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Sep 2015

I am in the enviable position of having left my part-time, low wage job in retail for part-time work at the community legal centre where I interned. It has also meant that I'm on track to take up a graduate position once I complete my degree. One day I'll look back and know that it all started with that internship. So what is the secret to turning your internship into a job?

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02
Sep 2015

Do you ever walk away from a massive study session feeling as though you didn’t actually accomplish anything or find that you’ve fallen asleep listening to lecture recordings? You may not be studying in a manner that bests suits your learning style. Let’s face it, no one has time to spend all day studying with work, sport, extra –curricular activities and our social lives all competing for priority. We need to study smarter, not harder and learn to use methods that best suit our learning style.

In a nutshell, there are three learning types, visual, auditory and kinesthetic. If you’re unsure which category you fall under, read on!

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01
Sep 2015

The toughest thing about law assignments is the word count. Yep, it's even worse than footnoting. At the start you think, “How could anyone have 1,500 words to write about constructive trusts?” But this soon becomes, “If I play with the margins, can I get away with an extra 400 words?”

If you’re WAY over the word count on your assignment, here’s what you can do next…

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31
Aug 2015

Everyone comes to exchange with different expectations but overwhelmingly, you don’t consider exchange unless you think it will be a magical, life-changing experience. What sometimes gets lost in the glow of exchange expectation and the excitement of moving overseas to start an adventure is what you can actually expect to occur, feel or experience. Your program might not be exactly what you expect and for some, it might not always be a totally positive experience. Here are some truths about exchange that no-one actually tells you.

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28
Aug 2015

Is there someone in your class who perfectly answers every question before your tutor even finishes asking it? Chances are you hate that guy. Class participation doesn’t have to be painful. It’s supposed to be easy marks.

Changing a few habits and employing some of these tips will help you feel more confident...

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27
Aug 2015

If there’s anything I wish I’d known in my first year of law school it would be these two things:

First, find the best coffee... For me at least it’s a little place at the corner of two streets between the the Main Building and the Law Building, always brimming with journos from the nearby ABC studios. As it turns out, hacks know where to find a quality brew.

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