Law Careers Blog

KWM: 2019 Hong Kong Vacation Clerkship Program - Applications now open!

Published 13 December 2018 @ 03:19 PM, by MLS Career Services

Follow this link to access KWM's online application portal.

​Indian Equality Law Visiting Fellowships

Published 27 November 2018 @ 02:04 PM, by MLS Career Services

Applications are invited for 2-3 visiting fellows to spend 4-5 weeks at Melbourne Law School in 2019, as part of the Indian Equality Law Programme.

The Indian Equality Law Visiting Fellowships are designed for advanced-stage doctoral students or early-career academic scholars (with no more than 5 years of post-doctoral, university teaching or litigation experience) with an interest in Indian equality / anti-discrimination law and/or comparative law. Funding for the fellowships is provided by the Letten Prize awarded to Associate Professor Tarunabh Khaitan in 2018. Fellows will be based at Melbourne Law School and will benefit from a research-intensive environment.

If you are interested in applying, further details can be found at Applications close on 1 February, 2019.

Master in International Human Rights Law - University of Oxford

Published 14 November 2018 @ 03:03 PM, by MLS Career Services

Study for a part-time Master’s in International Human Rights Law at Oxford University starting September 2019.

Work online from your home country from September to June and spend your summers at New College, Oxford taking classes with students from all over the world and a distinguished,  internationally recognised faculty. The programme is aimed at lawyers and other human rights advocates who wish to pursue advanced studies in international human rights law but may need to do so alongside work responsibilities.

Application deadline: 12 noon UK time (midday) on 25 January 2019

Scholarships available

A number of scholarships are available for this course. These include up to two full scholarships for candidates from ASEAN membership countries: Brunei Darussalam,  Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. All students who are offered a course place will be considered for any scholarships for which they are eligible.

Find out more:



Phone: +44 (0)1865 270281

AIAL Essay and Multimedia Prize in Administrative Law 2019

Published 7 November 2018 @ 03:44 PM, by MLS Career Services

The Australian Institute of Administrative Law Essay and Multimedia Prize aims to promote knowledge of and interest in Administrative Law.

A prize of $5000 will be awarded to the author of an essay and $1000 to the creator of a multimedia entry.

The AIAL is looking for original thinkers who, through their work, promote discussion about the law and practice of Government actions and accountability.

There is no restriction on the topic other than the expectation that essays should address matters relevant to contemporary issues in Administrative Law.

COMPETITION RULES: Entries must be previously unpublished and must be the original work of the author / creator. They may be on any topic relating to administrative law.

The winning entry will exhibit original ideas and be a catalyst for considered debate on issues of importance in Administrative Law.

For the written essay, entries should be 5,000 to 8,000 words in length, including footnotes. For a multimedia entry, written entries should be 500 – 800 words and for a podcast or video the entry should be 3 to 10 minutes in length.

FORMAT OF ENTRIES: Essay entries should be on A4 paper and typed single spaced. Two hard copies and an electronic copy of each essay should be submitted.

The name of the author and a short biography should be included on a detachable page. The author’s name should not appear (as the author of the essay) in the essay itself.

Multimedia entries should be submitted in an electronic form able to be viewed with a Mac or PC with standard software and able to be uploaded to the AIAL website.

The name of the author or creator and a short biography should be included with the entry.

ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to any interested persons.

OUTCOME: The winning entry will be determined by the Executive of the AIAL acting on the recommendation of a judging panel appointed by the Executive. The award of the prize shall be at the absolute discretion of the Executive.

The Executive may determine not to award the prize in any year.

PRIZE: A prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the author of an essay and $1,000 to the creator of a blog, podcast or video.

The winners will also be invited to attend the 2019 National Administrative Law Conference in Canberra at the Hotel Realm, National Circuit, Barton on 18-19 July 2019.

PUBLICATION OF ESSAY: The winning essay will be published by the Institute in the AIAL Forum, the journal of the AIAL. The winning multimedia entry will also normally be published on the AIAL website.

It is a condition of entry to the competition that entries will not have been published elsewhere. Once submitted, essays may not be submitted for publication elsewhere without prior approval of the AIAL.

INQUIRIES: Further inquiries relating to the competition, including whether an essay is eligible for submission for the prize, may be directed to Cain Sibley, AIAL National President, (02) 6279 4044;

SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES Entries should be sent to AIAL Essay Prize Entry, AIAL Secretariat, PO Box 83, Deakin West ACT 2600.

Phone: 02 6290 1505; Email:; Fax: 02 6290 1580

CLOSING DATE: The closing date for entries is 30 April 2019. Late entries may be accepted but an extension must be sought before the closing date. More details available here. 

​Law Without Walls Online - Applications close this Sunday!

Published 1 November 2018 @ 03:50 PM, by MLS Career Services

MLS is very pleased to offer JD students the opportunity to participate in the online international event Law Without Walls Online (LWOW X). LWOW X is described as ‘A global, all-virtual multidisciplinary Collaboratory solving tomorrow’s social justice problems in legal education and practice related to issues around youth advocacy, juvenile justice, human rights, and / or access to education and justice for vulnerable client populations.’

More information about LWOW X

This is a demanding but exciting program that will run online from January through to April.

If you would like to be considered for LWOW X, please submit an application which includes the following:

1. Create a personal pitch. The personal pitch is a one-to-two-minute video (created via phone, tablet, computer, camera or animated tools like Powtoon) telling us why you’re an ideal candidate for LWOW X – in short, what can you do for LWOW X and what can the program do you for? Each personal pitch should include examples of problem solving, leadership and creativity.Note: the personal pitch may be a mix of video clips, still photos and animated media, however, it must be one cohesive video file. Click here for a YouTube playlist of past personal pitches.

2. A copy of your CV

3. A 300 word statement on what you would bring to the program and why you would benefit from participating.

Complete applications should be submitted to by Sunday 4 November.