13
Feb 2010

“What kept you going through law school?”

“The thought that one day I would be a hot shot corporate lawyer with loads of money and a house in Point Piper. I joke.”

-Kounny Rattley, Solicitor at Clayton Utz

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10
Feb 2010

Before you dive into panic reading, be strategic. Apply this five-step checklist to ensure you are best able to cover the major areas of your course most likely to be examined within your limited time frame, with limited resources.

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09
Feb 2010

“What was the most valuable lesson law school taught me? That I’m able to survive on four hours of sleep a night during exam week,” said Kirk Simmons, a vis moot team member UTS:Law honours graduate. “Just kidding,” he added.

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08
Feb 2010

Kounny Rattley is a young solicitor at top-tier corporate law firm, Clayton Utz. She holds a double degree in Communications (Social Inquiry)/Law, the latter attained with First Class Honours. During the course of her career so far, she has practised in the areas of employment law, corporate advisory/M&A, banking and finance and litigation.

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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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