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Mar 2010

When you’re at uni your practical experience seems like a light at the end of a very long tunnel. Unfortunately, if you’re anything like me you’ll find that it sneaks up on you. Whether you’re in a last minute panic like me, or you’re planning ahead, here are a few tips and resources for finding that perfect placement.

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Mar 2010

In the not so dark ages, a friend of mine had just started law school. Rejected twice from admission, it was a place – and for him, an honour – hard won. In first year law, you are drilled on the concept of ‘thinking like a lawyer’ – a certain mindset by which lawyers are expected to assess risk objectively, weed out irrelevancies, research swiftly and effectively, and apply the law persuasively. You learn to argue – for every side – well-supported and reasoned, with conviction. As a lawyer-in-training, this skill is designed to ensure justice, so that in practice, you will argue as passionately in defence of a murderer as you would as his prosecutor. 

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Mar 2010

“How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?” – Homer Simpson

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Mar 2010

For most students, it is quite understandable to be late on an assessment or find themselves underprepared for an exam at least once in their studies. This is particularly so if you’re a student as well as a working professional, supporting a family, all of which place equal strain on your limited time.

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Feb 2010

“In the penultimate year of law school the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important groups. Those who apply for summer clerkships, and those who do not.”

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Feb 2010

“I have been really lucky. I have been able to forge a career that I really enjoy. Not everyone is lucky enough to have everything fall into place – though I was a neurotic kind of law student.”

-Lisa Pryor, SMH Columnist and Author of ‘The Pinstriped Prison: How overachievers get trapped in corporate jobs they hate.’

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