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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.



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.

Internship Opportunity

Are you a graduate or postgraduate Law student?  Are you interested in Private International Law?  Ever wondered what it would be like to work in the Hague?  Then the AIIA Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship is for you!

Want to know more?  Here’s an extract from the 2014 Nygh Intern Media Release:

‘2014 marks the eighth year that the Nygh Internship will be awarded. Each year, the internship provides a graduate or post-graduate student with the rare opportunity to travel to The Hague in the Netherlands and work in the area of Private International Law. Successful applicants receive a contribution towards their living expenses for the duration of the internship.

The Hague Conference is a permanent intergovernmental organisation based in The Hague with over 70 members including Australia. It addresses the challenges arising from differences in law between jurisdictions by developing and implementing global legal conventions. More than 130 countries are party to conventions developed and administered by The Hague Conference. The ultimate goal of The Hague Conference is to work for a world in which both individuals and companies can enjoy a high degree of legal security despite the differences between legal systems.

So far Nygh Interns have worked on projects at The Hague Conference in fields ranging from family law, evidence and access to justice to cross border flow of personal data, migration, civil liability for trans boundary harm and commercial dispute resolution. For many interns the opportunity to observe the negotiation of an international convention first hand has been a highlight of their internship. It is also an exciting opportunity for young Australian lawyers to live and work in The Hague, which is home to many of the world’s leading international law institutions.’

Applications for the 2014 internship are now open, and close on 30 September 2013.

To apply, visit the Australian Institute of International Affairs website, or email Tsjatsja.Westerveld@allens.com.au .

Opportunities for Graduates and Students

Moin & Associates is an established and growing legal practice based in Armidale, with an office in Glen Innes as well.

They are interested in talking to recent UNE Law School graduates, and those graduating in 2012, who have strong ties to the New England region and who are interested in launching their legal careers with an Armidale based firm. They have three experienced solicitors acting on a broad range of litigious and transactional matters, who are willing to train the right person and delegate work straight away.

Moin & Associates is also keen to develop a pool of students in their final two years of study who would be willing and able to undertake research assignments for them on a casual basis, as well as assist them to prepare case notes and summaries of legal developments for use in the marketing material they send to their clients.  Other paralegal opportunities may arise from time to time. They are also looking at how best to use social media to connect with their clients and promote their services, an area in which they expect current law students would be familiar and could assist them.

If you are interested in these opportunities, please contact Keiran Breckenridge of Moin & Associates on 6772 4899 or kbreckenridge@moin.com.au with your CV, academic transcript and a brief note on your vision, objectives and goals for your legal career.

Posted by Jen Mitchell

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