Beyond Law School Panel 1: Innovation and Legal Technology Panel
Thursday, 9 March 2023
Love technology and curious as to how it will impact the future of law? Come along to this panel to hear legal experts in the area of innovation and legal technology as they explain their career and how you too can follow this path. Includes a Q&A component.
Expert Panel Series: Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions and Litigation
Expert Panel 1: Mergers & Acquisitions - Tuesday, 28 March 2023
Expert Panel 2: Intellectual Property - Tuesday, 4 April 2023
Expert Panel 3: Dispute Resolution & Litigation - Monday 24 April 2023
Hear from the partners of some of Australia’s leading corporate firms share their experiences and thoughts on the practice area in which they specialise. With topics ranging from Intellectual Property, M&A and Litigation, the Expert Panel Series is a great way to meet experts at the top of their field, gain insight into their work and learn more about their firm.
Breaking Into the Law Panel
Wednesday, 3 May 2023
Just started the JD and have no idea where to start? This panel is aimed at first-year students and provides insight into commencing your legal career. Topics will include working opportunities and volunteering.
Clerkship Graduate Q&A
Tuesday, 23 May 2023
The Clerkship Graduate Q&A brings together graduates at our sponsoring firms to provide insight into life as a graduate lawyer. The event will begin with a five-person panel consisting of graduates who have recently completed the clerkship process. They will provide an overview of their experience during the clerkship application process and outline tips and tricks for approaching clerkship applications. Following the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for networking with graduates and a HR representative from the different firms. This is an important opportunity to ask any firm-specific questions you may have, and to learn about what life is like as a clerk and graduate.
Clerkship Mock Interviews
Monday, 3 July 2023 to Friday, 21 July 2023
This is an excellent opportunity to gain some authentic interview experience before clerkship applications open mid-year, with each sponsoring firm (to be released, keep an eye on social media!) conducting 15 to 20-minute interviews in-person and via zoom. The interviewers will have read through your CV, academic transcript and cover letter prior to the interview, making the experience as realistic as possible.
Mastering Clerkship Applications: Interviewing & Networking Seminar
Wednesday, 23 August 2023
Don’t have LinkedIn? Nervous in interviews? This is the seminar for you! The panel will be composed of graduates and junior lawyers who have recently gone through the clerkship process and will provide an overview of their experience clerking. They will also give some insight into life as a graduate lawyer and how they got there. We encourage students interested in undertaking a clerkship to attend in order to gain an understanding of the
interviewing and networking process.
Beyond Law School Panel 4: Personal Injury & Medical Negligence
(Tuesday, 26 September 2023)
Have an interest in medicine and advocacy? Join industry professionals from the areas of medical negligence and personal injury and hear how they came to practise in the field. Includes a Q&A component.
Beyond Law School Panel 5: Criminal & Family Law
Tuesday, 3 October 2023
Does advocacy interest you? Do you like dealing with people? If so, the Criminal and Family Law Panel is for you! Students will hear from practitioners and barristers in these areas speak about the type of work they undertake as well as the challenges and benefits of a career in criminal or family law. This will be an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into two popular areas of law. Includes a Q&A component.
Practical Legal Training (PLT) Seminar
Completing the PLT is a requirement for any student wishing to practise as a lawyer. Therefore, selecting a PLT provider is an important choice to make. The LSS recommends attending both sessions offered by Leo Cussen and the College of Law to determine which is the best fit for you.
Professional Mentoring Program
Tuesday, 14 March 2023
The Professional Mentoring Program is a collaborative initiative with the Social Justice & Equity Portfolio, with four streams: female identifying, queer identifying, BIPOC identifying and a general stream. Students who participate in the Professional Mentoring Program will be paired with an industry professional from a variety of practice areas and sectors, including top commercial firms and community legal centres, as well as barristers. Students will foster a relationship with their mentor and receive helpful career advice. There will be an official launch evening for the program where students will meet their mentors and network with other industry professionals.
Mastering Clerkship Applications: Setting Up for Clerkship Success
Thursday, 6 April 2023
This seminar is an opportunity for students to hear fellow students who recently underwent clerkships to explain the details of the clerkship applIcation process and their clerkship experience. Following the presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask all your burning clerkship-related questions.
Clerkship Guide Launch
Tuesday, 9 May 2023
The annual Clerkship Guide is an important resource for all students undertaking the clerkship process. Partnering with commercial firms and practical legal training providers, the Clerkship Guide contains important information on firms, contacts and clerkship dates. Make sure to download your copy when it’s released! The Clerkship Guide Launch and Networking Evening is the largest commercial law and networking event of the 2023 calendar. Lawyers and HR representatives from some of the largest leading commercial firms will be in attendance to mingle and answer all clerkship-related questions.
Mastering Clerkship Applications: Cover Letter & Resume Workshop
Monday, 26 June 2023
Resume and cover letter writing is often difficult and confusing. We will be running a workshop in order to provide students with some guidance and answer any questions. Even if you have perfected your resume and are an expert in cover letters, we still recommend attending!
Beyond Law School Panel 3: Journey to the Bar
Thursday, 10 August 2023
Considering a career at the Bar? A panel of barristers will explain their journey from graduation to successful careers at the Bar. Students will learn how to embark upon a career in advocacy as well as its advantages and disadvantages. Includes a Q&A component.
Beyond Law School Panel 2: Government & Public Sector
Tuesday, 29 August 2023
If you have an interest in government work and politics, this is the event for you. Solicitors, public policy advocates and more will tell you how they used their degree to facilitate a career in government or public sector work. This is perfect for students wishing to look beyond the commercial law career path. Includes a Q&A component.
Careers Guide Launch & Alumni Networking Evening
Tuesday, 12 September 2023
The Careers portfolio is excited to bring you the Careers Guide, released mid-September.This Guide will include information on various and diverse areas of law, including, but not limited to,criminal law, in-house counsel, environmental law, personal injury law, associateships, cyber law and entertainment law. The night of the launch will also include an alumni networking evening where students will have the opportunity to network with members of the Monash Law alumni community.
Meet the Firm Series
Firms will run their own events in which students can attend in-person or online (firm dependant) to network and ask HR representatives and recent graduates all their burning clerkship and firm-related questions. This is an opportunity for students interested in clerking or working at a commercial firm to get to know the firm itself and gain exclusive insight into its culture and practices.