The Notre Dame Sydney Law Society Newsletter 15 Week 8 – 1 September 2008 President Tom Griffin President’s Address Admin. Vice President Dear Law Students, Alex Stankovic Careers and Education Welcome once again to another instalment of the Law Society’s fortnightly newsletter; Vice President to we have much t report. Firstly, thank goodness you are here! It’s been a busy couple of Jacob Madden weeks for all. Assessments are coming thick and thin, so it is easy to forgive yourselves Social Vice President for feeling a little stressed and eager for the holidays. However, don’t despair as it’s Meagan Bertolatti swear week eight and I swear I can see summer just over the horizon. Treasurer Concerning the Law Society, we Daniel Ang understand that university is not just Marketing Director about assessments, exams and Fiona Singh degrees - that is why the committee has been extra busy organising Publications Director exciting events for our fellow law Caitlin Owens students to enjoy. Last Thursday IT Director night, a number of us were lucky Stephanie Polson enough to hear from one of Lieutenant Colonel Evan Carlin and Tom Griffin Australia’s leading Military Lawyers, 3rd Year Representative Lieutenant Colonel Evan Carlin. The Lara Pascuzzo with good Colonel regaled us with stories of his time as the chief legal officer in Iraq, 2nd Year Representative Afghanistan, Kosovo and Sumatra. Apart from presenting an opportunity to hear some great stories and meet a number of people from the wider legal community, Thursday’s Taneal Sultana event gave a valuable insight into one of the many fascinating areas which a law degree 1st Year Representative can take you. Luke O’Kane In addition to Lt Colonel Carlin’s presentation, Thursday saw the much anticipated Sydney Law Society’s website. I Upcoming Events launch of the Notre Dameportal into what the law societyencourage how you canvisit the site as it provides a t is doing, everyone to get involved and all the details on the many activities and competitions we are running. While the Publications Also on the website, you will be able to find the first issue for this year of The Final Launch with Lieutenant Verdict which is an outstanding publication put together by Notre Dame Law students, ich Colonel Carlin has been and showcasing their work and activities. gone, you have many more events to look forward to. rip- Before I go, as you gaze towards the distant holidays, keep an eye out for a couple of rip roaring social events that the Law Society has on the boil for you… make sure you have As Tom has eluded to, your dancing shoes ready! polish up those dancing shoes, dry-clean those suits Cheers, (boys) and get out your best dress (girls) because Tom we are planning a fantastic end of year event for you all – Watch this space! NDSLS is proudly sponsored by: On Tuesday, we also have the NDSLS website going Disclaimer live. This newsletter is a publication of the Notre Dame Sydney Law Society. The University of Notre Dame Australia, its affiliates publication. or its employees do not necessarily endorse any facts or opinions contained within this publication The Notre Dame Sydney Law Society Newsletter 2 Week 8 – 15 September 2008 News from the Publications Desk Dear Readers, Following on from Tom, I would like to thank all the students who attended Thursday night’s event. For those who did not make it, let me fill you in on the major details; the evening revolved around Lieutenant Colonel Evan Carlin’s address on his experience as a Legal Officer in the Army and the night’s numbers included solicitors, junior solicitors, barristers and Notre Dame staff members. enjoyable event and Lt Speaking on behalf of the committee members, it was an enjoya Colonel Evan Carlin’s speech was, although quite sombre at times, really quite entertaining and humorous! Thursday night was also a chance for the Law Society to showcase the newnew-look The Final Verdict magazine and the Law Society’s Website. The magazine was Stephanie Polson and Caitlin Owens s well received by the legal professionals who attended the event and offered them a taste for what us law students truly have to offer. The website, on the other hand, will act as an easily accessible guide for both legal professionals and students alike to check out. The website will be live on Tuesday, so make sure you check it out. Finally, I would like to mention that it was great to see not only Notre Dame law students, but also students fr from the schools of arts and medicine. I’m sure that Lt Colonel Evan Carlin’s speech was not only intriguing for the law students seeking an alternative use for their law degree, but was a fascinating account of one’s life in the defence force. Take it easy and I’ll speak to you in a fortnight, Caitlin web As for the launch of the website, keep your fingers News from the IT Director th crossed; we are currently in the process of uploading the website to the new domain name and should be live on As Tom and Caitlin have already mentioned, this week Tuesday. Keep an eye out for an email from the NDSLS . has been the debut of the NDSLS to the professional group email box, giving you the all important domain community, with the launch of The Final Verdict and the name. NDSLS website. As always, if you would have any suggestions, please let As I have indicated in previous articles, the launch of this us know at email@example.com. We are always looking for . website is integral to the promotion of the NDSLS feedback from you on this Newsletter, The Final Verdict amongst the student body and the professional and, in particular, the new website. community; it should be the first point of call to find out about competitions (both academic and n non-academic), Stephanie NDSLS events and other information about the society. Further, as you would know, the website has been a long We are currently selling Freddo Frogs, Caramello Koalas, time in the making and it is at this point that I want to Honey Nougat Logs and Summer Roll for only $1 and thank those who were heavily involved in the inception of packets of Snakes and Mixed Jellies for only $2. aising the website; liaising with our partners, imagin8, and setting up the core structure of the website; to Daniel All money raised is going towards NDSLS events, such as Ang, Kathryn Barnes, Maria Maccarrone and all others Ball the Law Ball. involved, thank you. 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