ALSA Conference 2014 PowerPoint Presentation

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CONFERENCE 2014 (QLD)
Sept Council 2013
Alexandra Bose
Conference 2014 - Brisbane
7 – 14 July 2014
(Monday to Monday)
[email protected]
July Council - Outcomes
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Feedback from Council and ALSA encouraged a
‘downsized’ Opening Gala
Discussed increasing competition rounds to 4
Provision of student judges by LSSs/LSAs
HOTEL: The Oaks
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4 ½ star
Fully self contained apartments with balconies,
separate lounge, dining, kitchen and laundry facilities
Fitness room, gym, lap pool, sauna, spa and BBQ
facilities
2 minutes walk between the towers
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$27,215 cheaper to split
8-9 minutes walk to QUT
Unlimited internet
Issues
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No printing facilities at the apartments
Competition Venues
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Preliminary rounds will be held at QUT
These will be split across two campus’ – Garden’s
Point’s capacity is 60 rooms. The excess (20 rooms)
will be at Kelvin Grove
This is only 7 minutes further away
Number of Preliminary Rounds
Preliminary rounds will remain at THREE
Just a few reasons:
 Judges
 Rooms and $$$
 Volunteers for CI and WitEx
 # of Competition Problems
 Appeals process
 The whole itinerary – loss of the free day, more
competitors unable to attend events as they are still
competing, Comps Team issuing the break at midnight..
 Time – will recommend 2015 investigate
Summary of Events
Socials
Opening Night: Friday’s Riverside (Cocktail)
Day Trip: Dreamworld
Pubcrawl: Victory Hotel, Stockies, Down Under Bar,
Birdees, Oh Hello (TBC)
Theme Night: Alhambra Lounge (TBC)
Closing Gala: Sofitel Hotel (TBC) (Black tie Gala)
Accommodation
The Oaks – Brisbane CBD
Summary of Events
ALEF topics
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Equity
Luncheon
Careers
Internet Privacy
Mining & Environmental Law
Intellectual Property and Patenting Human
Genes
Disability and the Law
Networking Event - Strike Bowling (TBC)
Forum- Topic TBC
Legal Skills Workshops
Transport
Hotel to Uni
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Hotel to Opening Gala
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Hotel to Closing Gala
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Hotel to Council
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Pubcrawl
Theme Night
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Walking (8-9 minutes)
Walking (10 minutes). Bus TBC
Walking (5 minutes)
TBC (<15 minutes on public
transport)
Buses
Buses
Registration Bylaw
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Motion: That ALSA Conference 2014 Gold
Registration is set at $750 for delegates.
(FYI: Gold Registration includes accommodation)
Questions on Conference?
Bylaw 18
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Fundamentally different from ‘N-3’
Please take a fresh approach
Bylaw 18
1. Scope
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2. Operating
Provision
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Is to regulate the provision of student
judges by LSSs/LSAs at ALSA
Conference
Refer s4.6 of ALSA Constitution
3. Provision of
Judges
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To enter teams into 4 competitions (excl.
paper presentation) you must provide 1
judge
The candidate must be approved as a
student judge
 Explanatory
guide will be provided
 Sufficient time will also be provided for
you to submit another candidate if your
original candidate is rejected
4. Exceptions
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5. Judges’
Briefing
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Broad exceptions policy
Your judge will be briefed prior to
judging
Conference will also offer ‘upskilling’
 The
LSS or individual student judge can
sign up to assist on panels, as an
associate, client or witness to improve their
judging
 Alternatively, they will be called upon as
needed
6. Enforcement
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7. International
If you register 3 teams (excl. paper
presentation) no judge required.
Do not fall within application of the bylaw
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International jurisdictions have a significant
financial hurdle which would likely see them
fall within the exception every time.
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Will be reviewed after 1 year of
implementation to see if there are other ways
they can contribute.
Rationale for the Bylaw
1. Improve consistency of judging quality at ALSA
2. Improve the quality of your student judges
3. Avoid other measures – such as capping # of teams
2014 Registration for Student Judges
Conference
2014
Registration
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[for student
judges provided
under Bylaw 18]
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$200 discount off (gold) registration
price
Ie student judge registration will cost
you $550
Questions?

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