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Welcome! It’s the first week of Semester One and we hope everyone is ready to jump back into life at UNSW Law after a long summer break and a fun-filled week of O-Week festivities. A huge thank you to all who visited the Law Society Stall and the executive members who braved the sun and rain to welcome all our new and returning law students last week.

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Time to (hopefully) get a start on those readings and tackle the semester head on!

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Yi Lu & Carol Sin The Brief Editors

Upcoming This Week

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: UNSW Law Society Announcements

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Events

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Careers

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Competitions

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2013 Cabinet

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Mon 4 Mar Aurora Native Title Internship Program Applications open Tues 5 Mar Investment Banking and Management Consulting Careers Evening Wed 6 Mar Law Camp Leader Applications close Thurs 7 Mar Law Camp Tickets On Sale Online Fri 8 Mar ALSA Conference (Perth) Applications open International Women’s Day Baking Fundraiser Sun 10 March Red Earth Connections Applications close


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Law Camp 2013 - Treasure Island

Want to get involved with the UNSW Law Society? Well, now you can!! Sign up for our volunteer database to get updates on all our volunteer opportunities!! It sure looks great on the CV! Get involved here!

Calling all landlubbers and deck scrubbers, pirate wenches and rum-breath stenches. Batten down the hatches because the good ship LawSoc is setting sail for Broken Bay! All new law students, Join your Captain Benjamin Blackheart and his rascally crew for a weekend filled with buried treasure, peg legs and all kinds of adventure!

Broken Bay Sport & Recreation Centre Buses depart 13:00 Friday 22 March and return 17:00 Sunday 24 March $130pp + booking fee (includes transport, accommodation, all meals, alcohol and guaranteed friendship. Tickets on sale 9:00 Thursday 7 March online ONLY. See Facebook event here.

Law Camp Leader Applications Now Open! Are you keen to get involved in the Law Society in 2013? Become a Law Camp Leader today! To apply, complete the application form here, and email any questions to Benjamin Heenan, Vice-President (Activities) at activities@unswlawsoc.org.

Applications close at midnight, Wednesday 6th March! Please read the instructions carefully on top of the form before you start filling it out. All candidates will be contacted soon after that. We hope to see you at Law Camp!

LawPLUS Peer Mentoring Registration for the LawPLUS Peer Mentoring program is still OPEN! LawPLUS is the UNSW Law Society’s First Year Mentoring Program. 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 by clicking here! For more details, contact, Cecily Zhu, Vice-President (Education) at education@unswlawsoc.org or send an email to LawPLUS@unswlawsoc.org.

LawSoc Band Auditions Looking for talented musicians at UNSW LAW - singers, guitarists, bass, keyboards, drums... anything!

Auditions will be held on Monday 11th March to Thursday 14 March 13:0014:00 or other times if necessary.

Great opportunity to play at heaps of events!

Email the music director at musicdirector@unswlawsoc.org.


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International Women’s Day Baking Fundraiser Come along to the International Women’s Day Bake Sale to stand up to violence against women and raise funds for women’s legal services in Sydney. Bring baked goods to sell, buy a muffin, or make a donation!

Friday 8 March 2013 Law Building 11:00-14:00 See Facebook event here!

ALSA Conference (Perth) 2013 The Australian Law Students’ Association Annual Conference will be held in Perth on 9-16 July 2013. Designed around the theme of ‘Bridging Borders, Expanding Horizons’, this conference will see 600 law students from across the Asia-Pacific come to Perth for a week of exciting events!

Registration opens 8 March 2013. Please visit the ALSA website or Facebook group for more details.


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Judicial Clerk (Tipstaff) Position Applications are invited for the position of Judicial Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Honourable T. F. Bathurst.

For more details about the position, please visit: https://docs.google.com/file/ d/0B3AEQgcXblb9aWZfV01QMXlqa1U/ edit?usp=sharing

Applicants must have a distinction average or higher, and must expect to complete their law degree by the end of 2013.

Applications close Friday 22nd March

Hong Kong Law Fair Volunteer The Hong Kong Law Fair gives students a valuable chance to talk to HR representatives from major HK law firms. Volunteers are given the opportunity to help run the event, assist the HR representatives on the day, and gain an even more in-depth understanding of the firms attending.

Tuesday 19 March 11:00-14:30 Paddington Town Hall Click here to apply! Applications close 17:00 on 11 March

Global Apprenticeships Application Global Apprenticeships offer university students and graduates career and development programs abroad and online, from entrepreneurship boot camps in Shanghai to volunteer opportunities in Nepal to leaderships development classes.

The program arranges housing, visa, medical insurance, airport pick-up, orientation, on-site support and more. For more information and to apply, please go to www.globalapprenticeship.com and input the reference code: 6121.


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Aurora Native Title Internship Program The Aurora Native Title Internship Program places law, anthropology and other social science students and graduates from Australian universities at Native Title Representative Bodies and other organisations involved in policy development, social justice and human rights with an Indigenous focus.

The application period for the Winter 2013 round of internships is open from 9:00 Monday 4th March to Thursday 28th March. Applications can be submitted via the Aurora website at http://www.auroraproject.com.au/ nativetitleinternshipprogram

Geena Kordek’s Aurora Project Internship with the Aboriginal Legal Services (NSW/ACT)

in criminal cases which have considered the Aboriginal background of an accused or offender, Aboriginal customary law, or cultural practice.

Description of Internship: Writing for the Australian Courts Considering Aboriginality Case Summaries (AUCCACS) database, hosted on the website of AUSTLII. Writing for the Australian Courts Considering Aboriginality Case Summaries (AUCCACS) database is an opportunity to contribute to a real working resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal aid organisations, as well as for anyone working for, or interested in, the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The practice of ‘considering Aboriginality’ is frequently a critical element in the legal representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian courts in all States and Territories. In 2012, the Aboriginal Legal Service of NSW and the ACT launched the AUCCACS database as a resource, freely available on AustLII, to catalogue and summarise decisions of Australian courts

An Aurora Project internship with the Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) will very probably change the way you think about the role of history and racism in contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander society, and access to culturally appropriate justice. I was involved in the writing of summaries of court decisions in bail cases, for publication to the AUCCACS database. I learnt that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are regularly subject to bail conditions which often they are unable to meet or which impose inappropriately onerous restrictions on their behaviour and which are not authorised by the relevant legislation. It concerned me how often bail conditions are set without consideration of how these conditions would affect an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person’s proper and lawful participation in their cultural, family, or community obligations.


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The Big Meet! Interested in alternative career options other than law? The Big Meet is the ultimate careers fair for undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates from all disciplines.

Monday 18th March 2013 Bayside Grand Hall, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre Darling Drive, Darling Harbour 12:00-16:00

Whether you’re looking for graduate employment, a new job, vacation work, a gap-year experience, voluntary work, travel, overseas opportunities or postgraduate education, the Big Meet is your opportunity to meet up to 100 of these organisations, in one day, in one location, for FREE!

Click here to register or for more information on the exhibitors, visit www.thebigmeet.com.au.

Investment Banking and Consulting Are you interested in a career in investment banking or management consulting? On Tuesday 5th March, UNSW Careers and Employment are holding the investment banking and consulting

careers evening where you will be able to meet a number of the top employers in these industries, all together, right here on campus. Click here for more information!

26th Annual Career Expo The Career Expo is the place to find graduate and internship employment and is open to all UNSW students and graduates. You will have the opportunity to speak with a large number of employers recruiting from all faculties. Click here to book! Please bring your UNSW student ID card along to gain entry.

Wednesday 20 March 2013 Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park Precinct, next to the Entertainment Quarter and Fox Studios. 12:00-17:00 Free parking available for 2 hours. Shuttle buses will operate from Gate 2 and Gate 9, High St, UNSW from 11:15am, running every 10 minutes.


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Volunteer with Red Earth Connections Red Earth Connections is seeking Trip Leaders to lead a school trip to remote Indigenous Australia in the June-July and September holidays. If selected, you and the school group will work on a volunteering project and immerse yourselves in the oldest culture in the world. You and another successful candidate will lead the high school

students during an 11-day trip to Cape York or Arnhem land. Red Earth covers all expenses for this leadership position. Applications close Sunday March 10, 2013. For more information see: www.redearthconnections.org/#! volunteer/c19cm.

Mission Australia Home Tutor Scheme Become a home tutor and teach English to a newly-arrived migrant or refugee in their home for one hour a week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Volunteers are needed for our Home Tutor Scheme and Enhancement Program throughout Sydney (except the northern suburbs). No formal qualifications or experience necessary, just a competent level of spoken and written English.

Attend a free tutor training course at Bankstown, the CBD or Parramatta, with sessions starting from February to June 2013. Volunteers must be willing to travel. A police check will be mandatory for all volunteers. Phone 9635 1543 or email hometutor@missionaustralia.com.au.

Volunteer Court Assistants Operating out of rooms in the Downing Centre Court Complex, solicitor Robert Nixon 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. To be eligible candidates much 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 8:30-18:30 on the first Friday of each month and whenever there is a fifth Friday in any month. For further information and to apply please call Robert on (02) 98725766 18:30-20:00 weekdays and 9:0016:00 on weekends and public holidays. If a message is left on an answering machine, calls will only be returned to a landline number.

Passionate about Social Justice? Looking for ways to get involved? See our links to volunteer organisations on the Lawsoc website and join our Facebook page to stay updated.


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2013 Beginners Mooting Competition The Beginners Mooting Competition is your first opportunity to get involved in mooting in UNSW! Armed with a fictional fact scenario, a two-person mooting team has three days to research the relevant law and formulate arguments to advocate its side of the dispute. Mooting hones one’s advocacy skills and forces one to analyse legal issues in a clear, structured way. Come and attend one of the sessions for more information!

Competition Information Session 14 March 13:00-14:00 Marsh Room in Roundhouse Beginners Mooting Workshops 18-19 March 13:00-15:00 Wurth/Drawing Room in Roundhouse Round 1 begins in Week 4 and competition continues through Semester 1 and 2. Click here to register!

BNP Paribas ACE Manager Business Game For the fifth year running, BNP Paribas is inviting entries for the ACE Manager online business game. Designed to enhance Group brand awareness in universities and colleges worldwide, the 2013 round of this international contest is open to teams of students in higher education who are under 26 years of age. During the game, teams will test their ability to carry out various banking tasks embedded in a number of case studies. Their goal is to come up with the best solution to help clients develop their business.

All participants have the chance to win prize money of â‚Ź15000, flights to Paris and tennis tickets to the French Open. For more information, visit www.acemanager.bnpparibas.com and www.facebook.com/ BNPParibas.AceManager Registration closes on 26th March.

The Forbes Society Essay Competition The Francis Forbes Society is holding an essay competition on Australian legal history. Suggested length is 2000-4000 words and the essay can be written on any topic so long as it explores an aspect of

Australian legal history. The winner receives a $1000 cash prize and a $1000 book voucher. For more information, please visit www.forbessociety.org.au/docs/ essays/2013_conditions.pdf


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2013 Executive Contact List Position

Name

Email

Co-Presidents

Nathan Huynh Kara Grimsley

presidents@unswlawsoc.org

Activities (VP)

Benjamin Heenan

activities@unswlawsoc.org

Administration (VP)

Derek Lim

administration@unswlawsoc.org

Australian Careers (VP)

Brian Lee

australiancareers@unswlawsoc.org

International Careers (VP)

Reyna Ge

internationalcareers@unswlawsoc.org

Mooting Competitions (VP) Lyndon Goddard

mooting@unswlawsoc.org

Skills Competitions (VP)

Alan Coorey

skills@unswlawsoc.org

Education (VP)

Cecily Zhu

education@unswlawsoc.org

Juris Doctor (VP)

Charlie Crane

jd@unswlawsoc.org

Social Justice (VP)

Jacqui Fetchet

socialjustice@unswlawsoc.org

Treasurer

Geoffrey Zhang

treasurer@unswlawsoc.org

Secretary

Natasha Ng

secretary@unswlawsoc.org

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