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Apr 2016

I think most of you would agree with me when I say coffee is the best thing about my morning, every morning. It’s not bad for you but by the time you get to 3 p.m. and you’re on your fifth coffee for the day because law school has kept you awake for two weeks straight, maybe it isn’t the best idea? Just maybe. But I’m going to offer you, free of charge 5 alternatives to that coffee you want so badly but probably shouldn’t drink because you already have the shakes.

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22
Apr 2016

I know, we all love Suits, myself included (just finished a binge of all 5 seasons actually, and now anxiously awaiting the 6th). But I think it’s time to dispel some myths. It got the long hours and mountains of paperwork correct but there are a few things that fall a bit short of reality...

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20
Apr 2016

Gender discrimination is always a hot topic, no matter what industry you're in. And we know that. But this is 2016! We have the vote, all the legal frameworks in place to make sure this doesn't happen, we're fine right? Unfortunately, my friend, expectations don't always match up with reality. 

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18
Apr 2016

“Just graduated? Congratulations! What are you up to? Oh, you’ve not found work yet? It’s tough out there! What are you doing in the mean time?”

Most of us are eventually faced with a variation of this conversation; explaining to some distant relative or acquaintance that you don’t have your official post-grad job in law lined up and that you’re trying your hardest to find that graduate entry position.

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07
Apr 2016

Not all law units have a percentage of your mark set aside for your participation in tutorials (or seminars, as my university likes to call them), but it’s often a good way to express your thoughts and ideas and actually have a go at applying the concepts you’ve been lectured on. For some people the idea is dreadful (ugh, I actually have to turn up and contribute?), for others, it could be daunting speaking up in front of the class, and for many, it’s a chance to show what you know. Here are some tips to get the maximum class participation marks without coming across as THAT person (you know the type).

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05
Apr 2016

Survive Law first encountered social worker and mental health expert, Robyn Bradey, at College of Law's Wellness Forum. We caught up with her to bring you her take on the mental health issues plaguing the profession. 

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