – 4:30 pm on the following Fridays:
The International Law Careers Fair provides a fantastic opportunity to meet representatives from firms across Asia and provides students with an insight on what the application process is like, what working in that particular firm is like and the opportunities available within those firms. Who: Any law student interested in a clerkship/graduate position in Asia, Cantonese and Mandarin are not required, but it will prove to be an advantage for some firms. Where: Leighton Hall Scientia Conference & Events Centre. When: 20th March 12:00-2:30pm
The first Friday of each month; The fifth Friday in any month.
This opportunity is open to all students meeting the specified selection criteria who are studying Law alone or a Law combined degree. No prior knowledge or experience of any kind is required. For further information and to apply, please phone Robert Nixon, the Solicitor, on (02) 9872 5766 during the following time periods:
6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday or 9 a.m. to 4p.m. on weekends & public holidays.
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2011-2012 TRANDAFIR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WRITING COMPETITION Topic: Any topic of contemporary international business or economic concern with a legal nexus. Award: Publication and CASH PRIZE of $2,000 The winning essay will be published in Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, a journal of the University Of Iowa College Of Law. Eligibility: All students currently enrolled in a law or graduate degree program from any institution in the world are eligible. Deadline: All mail entries must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012. For more information and contest rules, see http://www.uiowa.edu/~tlcp/trandafir_competition.h tml
MICROSOFT IMAGINE CUP Do you want to… Learn new skills Test yourself against the brightest students around the world Make new friends Win great prizes Gain access to Microsoft staff and technologies Help make the world a better place Get recognized as a future leader Imagine Cup is a global competition open to students, designed to combine inspiration with technology to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems. For more information visit the website at www.microsoft.com/australia/imaginecup Register your interest in participating in Imagine Cup before 2 March 2012 at www.imaginecup.com.au.
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William House Eunice Park Co-Presidents
Shaun Croner Edmund Lo Vice-Presidents (Careers)
Ben Heenan Events Director
Cindy Xian Asia Careers Vice-President
Jessie Holgersson JD Events Director
Joyce Lai Asia Careers Director
Emily Pfeiffer Activites Director
Greemn Lim Leslie Phung Akshay Rao Preeta Seshachari Chiraag Shah LawPLUS Coordinators
Simon Cho Vice-President (Social Justice)
Karina Ko Design & Promotions Director
Jessica Wong Raymond Roca Jenny Du Design & Promotions Coordinators
Jessica Lee IT Director
Mark Selim Music Director
Van Armorta Sports Director
Shamila Vijayamanohr Leah Munk Publication Directors
Nathan Huynh Vice-President (Administration)
Lyndon Goddard Careers Publications Director
Phillip Chan Assistant IT Director
Derek Lim Rishika Pai 'The Brief'Editors
For a complete list of executive contact details visit our website: www.unswlawsoc.org The Law Society is always looking for volunteers and we encourage you to contact us and get involved!
Kara Grimsley Social Justice Program Coordinator
Palak Thaker Emily Burke Verity Smith Will Maher Ava Hurley Social Justice Officers
Mary Azzi Non-Corporate Careers Director
Louisa Tan Court of Conscience Editor
Rohit Sud Vice-President (Competitions)
TBC Mooting Director
Elena Ng Skills Director
Arthur Wang Jose Brummert External Competitions Directors Thomas Ellicott JD Competitions Officer
Andrew Arulanandam Tram Nguyen Lyndon Goddard Hazel Pais Libby Mulcahy Akaash Aggarwal Michael Tran Bob Liang Li Lin Annabel Pang Lisa Nguyen Regan Nathan Competitions Coordinators
James Skelton Vice-President (Juris Doctor)
Charles Crane Treasurer
Brendon Green Grievance Officer Ashvini Thilakeswaran Secretary Leslie Phung Angela Kintominas Immediate Past Presidents
James Healey Stephanie Lee Chris Michaelides Kartini Saddington Careers Directors
Claire Li Vice-President (Education)
Saravanan Somaskanthan Vice-President (Activities)