October 8, 2014

Trying out witness examination for the first time can be intimidating. You're there to either make or break the witness, with only your skills, case theory, and wit. As Walter Sofronoff QC wrote, it is "a species of unarmed combat"; it's raw advocacy at its most exhilarating. You can spend years learning witness examination...

August 18, 2014

Failing is hard. Failure does not mean you cannot be a lawyer though, and here are some reasons why...

July 15, 2014

Earlier this year I was lucky to spend two weeks volunteering at the RSPCA, working with a prosecutor of animal cruelty charges. Each state and territory RSPCA

April 21, 2014

You’ve most likely heard the worrying news that now is one of the toughest times in recent history to be searching for a graduate legal job.

August 11, 2013

There may be many fish in the sea, but for us law students, my theory is that the fish that we're best suited to are also law students. Not just any fish is going to understand how to love someone as kooky as a law student, after all. Many of us might actually shudder at this thought, but I can think of a few good reasons why your next ho...

June 14, 2013

It seems that law lecturers around the country employ some pretty crazy techniques to keep us engaged during class. Some may offer a brief reprieve from...

December 13, 2012

It’s clerkship season again and summer clerks from around Australia will be sharing their work experiences in Survive Law’s annual Summer Clerk Diary series...

November 14, 2012

With all these distractions, no wonder your attention soon begins to wane. Luckily, there are now apps to help your concentration; most of them are free too! Here are some of my favourites.

November 10, 2012

I have a strange relationship with time. I don’t have two hearts, or travel through time and space in a blue police box. That said, my relationship with time...

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