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2012 | Semester 2, Week 3 CONTENTS Upcoming Highlights……………..………..… 1 Law Faculty Announcements..…................. 2 Careers Board………………………….….......3 Competitions Board…………...……………. 9

Monday 30 July Tuesday 7 August Wednesday 22 August

Freehills Women’s Mentoring Program Launch Night at Freehills office Global Marriage Equality Movement Seminar by Evan Wolfson Drones, Cyber Warfare and Space Seminar at Pwc

UNSW Law Society Publication Contact:

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

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Following the success of the November 2011 trip to the UK, the Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust and the Aurora Project are delighted to announce the opening of the application period for another exciting opportunity to participate in an overseas visit to Cambridge and Oxford universities in the UK in October this year. The visit may also include Harvard and New York University in the US. We are seeking applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university undergraduates (including those in their honours year) who have completed at least one year of their course of study and have the potential to become Charlie Perkins Scholars in the future – see here for more details on the Charlie Perkins Scholarships to Oxford and Cambridge. The trip is also open to university graduates who wish to undertake further study. The successful applicants will be chosen primarily on the basis of academic achievement (Distinction average or higher), but also on the basis of their potential to become leaders in their field of study and in their communities. Preference will be given to students in their final years of study. To be considered, applicants should email the following documents to by 5pm on Wednesday 1 August 2012:  a cover letter  a curriculum vitae  an official transcript of university results (including mid-year results if available)  confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent through a signed written statement (including common seal) of an Aboriginal Heritage Association, Aboriginal Corporation or Land Council in the community where they live or have lived  details for two academic referees (email and telephone numbers). Any questions about the application process should be emailed to Fi Belcher at the address above and should include a contact telephone number.

THOUGHTFUL FOODS Thoughtful Foods is a volunteer-run cooperative, making accessible ethically produced whole foods and household products to the UNSW community and beyond. Our members and volunteers include students and staff from many faculties. Boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as amazing breads are available to order for pick up on Thursdays. Pop in for a 50c cup of any of our teas - we have the largest selection on campus! We are located behind the Roundhouse towards the gym - turn right before the Roundabout and look for the sign! Opening hours: Monday 12pm - 2pm Wednesday: 10:30am - 4:30pm Thursday: 9am - 7pm Saturday: 10am - 4:30pm The Global Marriage Equality lessons from and for Australia


Long-time lesbian/gay civil rights leader, Evan Wolfson will address a seminar on his work as Executive Director of Freedom to Marry. Evan worked at Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, America's preeminent lesbian/gay legal advocacy group, leading a growing movement for equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. He was co-counsel in the historic Hawaii marriage case, Baehr v. Miike, that launched the ongoing global movement for the freedom to marry, and has participated in numerous gay rights and HIV/AIDS cases. Date: Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 Venue: Lecture Theatre, Chemical Sciences Mezzanine M17, Chemical Sciences Building (F10), UNSW Kensington (Next to the LAW Faculty) Time: 6pm - 8pm RSVP: Registration Essential: RSVP to Cost: free Enquiries: 02 9385 1803 For more information and updates, please visit our website,

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CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE CHINA STUDY TOUR, 2012 From Sydney to Shanghai: Advance Chinese Business Study Tour (mid-semester break) August 30 – September 11, 2012 This unique tour is for students interested in the Business world of China. Students will need Advanced level Mandarin to take advantage of the company visits to such places as Bao Steel and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and language classes held with lecturers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This is an intensive 11-day program with opportunities to hone your business and professional Chinese proficiency, visit Shanghai companies, travel on an over-night field trip to Nanjing, and exposure to ancient traditions of Chinese society and culture. Application deadline: Friday, 3 August, 2012 (end of Week 3) For more information visit our website:

carefully before enquiring further. Robert covers schools selected from the following Sydney metropolitan areas: Eastern suburbs, North Metropolitan, Inner Western, Northern Beaches, Sydney CBD, Southern, North Western, South West, and western suburbs. Mock trials are held on weekdays (excluding school holidays) between 5p.m. and 9 p.m. at scheduled high schools. Applicants should 1. have participated in previous mock trials when in high school; 2. be law students at any stage in their studies, other knowledge or experience is not required; 3. have a current driver's licence and access to a car when required; 4. have excellent fluency and comprehension in oral and written English; 4. be able to work under pressure; 5. be an extravert and problem solver who is always comfortable dealing with total strangers; 6. have a landline phone at home for after-hours access. For further information and to apply, please call

MOCK TRIAL MAGISTRATES ASSISTANT The New South Wales Law Society administers an annual Mock Trial Competition among high schools. Details can be found at here. Robert Nixon, solicitor, one of the NSW Law Society's Volunteer Mock Magistrates, seeks the volunteer assistance of what amounts to a volunteer Mock Magistrate's Associates to assist him in performing the role of Mock Magistrate. The successful applicants for this role will share equally with Robert, the performance of all aspects of his role as Mock Magistrate thereby gaining valuable experience in the process. The duties of the Mock Magistrate are described at page 11 of the Mock Trial Manual 2012, found here. This and the manual generally should be studied

Robert on (02) 98725766 during the following times:  6:30 pm to 8 pm weekdays and  9:00 am and 4:00 pm on weekends and public holidays. If a message is left on an answering machine, calls will ONLY be returned to a landline number. VOLUNTEER COURT ASSISTANTS SOUGHT: DOWNING CENTRE LOCAL COURT COMPLEX Operating out of rooms in the Downing Centre Court Complex 143-147 Liverpool Street, Sydney, Robert Nixon, solicitor, provides free legal assistance to those he has the resources to help. Mr Nixon needs volunteer assistants to help him provide this service in exchange for which law students, at any stage in their studies, can gain invaluable experience in hands on delivery of legal services of a litigious criminal and civil nature.

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To be eligible for consideration in gaining his rare but valuable work experience, candidates must 1. have excellent fluency and comprehension in oral and written English; 2. be able to work under pressure; 3. be an extravert and problem solver who is always comfortable dealing with total strangers; 4. have access to a land line phone at home; and 5. be available to attend the office between 8:00 am and 6.30 pm on the first Friday of each month & whenever there is a fifth Friday in any month. For further information and to apply please call Robert on (02) 98725766 during the following times:  6:30 pm to 8 pm weekdays and  9:00 am and 4:00 pm on weekends and public holidays. If a message is left on an answering machine, calls will ONLY be returned to a landline number. AURORA NATIVE TITLE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Applications Applications for the summer 2012/13 round of internships will be accepted online via our website between 9am AEDT Monday 6th August through to 5pm AEDT Friday 31st August 2012. More information For more information and to apply please visit our website at: nativetitleinternshipprogram A full account of the research into NTRBs and recommendations that led to the establishment of the Program can be found at: http://www. april_report_0.pdf

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First prize: $250 plus ‘the environmental law textbook’ by farrier and stein (5th edition) Runner up prize: bottle of wine plus ‘the environmental law textbook’ by farrier and stein (5th edition) NSW undergraduate law students are invited to submit to the Committee an essay of no more than 2,500 words by 5pm, Friday, 19 October 2012 via email to


UNSW law student Emily Burke has won the Clayton Utz Paper Presentation Competition at the recent Australian Law Students’ Association Conference. The ALSA Conference was held from 9 to 16 July in Melbourne. In the Paper Presentation competition, students from 13 universities across Australia wrote papers on a legal topic of their choosing and presented them orally before a panel of practitioners and academics. Emily wrote a paper on international treaty-making and intellectual property. She progressed to the grand final, in which she beat out students from UTS, Flinders University and UTas. The Law Society wishes to congratulate Emily and its other ALSA competitors.

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William House Eunice Park Co-Presidents Saravanan Somaskanthan Vice-President (Activities)

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

James Healey Stephanie Lee Kartini Saddington Careers Directors

Van Armorta Sports Director

Lyndon Goddard Careers Publications Director

Shamila Vijayamanohr Leah Munk Publication Directors

Greemn Lim Leslie Phung Akshay Rao Preeta Seshachari Chiraag Shah LawPLUS Coordinators

Nathan Huynh Vice-President (Administration)

Simon Cho Vice-President (Social Justice)

Karina Ko Design & Promotions Director

Kara Grimsley Social Justice Program Coordinator

Jessica Wong Raymond Roca Jenny Du Design & Promotions Coordinators

Palak Thaker Emily Burke Verity Smith Will Maher Ava Hurley Social Justice Officers

Jessica Lee IT 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!

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 Alan Coorey Phillip Wong Chira Song 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

Mark Selim Music Director

Claire Li Vice-President (Education)


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