Law Careers Blog

Beyond Law School: Family Law

Published 15 August 2017 @ 03:33 PM, by Melbourne Law School Career Services


Beyond Law School: Criminal Law

Published 28 July 2017 @ 09:35 AM, by MLS Career Services


UniMelb StartUp ’17 Pitch Competition

Published 26 July 2017 @ 04:14 PM, by MLS Career Services

Applications are now open for the UniMelb StartUp ’17 Pitch Competition. Pitch your winning start-up idea for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Open to all Unimelb students, come to a Mixer event to learn more and meet others if you’re looking for team members:

Upcoming LIV Events

Published 26 July 2017 @ 04:09 PM, by MLS Career Services

The 2017 Victorian Golden Gavel Competition

Thursday, 10 August 2017 (7:30am-9:30am)

The Events Centre, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne

Who will be the voice of this generation’s lawyers? They’ve been tuning into their debate skills for years. Now is the time to take the next step, get on that stage and make their voices heard! Will they get the judges to turn their seats?

10 rock star competitors will be given 24 hours to prepare their topics and five minutes to bring the high notes of humour and subtle bass of fact into perfect harmony. The winner will receive bragging rights for their firm and a spot in the National Golden Gavel Competition.
This was one of our most popular events last year, so please book single tickets (members $70.00, non-Member $90.00) or a table of 10 ($660) to witness the competition of the century!

Registrations are now open here.

LIV Young Lawyers Trivia Night

Thursday, 14 September 2017 (6:30pm-9:30pm)

CQ Melbourne, 113 Queen Street, Melbourne

Let your hair down and put your thinking cap on: the LIV Young Lawyers Trivia Night is back! This annual event is the perfect place to book a few tables for your firm or organisation and set up a good old-fashioned competition. Test your general knowledge, socialise with friends, and enjoy drinks, canapés and lollies at this flagship event! Not only will you participate in fantastic trivia on a range of topics, but you can purchase raffle tickets to support the Wellbeing and the Law Foundation and have the chance to win one of our fabulous prizes!

Tickets for this event sell quickly, so make sure you get your team together and book a table soon to ensure your spot. Team Table offer - once you have your trivia mates all together, book a table of eight ($440) by emailing Single tickets are also available, for YL members at $55.00 each, and you can come along and join a team on the night!

Registrations are now open here.

LIV Young Lawyers Charity Ball

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

Sheraton Melbourne 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.

This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a night of masquerade, dinner, dancing and fun with your colleagues and friends – all while raising funds for a great cause. You can book single tickets for YL members ($165.00) and non-members ($185.00) or, even better, book a table of 10 for $1650 and bring your firm along. Registration includes a three-course dinner and drinks.

Registrations are now open here.

Learn more about our charity partner – The Royal Women’s Hospital Foundation

Nationwide surveys about legal needs consistently show that people are more likely to turn to trusted health professionals, rather than lawyers. This means that hospitals are uniquely positioned to identify women experiencing family violence and to link them with professional help from legal, family violence and health experts.

Responding to this, the Royal Women’s Hospital (the Women’s) and Inner Melbourne Community Legal Centre initiated the Acting on the Warning Signs health-justice partnership project, a holistic model that combines health, social support and legal services to improve responses to family violence and to support other community legal services to work with hospitals to do the same (Health-Justice Project). Recent data shows that Inner Melbourne Community Legal lawyers have provided on-site legal services to patients at the Women’s in more than 474 instances and have opened 213 ongoing cases. Most of the advice concerns family law and family violence 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.

Watch the Youtube video about this project. 

Clerkships: Your Options and MLS Support

Published 10 July 2017 @ 01:16 PM, by MLS Career Services