08
Feb 2016

So it’s that time of year where we sit and think about who we are, what we did last year and what we can do to become better people this year. I know it's tempting to just continue to be that wonderful arsehole for another year, but we can’t. New Years Resolutions are part and parcel starting the year afresh so to save you the struggle of devising some for yourself, I've gone ahead and helped you out. 

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03
Feb 2016

The Australian Open is finished and the public can now move forward into “After the Tennis” mode. If Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been occupying the bulk of your time this week, you may have missed some of the law movers and shakers hitting the news this week. 

Never fear! 

The Survive Law team is here with your monthly round-up of everything legal related.

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30
Jan 2016

Why did you study Law?

It’s a degree that teaches you how the world works. I’ve always had a strong interest in social justice and wanted to develop a skill set that would allow me to help others and engage in work that makes a positive impact. 

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27
Jan 2016

One word: confounding. As I approached Internships and Clerkships, there was a sudden discord between how I thought the law profession would operate to how it actually did operate. Law School has steered me into the academic world of precision and accuracy, which is all useful but not always the way the job works.

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22
Jan 2016

It is 8:44am. I sit in my car and take in my surroundings as 9:00am slowly approaches. I watch as a various assortment of people arrive, park their cars, and make their way down to the court.

My first observation is of a white station wagon which parks opposite to me. The doors open, and a typical picture book family - mother, father, and two young children - get out. The girls look unsettled, and the parents both look anxious. I feel incredibly sympathetic for this family. I don’t know what their matter concerns, but nevertheless it didn't sit well to see a family in that kind of distress. 

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20
Jan 2016

I’m sure by now you’ve heard the news that Law is the new Arts.  As Law students we are all doomed to walk the Earth aimlessly with our useless degrees.  Surely we didn’t really think we were going to be lawyers, right? At this point it seems best not to leave the house, unless you want to be subjected to some sort of public humiliation.

What’s worse about this whole situation is that we are actually helping those pesky Arts students; “thank goodness they’ve drawn attention away from my degree,” they’re saying.

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