06
Jul 2016

1. Mail/courier management 

You’ll be the one printing off all the incoming correspondence, or sorting the outgoing correspondence into envelopes to go to their recipients – that is, if your workplace hasn’t moved totally electronic, in which case, you’ll be the one filtering out the emails that come to the generic address to the appropriate people. You’ll also be responsible for distributing incoming mail to the relevant staff member, and making sure things that were supposed to arrive, have, and chasing them up if they haven’t. 

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04
Jul 2016

Whilst I’m sure, like me you can’t get enough of constitutional law and the rest of the Priestley clan, doing electives is one of the best parts about law school!

But how do you actually decide what subjects to take?

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27
Jun 2016

Just over two months ago, fresh from my first visit to London, I set my mind to applying for a clerkship at Linklaters. I guess when they said magic circle what they meant was that it would take a stroke of magic for me to get in. I was rejected in record time - three business days (I'll wear that as a badge of honour, thank you very much) - and I knew exactly why.

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22
Jun 2016

“I’m Leanne, and I’m in my second last semester.” I announced to my first Property and Securities tutorial just a few weeks ago… “When I graduate, I'm not sure I want to be a lawyer.” 

Met with stares of disbelief and awe, my variation of the standard format introduction was far from conventional. This was perhaps the first time I had been truly honest about my current intentions - previously cloaked by a sense of shame, and application of the sunk-cost theory. 

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15
Jun 2016

1. If it is not a research essay, you won’t get rewarded for extra research.

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08
Jun 2016

Exam season is here, guys and gals. It’s kinda like raspberry season in the sense that there is a lot of sourness and tears, but unfortunately a lot less yummy pie. Whether you’re up to your neck in moots or waist deep in study notes, you know that exams are never going to be a stroll in the park.

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