Law Careers Blog

2017 LIV Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Bursary

Published 2 October 2017 @ 04:05 PM, by MLS Career Services

Applications are now open for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander law graduate or final year student to be awarded one (1) bursary to undertake the College of Law Victoria’s (COLV) practical legal training program (PLT) in 2016/17.

The bursary, valued at $8,820, is an important part of the LIV’s reconciliation action plan (RAP) which aims to assist an outstanding student to help them realise their goal of becoming a lawyer. COLV’s PLT is an accredited course of practical legal training for admission as an Australian lawyer in Victoria as an alternative to ,supervised workplace training.


• Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

• Have completed or are in the final year of study towards an LLB or JD at a recognised Australian university.


Applicants must complete a one (1) page statement addressing the following selection criteria:

• What challenges you have had to overcome in order to achieve your degree i.e. demonstrated financial hardship.

• What personal contribution(s) do you make to your community e.g. voluntary legal work,

participation in reconciliation activities or equivalent.

• Evidence of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background e.g. a certified letter from your local cooperative or recognised Elders. 


• Current resume.

• Certified academic transcript.


Bursary funds are used to pay for the full tuition costs associated with COLV’s PLT program and may be eligible for support services e.g. access to mentors and tutors.


Clara Bradley

Policy Lawyer

GPO Box 263

Melbourne VIC 3000

T: 9607 9384


Applications close 31 October 2017.

LIVE Projects - Professional Skills Development Opportunity for International Students

Published 2 October 2017 @ 02:57 PM, by MLS Career Services

LIVE Projects - Professional Skills Development Opportunity for International Students

LIVE Projects is an exciting Study Melbourne (State Government of Victoria) Initiative that develops international students' professional skills.

The LIVE Projects offers international students the opportunity to take part in a 3-week business consulting project with industry partners including Victorian Government agencies, business and community organisations.

LIVE offers students the opportunity to work on real world business problems to further develop their consulting, project management and teamwork skills. During the program, participants will be guided by industry mentors.

There are two upcoming intakes for LIVE projects:

Intake 2:

Start date (Week 1)Monday 20 November 2017
End date (Presentation)Friday 8December 2017

Intake 3:
Start date (Week 1)Monday 5 February 2018
End date (Presentation)Friday 23 February 2018

Three Information Sessions outlining the program and application process will be held on Tuesday 10th Thursday 12th and Monday 16th of October 2017.

Please register to attend an information session to find out more:

NOTE: LIVE is an unpaid, extra-curricular skills development opportunity.

LIV Young Lawyers Charity Ball

Published 2 October 2017 @ 09:55 AM, by MLS Career Services

Friday, 20 October 2017 (6:30pm-11:30pm)

Sheraton Hotel, 27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.

Put on a gorgeous mask, don your finest evening wear and join your fellow LIV Young Lawyers at this flagship charity ball! Not only will you kick back on the dance floor and unwind with your friends, but you’ll also have the chance to participate in a silent auction that raises funds for the “Acting on the Warning Signs health-justice partnership project” initiated by the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Inner Melbourne Community Legal Centre.

The project delivers on-site legal services to patients at the Women’s Hospital. To date it has offered legal advice in 474 instances and has opened 213 ongoing cases. Most of the advice concerns family violence and family law matters. It has also delivered training to more than 350 staff, including 65 doctors, to identify women at risk of family violence and to streamline referrals to specialist services. All funds raised from the silent auction will be donated to this worthy cause. Registrations are now open online with tickets $165.00 for LIV members, and $185.00 for non-members. Book a table of 10 and receive the member rate of $1650.00.


Published 18 September 2017 @ 03:39 PM, by MLS Career Services

The Global Consulting Group (GCG) offers students the opportunity to actively practice problem solving, analyse data, practice public speaking through client presentations and learn to work with a real client in the not-for-profit sector to find a solution for some of their toughest challenges through consulting. This will assist students in developing transferable business skills and make a real difference to the work of not-for-profits.

GCG also offers opportunities for students to learn about HR, Marketing, and Event Management.

GCG is currently seeking passionate and committed university students who seek to make a real difference and learn transferable business skills.

Applications close on Sunday 24 September 11:59pm for Semester 1, 2018 Positions. To apply, visit:

For more information for how to apply, make sure you check out GCG's website, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIN.

Here is what you could do with GCG:

Project Consultant: Project Consultants are responsible for conducting analysis, synthesising insights, and producing recommendations to assist our not-for-profit clients with some of their biggest problems. Our teams provide advice to clients from a broad range of industries such as aged care and youth social services, and across a number of service areas including long term strategy and short term transformation.

Human Resources Officer:HR Officers aim to provide additional support to Project Consultants from the backline of the branch, and will be required to execute processes in relation to Recruitment, Performance, Learning & Development, and Workforce Planning.

Marketing Officer: Marketing Officers are responsible for collaborating with other Functional Teams (e.g. Events, HR) to ensure timely and quality execution of campaigns. Campaigns may include, but may not be limited to: Student Recruitment, Alumni Engagement, and Event Marketing.

Events Officer:Events Officers are responsible for collaborating with other Branch Functional Teams to ensure timely and quality execution of all events at a Branch Level. As an Events Officer, you could be running external training events, assessment centres, and of course of GCG social events!

So make sure you don't miss out, and apply now to join GCG by Sunday 24 September, 2017 11:59pm.

Beyond Law School: Tech & Start-ups

Published 28 August 2017 @ 05:29 PM, by MLS Career Services