20
Mar 2013

I recently found myself becoming the master of organisation and overhaul when I realised I could not find an important document for an assessment I was working on. I checked every item and folder on my desk, and by the time I found the document, my study area looked like a hurricane had hit it.

I decided to start from scratch and re-organise the whole thing. Here are the pearls of wisdom I gained from the experience…

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10
Sep 2014

Central to writing a good case note is developing your ability to distil the key facts and ratio decidendi and capture all of this in a few handy, easily memorised bullet points. Simple in description but maddening in practice, especially when some cases span hundreds of pages.

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13
Mar 2013

The lights begin to dim as you look to the projector and your lecture commences. Time seems to have slowed to a crawl. The lecturer's mouth is moving but you can't seem to make out anything they're saying. 

Eventually you give up trying to listen and glance down at your notes for guidance. Instead of writing, however, there are doodles of badly drawn cats. Miserable and defeated, you lay your head on the desk, mentally kicking yourself for playing Temple Run the past hour.

If this sounds familiar, don't worry – I promise you're not alone. This semester it's time to put your Angry Birds back in their cages, whip out those notebooks and start scribbling! Here are some tips for making that dull lecture a teeny tiny bit more bearable…

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05
Mar 2013

Recently pondering the formatting of my resume and scrolling through articles about which font is the best, I discovered what can only be described as an underworld Type War.

My resume has gone from Cambria, to Arial, to Times New Roman, to Helvetica, until I finally conceded and clicked ‘Cambria’ once more. But what’s the big deal? Should you be worried about the font on your folio? Or are such debates unnecessary?

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04
Mar 2015

Here at Survive Law, we’re yet to meet a genuinely organised student. The problem with student life is that study seems to consistently get in the way of a good time. Although you could easily avoid that stressful last-minute scramble to complete your constitutional law essay, you’re about as likely to plan ahead and stick to that plan as you are to be hit by a hovercraft.

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