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May 2016

Source: Mostly average joe 

Like many before me, I defected from the legal world on completion of my law degree. Although I fretted constantly that I had wasted an extra two years at university (and a landed a sizeable HECS debt), I can now honestly say that a law degree is a very useful qualification in the professional world – even if you’re not a lawyer. Below I share how I’ve used my degree in my day job as a public policy analyst, and have won a few arguments along the way!

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May 2016

In the fourth installment for the CLC series, Jess Awad speaks to Andrea Staunton from the Peninsula Community Legal Centre about her  experience working for a community legal centre.

 

What were you doing before you become a part of PCLC?

Immediately prior to joining the staff team at Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC), I had a six month stint as an unemployed actress! I did casual extras work (sauntering around in the background without delivering lines) for Neighbours and Stingers, and took on a variety of temporary administrative and bookkeeping roles to help pay the bills. 

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May 2016

Let’s set the scene – you’re dressed to impress, wearing your new suit and a very eager (if slightly apprehensive) expression, and it's time to meet some real-life-actual-grown-up-lawyers and find out what practice is all about. Whether you’re a newbie at your first industry event or a seasoned pro scouting for grad positions, there are simple things you can do to make the most out of networking. 

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Apr 2016

Gender discrimination is always a hot topic, no matter what industry you're in. And we know that. But this is 2016! We have the vote, all the legal frameworks in place to make sure this doesn't happen, we're fine right? Unfortunately, my friend, expectations don't always match up with reality. 

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Mar 2016

Holly spent her summer as an intern in the Equality Branch of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in the Victorian Government. Here she is to tell us all about it.

Like so many law students, I didn’t get any clerkships, and I was desperate to have a ‘productive’ summer because I'm finishing my degree this semester. My brother had worked for the Commissioner previously in a different organization, so I used this connection to make contact.

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