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Get involved in the first Global Legal Hackathon in Melbourne!

Published 9 February 2018 @ 11:40 AM, by MLS Career Services

The countdown is on!

Monash University is excited to bring the inaugural Global Legal Hackathon to Melbourne.

Taking place in 40 cities worldwide over the weekend of 23-25 February 2018, this unique opportunity is now open for registration.

Do you have a tech solution to fix some of the legal industry's biggest problems?

Want to engage with some of the industry’s most high profile people in the legal tech space?

The Global Legal Hackathon brings together the world's leading legal thinkers and doers in support of a unified vision: rapid development of tech solutions to progress the legal industry and the function of law and justice.

Register now

What’s in it for me?

Build your skills, knowledge and employability by making sure you’re part of the first legal hackathon of this kind. You’ll be competing for a place at a New York showcase of the best legal-tech innovations in the world. Come with your own ideas or form a team with friends.

Get involved

You don't need to be a tech whiz - if you're a problem solver looking for a challenge, with a background in any of the following, the Global Legal Hackathon is for you:

University students (Law, IT, Engineering)

Lawyers (partners, graduates, associates, barristers)

In-house counsel

IT professionals

Tech innovators


What ideas can I pitch to the Hackathon?

The sky's the limit! You can pitch your own idea or solve a problem supplied for you by our industry partners. You’ll also have mentors on hand to help you craft your solution.

Secure your place - Register now

Event details

Date: Friday 23 - Sunday 25 February 2018

Venue: Learning & Teaching Building, Monash University, Clayton Campus


Registration: Register online following all steps, including the Cadence App download. You’ll be notified with full event details after you’ve registered.

Rub shoulders with the best

Each submission will be judged by a team of leading legal and tech figures, including:

  • Chris Humphreys - Director, Civil Law Policy, Department of Justice, Victoria
  • Michael Dodge - Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler
  • Julian Uebergang - Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Neota Logic
  • Professor Bryan Horrigan, Dean, Faculty of Law, Monash University

    For more information on the Global Legal Hackathon see here.

Doxa Cadetship

Published 7 February 2018 @ 02:56 PM, by MLS Career Services

Doxa Cadetship

Doxa Youth Foundation is an organisation working with young people to access opportunities that assist students to reach their full potential. The Cadetship Program supports young people who have experienced some challenges in their lives. Our candidates for this program are either 1st or 2nd year University students.

Doxa have several opportunities for a Cadetship for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are studying Law. The cadetship will provide the below benefits:

  • Up to 8 weeks of work placement at their Sponsor Company each year
  • A mentor at their Sponsor Company
  • $120 per week living allowance for the duration of their degree
  • $700 book allowance each year
  • 1 Professional Development Camp each year
  • A professional suit in their first year

How to apply:

Please fill in the online application form ttps:// by Wednesday 21st February 2018.

Doxa works with students who have experienced some area of disadvantage or struggle and the student’s eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis. If you applied to Melbourne University via SEAS, you would usually meet Doxa's eligibility criteria.

Please contact if you have any queries.

​Universitas 21 Global Ingenuity Challenge 2018

Published 6 February 2018 @ 12:01 PM, by MLS Career Services

The U21 Global Ingenuity Challenge is a team-based global competition, where students present a 3- 5 minute video with ideas on how to address one of the 17 UN Sustainable Goals .Students who are interested in making a global difference, increasing their professional development and networking skills are encouraged to apply.

Each student on the winning team will win US $500. A grant of US $1,800 in funding will be available to the winning team should they wish to develop their submission into a tangible project.

Further information available here:

Your Career: Pathways, Options and Opportunities

Published 2 February 2018 @ 01:40 PM, by MLS career services

Your Career: Pathways, Options and Opportunities

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 (5:30pm-7pm)

Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke Street Melbourne

Are you beginning a career in law or still choosing your career direction? The LIV is delighted to invite law students, graduates and new solicitors to learn about the various career pathways, options and opportunities available for career progression in the legal sector.

This session will feature a range of presenters from different practice areas, sharing first-hand experiences and valuable insights about how they forged their unique career pathways, and how you can too. Whether you are still studying your law degree or have been practising a few years and are looking to set some career goals, this informative session will help you take the next step in your legal career. This session will also include a casual Q&A, which will give you the chance to ask presenters your specific questions.

Registrations are now open, with tickets available for just $30.00 when you sign-up for free LIV student membership

Confirmed speakers include (more to come):

  • Mae Tanner, Not-for-profit Law Training Manager, Justice Connect
  • James Wong, Consultant, Ernst & Young Digital Law
  • Gudrun Dewey, Strategic Adviser to the Victoria Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner
  • Rian Chubb, Investigations Officer, Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner

At this event you will:

  • gain expert advice for creating and owning your legal career
  • hear from highly regarded industry professionals
  • obtain valuable insights into career progression within the legal sector
  • network with fellow young lawyers
  • learn how to develop your professional experience

LIV Young Lawyers
Law Institute of Victoria, 470 Bourke St, Melbourne Vic 3000, Australia
P: +61 3 9607 9370 (Direct)
P: +61 3 9607 9311 (Switchboard)
F: +61 3 9607 9451E:

Welcome to Melbourne Law School!

Published 1 February 2018 @ 01:11 PM, by MLS Career Services