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2012 | Week 1 Edition From the Editors Welcome to the first week of 2012! Whether you’re scrambling to find last minute cheap textbooks or have just returned from a 3-month holiday to South East Asia where you lived like a king, you can look forward to this year because we’ve packed an array of social events that you‘ll be talking about for the next 5 years, or until you graduate and start working full time (oh dear-5 full days a week…although on the bright side you get to suit up!)

Contents Upcoming Highlights……………..………..… 1 UNSW Law Faculty Announcements…....... 2 Careers Board………………………….….......3 Competitions Board…………...…………….. 4

Also a big welcome to those new to the UNSW Law School! Things you should look out for include Law camp tickets (sold out after 4 hours of sale!) Lawkipedia (a first year’s cheat sheet to UNSW Law school) and of course, your weekly edition of The Brief. We hope that all members (new and old) get involved in 2012! Get excited for a great year UNSW Law Society! Derek Lim and Rishika Pai | The Brief Editors UNSW Law Society 2012

Monday 27 February Thursday 1 March Friday 2 March Friday 16 March Tuesday 20 March Saturday 24 March

Law camp tickets go on sale at 1pm at Level 1 of the Law Building Deadline for the 2011-2012 Trandafir International Business Comp SRO Student Ambassador Applications close. Registration for UNSW Law Student Ambassadors closes International Law Careers Fair Registration for Salvos Legal Lecture Series closes

UNSW Law Society Publication Contact:

Editors: Derek Lim and Rishika Pai Vice-President (Administration): Nathan Huynh

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UNSW LAW AMBASSADORS (PURPLE SHIRT) RECRUITMENT 2012: The UNSW Law faculty is currently recruiting new ambassadors to join the team for 2012. 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. Please note: Student Ambassadors working for SRO this year are not eligible to apply. Applications: Apply by emailing your CV to no later than 16 March 2012. Visit for more information.

SUMMARY OF OPPORTUNTIES AVAILABLE 1 Law ‘Purple Shirts’ Student Ambassador team – closes 16 March 2. Student Recruitment Office Student Ambassador team – closes 2 March 3. ASPIRE Student Ambassador team – closes 24 March (though they might accept late applications if you run this on Monday)

All information for these can be found on the law website in the student notices section: t-notices


To coincide with this event, we will be launching the Government and Public Careers Guide just in time for applications for graduate positions for students interested in careers with a social justice focus. Details: Date: Thursday 1 March (Week 1) Venue: Law G23 Time: 1-2pm

Bio of the speakers: Lillian Dang is the Law Program Officer for the Access to Justice Program at The Asia Foundation in Timor-Leste. Since June 2010, she has worked closely with the Foundation’s local legal aid partner organisations, the Ministry of Justice, the United Nations, and civil society organisations to promote a sustainable legal aid sector within Timor-Leste’s nascent justice system. She was previously a Research Officer at Pact Cambodia in Phnom Penh, a Special Projects Coordinator at the Diplomacy Training Program, and a Tax and Legal Consultant at KMPG. She was also a Legal Research Intern at the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre, in New Delhi, India. She graduated from UNSW with a BCom/LLB in 2008 and was admitted as a lawyer in 2009. Amrita Kapur is International Legal Adviser to the Women’s Justice Unit, Justice System Monitoring Programme in Dili, Timor-Leste. She was previously: a consultant for the International Development Law Organisation, working on gender equality in customary land law in Mozambique and Tanzania; Human Rights Fellow at the Centre for Transitional Justice in New York; and intern at Human Rights Watch in NYC and at the Prosecutor’s Office at the International Criminal Court. She has also worked at the NSW DPP and the Legal Aid Commission. At UNSW, she teaches international humanitarian law and criminal law.

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UNSW INTERNATIONAL LAW (ASIA) CAREERS FAIR: London, Singapore, Hong Kong. Shanghai, A World of opportunities for lawyers starts here! Visit the UNSW International Law Careers Fair 2012. 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


We are just 4 weeks out from our next Lecture Series and spots are filling up fast. Register now, so that you don't miss out on hearing our brilliant speakers. The line up for this Lecture Series is as follows: 9.30-10.30am - Mock mediation with Steve Lancken (and a special guest commentator) conducted as an interactive session (with actors) 10.50-11.50am - The Hon. Justice Foster, Federal Court of Australia - Competition and Consumer Act: Après Metcash,le déluge? 12.00-1.00pm - The Hon. Murray Wilcox AO, QC Putting a price on carbon, the new Clean Energy Act. 2.00-3.00pm - The Hon. Michael Kirby AC, CMG – Australian Law and Discrimination; creating a new paradigm 3.00pm-4pm - The Hon. Kevin Lindgren QC Current trends in the construction of contracts Date: Saturday, 24 March 2012 Location: The Salvation Army, 140 Elizabeth Street, Sydney (opposite the Downing Centre) Registration: (or by phone during business hours on 02 9213 3902) Cost: However much or little you can afford, by way of donation made either online (follow the link on the registration page), or on the day by cash, cheque or credit card / EFTPOS. Points: 1 CLE / CPD point can be claimed per Lecture for Solicitors / Barristers (per the notice on the Registration page online).

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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 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 Register your interest in participating in Imagine Cup before 2 March 2012 at

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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: 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

Broader Executive

James Healey Stephanie Lee Chris Michaelides Kartini Saddington Careers Directors

Claire Li Vice-President (Education)


Saravanan Somaskanthan Vice-President (Activities)