Student Volunteer | Curtin Law School

The annual conference of the Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) will be held at Curtin Law School building at 57 Murray Street on Thursday 5 and Friday 6 July 2018. The Organising Committee for the conference is looking for student volunteers to assist with the running of the conference.

The Committee is looking for 4 student volunteers to assist on Thursday 5 July and 4 students to assist on Friday 6 July. Students could assist one or both days.

Volunteers will be required to sit-in on conference sessions (including both keynote and concurrent sessions) and assist with matters such as timekeeping, roving microphones, and setting up PowerPoint presentations.

Volunteers will be provided with morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea on the day that they assist. The conference will involve presentations on a broad range of legal issues and talks by several eminent keynote speakers.

If you would like to be involved, please contact Promaco Conventions at promaco@promaco.com.au.

Tax Student Volunteers | Curtin University

Applications are now open for students to participate in inaugural pilot of the Curtin Tax Clinic.

If interested, please submit the following to annette.morgan@cbs.curtin.edu.au and donovan.castelyn@curtin.edu.au:

1. Current CV;
2. Academic Transcript; and
3. Written Expression of Interest (why you want to assist in the clinic).

Applications close on Friday, 25 May 2018 at 5pm.

Eligibility criteria

Domestic and international students will be eligible to participate in the CTC provided they meet the following criteria:

1.      Currently enrolled in either a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce double degree with a major in taxation or Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Taxation); and

2.      In penultimate or final year of study.

Note: students will be required to commit at least 5 hours per week to assisting in the clinic. This may involve some Saturday morning or evening work, depending on the clinics ability to meet client needs.

About the clinic

The CTC will be the first program of its kind to be adopted into the Australian tertiary education framework and intends to bridge the gap between technical knowledge gained through coursework and the practical rigors of the workforce.

The CTC aims to enhance the education of Curtin students by offering participants the chance to immerse themselves in a practical workspace. Under the supervision of experienced tax practitioners, students will work closely with clients of the CTC to resolve their tax related issues and develop fundamental skills to aid in their future careers.

The four key functions of the CTC are as follows:

1. Assistance
To provide assistance to unrepresented taxpayers
2. Representation
To provide representation in dealing with the ATO on behalf of the taxpayer
3. Education
To educate students and taxpayers on current issues facing the tax community
4. Advocacy
To advocate for unrepresented taxpayers in their dealings with the ATO

Students who successfully participate in the program are expected to gain valuable practical experience to better prepare them for professional work after graduation, and to respond to the dynamic demands of the workplace.

In addition to the CTC's clinical function, the initiative will strive to facilitate a number of industry engagement events throughout the year. Students who are interested in tax networking opportunities will be able to connect with industry professionals and develop positive professional relationships.

If you are interested and wish to find out more please contact either Annette Morgan (via email at annette.morgan@cbs.curtin.edu.au or phone 08 9266 7106) or Donovan Castelyn ( via email donovan.castelyn@curtin.edu.au or phone on 08 9266 2741).

 

Law Society of Western Australia | Student Mentoring Program

The Law Society of Western Australia and its Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), in partnership with the School of Law at Curtin University, invite you to join our mentoring programme for 2018.

This mentoring programme has been specifically created to assist law students who want to go on and train as lawyers by pairing you with a practising emerging lawyer so you can exchange questions for experience in a personal and informal manner over the course of the year (meeting about every six weeks). Mentors can give you an insight into the profession and. provide you with invaluable insights, skills and support during your studies. Whilst the programme is open to all students, you are encouraged to participate before you reach your final year of study.

Launch dates
Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018
Time: 6pm – 7:30 pm
Mentor Training: 6pm – 6.30pm
Mentee & Mentor Meet & Greet: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Central Park Theatrette, Podium Level, 152-158 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

Download an application at: https://www.csls.asn.au/law-society-of-western-australia-mentoring-program/

Applications Close 29 March 2018 so get in quick!!

International Women's Day | Volunteer Opportunity

Thursday 8 March is International Women’s Day (IWD), and UN Women is hosting their annual IWD Breakfast from 7am – 9am. This is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is also a day to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. This year’s theme: ‘No Woman Left Behind’. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from https://unwomen.org.au/take-a…/events/perth-iwd-breakfast-2/.

For those who can’t obtain a ticket, UN Women Perth is seeking 30 volunteers to assist in the morning and throughout the breakfast. The event runs from 7am - 9am, but volunteers must be at the venue by 5:45am for a briefing. They must also attend the two Compulsory Training Sessions to be held on Monday, 19 February 2018 from 5-6pm and Monday, 26 February 2018 from 5-6pm at the KPMG offices.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send your full name, email address, contact address, confirmation of availability for the 2 training sessions and for the event to angel@drawhistory.com by 31 Jan 2018. If you have any queries, please contact to Vuma Phiri on wellbeing@csls.asn.au.

Glenn Brown Memorial Grant Committee | Volunteer Opportunity

Interested in volunteering? The Glenn Brown Memorial Grant Committee is looking for new volunteer committee members in 2018.

The committee raises funds for the Glenn Brown Memorial Grant, which is presented to researchers at Resphealth for research into cystic fibrosis. It runs small fundraisers throughout the year, finishing in a large luncheon at Frasers on Melbourne Cup Day.

For more information or to get involved, please contact carrclaudia@outlook.com.

Research Assistant | Employment Opportunity

There is an opportunity for a current LLB or double degree student (enrolled in either the tax elective or BCom with a taxation major) to assist with the production of policy and marketing documents for an exciting new initiative driven by the Department of Taxation.

The successful candidate will work closely with Donovan Castelyn and Annette Morgan at Curtin University. They will be largely responsible for the drafting and collation of the abovementioned documents.

The role will be on an ad-hoc and as needed basis. Commencing mid-late February.

Expressions of interest in conjunction with a CV should be directed to donovan.castelyn@curtin.edu.au

Australian Law Reform Commission | Volunteer Opportunity

The Australian Law Reform Commission provides opportunities for current law students to work alongside Commissioners and legal staff as legal interns. They are receiving applications for the Semester 1 program until 5 February.

The ALRC accepts students who are in their penultimate or final year of an undergraduate or graduate law degree, at the time of the internship, from any university including overseas institutions.

As there is strong demand for internships, there is a formal selection process. The ALRC will only consider applications that address the selection criteria:

  • strong legal research skills;
  • ability to analyse and communicate complex information;
  • excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write clear and concise documents, including research briefs and memos;
  • ability to work independently with professional guidance; and
  • work experience, or interest in, law reform and/or social policy development.

The ALRC may request that applicants attend an interview as part of the selection process.

To apply visit: https://www.alrc.gov.au/about/legal-internship-program

Corruption and Crime Commission | Volunteer Opportunity

Do you have experience in the successful provision of high level, confidential secretarial, administrative and paralegal support services?

The Corruption and Crime Commission is looking for a confident, highly motivated and astute individual to assist our Legal Services Directorate. We are looking for an individual that is aligned with our values: integrity, relationships with others, accountability, leadership and teamwork.

The successful applicant will:
- have secretarial experience in a legal environment including demonstrated knowledge of legal terminology and case citation
- be able to exercise their own initiative and with limited direction present workable solutions in response to the needs of senior officers

To Apply, please visit for more information: https://search.jobs.wa.gov.au/print.php?advertID=215230

Aherns Lawyers | Employment Opportunity for Law Students

A busy commercial legal firm, with an office located in the heart of Fremantle overlooking the cappuccino strip, is currently taking applications from students in second year and above for unpaid work experience 1-2 days per week.

The position will see the successful applicant carrying out various tasks on commercial litigation files including research and assisting our professional staff. May lead to paid work.

Please email your CV along with your academic transcript to kylie@ahernslawyers.com.au

Employment Opportunity - Orderly/Support Officer to Murphy & Mazza JJA

Supreme Court of Western Australia

Applications are sought from law graduates for the position of Orderly/Support Officer to Appeal Justices Murphy and Mazza of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

The Orderly/Support Officer provides clerical and administrative support to the judges. This is a full-time position and the appointment will be by contract of employment for a period of 12 months. The position is available for commencement on 1 January 2018. The position requires the applicant to provide the judges with a high standard of support in and out of court. 

For further information, please see the Supreme Court of Western Australia's website at http://www.supremecourt.wa.gov.au/C/careers.aspx

Unpaid Internship | Perseus Mining Limited

Perseus Mining Limited (http://www.perseusmining.com/) is inviting applications for an intern (unpaid) to gain work experience.

The position requirements are as follows:

§  Undergraduate Law student preferably in final year (or final year next year)

§  Provide current CV and academic record

§  Work experience position for 1 to 2 days per week for a period of 6-12 weeks commencing now or early next year. Flexible hours to work around study and other commitments.

§  Ability to work in a small team environment

Please submit your application to Martijn Bosboom, General Counsel & Company Secretary, at Martijn.Bosboom@perseusmining.com by 5pm on Wednesday 18 October 2017.

There are opportunities for up to 3 intern positions (over consecutive periods).

Just a reminder that this is not a Curtin University-supported/affiliated opportunity and, if you are successful, you will be undertaking the work directly with the organisation and not through Curtin.

 

Unpaid Work Experience | Morris Law

Morris Law is a criminal defence practice on St George’s Terrace in Perth.

We currently have three opportunities for law students to undertake one week unpaid work experience over summer 2017/2018.

The role includes attending Court with lawyers, legal research and general administrative tasks.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Brittany Wagenaar at brittany@morrislaw.com.au 

Closing date for applications: Friday 27/10/2017

Non-legal Internship Opportunities

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI) has provided the following list of current non-legal internship opportunities for your convenience. For further information, please contact Ben McGinty at ben.mcginty@curtin.edu.au. 

 

Social Media Management Internship

Get experience with a luxury product range, creating content for social media and schedule posts.

http://adr.to/ubecc

 

Public Relations / Content Writing internship

Work with a dynamic agency, writing and creating content for blogs, web sites, and social media.

http://adr.to/p4ysc

 

Human Resources / Recruitment Internship

End-to-end Recruitment internship, supporting a fast paced Construction based recruitment agency

http://adr.to/pq5cc

 

Human Resources / IR Internship

Work with a consulting firm, put together a standard pack of HR Policy and Procedures

http://adr.to/466r6

 

Accounting (MYOB) Internship

Work with a company to develop standard processes and procedures for their newly implemented MYOB system.

http://adr.to/ktysa

 

Finance Internship

Work with industry professionals, supporting business turn-around and improvement. Conduct research into companies and help develop business solutions

http://adr.to/hk6b6

 

Property Research Analyst – Intern

Work with a global company, performing detailed analysis of the Property industry, working with major clients.

http://adr.to/ebecc

 

Economics Internship

Work with a group of local councils, and help to develop policy platforms for development of Perth Eastern Suburbs

Email your CV to CCI@curtin.edu.au