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May 2016

Source: Mostly average joe 

Like many before me, I defected from the legal world on completion of my law degree. Although I fretted constantly that I had wasted an extra two years at university (and a landed a sizeable HECS debt), I can now honestly say that a law degree is a very useful qualification in the professional world – even if you’re not a lawyer. Below I share how I’ve used my degree in my day job as a public policy analyst, and have won a few arguments along the way!

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23
May 2016

Source: imgur

We law students love an obscure case… For many, an injection of humour results in greater comprehension of legal principles and court decisions. In my Media and Communications Law elective this semester, we covered the topics of criminal and civil contempt. Whilst not denying that contempt of court is a serious issue, as an act that undermines public confidence in the judicial system, I thought I’d share with you some of the more amusing facts, as extreme examples of what not to do when you next visit court…

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20
May 2016

At the time of the OJ Simpson trial, I was probably learning to walk and understand words like ‘juice’, ‘glove’ and maybe ‘murder’ given that I was one of identical twins entering the terrible twos.

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19
May 2016

In the fourth installment for the CLC series, Jess Awad speaks to Andrea Staunton from the Peninsula Community Legal Centre about her  experience working for a community legal centre.

 

What were you doing before you become a part of PCLC?

Immediately prior to joining the staff team at Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC), I had a six month stint as an unemployed actress! I did casual extras work (sauntering around in the background without delivering lines) for Neighbours and Stingers, and took on a variety of temporary administrative and bookkeeping roles to help pay the bills. 

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17
May 2016

In memoriam of Prince, Survive Law has taken a brief look into the legal legacy left by the flamboyant performer.

Apparently, his Royal Purpleness was just as experienced in law as he was in the entertainment industry, with The Hollywood Reporter claiming that Prince’s “legal skirmishes are nearly as legendary as the music”.

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16
May 2016

When you’ve poured your blood, sweat and tears into an assignment, the last thing you want to see is a disappointing grade scrawled across the paper. After I saw the final mark and comments for my Income Tax Law assignment, I will admit to being completely devastated. But more than that – the comments I'd received didn't match up with the paper I'd written, and neither did the mark.

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