Bullying, unfair dismissal, discrimination, health and safety, domestic violence – these issues, in their intersection with workplace relations/law, are some of the topics that entrants in the annual McCallum Medal public speaking competition may choose to present on this year.
Named in honour of Professor Ron McCallum AO, former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney, and a leading academic expert in labour law and human rights, the McCallum Medal Competition is open to young lawyers and students with an interest in workplace and safety law and industrial relations. It is organised by the NSW Young Lawyers’ Workplace and Safety Law Committee.
This year, the five finalists will make their presentations at a function hosted by Professor McCallum at the offices of Seyfarth Shaw in Sydney, on Thursday, 27 October 2016.
As in previous years, Thomson Reuters, as publisher of a wide range of employment law publications, including Workplace Review, is one of the sponsors of the competition. The winner’s article will be published in our Workplace Review journal.
The competition is a great opportunity for some of the best and brightest young lawyers and students in the workplace relations space, with previous winners having gone on to successful legal careers.
A measure of the significance of the competition is the distinguished panel who will be judging at the final:
- Professor Ron McCallum AO, consultant at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and Ambassador for Light for the World;
- Senior Deputy President Lea Drake of the Fair Work Commission;
- Vice President Joe Catanzariti of the Fair Work Commission; and
- Rachel Bernasconi, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw.
If you want to keep up-to-date with the people, practice, cases and trends that are making news in workplace relations, you can get your copy of Workplace Review here.