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Jul 2016

Most of us are plugged into our phones during our daily commute. We're probably listening to Beyonce, Mumford and Brothers/Cousins/Misc or whatever new band is just so hot right now. The more studious among us might even be using that time to catch up on lectures. For those of us who fall somewhere in between, wanting to use the time productively but too lazy to make it happen, there are podcasts.

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11
Jul 2016

Since returning to law school for my final year, I’ve found my curiosity taking me to all corners of the library. There are so many valuable resources that I wish I had the opportunity to read earlier in my degree. As my time at uni draws to a close, I thought I’d share a few with the Survive Law community, in the hope that other students and young lawyers will utilise these to their full advantage… 

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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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