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Aug 2015

Not many law students have the chance to get a behind-the scenes experience of a court. For the curious among you, the gist of it is paperwork, paperwork, paperwork! The very first lesson I learnt working in the Civil & Criminal Matters section of a Magistrates Court was that mountains – MOUNTAINS – of paperwork go into the running of a Court. But paperwork aside, there’s a lot that working in a court can teach you about the workings of the law.

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Aug 2015

As much as we hate to admit it, law school seems like a safe haven when compared to the ‘real world’. Law school is well within my comfort zone and the idea of finally leaving the nest leaves me feeling uneasy – so much so, that the last three years have been my ‘final year’ of law school.

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Aug 2015

Canberra. The name that automatically dredges up memories of visiting Parliament House and the War Memorial on primary school excursions. A place that immediately conjures vivid imagery of fireworks, Lake Burley Griffin and inescapable roundabouts.

But Canberra is also home to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. In 2015 I was fortunate enough to do a social science internship at AIATSIS as part of the Aurora Internship Program.

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Aug 2015

“How can I get experience if you won’t give me a job?!”

This is the question we all scream out after scrolling through the dozens of apparent entry level and junior legal positions, only to find we don’t have enough of this so-called ‘experience’. So how do we get it? Well, sometimes the best experience comes in the places you least expect.

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Jul 2015

High-flying company executives are not the only ones who get to travel abroad as part of their careers. Law offers numerous opportunities to satisfy your travel bug while working or studying, whether on a short- or long-term basis. The trick to getting your frequent flyer points up is knowing where to look – and knowing what you want to experience.

So whether you want a two-week trip with a legal flavour, or you’re looking for something more permanent, here are some different opportunities that you should keep your eyes open for.

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Jun 2015

It was once the case that law students had the luxury of choosing between numerous firms, now each firm has its choice of hundreds of students. Although this recent shift in the job market can be rather depressing, do not despair, for there are dozens of other employers out there who are just as chuffed about you having a law degree as your Grandma is.

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