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​Job opportunity – Position with Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights – international human rights law - Principal Research Officer (Parliamentary Executive Level 1)

Published 26 April 2017 @ 04:40 PM, by MLS Career Services

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (the committee) is currently inviting applications from qualified and interested candidates for one position as a Principal Research Officer to the committee. Further information about the committee and its mandate is available here on the Parliament House of Australia’s website.

Principal Research Officers are responsible for major research and writing tasks supporting the work of the committee as well as providing advice in relation to international human rights law and the human rights compatibility of legislation.

This includes scrutiny of legislation, analysis and research, as well as preparing complex reports and briefs for consideration by the committee. The occupant of this position also manages preparatory work for meetings of the committee, other committee business and, as needed, assists with inquiries including the organisation of local and interstate public hearings. He/she is responsible for the supervision of lower level employees and may be required to act as secretary to the committee on occasion.

The successful applicant will possess a demonstrated ability to analyse legislation against international human rights principles and prepare advice for a parliamentary committee; proven ability to plan and undertake complex research and report drafting tasks that require conceptual, analytical and writing skills of a high order; demonstrated negotiation and liaison skills; sound management and organisational abilities, applied in a small team situation; and an understanding of Australia’s system of government and its parliamentary framework, in particular the role and operation of the Senate and its committee system.

The deadline for submission of applications for the position is 5:00pm on 7 May 2017.

The full position description and further information about how to apply can be found on the Department of the Senate recruitment website at

Salary $106,886 - $119,727.

2017 Public Interest Law Fair

Published 4 April 2017 @ 10:06 AM, by MLS Career Services


LIV - ​Ideas for Careers – Criminal Law

Published 22 March 2017 @ 08:59 AM, by MLS Career Services

Ideas for Careers is a fantastic event series that aims to help law students, graduates and new lawyers put their learning into content, meet and hear from three experienced panelists who will give them an insight into everyday working life in this area, career progression, what kind of clients they work with, and as well as the opportunity to ask questions.

On Thursday, 6th April from 5:30pm-7pm, the Law Institute of Victoria Young Lawyers will host this unique criminal law panel event that will give students the opportunity to break up into small discussion groups and learn about the benefits and challenges of a career in criminal law.

We have a great line up of high profile speakers including: Findlay McRae, Director of Legal Services, Victoria Police – Trieu Huynh, Program Manager, Indictable Crime, Victoria Legal Aid – Marco Man, Law Graduate at Stary Norton Halphen Criminal Lawyers.

Tickets are only $25.00 for YL members and $40.00 for non-members. Registration is available here

Baker & McKenzie Hong Kong winter clerkship 2018

Published 21 March 2017 @ 01:54 PM, by MLS Career Services

Train for a world-class career with Baker & McKenzie Hong Kong winter clerkship 2018.

Baker & McKenzie Hong Kong will run one Winter Clerkship programme in January 2018. This is a comprehensive four week programme and aims to give students the opportunity of experiencing first hand what it is like to work at the Firm. In addition to getting to know the Firm’s culture, vacation clerks will participate in the training programmes available to trainees and junior lawyers, and be exposed to the type of work typically undertaken by them. The clerkship programme is the main pathway into securing a training contract with the Firm, as clerks who perform well during the programme will be selected to join our Hong Kong office as trainee solicitors after they have completed their legal studies and their Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (P.C.L.L.). Participation is therefore mandatory for those seeking a 2020 training contract.

Experiences Required:

To apply, candidates should be in their penultimate year of study of their undergraduate or postgraduate law degree programme, have strong academic results, fluent Chinese language skills (written and spoken) and be firmly committed to establishing a legal career in Hong Kong.

Apply by emailing us your full resume, transcripts and reference letters to

Beyond Law School: Government - Tuesday 21 March, 6.30pm, Room 102

Published 20 March 2017 @ 10:49 AM, by Melbourne Law School Career Services