Welcome guys and girls into week 7.
Sorry about the lateness of What’s Up this week, we had a few technical issues that have now been resolved.
Last Friday was the Blackstone Cocktail Party, and I think everyone that was there will agree that the night was a raging success. I apologise to anyone that had to converse with me at the end of that night. Regardless, congratulations to Bella Tole and the Blackstone social team for an amazing night!
Dinner Debate is on the 10th May and tickets go on sale this week. For those of you that have never been to DD before, just ask anyone who has been about how great the night is. For those that have been, I needn’t have to convince you any more. The event promises to be an absolute stunner and I look forward to seeing you all there.
On the careers front, I apologise for the lack of the release of the careers handbook last week – we have had some issues with our website and getting clearance from sponsors, but it will be out this week. I am also glad to announce that the Perth Law Careers Fair will be held on the 30th April. For you guys as law students, this event is an absolute must! For more information make sure you view the facebook page here.
Hope you guys all have a great week and I’ll see you round the courtyard.
Mental health thought of the week: Eating healthy is good for your mind as well as your body. It’s up to you to start making healthy choices
Dinner Debate is on again this year, and it’s set down for May 10 at the Convention Centre. This year’s line up promises to excite. Speaking on behalf of the students we have the evergreen Emma Greeney, the troll of a generation Baz Iyer, and the venerable Andrea Bradley. For the Professionals we have Matthew Howard SC, Patti Chong and Peter Ward, Staff Partner and litigator from Ashurst. With this illustrious line up and the topic ‘Lawyers get better with age’, things can only go well!
Tickets are $80 for members and $90 for non members, and this gets you a two course meal, 5 hour drinks package, entry and bar tab to an after party and the entertainment for the evening.
Tickets are available online here, or alternatively come to the Blackstone ticket selling desk Monday-Thursday.
The Supreme Court of Western Australia is inviting applications for a number of positions of Associate and Research Associate at the Court in 2014. Applications close at 12:00 pm on Wednesday 15 May 2013. For more information, see the flyer on the Supreme Court website.
Equity and Social Justice
Red Cross Humanitarian Law Fundamentals
The Australian Red Cross Introductory IHL Seminar is coming up at the end of this month, offering a great opportunity to learn about the fundamental aspects of International Humanitarian Law with WA IHL Officer Helen Stamp. With the seminar set to touch on the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols, the activities of the Red Cross in armed conflict, breaches of IHL and much more – it offers the perfect introduction to IHL. It is on Tuesday 23 – Wednesday 24 April from 5:30-8:30pm at the College of Law. Tickets are $20 for students. Tickets are available here. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health First Aid Course
Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited instructors.
The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches you how to provide initial support to someone developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Mental health crises, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, may be avoided through early intervention with people developing mental disorders. If crises do arise, then members of the public trained in MHFA have the knowledge and skills to take action to reduce the harms that could result.
The UWA Health Promotion Unit, The Law Faculty and Blackstone are pleased to be able to offer limited places to Law students to the Adult MHFA course. All participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the 2 day course.
Please register your interest as soon as possible to ensure a place in this award winning training program. See links below for course details and registration.