For high school students

This curated program includes events that are relevant to the VCE Legal Studies curriculum, as well as events of general application to high school students – covering topics such as consent, employment rights and more. It will help you easily identify the events that teachers and students will be interested in.

Missed a session? Recordings of selected events relevant to students are available to watch now.


Monday 17 May

Stalking and law reform – the role of the VLRC

This session will explore the role and functions of the VLRC and its current enquiry into stalking.

Presented by Victorian Law Reform Commission

   

Image-based abuse and young people

Image-based abuse occurs when an intimate photograph, video or image is shared (or threatened to be shared) without the consent of the person pictured. This webinar will discuss image-based abuse of young people and what to do if you’re a victim. The session will incorporate an interactive quiz.

This event is designed specifically for students.

Presented by Deakin Law School

 

11:00am – 11:45am

 

Mock bail hearing in the Online Magistrates’ Court

See how the Online Magistrates’ Court works and how it contributes to access to justice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presented by Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

 

12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

What’s in a sentence?

In this webinar a panel of three judges, including the Chief Judge of the County Court, will discuss all things sentencing and answer your questions.

Presented by County Court of Victoria

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

More than just the road toll – the impact of alcohol on health and safety

Find out how the Coroners Court of Victoria works to prevent unnecessary deaths in the community and what is involved in the coronial process when alcohol-related deaths occur.

Presented by Coroners Court of Victoria and Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

 

6:00pm – 7:00pm

 


Tuesday 18 May

Consent, sexting, sex offences and sexual harassment

This webinar for teenagers and young adults under 25 will explore the laws about consent, sexting, sex offences and sexual harassment.

Presented by Youthlaw

 

11:00am – 12:00pm

 

A day in the life of an MCV court registrar

In this webinar you will learn all about court registrars in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

Presented by Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

 

11:00am – 12:00pm

 

Women in the law

A panel of female County Court judges, researchers and lawyers speak about their career experiences and explore what needs to be done to ensure women going through the justice system are treated fairly and equitably.

Presented by County Court of Victoria

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Your rights at work

Find out about common issues in the workplace that you might experience, your rights as an employee and where you can go to get help.

Presented by Eastern Community Legal Centre and Whitehorse Manningham Libraries

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

 

Changes for casuals – update on your working rights for young people

This participant-driven webinar will explain the changes to the law relating to casual employees – be empowered with the information you need to stand up for your own rights at work!

Presented by JobWatch

 

4:00pm – 5:00pm

 

The importance of the Koori Court

Hear from a magistrate in the Koori Court about how it operates, why it was introduced and its impact.

Presented by Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

 

4:00pm – 5:00pm

 


Wednesday 19 May

P-Platers – accessing assistance after an accident

This webinar for new drivers will help you understand your rights on the road, what to do if you’re involved in an accident and the role of TAC. It will feature a special guest from Victoria Police.

This event is open to students only.

Presented by Shine Lawyers

 

11:00am – 12:00pm

 

Cross-examine a barrister

Have you ever wanted to be the one to put the tough questions to a barrister? Here is your chance to ask those questions to a panel of barristers.

Presented by Victorian Bar

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Mental illness and the law

In this VCE Legal Studies session, a panel of judges and a member of the County Court’s Integrated Services Program will explore mental illness and the law. 

This event is open to students only.

Presented by County Court of Victoria

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Bendigo future court and coffee pop up

Come to the Bendigo Library and learn about the different ways that Bendigo’s future law court will put local people and the community first.

Presented by Court Services Victoria

 

1:00pm – 3:00pm

 

How mediation changed due to COVID-19

Hear from a panel of mediators who deal with neighbourhood, rent and building disputes about the recent changes to mediation, including the new technology introduced due to COVID.

Presented by Dispute Settlement Centre Victoria

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

 

Discrimination in the workplace for CALD youths

This webinar for young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds will explore what to do if faced with discrimination at work.

Presented by Lander & Rogers

 

3:00pm – 4:00pm

 

From headlines to frontline – public international law in action

Learn about what public international law is, where it pops up in our domestic law and how it’s relevant to our legal system in Victoria.

Presented by International Commission of Jurists Victoria

 

5:30pm – 6:30pm

 

Your super, your future

This session for young workers will explain how to protect your superannuation, including what to do if your employer isn’t paying your super correctly.

Presented by Young Workers Centre

 

6:00pm – 7:30pm

 


Thursday 20 May

Making our courts more compassionate, one dog at a time

Giving evidence in court is one of the most stressful events that a person can experience. Meet Lucy and Kiki, the court dogs who provide comfort and emotional support to people of all ages.

Presented by Office of Public Prosecutions

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

A day in the life of an MCV court registrar

In this webinar you will learn all about court registrars in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

Presented by Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

 


Friday 21 May

Assessment & Referral Court – mental health and the therapeutic work of the court

Find out how the ARC was established, requirements for participants and learn about the ARC expansion following the Royal Commission into the Victorian Mental Health System.

Presented by Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

 

9:30am – 10:30am

 

Exposing corruption – how IBAC handles corruption complaints

Find out how IBAC, Victoria’s independent anti-corruption agency, prevents and exposes public sector corruption and police misconduct.

Presented by The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC)

 

11:00am – 12:00pm

 

Courts and technology

In this session, a panel of judges and a member of the County Court’s Technology Team will explore the use of technology within the County Court.

Presented by County Court of Victoria

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Specialist Family Violence Courts – reforming access to justice

This panel discussion will highlight the importance and benefits of the Specialist Family Violence Courts at the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

Presented by Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Sentencing sex offences – what do jurors think?

What do jurors in trials involving sexual offences think of the sentences ultimately imposed? Find out what the National Jury Study revealed about jurors’ views and the factors driving community concerns with the sentencing of these offences.

Presented by Sentencing Advisory Council

 

1:15pm – 2:00pm

 


Saturday 22 May

Breaking good – a conversation with Simon Fenech

Learn how Simon transformed his life, from addiction and incarceration, to become an inspiration and supporter for young people.

Presented by Geelong Gaol Museum

 

5:30pm – 6:30pm

 


Sunday 23 May

You be the judge

Put yourself in the role of a judge and hand down a sentence in a real-life case of armed robbery.

Presented by Sentencing Advisory Council

 

3:00pm – 4:30pm

 

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