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Oct 2015

As law students we receive a wealth of advice when it comes to study skills, revision techniques and exam prep. We emerge from our degree with a great understanding of our learning styles and academic strengths. But we’re often less informed on the best ways that we can wind down, relax and actually detach from the daily grind of law school. While it’s important to keep tabs on assignment deadlines and to get involved in as many extra-curricular activities as you can, it’s just as important to make the best of your spare time.

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07
Oct 2015

Have you just returned from a semester overseas feeling a bit of post-exchange-blues?

I know I am.

I’ve just spent six months abroad. Away from away from work, responsibilities, and expectations of friends and family. The freedom of non-graded pass marks allowing me to relax and actually get involved in societies, events and taking weekend trips away with friends.

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02
Oct 2015

As law students, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves. Pressure to do well, pressure to work hard and pressure to look good doing it. And naturally, we envy those who manage to actually achieve this. In law school, Jerome Doraisamy was one of those envied few: studying-full time, working part-time as a paralegal, putting in a full-time job’s worth of hours with his law school’s law students’ society. In his new book, The Wellness Doctrines, Jerome discusses his personal experiences and his law school journey and asks us to consider what toll this kind of pressure takes on each of us.

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Sep 2015

Mid-semester break, a magical week of no classes. A time when you can catch up on missed lectures, sleep in, and finish off the assignments that are due when classes resume. It seems so far away. There’s plenty of time to plan and get on top of things. No need to start planning just yet, I can do all that next week… right?

Well I hate to break it to you, but mid-semester break is here. Now!

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21
Aug 2015

In my first year, I was enthusiastic – almost ecstatic – about starting my five-year double degree. Keen and eager, I sped through readings, notes and various assignments. But with each passing year, the glamour of law school wore off and fully crammed schedules burnt me out. Like many other law students, I often found myself engaged in an existential crisis. What I had expected to be a fun and adventure-filled five years was now a slow, drawn out process.

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20
Aug 2015

The time has come to hit our 1,429 page constitutional law textbooks or whatever weighty volume you’ve been blessed with this semester. You’ve been coasting for the first few weeks of term, but unfortunately you now have to make a proper start on those readings, notes and assignments.

While the thought may fill you with dread, I’ve got some tips that will make the transition from marathons of How I Met Your Mother to studying at least somewhat manageable.

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