It is an honour and privilege to continue to serve you in the executive committee. Alex, Anthony, Elaine and I have worked hard in 2012 to establish our society and its presence among the Singaporean students studying law in Australia. It is my goal that the AUSLSS will become a platform for Singaporean law students in Australia to be pro-active and united in pursuing our careers together.
As the AUSLSS enters into its second year of establishment, Cammie Teo, Cammie Loy, Jalene and I will endeavour to uphold the vision of the founders, which aim for the AUSLSS to function as a bridge between our members and the legal industry in Singapore. We will continue to establish our society’s relationship with law firms and other legal sectors so that we can provide information about internships or career opportunities for our members.
This year, we are pleased to announce several new developments. Our publications will be revised to a quarterly publication which aims to be more relevant and up-to-date, providing you with recent happenings both in Australia and Singapore. It also aims to give you a broader perspective and deeper understanding into the legal industry and law profession. If you are interested to be part of this initiative, please contact the editorial committee or the executive committee for more information.
Some events lined up for the year include an Annual Professional Cocktail Evening at the end of 2013. The executive committee is also organising a Mediation Skills workshop for members to appreciate and value the rising importance of negotiation and mediation in legal practice. Invitations and information about the events will be provided to members through emails and Facebook as the year progresses. We hope that these events will provide an avenue for our members to show the passion and vigour that our members possess in the pursuit of our legal careers.
I sincerely hope that you will continue to rely on and benefit from the initiatives of the society. As the AUSLSS is a new and young society, the executive committee welcomes any suggestions or feedback on how we can better serve our members.
On behalf of the executive committee, I would like to wish you an exciting academic year and we look forward to see you soon at our events!