Client Interviewing Competition Winners


A Big Congratulations to Jamie Watts and Grace Quiddington, the winners of the 2013 Client Interviewing Competition!

The LSS would like to thank everyone who competed today, and made the event a great success.

We look forward to our next academic competition, the Letter of Advice, and for those looking for something a bit more social, don’t miss our upcoming Roller Disco!

Competition: Letter of Advice

Applications are now open for submissions in what will be our third academic competition of 2013- the Letter of Advice.  You can download a copy of this year’s scenario and question here:

Letter of Advice Question 2013

Entries will be judged by Elizabeth Stahlut from Legal Minds, Armidale.  The winner will receive a JB Hi-Fi voucher to the value of $50, and the eternal glory of being the first ever name on our brand new trophy.

To enter, email your submission to lsociety@une.edu.au along with a cover letter containing your name and contact details.

Entries close on August 16th– good luck!


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 .

July Kirby Seminar


Open Meeting: All LSS Members Welcome


The LSS cordially invites all members to attend an open meeting of the LSS Executive. If you’re interested in joining the Executive for 2014, or just want to know what events and activities are coming up, come along!

Pizza and drinks will be provided!

Monday, July 15 from 3-5pm.

Client Interviewing Seminar & Competition


Interviewing clients is a fundamental part of any lawyer’s role, and a vital skill for students to learn.  Last Thursday, the LSS were pleased to host Chelsea Schaefer from Moin & Associates Lawyers who kindly shared with us some tips and tricks for getting the most out of interviews.  If you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry- you can download the podcast of the seminar and the Powerpoint slides below:

Download the podcast

Client Interviewing Techniques


Keen to put your new-found interviewing skills to the test?  UNELSS will be holding a Client Interviewing Competition on Thursday, July 18 from 10-2pm.  The competition will be run in pairs and will be judged by a local practitioner from Moin and Associates. There is a prize for the winners with them each receiving a $50 voucher at the Coughing Gherkin or the Red Grape Vine!

You can register for the competition by emailing lsociety@une.edu.au or dropping in to the LSS office to complete a registration form.

Get the Latest Edition of The Fine Print

No more waiting- the latest edition of the LSS newsletter, the Fine Print is here!

In this edition:

  • All the goss from the Superhero Saga @ The ‘Stro
  • Meet the 2013 LSS Executive
  • Social Justice & Equity- Minimbah Birth Certificate Project
  • Competitions galore- Free stuff!  Glory!  Cake!*

Download your copy here:  Fine Print T1-2013

* The cake is a lie.

Posted by Jen Mitchell

July Kirby Seminar


Kirby Seminar Series


April Intensive Schools

The UNE Law Students’ Society (UNELSS) extends a very warm welcome to all students attending Law Intensive School in Armidale.

For the duration of Law Intensives (Sunday 14 to Saturday 27 April), UNELSS will be providing fresh home-baked goodies, tea, coffee and hot chocolate, in our common room, completely free! If you need a snack we also stock chocolate bars, soft drinks, and variety of flavours of cup-noodles at minimal charge.

Members of the 2013 Executive team will be on hand to welcome you on the first day of your intensive school, and will be hanging out every day in the Common Room to answer any enquiries, accept membership applications, or just chat.

Make sure you check out your subject specific moodle site for the events we will be holding during your intensive school.

We look forward to seeing you, make sure you bring a jumper or two.

Kind Regards,

Peta Lisle
Vice President (External)
UNE Law Students’ Society

Is this your first time on campus?  Here’s a map of the Law building to help you find your way around!


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