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Jul 2015

I once heard that law school was “a marathon, not a sprint”, but now that I'm in my fourth year, I’ve found that studying law is more like jumping over hurdles and constantly dropping the relay baton. It’s scary, serious and more daunting than ever.

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10
Jul 2015

Survive Law is very excited to announce its new custodians, The College of Law!  

The College is Australia's biggest provider of practical legal training and is one of Survive Law's long term supporters. With our original managers stepping down after five years at the helm (sad face), the College wants to see Survive Law continue to flourish as a fun and supportive resource for law students.  

The College intends to see Survive Law continue to run in the same way it always has - publishing great content written by law students, for law students. 

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01
Jul 2015

Law students spend a great deal of time in discussion with one another. Be it the elements of a contract, judicial activism or even something as banal as where to get the best and cheapest coffee on campus. The one thing we don’t seem to talk about is failing. It’s like we are scared of some Macbeth style jinx if any of us dares utter the word.

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23
Jun 2015

It was once the case that law students had the luxury of choosing between numerous firms, now each firm has its choice of hundreds of students. Although this recent shift in the job market can be rather depressing, do not despair, for there are dozens of other employers out there who are just as chuffed about you having a law degree as your Grandma is.

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18
Jun 2015

So you’ve got your first law job and you’re keen to put some of that legal learning into practice. If you’ve never worked in a law firm before there’s going to be a steep learning curve, and because your firm’s clients aren’t hypothetical parties from a tutorial exercise, there are a few things you’ll need to get right first time…

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02
Jun 2015

Whether it’s obsessively checking comma placement in assignment footnotes or creating the ideal colour-coding system for highlighting textbooks, law students can be pretty perfectionistic. This trait normally serves us well, but can have its drawbacks around exam time.

The exam with multiple essays can see the perfectionist law student hand in a high distinction-worthy booklet one, but the detailed analysis of minority judges’ reasoning then gives way to frantic bullet points and barely-answered questions in essays two and three.

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