Jan 2017

In recent years, the legal sector has seen the introduction of numerous software designed to make legal work more efficient. In some cases, the software is able to automatically analyse court and tribunal cases or even produce “better quality” work than that traditionally done by paralegals. On the flip side, this software is also able to reduce legal costs, and work towards closing the justice gap by helping those who aren’t able to afford a lawyer or qualify for legal aid, access appropriate legal resources.

Dec 2016

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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.

Dec 2016

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The reign of Netflix has brought a distinct breath of fresh air to my legal studies. I've been blessed with a variety of television shows that have allowed me to see real insights into life as a lawyer – albeit the occasional episode is slightly embellished.

Sep 2016

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The weekend is an elusive creature for law students. It's over before it even begins but it starts just in time for your motivation to leave the building and for the new season of Suits to be released on Netflix. These are just four of the ways you might spend your weekend while you're a law student.

May 2016

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We law students love an obscure case… For many, an injection of humour results in greater comprehension of legal principles and court decisions. In my Media and Communications Law elective this semester, we covered the topics of criminal and civil contempt. Whilst not denying that contempt of court is a serious issue, as an act that undermines public confidence in the judicial system, I thought I’d share with you some of the more amusing facts, as extreme examples of what not to do when you next visit court…


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