Hey everyone and welcome to week 2!
So CYS broke the fountain… which wasn’t entirely unpredictable, but clearly indicates what an amazing party it was. It was great to see so many faces down there and for me to meet some new people. I’d particularly like to thank our super-Social VP Bella Tole and the rest of my committee for their hard work in making sure the night went off without a hitch (minus the whole fountain debacle). For those of you not lucky enough to attend, don’t worry, there are many more social events to come!
Again I would like to encourage everyone reading this newsletter to sign up to our facebook pages. They can be found on the right hand side of this newsletter and on our website.
JD students interested in being a part of the Blackstone committee, please pay particular attention to the information below as to the positions available and how you can nominate yourself for those positions. I really encourage getting involved in Blackstone. It’s a great way to meet new people and to develop new teamwork and leadership skills.
This week we launch our Blackstone Volunteering Program for 2013! If you are interested in getting involved, which I highly recommend, make sure you come down to the Law Lecture Room 1 at 1pm on Tuesday to learn more about the opportunities available and how you can be a part of our successful program.
From this week onwards, between 2-3pm on Tuesdays, I will be making myself available for student consult. Please feel free to swing by the office in the common if you want to chat about anything at all. As always of course, don’t hesitate to flick me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a buzz on 0431 969 084 if you have any questions.
Nominations are open for the 3 JD representatives for 2013 (one each in the Education, Social and Careers portfolios). Elections will take place in Week 4 of semester, and any JD student is entitled to vote . Nomination forms will be available in the common room from 9am Monday, and nominations close on Friday the 15th of March at 5pm. Nominees will be entitled to submit one A4 poster. For more information about the process, please email Ben at email@example.com
Nominations are also open for the vacant female Sports Rep position. Nominations will be open until Monday the 12th of March. Please send a short (<150 words) email to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining why you would be well suited to the position.
Equity and Social Justice
Blackstone is launching it’s 2013 Volunteering program! To find out more about the legal, educational or community based volunteering we are offering in 2013, come along to our launch in Law Lecture Room 1 this Tuesday 5 March at 1pm. There will be food, drinks and all the info you need to get involved.
Signups for the Trial Advocacy and Client Interview Competitions have now closed. However, there are still places available for the Open Mooting Competition! Registrations for this will close on Tuesday 12th March at 5pm. Signup forms are available online via the Blackstone website.Please note that in lieu of how-to sessions, Blackstone has launched the Competitions Handbook to inform competitors of what each competition entails.
The Law School has kindly offered to host another LLB information session on this Thursday at 1pm in the Law Link area. If you have any questions concerning the completion of your degree, please come down and have a chat to Nat, Penny or Tash, who will be more than happy to help.
Interfac Sport is starting this week, and first up it’s squash! If you’re well versed in the art of hitting small rubber spheres around a box, please get in touch with Chris at email@example.com
A National Clerkship Scheme has been a project of ALSA for many years. They have developed a survey in order to determine students’ interests in this concept and to determine the direction that students would like ALSA to take this project. Please take this quick survey, we would love to here what you have to say!
ALSA Conference 2013
Registration opens Friday 8 March!
Two balls, a pub crawl, a theme night, a cocktail evening, a welcome reception, a charity luncheon, guest speaker events including the almighty French CJ, alternative and corporate careers events, legal skills workshops, international competitions, Community Day, day tripping out to the Swan Valley…all in the space of a week?
You’ll experience it all at the annual Australian Law Students’ Association (ALSA) Conference, in Perth from 9 – 16 July this year! Registration will be OPEN THIS FRIDAY!!! Available at the website: www.alsaconference.com.au - take a look now for more details on the Conference!
Young UN Women High Tea
Young UN Women UWA are putting on a High Tea to celebrate International Women’s Day from 12-2pm on Friday March 8 at the UWA Boat Shed. Come along and listen to Western Australian of the year 2009, Dr Penny Flett speak whilst enjoying delectable treats and divine teas. Tickets are available at http://www.trybooking.com/
Friends of IHL Quiz Night
How much do you really know about the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement, international humanitarian law and world events? How good is your general knowledge?
Please join Friends of IHL for for a fun-filled evening of trivia. The Quiz night is this Thursday March 7 at 6:30pm at the North Perth Bowls Club, which is on Farmer St in North Perth. TIckets are $10 per person (tables of 10), and to book please go to www.trybooking.com/CKNO. If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to make a difference this semester? Ignite is a mentoring program that supports high school students from low socio-economic backgrounds. If you’re interested in volunteering as a mentor this semester, come to our Launch BBQ on Wednesday 6 March at 12pm on the Matilda Bay Foreshore. Also check out our new website for more information: www.igniteproject.org.au