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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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01
Jun 2016

I'm sure you've got plenty a link to Ted talks in the text-thread with your mother because she's just discovered Youtube and she wants you to know that you should stop playing video games or seize the day... you get the picture. We don't mean to replace your mother but we might supplement your watch list with some interesting tidbits that you might actually find useful. These Ted talks are short, snappy and particularly relevant to pimping your interview game. Take a few minutes to watch these in the time leading up to clerkship interview season and you're sure to score the job. 

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31
May 2016

Clerkship season has arrived in NSW! This handy guide has been put together to shed some light on the clerkship process and to help you to find opportunities this summer.

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