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Jun 2016

I'm sure you've got plenty a link to Ted talks in the text-thread with your mother because she's just discovered Youtube and she wants you to know that you should stop playing video games or seize the day... you get the picture. We don't mean to replace your mother but we might supplement your watch list with some interesting tidbits that you might actually find useful. These Ted talks are short, snappy and particularly relevant to pimping your interview game. Take a few minutes to watch these in the time leading up to clerkship interview season and you're sure to score the job. 

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May 2016


One of the initiatives that came out of the Budget 2016-17 was the Prepare-Trial-Hire (PaTH) Programme, designed to help young job-seekers move off welfare and into employment. The Government plans to invest $752 million into this, will it work?

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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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