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Jan 2017

In recent years, the legal sector has seen the introduction of numerous software designed to make legal work more efficient. In some cases, the software is able to automatically analyse court and tribunal cases or even produce “better quality” work than that traditionally done by paralegals. On the flip side, this software is also able to reduce legal costs, and work towards closing the justice gap by helping those who aren’t able to afford a lawyer or qualify for legal aid, access appropriate legal resources.

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Dec 2016

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Well done, you’ve made it through another year of law school. Walking out of that last exam for the year can feel like a dream. Not you though...you’ve decided to keep the feeling alive with summer school!

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21
Dec 2016

Five-hundred page textbooks are almost an essential for every law student. You start to accumulate something of a collection reminiscent of your five-year-old's self encyclopaedia collection. After two years, your textbook collection is worth almost $500-$1,000 (depending on whether you’re buying new or used). Despite being one of the “required textbooks”, they often get left behind, catch our tears and food crumbs and allow us to aggressively highlight, underline and tab them.

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Dec 2016

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Receiving results after a hard and stressful exam period may validate the work you’ve done throughout semester. For others, it may be a mixture of stressing over what went wrong and thinking that you’ll never pass another law unit again. Perhaps one of the biggest taboos in law school, failing is rarely talked about - the word is barely mentioned.

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16
Dec 2016

The holidays are a time of giving. Law students are a particular type of people. Curious, hard to read, picky, laden with strange habits and somewhat arrogant. This makes gift-giving for us particularly difficult. If you don’t have a few thousand dollars to spare to help your law school buddies pay off their law degree, try these other gift ideas.

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14
Dec 2016

The results are in. Four years of paper cuts, sweat, tears, highlighters and sticky tabs later, your law degree is complete.

 

So…now what?

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