Other Careers Events

Events and Resources

Barrister Shadowing Program

The Barrister Shadowing Program offers students the opportunity to shadow a barrister from the Victorian Bar for a week during the university break, according to practice area and/or interest. It is a great opportunity for students to learn what a barrister does on a day-to-day basis. Keep an eye out on Facebook to see when applications open.

(Penultimate and final year students will be prioritised)

Criminal & Family Law Seminar

Does advocacy interest you? Do you like dealing with people? Have you ever considered a career in family or criminal law? If so, the Criminal and Family Law Panel is for you. Students will hear from practitioners and barristers in these areas about the type of work undertaken, and the challenges and benefits of a career in criminal or family law.

Expert Panel Series

Hear from partners from some of Australia’s leading corporate firms share their experiences and thoughts on the practice areas in which they specialise! With potential topics ranging from Mergers & Acquisitions to Projects to Litigation and Dispute Resolution, the Expert Panel Series is a great way to meet the experts at the top of their fields, gain insight into their work and learn more about their firms.

(Penultimate and final year students will be prioritised)

From Student to Professional

Our launch event of the year - this is a panel discussion where speakers from a range of backgrounds share their journey from student to professional, with question and answer time allowed. Panels in the past have consisted of a barrister, in-house counsel, a government solicitor and a corporate lawyer. Whether you’re a first-year student trying to understand where a law degree can take you or a final year student looking to secure that graduate position, this is a great place to start!

In-House Seminar

A career as an in-house lawyer is another career pathway for students who are looking to practice as a lawyer but do not want to work in a large commercial law firm. Open for all students to attend, the event is an opportunity for students to hear about the type of work undertaken by an in-house lawyer and learn more about the inner workings of an in-house legal team.

Journey to the Bar

Considering a career at the bar? Come and hear a panel of barristers explain their journey from graduation to successful careers at the bar. Complete with a question and answer panel, students can find out how to enter a career advocating in court and fighting for their client on the front line.

Mock Interviews

Continuing on the successful past experiences of penultimate Monash law students, mock interviews are back. With opportunities to undertake a simulated interview at a leading law firm, followed by feedback, the mock interviews require successful students to submit a resume and cover letter (and possibly academic transcript) to the firm that students are randomly allocated to.

(Penultimate and final year students will be prioritised)

PLT Seminar

Hear from Leo Cussen and College of Law about the Practical Legal Training course that you will have to do after graduation if you wish to be admitted as a lawyer. This is a great opportunity to learn more about PLT and the courses on offer from these two leading PLT providers. There will be ample opportunities to ask questions and network with the PLT representatives.  

Professional Mentoring

The Professional Mentoring Program pairs students with a mentor from the legal profession, according to practice area and/or interest. It is a great opportunity for students to meet and network with lawyers, giving them invaluable insight into the day-to-day workings of legal practice. Keep an eye out on Facebook to see when applications open.

(Penultimate and final year students will be prioritised)