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Monday, September 11th, 2017

Monash law students shine at awards night

Monash Law School students Sophie Tversky and Hannah McDonald were finalists in the Law Student Of The Year category at the 2017 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.

Monash University law students shine at awards night School

Sophie Tversky and Hannah McDonald (Photo: Monash University)

And a huge win for barrister William Lye, a Monash law graduate and chief examiner of contracts in the Monash JD. William won the national Barrister of the Year award, as well as the prize of prizes—the Lawyers Weekly Excellence Award.

Culminating in a glitzy 700-person event in Sydney, the Australian Law Awards recognise the innovative work of firms and individuals in various practice areas, as well as the outstanding achievements of students.

“It was wonderful to be able to celebrate and meet those in the industry who are driving change and positive impact within our profession,” Sophie said. “It was fantastic to represent Monash University.”

“To win the ‘best of the best’ was just amazing,” William said. ”This was a significant honour because I get to set an example for our diverse Australian community.

“To see that a Chinese Australian can make it to the industry’s top—this will inspire a younger generation of Australians, particularly from diverse communities, that they should persist in their goals and never give up.”

In an exciting development, Hannah has also made it to the finals of the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, to be held in October.

Monash University Law School  – Juris Doctor

Monash Law School offers high-quality teaching by leading academics and practitioners who are experts in the teaching of law and legal practice. Additionally, the JD program offers an interactive learning environment, small class sizes and innovative teaching.

The Monash JD program is unique as it allows students to undertake up to six elective units from the extensive Monash Law master’s program once the compulsory units have been completed. This allows students to tailor their degree and choose units that complement their interests and professional aspirations while ensuring graduates are well-rounded professionals with the core skills required to follow a wide range of legal and professional career paths.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: January, May, September
Duration: 3 years (accelerated option: a minimum of 2.5 years)
Application deadline: Applications are generally assessed on a rolling admissions basis. The sooner you apply the better.

Apply now to Monash Law School!

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Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Monash Law School launches major study into legal responses to domestic violence deaths

Monash Law School and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) have launched a major report into intimate partner killings in Victoria.

Out of character? Legal Responses to Intimate Partner Homicides is the first comprehensive study of the impact of legal reforms introduced in Victoria between 2005 and 2014.

Monash Law School launches major study into legal responses to domestic violence deaths

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The report was launched by former Supreme Court Justice The Hon. Philip Cummins at the Monash Law Chambers in Melbourne’s CBD.

The report finds that despite legal reforms the gender of the perpetrators of intimate partner homicides still plays a significant role in the outcome of trials.

The authors of the report include Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor from Monash Law School, Dr Danielle Tyson from Monash School of Social Sciences and Dr Debbie Kirkwood and Mandy McKenzie from DVRCV.

The researchers examined risk factors and legal responses to 51 homicides committed by men and 13 homicides by women against their intimate partner over a 10-year period between 2005 and 2014.

The report finds a history of family violence and relationship separation were key factors in these deaths.

“Our research has shown that men are still able to ‘explain’ their killing of an intimate partner as a ‘one off’ awful event,” says Dr Naylor. “This occurs even where there is plenty of evidence that they were violent and/or coercive to their partner over long periods of time before the killing.”

Dr Naylor says reforms to Victorian law between 2005 and 2014 have had minimal impact on the practical operation of the law in court.

The report finds that the abolition of the partial defence of defensive homicide in 2014 will disadvantage women who kill their abusive partners.

“Women charged with killing their violent partner can still have difficulty proving that they were acting in self defence, and law reforms that were aimed to make this a clearer defence in appropriate cases have not necessarily made a significant difference,” says Dr Naylor.

“We need to go back to look at our recent reforms and see why some aren’t being used and whether other reforms should be revised.”

Monash Law School

Monash Law School is one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in Australia, providing legal education and training to more than 3,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. Monash offers a Juris Doctor program and a number of postgraduate legal degrees, including a Doctor of Judicial Sciences, Doctor of Laws, Master of Laws by Research, and several postgraduate master by coursework programs.

The Faculty of Law at Monash University has one of the largest law libraries in Australia. It also has a moot court designed as a real courtroom for practicing trial work.

Monash Law School offers high-quality teaching by leading academics and practitioners, who are experts in the teaching of law and legal practice. Additionally, the JD program offers an interactive learning environment, small class sizes and innovative teaching.

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Learn more about Monash Law School and the Juris Doctor program. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Monash Law School team finishes in top 5% at Vis Moot Vienna finals

The Monash Law School mooting team has finished in the top 5% at the 23rd annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.

Three hundred eleven university teams from 67 countries took part in the competition, including teams from Harvard, Standford, King’s College London and National University Singapore.

Monash Law School mooting team

The 2016 Monash mooting team (L to R): Ayesha Singh, Lucy Hodgkinson, Marco Paoletti, Madeleine Salinger, Jarred Gerson, Thomas Egan, Thomas Smalley, Olivia Wan (Photo credit: Monash University)

Monash made it through to the third round of finals, comprising the top 16 teams.

The Monash mooting team comprised Maddy Salinger, Lucy Hodgkinson, Jarred Gerson, Thomas Egan, Thomas Smalley, Olivia Wan, Ayesha Singh and Marco Paoletti. The team was assisted by Dr Lisa Spagnolo.

Individual Speaker prizes were awarded to Ayesha Singh, Marco Paoletti and Maddy Salinger.

“The moot is an event which truly highlights Monash’s high standing amongst the best internationally,” says Dr Spagnolo. “It is no exaggeration to say that we have one of the best reputations for intelligent, creative, prepared and unassailable arguments in the competition.”

The result caps off a successful world tour for the Monash University mooting team, having made the finals of the Vis (East) Moot in Hong Kong in March, where they picked up individual speaker prizes and placed 3rd for the Claimant Memorandum Prize.

The team worked hard over the 2015–16 summer, including taking part in a preparatory pre-moot in Budapest, Hungary, and all members of the team battled illness throughout the trip to achieve the impressive result in Vienna.

Dr Spagnolo says the work ethic of the 2016 team is consistent with the high standards Monash mooting teams continue to expect of themselves.

“Living up to this internal standard each year is tough on the students involved,” says Dr Spagnolo. “But it is also a great source of personal and professional growth and I am honoured and proud to have been part of that process.”

More than 3,000 people participated in the Vienna moot, including 1,993 students from 96 countries and over 1,000 arbitrators and coaches.

The team would like to thank the Monash Law School alumni and staff members who gave much of their time to assist in the team’s preparation, including Jeff Waincymer, Lauren Peacock, Calum Seargeant, Martin John, Ian Liu, Andrew Barraclough and Justin Malbon.

The team is grateful for the ongoing financial support it receives from the Law Faculty, the Law Foundation, CIArb (Australia) and Monash Abroad.

About Monash Law School Juris Doctor

The Faculty of Law at Monash University has one of the largest law libraries in Australia. It also has a moot court designed as a real courtroom for practicing trial work.

Monash Law School offers high-quality teaching by leading academics and practitioners who are experts in the teaching of law and legal practice. Additionally, the JD program offers an interactive learning environment, small class sizes and innovative teaching.

The Monash JD program is unique as it allows students to undertake up to six elective units from the extensive Monash Law master’s program once the compulsory units have been completed. This allows students to tailor their degree and choose units that complement their interests and professional aspirations while ensuring graduates are well-rounded professionals with the core skills required to follow a wide range of legal and professional career paths.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: January, May, September
Duration: 3 years (accelerated option: a minimum of 2.5 years)
Application deadline: Applications are generally assessed on a rolling admissions basis. The sooner you apply the better.

Apply now to Monash Law School!

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Would you like more information about Monash Law School and the Juris Doctor program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law School Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Monash Law students’ success at ICC Mediation Competition

A team of Monash Law School students and their coaches have come third at the 11th International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mediation Competition in Paris, France.

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Pictured (left to right): Anne Sutherland-Kelly (coach), Stephanie McCulloch (student), David Tai (student), Natalie Rae (student), Eleanor Downie (student), Peter Singer (coach) (Photo: Monash University)

The competition involves students applying their negotiation and collaborative skills to complex commercial problems in order to advance their interests and move towards a mutually beneficial settlement, with the assistance of a mediator.

The four Monash law students were among the 500 participants competing on behalf of 80 universities from more than 40 countries. The Monash team performed outstandingly, proudly taking the third prize trophy.

Monash law students have the opportunity to compete in a variety of international mooting and advocacy competitions every year, regularly winning awards. Participation in competitions is a rewarding experience and students can receive credit towards their law studies.

About Monash Law School Juris Doctor

The Monash JD is a graduate law degree designed to teach the knowledge and skills required to practice law. This innovative law degree recognizes the needs of graduates who wish to study law, providing the transferable skills and knowledge only a law degree from one of Australia’s leading universities can provide.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Duration: 3 years (accelerated option: a minimum of 2.5 years)
Application deadline: Applications are generally assessed on a rolling admissions basis.

Apply now to Monash Law School!

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Would you like more information about Monash Law School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law School Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Monash Law students participate in mooting competition

Monash Law School recently sent a team of three students to London to compete in the Global Round of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) International Arbitration Mooting Competition, hosted by Kings College.

Congratulations goes out to the team consisting of Michael Smyth, Anthony Hajiantoniou, Lynette Lee and Dr Emmanuel Laryea (coach). The students performed extremely well and came seventh for memorials and oral rounds. Individual rankings for the two oral presenters (Michael Smyth and Anthony Hajiantoniou) were ranked twentieth and twenty-fourth respectively and the team’s written submission (memorial) for the Claimant won third place and will be published in the Transnational Dispute Management Journal.

In preparation for the competition, the Monash Law students visited law firms in Paris and London and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for mooting practice, discussions about the law and exposure to investment arbitration practice and institutions. They visited Lazareef Le Bars, for an insightful practice moot and general discussions about practice in the area investment arbitration.

Linklaters, London hosted a lunch with Monash law alumni Jack Naughton and Alex Fawke who kindly gave up their time to provide a practice moot and insights into practice.

The students agree that the experiences from participating in the mooting program and competition are invaluable. The core skills, engagement with firms and international networking are unique opportunities which arise from national and international mooting competitions.

Monash Law School Juris Doctor program

The Monash JD is a graduate law degree designed to teach the knowledge and skills required to practice law. This innovative law degree recognizes the needs of graduates who wish to study law, providing the transferable skills and knowledge only a law degree from one of Australia’s leading universities can provide.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: January, May, August
Duration: 3 years (accelerated option: a minimum of 2.5 years)
Application deadline: Applications are generally assessed on a rolling admissions basis.

Apply now to  the Monash Law School Juris Doctor program!

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Do you have any questions about Monash Law School and the Juris Doctor program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law School Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston by emailing shannon@oztrekk.com or calling (toll free in Canada) 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Monash supports marriage equality

Monash has joined more than 690 organisations and numerous Australian individuals showing their support through Australian Marriage Equality, and is one of the first of the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition of Australian universities to do so.

Monash Law School

Monash University has long been a supporter of equity and diversity

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner, said the university has long been a supporter of equity and diversity, with a focus on inclusion a key element of its new strategic plan.

“Since it was founded, Monash has stood for the principles of fairness, tolerance and diversity. Support for marriage equality is consistent with these values and our commitment to championing those values,” Professor Gardner said.

Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Associate Professor Paula Gerber, welcomed the university’s public move to embrace marriage equality.

“I am proud to be working in a university that is one of the first to publicly support marriage equality in Australia,” Dr Gerber said.

“Such initiatives, along with the establishment of the Ally Network and the recent launch of the Monash Queer Mentoring Scheme, send a clear message to all LGBTIQ staff and students, that they are welcome and respected at Monash.

“This has a very real and positive impact on the health and well-being of people of diverse genders and sexualities.”

In 2012, Monash University established an Ally Network to provide support, information and referral to LGBTIQ members of the university community. There are now over 100 trained and published Allies across all Australian campuses.

In March 2015, Monash became a member of Pride in Diversity, a national not-for-profit employer support program for all aspects of LGBTIQ workplace inclusion and the developers of the Australian Workplace Equality Index and the Australian National LGBTI Recruitment Guide. As part of its membership Monash has engaged Pride in Diversity to provide LGBTIQ Awareness sessions for staff to complement the Ally Network and Queer 101 training for Monash students.

The Monash Equal Opportunity Policy and Discrimination and Harassment Grievance Procedures articulate Monash’s commitment to equality and non-discrimination. The Social Justice Plan: Diverse Genders and Sexualities 2015-2017 helps give effect to these commitments for LGBTIQ staff and students.

Monash launched its Queer Mentoring initiative on Sept. 1, designed to equip LGBTIQ students to move seamlessly into the workplace. Rowena Allen, Victoria’s new Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, was part of the Panel launching the program, which was facilitated by Associate Professor Gerber.

Joining the growing list of Australian organisations publicly declaring their support for marriage equality was the natural next step in Monash’s steadfast commitment to social justice and non-discrimination and demonstrates Monash’s commitment to inclusion of its LGBTIQ staff and students in all facets of life.

Castan Centre for Human Rights Law

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law seeks to promote and protect human rights through the generation and dissemination of public scholarship in international and domestic human rights law.

In pursuit of this mission, the Centre brings the work of human rights scholars, practitioners and advocates from a wide range of disciplines together in the Centre’s key activities of research, teaching, public education (lectures, seminars, conferences, speeches, media presentations, etc), applied research, advice work and consultancies.

The centre is named after Ron Castan AM QC (1939–1999), who was a passionate advocate for the recognition and protection of human rights and a distinguished member of the Victorian Bar.

About Monash Law School Juris Doctor

The Monash JD is a graduate law degree designed to teach the knowledge and skills required to practice law. This innovative law degree recognizes the needs of graduates who wish to study law, providing the transferable skills and knowledge only a law degree from one of Australia’s leading universities can provide.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Duration: 3 years (accelerated option: a minimum of 2.5 years)
Application deadline: Applications are generally assessed on a rolling admissions basis.

Upcoming  semesters for the Monash JD program:

  • January 2016
  • May 2016
  • August 2016

Apply now to Monash Law School!

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Would you like more information about Monash Law School and the Juris Doctor program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law School Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Monash Warwick Collaborative International Moot

The Monash Warwick Collaborative International Moot has brought together law students from Monash University and the University of Warwick for a second year to battle out points of law.

Supported by the Monash Warwick Alliance, the moot was held in Melbourne and saw two teams of three students go head-to-head to argue points of Victorian contract law including a dispute about a tutoring agreement and a sale of a property, complicated with an injury and compensation claim.

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2015 Monash and Warwick law moot teams meet in Melbourne

Two preliminary moots were held at the College of Law with the Grand Final held at the Federal Court in Melbourne.

Teams included students from both universities and gave all involved valuable domestic and international law experience and skills, including working with a teammate from a different jurisdiction.

Jemima Roe, President of the Monash Law Students’ Society said the moot gave participants a range of domestic and international law experience.

“It offers all of the learning opportunities of a domestic moot including applying the legal theory learnt in class in a real-world context and practical skills in research, advocacy and teamwork, but also international legal skills and experience, court etiquette and the mooting practices of a foreign system,” she said.

The first Monash-Warwick Collaborative International Moot was held in the UK in early 2014 with three Monash students heading to Warwick. This year Monash hosted, with three Warwick students flying to Melbourne for the event.

According to Megan McMellon, President, Warwick Law Society, the moots were a success with positive feedback received from participants, spectators and judges.

“Participants loved the moot and enjoyed the opportunity to learn about another country’s laws.”

“We received very positive feedback from participants, spectators and judges who have been impressed by the high quality of mooting and commended the teams’ advocacy and teamwork in particular,” Megan said.

Jemima said that the opportunity had given the students a valuable, early career networking opportunity.

“The experience allows students to establish a global network of relationships that will continue to benefit them well into the future,” she said.

Formed in early 2012, the Monash Warwick Alliance represents an innovation in higher education and research and aims to accelerate the exchange of people, ideas and information between Monash University and the University of Warwick.

Monash Law School Juris Doctor program

The Monash JD is a graduate law degree designed to teach the knowledge and skills required to practice law. This innovative law degree recognizes the needs of graduates who wish to study law, providing the transferable skills and knowledge only a law degree from one of Australia’s leading universities can provide.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: January, May, August
Duration: 3 years (accelerated option: a minimum of 2.5 years)
Application deadline: Applications are generally assessed on a rolling admissions basis.

Apply now to  the Monash Law School Juris Doctor program!

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Do you have any questions about Monash Law School and the Juris Doctor program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law School Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston by emailing shannon@oztrekk.com or calling 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Monash Law students excel at Oxford Moot

The Monash Law School student mooting team has made their mark on the international stage, claiming a variety of awards at the 2015 Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot in England last month.

Competing at the moot for the first time, the Monash Law team gave a memorable performance reaching the competition Grand Final, along with the National University of Bangalore (India).

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On the way to the final, the three-strong team became competition favourites as they triumphed over highly regarded institutions such as the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.

Universities from around the world descended on Oxford for the 13th edition of the competition, including teams from universities in United Kingdom, USA, India, Singapore, Canada and Germany.

All three Monash Law students excelled over the three days of competition, with James Beavis winning best speaker and Tim Rankin named second-best speaker.

In a high-quality final it was the National University of Bangalore who would emerge victorious, but it was Monash’s own Gisela Nip who many considered the standout speaker.

Monash Law School academics Professor Mark Davison, Dr Rebecca Giblin and Dr Patrick Emerton all assisted the team to prepare for the annual event.

Monash Law School Juris Doctor program

The Monash JD is a graduate law degree designed to teach the knowledge and skills required to practice law. This innovative law degree recognizes the needs of graduates who wish to study law, providing the transferable skills and knowledge only a law degree from one of Australia’s leading universities can provide.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: January, May, August
Duration: 3 years (accelerated option: a minimum of 2.5 years)
Application deadline: Applications are generally assessed on a rolling admissions basis.

Apply now to  the Monash Law School Juris Doctor program!

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Do you have any questions about Monash Law School and the Juris Doctor program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law School Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston by emailing shannon@oztrekk.com or calling 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Monash Law team wins international mediation award

A team from the Monash Faculty of Law has won the award for Best Mediation Plan at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mediation Competition, held in Paris last month.

The team, consisting of Belinda Anderson (undergraduate student) and Alyson Gale (JD student), and coaches Anne Sutherland-Kelly and Naomi Burstyner from the Faculty of Law, claimed the prestigious award ahead of a field of 500 participants from 67 universities and more than 40 countries.

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From the Australian Centre for Justice Innovation (ACJI), the two coaches brought significant expertise to the team, with Ms Sutherland-Kelly an experienced commercial and human rights mediator, teacher and senior fellow at ACJI, while Ms Burstyner is a mediator, negotiation skills teacher and senior researcher at ACJI.

The competition consisted of four preliminary and four final rounds of commercial mediations, where students were expected to apply their skills and knowledge of negotiation and collaborative practice, to advance their interests and move forward toward resolution. The students were also required to prepare and submit a mediation plan outlining their strategy, underlying interests and objectives in relation to resolution of the dispute.

The team put in a fantastic performance. Belinda and Alyson worked seamlessly together as client and counsel throughout the rounds and it was clear the team, for the second year running, were considered to be in the top tier of competitors, after the team achieved second place in 2014.

Ms Burstyner believes the competition helps students with essential skills required of the modern lawyer.

“We could see when they had mastered a framework for negotiating, they felt secure about their ability to work within the process. The facts provided by the ICC are complex and intricate, so it was essential for the students to have internalised the facts and figures as well. Once this ‘absorption’ of the facts was combined with a real command of the negotiation process, the students achieved a sense of flow in the negotiation.” Ms Burstyner said.

Ms Sutherland-Kelly said the competition solidifies the quality of students at Monash Law School.

“The ICC competition tests our students abilities at the highest levels of international commercial practice. Participation in this prestigious competition has again demonstrated Monash’s international standing as a leader in the ADR field, and that ACJI students are globally competitive,” Ms Sutherland-Kelly said.

Director of ACJI, Professor Tania Sourdin, was pleased to sponsor the coaching.

“Mediation and arbitration subjects, and competitions really support student development. We are proud and delighted with the team effort,” Professor Sourdin said.

The team were supported by Lander & Rogers Lawyers (a Melbourne law firm with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane) and assisted by three ‘honorary’ coaches (Peter Singer, Myles Watson and Shawn Whelan), who gave selflessly of their time and expertise.

About Monash Law School Juris Doctor

The Monash JD is a graduate law degree designed to teach the knowledge and skills required to practice law. This innovative law degree recognizes the needs of graduates who wish to study law, providing the transferable skills and knowledge only a law degree from one of Australia’s leading universities can provide.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: January, May, August
Duration: 3 years (accelerated option: a minimum of 2.5 years)
Application deadline: Applications are generally assessed on a rolling admissions basis.

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • Applicants with a minimum, cumulative average of 75 percent and above in their university studies, as well as work/life experience, will be considered for admission.

Please note that each applicant’s average is calculated over all years of university study. Monash University does not require the LSAT for entry in the Monash JD program.

Apply now to  the Monash Law School Juris Doctor program!

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Do you have any questions about the Monash JD? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston by emailing shannon@oztrekk.com or calling 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Monash Law professors flip the classroom

Students studying the first year unit “Foundations of Law” have been part of an innovative teaching practice.

Monash Law School senior lecturers Ross Hyams and Melissa Castan produced 12 short videos supporting their flipped classroom project for first-year law students. They were funded by the Better Teacher, Better Learning small grants scheme, an innovation from the Office of the Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching).

The scheme provides funding to promote excellence in learning and teaching, to seed learning and teaching activities, and to link faculties with the Better Teaching, Better Learning Agenda.

With the support of production research assistant Sam Blashki, Mr Hyams and Ms Castan were able to build on their self-recorded video pilot and create a semester’s worth of refined video resources.

The pair shared their experiences and outcomes with Monash University colleagues in an informal presentation you can view on YouTube. They strongly encouraged to keep things simple and above all, maintain consistency.

We’d been talking about it for a year and finally we said let’s just make a movie,” said Ms Castan.

“To begin with we used an iPad and I held it up while Ross spoke. We deliberately used existing lecture notes to avoid rescripting.” 

“We topped and tailed each video so they look the same and are consistently bookended every time. Each begins with ‘today we’re going to look at’ and each ends with ‘so in summary we’ve looked at’,” said Mr Hyams.

Mr Hyams and Ms Castan concluded by answering audience questions on recording and editing, incorporating shelf life into the materials and technology recommendations.

About Monash Law School Juris Doctor

The Monash JD is a graduate law degree designed to teach the knowledge and skills required to practice law. This innovative law degree recognizes the needs of graduates who wish to study law, providing the transferable skills and knowledge only a law degree from one of Australia’s leading universities can provide.

Program: Juris Doctor (JD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intakes: January, May, August
Duration: 3 years (accelerated option: a minimum of 2.5 years)
Application deadline: Applications are generally assessed on a rolling admissions basis.

Apply now to  the Monash Law School Juris Doctor program!

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Do you have any questions about Monash Law School and the Juris Doctor program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Law School Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston by emailing shannon@oztrekk.com or calling 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).