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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:


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.



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.



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!


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!


Preparing Law Graduates for Practice in Rural & Regional Australia

Recently the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching has been working on a project entitled ‘Rethinking Law Curriculum: Preparing law graduates for practice in rural and regional Australia’.  This project, a collaboration between staff from six Australian law schools, has produced a substantial curriculum package which may be utilised by law schools to better prepare graduates for employment in rural and regional areas.

Research by the Law Council of Australia in 2009 highlights several concerns with respect to the recruitment and retention of lawyers in rural and regional communities, particularly in attracting young lawyers to long-term positions. The available literature indicates that rural and regional legal practice is characterised by distinct contextual challenges, including professional isolation, high visibility within the community, and limited access to supervision and resources. Graduates not adequately prepared to deal with such environments are unlikely to remain in rural or regional areas, or even seek such opportunities in the first place.

Prompted by research in other disciplines which indicates that the university curriculum can more actively contribute to the preparation of graduates for professional careers in rural and regional Australia, the project team created a curriculum package which aims to sensitise law students to the unique practice environments in rural and regional Australia, and develop the necessary skills for a fulfilling rural or regional legal practice career. The curriculum package is an open-educational resource which may be re-used for free under a creative commons licence, and includes engaging learning materials and activities. It is suitable to be taught as a stand-alone unit on rural and regional legal practice, or may be easily separated into discrete modules which can be incorporated into existing units of study. The curriculum package is available in several formats, and comes with comprehensive user instructions for presenting the materials in online learning management systems.

Further information about the project and the curriculum package can be found in this brochure.  You can also visit the project website at: http://www.rrlen.net.au

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email feedback@rrlen.net.au.

Posted by Jen Mitchell

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