Jan 2016

The law cannot remain static, but must adjust to reflect the changing society that it serves. From time to time, criminal cases arise that dramatically dictate the need for alterations to the law. Those developments often occur, but what of the fates of those whose misfortunes were the catalyst for change? The stories of some of these unwitting — and unwilling — pioneers are collected in this fascinating book.

Survive Law is giving away a copy of LexisNexis' Crimes that Shaped the Law!


How do I enter?

For your chance to scoop up a copy, simply email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line 'I'm a criminal'. Also provide us with your name, your email address and the one crime that you think shaped the law as we know it today (fashion crimes unfortunately don't count) so we know the book will go to a loving home!

Can't wait? Buy a copy here

Entries close 11:59 p.m. AEST. 25/1/16.


The winner of the giveaway has been chosen. And their thoughtful response to the prompt was: 'R v L 1991 [HCA] 48 - rape within marriage.  I think this was a turning point for victims of crimes.  It just moved the yardstick for what was acceptable and a shift in viewing people as possessions.'

Thank you all for your weird and wonderful responses. (Except for the person who responded with Donoghue v Stevenson as a crime that shaped the law - I guess he was never tort. Pun intended.)

Jan 2016

There aren't many of us who haven't imagined ourselves delivering an inspiring closing address worthy of Atticus Finch at the close of a flashy criminal trial. But whichever way you lean, defence or prosecution, there's not doubt that as tomorrow's aspiring criminal lawyers, cyber-crime will become part and parcel of your job. 

Feb 2015

I am a huge fan of TED talks. The speakers are the best and most inspirational people in their field and they offer new ideas and progressive perspectives on relevant issues. So without further ado, here are my favourite law related TED talks about the law…

Dec 2014

Not only are exam marks due out at any moment, but also the holiday season is now officially upon us! There’s the last-minute dash for presents, that niggling worry about how you went last semester, plus summer school classes or holiday work experience to fit in. At times like this, we all need a good lawyer joke!


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