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Jun 2010

Clerkship application time is nearly here again! If you’re still deciding what firms to apply to, here’s a sneak peek at what it’s like to clerk at Allens Arthur Robinson. This week’s contributor is Samantha Raneri, fifth year law student and 2009-2010 summer clerk at AAR... 

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Jun 2010

Who would’ve thought that studying could be such a health hazard? Exam time is looming so I’ve had my head books for the past few weeks. I didn’t realise that I’d spent most of this study time slouching until I (quite embarrassingly) ended up injuring my back. Now I’m munching on Panadol and asking Google where I went wrong.

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May 2010

Learned optimism is a branch of psychology based on the work of American psychologist Martin Seligman, learned optimism was developed to counter the learned helplessness and pessimism – “the habit of perpetually viewing things from a negative perspective that he observed in people who were depressed.

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May 2010

So by now, most of your assignments have been handed in, and if you’re really lucky, have been handed back. If the marks you were hoping for this semester didn't quite come your way, there’s a few things you might want to keep in mind.

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10
May 2010

It’s that time of year. Clerkship talks and networking evenings are back. Fourth years are fluttering around excited and competitive, human resources representatives are everywhere and your local Law Students’ Society is putting out the catering.

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Apr 2010

“I became involved in the field of copyright by accident,” says Professor Michael Fraser. A friend told him of a consulting position at the Copyright Council, and as a young philosophy graduate and tutor, he jumped at the opportunity. “Apparently, they gave me the job because I was the only applicant wearing a tie!” says Fraser.  A man of humble middle-class beginnings, Fraser founded the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) in 1986, funded by a $105,000 bank overdraft – leaving twenty-one years later a company worth millions.

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