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Feb 2016

Survive Law's resident CLC nerd, Carissa Gay, dishes the secrets to making your CLC application stand out from the crowd in a special two-part series on CLC applications.

For those who haven’t really heard of community legal centres (CLCs), they are independent not-for-profit organisations that provide legal services to the community, with a strong focus on addressing disadvantage and particular vulnerabilities. In addition to providing free or subsidised legal services to the community, CLCs are also involved in community education and development, as well as law reform and research.

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Feb 2016

Getting back into the headspace to study again after the summer break can be a strenuous and tedious activity.  Needless to say, it can be difficult to get inspired.  Fear not, fellow weary scholars.  I’d like to share with you all my Fantastic Four – Inspirational Women of Law.  

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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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Jan 2016

LinkedIn is a great way to grow and expand your professional network within your field and abroad. You never know when someone that you've met can help you out, either by throwing some advice your way or putting in a good word to HR (yes please!).

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10
Dec 2015

One of the most diverse and challenging places to work at is a Community Legal Centre (CLC). Volunteering at the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre in Joondalup WA, I have had the benefit of working under Chimpo Bulawayo, a CLC lawyer, office comic and sporadic deep thinking conversationalist. Chimpo came to Australia in 2007 as an international student and was admitted in 2012.

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