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Oct 2015

There once was a magical job advertisement that would help solve the lack of employment opportunities for law graduates. Alas, there’s a catch. It’s going to cost you $22,000.

Adelaide based company, Adlawgroup were offering law graduates the opportunity to gain full-time employment for two years, at the end of which they would qualify for an unrestricted practising certificate, for an upfront fee.

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Oct 2015

Whether you are leaving the university nest and flying into the big world of scary jobs or you are looking for a casual pub job to cover textbooks, you will need a resume.

Here are some helpful hints for writing a good one, but be aware that there are not many hard and fast rules. You need to make it work for you.

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Oct 2015

Jessie Smith is a criminal defence lawyer at Stary Norton Halphen but outside her legal career, Jessie manages a fair-trade business called SEW (Supporting + Empowering Women), a social enterprise that employs HIV+ women in Tanzania to make bags. I was fortunate enough to be able to catch up with Jessie and ask her a few questions.

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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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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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Aug 2015

Fixed fees, lower overheads, increased job flexibility, smarter technologies and the absence of a competitive partnership model – is it too good to be true? These are just a few things that characterise an alternative and emerging breed of law firms dubbed ‘NewLaw’. Firms like this are steadily disrupting the legal industry, with the potential to play a big role in shaping how legal work is carried out and services provided to clients.

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