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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!

November Kirby Seminar


For more information, or to listen to podcasts of this and other lectures in the Kirby Seminar Series please visit the Law School Website.

Careers Week Podcasts

podcastA huge thank you to everyone who attended our very first ever Law, Politics and Criminology Careers Week and helped to make it such a success.  Well done to everyone involved in putting it together!

As promised, recordings of all of the sessions are now available via our podcast page.  Whether you are external, missed a session, or just want to listen again, head over and check them out!

Careers Week- Sydney Cocktail Event


Attention all Sydney Law students: as part of UNE’s first ever Law, Criminology and Politics careers expo, UNELSS would like to warmly invite you to a night of cocktails, canapés and networking.

Come and socialise with your fellow off-campus students, and meet with a range of industry professionals.

Where: UNE Future Campus. Level 1, 232 Church St, Parramatta.
Time: 6pm.
Tickets: $10. Available via our online store.

Careers Week


UNELSS are proud to present UNE’s first ever Law, Criminology and Politics careers expo!

Whether you’re just starting out or about to graduate, come along to find out where your degree can take you.  From forensics and Police work to academia; private practice to not-for-profit legal services and government departments- it’s all here!  Plus, you will have the chance to meet and hear from three of the country’s top PLT providers to find out how you can get to where you want to be.

The free seminars will run daily from September 4-6, and will be held in LT4 in the EBL Building (just across from the Law Library).

Scroll down to see the full timetable of events.

Not in Armidale, or can’t make it to a session?  All sessions will be podcasted and available via our website over the coming days, so you won’t miss a thing.


As well as the daytime events, there will be a Gala Dinner held at Booloominbah from 6pm on Friday September 6.

Tickets to this event are $20 and include drinks, canapés, and a 2-course meal.  The guest speakers for this event will be Mr Brian Dennison and Mr Roger Prowse.

Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss out!  You can pick them up from the LSS Common Room, or order them via our online store.



September Kirby Seminar

Kirby_SeptFor more information, or to listen to podcasts of this and other lectures in the Kirby Seminar Series please visit the Law School Website.

August Kirby Seminar

Kirby_Aug2013For more information, or to listen to podcasts of this and other lectures in the Kirby Seminar Series please visit the Law School Website.

80’s Roller Disco

Dust off those Rainbow Brite skates, pull on your most fluro leg warmers and get set to party like it’s 1986 as the UNELSS presents 80’s Roller Disco!

The cover of the Armidale Sport & Rec Centre (227 Mann St) will protect you from the purple rain as we spin you right round for an atomic night in the house of fun that will have you skating on sunshine (woah).  Come on Eileen, if you’re wondering whether to stay or go tickets are only $20 and that includes skate hire and all you can eat pizza and chips.  The action all kicks off from 7pm on August 3 (with or without you).

Too cheesy, you say?  Never- it’s the 80’s!  And besides, your LSS knows that girls just wanna have fun…




Notice of Special General Meeting

Attention all UNELSS members:

You will have already received this notice via email, but just in case you’ve forgotten we will be holding a Special General Meeting today (3pm Tuesday 30 July 2013) to vote on important constitutional amendments.  The meeting will be held in the UNELSS common room in the EBL building.

In short, the amendments are intended to:

  • confirm UNELSS’ status as a not-for-profit organisation; and
  • authorise the executive to make decisions relating to affiliation with ServicesUNE

The proposed amendments are located belowIf you are unable to attend, you may email lsociety@une.edu.au with your vote and/or feedback on the proposed amendments. Any responses received via this method will be tabled by proxy, by the standing UNELSS Secretary.

Minutes of the SGM and the outcome of the proposed amendments will be published online at http://www.unless.org, or can be obtained by emailed request.

Thank you for your input!

Kind Regards,
-UNELSS Executive 2013-

Proposed Amendments
Add Clause:

1.3 The assets and income of the Club shall be applied solely in furtherance of its above mentioned objects and no portion shall be distributed directly or indirectly to the members of the association except as bona fide compensation for services rendered or expenses incurred on behalf of the association.
Existing clause 1.3 to be renumbered 1.4

Add Section:
11. Affiliation with ServicesUNE
11.1 At any meeting of the executive committee, a decision may be made as to affiliation with ServicesUNE for that calendar year only; including under which terms any affiliation may proceed.

The Aurora Native Title Internship Program

The Aurora Native Title Internship Program introduces law students and graduates to career opportunities in native title, policy development, social justice and Indigenous affairs and aims to provide assistance to under-resourced and over-worked Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) as well as to various other organisations working in these areas including Indigenous corporations, government bodies, community groups and other policy organisations.

There are two intakes for interns annually, during the summer and winter university breaks, for five to six weeks, with some flexibility. Applications open in March and August of each year.

Applications are open to law students who have completed, or are currently completing, the Property Law component of their legal studies. Internships are offered Australia-wide and we seek applicants who have a keen interest in some or all of the above mentioned areas.

The application period for the summer 2013/14 round of internships is open from 9am AEDT Monday 29th July through 5pm AEDT Friday 23rd August 2013. Applications can be submitted via the Aurora website at http://www.auroraproject.com.au/nativetitleinternshipprogram.

For more information, you can visit the Aurora Project website, or download the Aurora Internship (Summer 2013-14) Flyer.

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