Monash JD Course Guide 2014

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Find out more about the Monash Juris Doctor (JD) including the course structure, international study opportunities, elective units and more.
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  www.monash.edu/law Law Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) 2014 Juris Doctor  Lauren Peacock LLM (Juris Doctor) Current Student    Located in the heart o the legal precinct, our proessional city premises or JD and LLM studentsare in close proximity to major courts, law frms, and barristers’ chambers. Along the way, you willhave tremendous education and lietime experiences with us and across the international network o Monash University campuses and partner universities. You have the option to study at Pratoin Italy and Sunway in Malaysia, or to undertake student exchanges and visits to other leadinguniversities overseas. You will have unique learning opportunities and work-situated experiencesthat show you how law aects clients and otherwise works in real lie, through proessionalpractice subjects at our Monash Oakleigh Legal Services, student internships and other practicalexperiences.Many o our internships are oered through the Castan Centre or Human Rights, which has beenrecognised as the pre-eminent centre or human rights law in Australia.We also oer an extensive choice o electives, which allow you to personalise your degree toyour specifc areas o interest, including commercial law, workplace and employment law, andintellectual property law. You can thus customise your legal education to optimise uturecareer prospects. You have the opportunity to be taught or supervised by academics who writesome o the leading texts in your felds o study, many o whom also have extensive proessionalor governmental advisory experience. Along with these educational benefts, the Faculty o Law has one o the largest voluntarystudent organisations in Australia. Our Law Students’ Society (LSS) has approximately 2,500undergraduate and JD members and supports students in various ways by providing social events,educational services, career development opportunities and mentoring activities. A Monash law degree is recognised internationally and our graduates hold distinguished roleswithin and beyond the legal proession, both in Australia and overseas. Many o our alumnicurrently hold prominent public positions, such as the Chie Justice o the Supreme Court o  Victoria, Chie Justice o the Family Court o Australia, Chie Judge o the County Court o Victoria,and CEO o World Vision Australia. A number o ormer judges have also joined our community asadjunct proessors.We hope you will join the Monash Faculty o Law and – in our exciting 50th year in 2014 – becomepart o a vibrant Law School whose alumni occupy some o the most prominent positions amongstthe judiciary, bar, law frms and other occupations in Victoria and across the world.Best wishes or your uture studies. Professor Bryan Horrigan ,Dean, Monash Law School   Law  Welcome I am very pleased to introduce to you the Master o Laws(Juris Doctor) program rom the Faculty o Law at Monash University. You will be joining a world-class law school with a proud history anddemonstrated record o excellence in teaching and research. At MonashLaw we educate lawyers or careers across the globe and undertakeresearch that makes a dierence to Victoria, Australia and the world atlarge. As a Monash Juris Doctor Law student, you will have extraordinaryand unique opportunities.  3   Conveniently   4 Law students   “I have had many rewarding experiences studying the JD atMonash, including undertaking a variety o interesting electivesand participating in extra-curricular activities.My most rewarding experience was partaking in the WillemC Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition. There are two dierent competitions as part o the Visprogram, one in Hong Kong and one in Vienna. Our teamrom Monash participated in both. Under the dedication andexpertise o our coach, Pro Waincymer, we were successulin reaching the grand fnal in Vienna and the quarter fnals inHong Kong.Due to the intensity o the program, we developed keyadvocacy, legal analysis and reasoning skills. These practicalskills are benefcial or developing a frm oundation or acareer in law, and I am grateul to have had these experiencesduring my time at university.” Lauren Peacock  LLM (Juris Doctor)Current Student   ”I’ve had an extraordinary experience with the Monash JDProgram. There’s something very afrming about fnding yourtribe o thinkers and go-getters - people who motivate you andchallenge you. And I’ve been very privileged to have met themhere at the Monash Law School.It’s not just going to school with people who are nurses, CEOs,und managers, architects, and journalists - all eager or theopportunity to test ideas out together in a seminar-style class;there’s also our lecturers - earnest academics and incisivebarristers. One even wrote the title ‘Maritime Law’ in Halsbury’sLaws o Australia. They steward this peer-learning and arepassionate about equipping their uture colleagues. I’ve had theopportunity to represent Monash interstate at the InternationalMaritime Law Moot and locally at the Michael Kirby ContractLaw Moot. I’m on the Monash Law Review Editorial Committee,and work as a barrister’s legal assistant next door to the MonashUniversity Law Chambers.Monash has trained me well and I have enjoyed clerkships attop-tier law frms (all in the neighbourhood). And looking at our juniors in school, I’m certain they’re going to bring the Monash JDProgram to even greater heights.“I look orward to a lie-long relationship with the school and itsbrilliant support sta, my lecturers and course mates.” Brydon Wang LLM (Juris Doctor)Current Student
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