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Aug 2017

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So one of your friends has decided to be that person who organises a law-themed party, because you know, you can never be too extra about the fact you’re a law student. While everyone turns up in a suit and pretends they didn’t have time for a change of clothing after their paralegal shift, you’re going to be a tad more adventurous.

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Aug 2017

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Law has a reputation for being hard. Beyond the fact that the concepts are challenging, the workload heavy, and all the teaching staff demanding, it has the tendency to be boring AF. Most of us have questioned our choices when it comes to studying law. Not so much, “Do I really want to be a lawyer?” But more, “Why have I chosen to subject myself to such brutal banality?” It’s bearable enough of the time for us to continue, but when it blows, it’s like hurricane fucking Katrina. The dull rating makes it that much harder. At least if it were interesting we wouldn’t mind putting in all those hours, right? Thankfully there are some tricks to make law unit enjoyable, maybe even interesting. But it’s a big maybe.

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15
Mar 2017

We’ve all heard it: “lawyers have no souls”; “lawyers lack morals”; “they’re a subset of human existence”. 

Well, what a better way to remind the general public that lawyers are actually normal human beings (shock, horror) with feelings and a sense of humour than a tribute to Sandy Cohen on the 10th anniversary of The O.C.?!

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15
Feb 2017

left to right: Sexy Lewis SC, Josephine Newton, Josephine's good guy activist husband

Australian audiences love legal drama. Law students need it. We all fancy ourselves as intelligent as Mike Ross, as principled as Janet King and, yes, as suave as Harvey Spector. And in Rake we enjoy both the voyeuristic pleasure of watching Cleaver Greene destroy his career and the simple genius of his skills of persuasion. 

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24
Jan 2017

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While the Australian government continues to try to block access to certain torrenting sites, and corporate big-wigs compare internet pirates to heroin dealers, the issue of music copyright has taken something of a back-seat in the recent years.  With the prevalence of legal online streaming services, the contentious amount of music royalties paid by these streaming services, and the decrease in live music venues, the everyday musician is in perpetual financial struggleville.  According to a 2011 report by Ernst & Young, the average annual income for a professional musician ranges from $7,000 to $12, 000.

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