Keen to run for a position for LSS 2018 but don't know where to start? Drop by our Office Hours to chat to a current member of the team! Every weekday from 12-2pm, opposite the Law Common Room :) ... See MoreSee Less
With the 2018 clerkship season coming to an end the ANU LSS wanted to remind students that a clerkship IS ONLY ONE OPTION to becoming a practising lawyer in Australia.
Come along to listen to our 5 incredible speakers who have incredibly successful in their own fields regardless of either their clerkship or lack of clerkship experience.
The panel will focus on the different perception of the clerkship culture, reassure you that there no long-term impacts for not completing a clerkship and provide advice.
While clerkships are completed in your penultimate year of Law School, this event is also a good opportunity for all students to start thinking 'big picture'. If you are also considering running in the upcoming LSS elections, we strongly suggest getting involved in this event!
ANU Law Students' Society updated their profile picture.
The ANU Law Students’ Society is proud of its long-standing commitment to social justice and equality before the law and, accordingly, we are committed to supporting the right of sexuality and gender diverse Australians to marry the person they love. The current definition of marriage as between “a man and a woman” is discriminatory and has no basis in law or public policy. As law students, we have an obligation to denounce discrimination and to advocate for equality before the law.
We acknowledge the questionable procedural legitimacy of the postal survey, but we nonetheless encourage ANU Law Students to participate in the process, to have their voice heard and to #VoteYes.
With the postal survey having now commenced, we recognise that the coming weeks may be particularly difficult for our Queer* students and their families, friends and allies. If you are feeling distressed or overwhelmed during the marriage equality campaign, we urge you to contact one of the various services that offer counselling and support. We recommend QLife (1800 184 527) for queer* people, beyondblue if you are feeling depressed or anxious (1300 22 4636), headspace for those aged 12–25 (1800 650 890) and Lifeline in the event of a personal crisis (13 11 14). We also remind students that ANU Counselling is available to ANU Staff and Students.
We know we might not speak for everyone on this issue, but we are proud to support our Queer* community, and we support legislation that treats them with the same dignity and respect that should be accorded to ALL Australians. Students are welcome to contact the President, Bryce Robinson, at any time with any concerns you may have (email@example.com). ... See MoreSee Less
Arthur BiPlease allow me kindly remind the Board that there is no overwhelming human rights jurisprudence that supports same sex marriage. The right for people of marriageable age to marry under the ICCPR has always been understood as a right for people to marry someone of the different gender. Both the Human Rights Committee in Joslin v New Zealand, [Human Rights Committee, Communication No 902/1999, UN Document No CCPR/C/75/D/902/1999] and the European Court of Human Rights refused to hold that there is a right under the relevant existing human rights framework for a right to same-sex marriage. Similar arguments were also recently defeated in Northern Ireland. At the very least, it is debatable as to whether a right to same-sex marriage actually exists under international human rights law, and I would argue that it doesn't. The ANU Law Society, by suggesting that there is necessarily a moral obligation for all law students to endorse same-sex marriage, is refusing to acknowledge that this is still very much a matter open for debate, of which reasonable minds might come to different conclusions. It seems to be indicating that those law students who are inclined to vote no in this debate don't belong, and their decision is somehow hate speech and bigotry. This is an awful statement, which only serves to further illustrate the lack of tolerance from those on the yes side.
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The ANU LSS invites you to attend the inaugural NO CLERKSHIP, NO WORRIES Speaker Event.
With clerkship season coming to a close we wanted to showcase that a clerkship IS ONLY ONE OPTION to becoming a practising lawyer in Australia. We have 5 very successful lawyers on the panel
The panel will focus on three main areas 1. The clerkship culture - where our speakers will explore why is there so much hype about clerkships and if it's worth given the stress both physically and emotionally that it places on students.
2. Is there actually long-term impacts to not completing a clerkship -- our speakers will talk about their experiences and the pathways they took into becoming the lawyers they are today without a clerkship on their resume.
3. Careers Advice - Finally the speakers will tell you the advice they wish they heard knew when they were at law schools that would have helped them reach their #careersgoals