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The 10th Anniversary Governor General’s Prize

GG Prize

Public Talk, 5th June; Mandatory Sentencing Free Speech and the Rule of Law in NSW

On June 5th, 2014 The Role of Law Institute of Australia will be holding a public talk at Armidale Library. You can follow them on twitter: @RoLAustralia.Flyer - Talk at Armidale Library UNE

In Memoriam

Dear Students,

As you may be aware by now, it is a sad day at UNE Law School with the passing of Fran Wright on Monday 14th April. UNELSS would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.

Fran made a tremendous contribution to the University and will be missed.

Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Although she had been very ill for a few weeks, there had been some hope of recovery.

While none will be quite as sad as her family, she was much loved by all who worked with her. Please keep this in mind over the next little while as all of the staff at the law school grieve.

UNELSS will be accepting donations from students who may like to contribute to a memorial fund to assist her family. If you would like to contribute, you can deposit into our bank account.

  • BSB: 650 000
  • Account Number: 512 445 505
  • Account name: University of New England Law Students’ Society

Please enter ‘In Memoriam’ into the description field.

With our sincerest condolences,

UNELSS Executive

 

 

2014 LSS Cocktail Party

UNELSS are pleased to announce that tickets are now available for the 2014 Cocktail Party.

You can grab yours from the LSS office in the Law School, or buy them online (for collection in person) via our online store here.

Crimes Against Fashion ‘Stro Night

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April/May Intensives

UNELSS would like to extend a warm welcome to all students who are attending the upcoming April/May residential schools.  Below you will find details of the events we have planned- come and join us, and get involved in your Law Students’ Society.

Armidale Campus:

  • on both days of each law intensive, the LSS will provide morning tea in the LSS office – while there, you might like to join the LSS ($10 for the life of your degree) or buy a t-shirt
  • on the first day of each law intensive, the LSS will provide lunch in the Law School courtyard
  • on the second day of each law intensive, a BBQ will be available in the top courtyard for all visiting external students
  • on Monday 7 April, there will be a trivia night at the uni bar – we would love as many students as possible to join us

FutureCampus Parramatta: 

  • each day of each intensive, morning tea will be catered for by an external company and made available in the kitchen area. A coffee machine is also available for use.

With most LSS representatives based in Armidale, unfortunately the LSS will not be present at the FutureCampus to greet you. But, we hope you have a great time at your residential school.

 

 

2014 Letter of Advice Competition

Each year, the UNE Law Students’ Society holds an academic competition that asks competitors to write a letter of advice to a fictional client that is stuck in a fictional legal predicament. 

We are pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2014 competition.  The winner will receive their name on an awesome plaque and a voucher which is TBA.

To enter:

1.  Write a response to this year’s scenario (download a copy here)
2.  Attach a registration form (available here)
3.  And either drop them in to the LSS Office on campus, or email to lsociety@une.edu.au

 Entries are due by the 25th of April

Keen to enter, but don’t know where to start?  Grab a copy of this handy Guide to Writing Letters of Advice.

Give it a go, no matter what year level or amount of knowledge.  Its great practice!

Native Title Scholarship

Dr Lillian Corbin Nominated for 2013 LexisNexis Lecturer of the Year

LexisNexis have just announced that UNE Law School’s very own Associate Professor Lillian Corbin has been nominated as one of the three finalists for the 2013 Lecturer of the Year.  Congratulations, Lillian!

The winner will be decided by a public vote.  UNELSS encourages everyone to get behind Lillian and vote for her here:

https://www.facebook.com/LNCampus?sk=app_317355118338012&app_data

LexisNexis are also giving you the chance to win a $500 textbook voucher.  To be in the draw, make sure you Like their Facebook page before you vote.

Voting and competition entries are now open, and close at 9am on December 16.

 

 

Win a Double Pass to See Closed Circuit

Set against the backdrop of drastic changes to the evidence rules in Britain in the wake of 9/11, Closed Circuit is a new legal thriller starring Eric Bana.

UNELSS are pleased to announce that we are giving you a chance to win 1 of 15 double passes (details below).

 

You can find out more about the changes to the law, as well as a synopsis of the movie here.  In short:

In the UK, if the prosecution adduces evidence which is classified, the defendant will be appointed a Special Advocate who has clearance to deal with that evidence. However, the Special Advocate cannot contact the defendant or their council which raises the question, how can a defendant properly defend themselves if they do not have access to all of the evidence to be used against them?

The LSS have 15 double passes to give away.  To enter, email us the funniest law joke you can come up with.  Send your entry to lsociey@une.edu.au .  Entries close November 25th so get your funny on guys!

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