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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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25
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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24
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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19
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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10
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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06
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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