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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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28
Apr 2010

"There’s a lot wrong with the world. Mired in hypocrisy, politik, self-interest. Troubled with wars, profiteering, injustice, climate change, labour exploitation. I see the law, at its very best – and the rule of law, particularly – as holding the promise of a better world."

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20
Apr 2010

It always happens. You get your subject outline and quickly scan through in the first week of semester. Everything seems straightforward. No need to start early. There's eight whole weeks before that paper is due. Future-Student can deal with that problem, Beginning-of-Semester-Student has to watch half a dozen episodes of How I Met Your Mother, right?

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13
Apr 2010

We’re at it again this week with the Clerkship Roundup, in our ongoing quest to profile the actual experience of insiders. This week’s contributor is Amanda Lyras, fifth year law student and 2009-2010 Summer Clerk at Freehills.

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08
Apr 2010

As we make our way towards July and away from Summer, we’ll be looking at the clerkship season from the perspective of recent Summer Clerks at all of the top firms. This week’s contributor is Nicholas Mirzai of Mallesons Stephen Jacques...

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25
Mar 2010

If you’ve ever had to commute anywhere, you’ll understand when I say it can feel like familiar anonymity, regularly seeing the same people on the train, yet remaining anonymous to most. The first year of law can feel the same way sometimes.

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