In 1995 less than 15% of the lawyers in Australia were employed by corporations, governments and NGO’s, today approximately 30% are. What has driven that growth and what are the opportunities and challenges for the in-house lawyer or for the law graduate considering an in-house legal role?
Exchange student Leon Rebello made the most of his time in the Netherlands, riding a bicycle to classes at Utrecht University, and travelling to many other parts of Europe.
Australia is seeking the extradition from Turkey of Neil Prakash, an Australian citizen who is accused of being a leading propagandist and recruiter for Islamic State (IS).
The Australian government has introduced legislation that seeks to permanently ban asylum seekers and refugees who arrived by boat from entering Australia.
Engage in as many things as possible –don’t rule anything out –you never know what might be around the corner.
In the first half of the summer holidays, final year Law student Mark Rowe, packed his bags and headed to beautiful, sunny Samoan capital of Apia to undertake an internship at the Samoan Law Reform Commission.
On Friday 2 December a conference celebrating the achievements of Michael Coper will be held in the Common Room, University House. Michael is a “big picture” person whose vision has always focused on the future. The conference’s title, “New Ways Forward”, with its tone of energy and optimism, could not be more fitting for an event celebrating the career of Michael Coper and reinforcing the continuing beneficial effects of his achievements.
The appointment of Susan Kiefel as the first woman to be Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia in its 113 years is a significant milestone for Australia society. While an inordinately long time coming, it is another important recognition and reflection of women lawyers' important role in Australian civic life.
Applications for the Yuill Scholarship, which the ANU College of Law has established, are now open. The scholarship provides funding to support participation in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Traineeship Program.
Fifth Year law student at the ANU College of Law Abbey Seckerson has gained an internship, beginning in December, at the OECD in Paris. An active member of the Corporate Accountability Project at the ANU College of Law, Abbey will be researching issues about access to justice.