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Nov 2015

The first day of any new job can be a bit nerve wracking. 

So when you're not a qualified lawyer, you're not used to getting out of bed before midday and the closest thing you own to a suit jacket is faded denim, the idea of removing yourself from uni life and slotting into the professional legal world can seem daunting. 

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Oct 2015

The legal world has its own way of talking and it's not just limited to letters and submissions. Spend a bit of time in a courtroom and you’ll notice the legalese creeping in. Below are a some of the phrases you may hear in court. 

 

 

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22
Sep 2015

I’ve learnt a lot during my time at law school. While some of it is on par with the Pythagoras theorem in terms of its relevance, I’ve certainly gained knowledge and experiences I wouldn’t have had, had I ventured down a different study path.

But the most important thing studying law has taught me is something I never could have foreseen as a naïve first year student, eager to immerse myself in the wonder of the legal world…

 I don’t want to be a lawyer.

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09
Sep 2015

Jess Awad gives you the lowdown on proposed amendments to Australian citizenship laws so you can judge for yourself where you stand.

In early 2015, the House of Representatives proposed an amendment to the Australian Citizenship Act 2007, titled the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill, for the purposes of providing explicit powers for the cessation of citizenship in circumstances where a dual-citizen engages in terrorism-related conduct.

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