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Sep 2015

The toughest thing about law assignments is the word count. Yep, it's even worse than footnoting. At the start you think, “How could anyone have 1,500 words to write about constructive trusts?” But this soon becomes, “If I play with the margins, can I get away with an extra 400 words?”

If you’re WAY over the word count on your assignment, here’s what you can do next…

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Aug 2015

Everyone comes to exchange with different expectations but overwhelmingly, you don’t consider exchange unless you think it’s will be a magical, life-changing experience. What sometimes gets lost in the glow of exchange expectation and the excitement of moving overseas to start an adventure is what you can actually expect to occur, feel or experience. Your program might not be exactly what you expect and for some, it might not always be a totally positive experience. Here are some truths about exchange that no-one actually tells you.

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Aug 2015

Is there someone in your class who perfectly answers every question before your tutor even finishes asking it? Chances are you hate that guy. Class participation doesn’t have to be painful. It’s supposed to be easy marks.

Changing a few habits and employing some of these tips will help you feel more confident...

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Aug 2015

If there’s anything I wish I’d known in my first year of law school it would be these two things:

First, find the best coffee... For me at least it’s a little place at the corner of two streets between the the Main Building and the Law Building, always brimming with journos from the nearby ABC studios. As it turns out, hacks know where to find a quality brew.

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Aug 2015

Wasn’t first year great? The excitement of university life was so fresh.

And second year? Finally shedding off the awkward teen years and getting comfortable enough to actually get into the swing of things.

And then third year? I’m basically an expert now, right?

But now you’ve come to your penultimate year. It crept up so quickly! For some of you this may be our fourth year, for others maybe more. Either way, you yearn for the days of yesteryear when you didn’t have to think about your career.

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Aug 2015

Fixed fees, lower overheads, increased job flexibility, smarter technologies and the absence of a competitive partnership model – is it too good to be true? These are just a few things that characterise an alternative and emerging breed of law firms dubbed ‘NewLaw’. Firms like this are steadily disrupting the legal industry, with the potential to play a big role in shaping how legal work is carried out and services provided to clients.

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