Volume 4, Issue 2, (Originally Published on Monday 5th August 2013)
The Melbourne Law Discussion Group completed its final stage of becoming an official club last semester, inaugurating their first general meeting with a well-attended pizza party.
The group got a start after a couple of law students expressed interest in having an opportunity to learn about an interesting legal topic and talk with other students about the law – with free food.
Open to anyone, the Discussion Group’s format allows students to contact the group’s organisers and explain what legal issue they would like to talk about.
Students interested in leading the discussion then explain their topic and the legal issues involved, which sets the stage for a conversation and for attendees to ask questions.
The next planned meeting of the Discussion Group will deal with the Quistclose trust case that went before the High Court.
The meeting date and time are yet to be announced.
Previous discussions included the TCL case determining the scope of arbitration in Australia, the Obamacare decision and the impact of the M70 Malaysia Solution case.
Editorial Note: The Legal Theory Workshop, run by Dr Lu Weis, is getting underway this semester on Friday, 9 August 2013. The first talk is by Dr Joel Colon-Rios on ‘A New Typology of Judicial Review of Legislation’. Prof Cheryl Saunders will provide commentary.
All MLS students are invited to attend the regular workshops, which are scheduled from 12.30 – 2.30 pm on Fridays. Tea and water are provided.