Five-hundred page textbooks are almost an essential for every law student. You start to accumulate something of a collection reminiscent of your five-year-old's self encyclopaedia collection. After two years, your textbook collection is worth almost $500-$1,000 (depending on whether you’re buying new or used). Despite being one of the “required textbooks”, they often get left behind, catch our tears and food crumbs and allow us to aggressively highlight, underline and tab them.
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Receiving results after a hard and stressful exam period may validate the work you’ve done throughout semester. For others, it may be a mixture of stressing over what went wrong and thinking that you’ll never pass another law unit again. Perhaps one of the biggest taboos in law school, failing is rarely talked about - the word is barely mentioned.
The holidays are a time of giving. Law students are a particular type of people. Curious, hard to read, picky, laden with strange habits and somewhat arrogant. This makes gift-giving for us particularly difficult. If you don’t have a few thousand dollars to spare to help your law school buddies pay off their law degree, try these other gift ideas.
The results are in. Four years of paper cuts, sweat, tears, highlighters and sticky tabs later, your law degree is complete.
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With the holiday season upon us, work Christmas parties are in full swing. People dressed up in costumes where you can’t quite figure out the theme, booked-out venues and dinner tables filled with people who don’t quite seem like a family are all common signs. Office Christmas parties are a notorious mix of slight awkwardness, seeing colleagues in a different light after they’ve had a few glasses and waiting for the debrief the next day. Here are the five types of people you’ll most likely come across at these parties...or maybe you’re one of them.Tweet Read more ...
Beyond lawyer-client interactions, we don’t often see or put much thought into other ways lawyers use their legal skills in the wider community. Or when we do, it’s about them being greedy. Together, Canon Australia’s chief legal counsel, David Field, and author of ‘The Wellness Doctrines for Law Students and Young Lawyers’, Jerome Doraisamy, are setting out to change that, teaming up to create online photographic blog project, Lifetimes in Law.