07
Feb 2010

“Find what gets you going. Know that there will always be someone smarter than you – and embrace and love this fact. Do lots of internships – even in law school. What [employers] are looking for is your experience in working in an office or team environment. From there, you can really sell them on your passion.” -Vinay Orekondy – Intern, Jubilee USA

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07
Feb 2010

Famed for his eloquence, formidable work ethic and progressive values, retired High Court Justice Michael Kirby is an iconoclast of his age. He was also the youngest person ever to be appointed to federal judicial office, and once delivered a speech advising student hopefuls on how to leap “From Law School to High Court in Four Easy Decades.”

Here, he shares his experiences – of law school, career, life as a gay devout Anglican in a relatively conservative profession, as well as his advice to law students.

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07
Feb 2010

I think it’s important to have high quality lawyers who are interested in justice – not just their personal grandiose.” – James Crisp, Barrister & Yoga Teacher

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07
Feb 2010

The thing I enjoy most? Probably the thrill. It is fantastic being on the pointy end of law and being involved (sometimes) in making new law.” -Joshua Knackstredt, Barrister

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07
Feb 2010

In your previous life, you were an overachiever. Think high gear. If you have come straight from high school, you breezed through aceing at least several subjects while keeping up with a steady stream of extra -curricular activities – sports, band, mock trials, prefect and student representative positions and a packed schedule of wild and infamous parties.

If law school is your second life pursuit after climbing to the top in another profession – banking and finance, advertising, media and journalism , psychology, medicine – you may consider the next few years an opportunity to add yet another notch on the bedpost achievements of your life so far.

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07
Feb 2010

“I had this plan on how I should live my life. How everything worked. In work, I was so organised, I never fucked up. My therapist couldn’t understand how I was really abnormally productive for someone who was so depressed.” – Lisa Pryor, Author/Columnist & law graduate.

As a law student, you have it all. Intelligence, wit, the elusive prestige of a competitive course – let’s face it: you’re even better looking than your average university student. What you study is more socially vital than any other pursuit – except, perhaps, medicine – for law is the foundation of society, making you, as a lawyer-in-training, its moral pillar.

You don’t sleep too much, because you are so very busy and important. After all, who needs sleep when you have No-Doz, V, Red Bull, or a double-shot macchiato? True, the cocktail of stimulants – and, occasionally, other drugs – circulating your system means that sometimes, you need some chemical assistance to sleep or even function. Hardly unusual in your high-achieving social circle, but don’t bring it up over Friday night drinks.

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