Below is an overview of the Public Law and Government Committee's current and past activities.
Careers Guide to Public Law and Government 2009
The Careers Guide aims to provide legal students and practitioners with a better insight into the range of jobs and careers available in the areas of public law and in government.
The Guide profiles a range of positions, from entry-level paralegal positions, positions in academia, the Bar and the New South Wales and Commonwealth public service, through to the most coveted and prestigious positions in the legal fraternity.
It provides information on various law firms who deal with public law matters, various state and Commonwealth agencies and the types of opportunities available, including summer clerkships, graduate programs and associateships.
Administrative Law Celebrity Moot
The Committee is organising a moot that will star a number of prominent practitioners in the field of administrative law.
The event will be held in the second half of 2010. Stay tuned for further details…
Constitutional Law Student Essay Competition
This competition will be aimed directly at our law student members, and will be take place during the second semester of 2010.
A topic and prizes will shortly be announced. All enquiries should be directed to Greg Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Law in the Pub
In December 2009, the Public Law & Government Committee, together with the Young Lawyers Human Rights Committee, hosted more than 50 young lawyers at the Arthouse Hotel for ‘Public Law in the Pub’ – a new concept where a seminar on public law and human rights issues was held in the casual setting of a trendy city pub.
UNSW academic Ed Santow, and CEO of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Robin Banks, addressed the crowd on the pros and cons of a Federal Human Rights Act.
The Committee has worked on the following submissions since the 2008 Annual Assembly:
- Joint Submission with the Civil Litigation Committee on Judicial Review in Australia (July 2011)
- Joint Submission with the Human Rights Committee on the National Human Rights Consultation (May 2009)
- Joint Submission with the Human Rights Committee and the International Law Committee on Religion and belief in 21st Century (March 2009).
Minutes from previous meetings
Please contact the Committee Chair for the minutes of our latest meetings.