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Want to run Survive Law?

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Hey Survivors,

Survive Law is looking for a new home!

That’s right – we’re putting out the call for the next generation of law nerds to take Australia’s awesomest law student website to dizzying new heights.

We’ve been running this humble blog since the very beginning (way back in 2009) and since then Survive Law exceeded all of our wildest expectations. But now we’re old. The days when we could call ourselves ‘recent grads’ are very quickly coming to an end. So we’re keen to see the amazing ideas and energy a new team of uber-geeks could bring to our favourite corner of the Interwebs.

What the heck is going on?

Don’t panic! Survive Law is not going anywhere. Let us explain…

We’re calling for proposals from law students, grads and organisations who are interested in running Survive Law into the future. In real terms, that means you will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining the Survive Law website, including regular posts on the blog, jobs, news and events sections;

  • Coordinating Survive Law’s team of 50 legendary law student writers;

  • Running Survive Law’s epic social media channels (48,000-strong Facebook page and 4,600 Twitter followers);

  • Sending out Survive Law’s weekly newsletter;

  • Coordinating with law firms and publishing the annual Clerkship Guide;

  • Maintaining relationships with sponsors and seeking new sponsors; and

  • Running the annual Australian Law Student Survey.

What does it take to be the next Team SL?

Good question. Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • A team of students/recent graduates, or an organisation that represents or works with law students. This is more than a one-person job, so we’re on the hunt for a team that is ready and raring to go.

  • Fun, kooky, and positive people who actually quite like the law but who also have other interests outside the law school realm. Boring, suit-on-the-weekend types need not apply. Oddballs welcome.

  • People with a real passion for law student issues (e.g. mental health, graduate employment and colour-coordinated stationery).

  • People with an interest in online publishing (i.e. must know what a blog is and want to have one).

  • A commitment to running Survive Law in the long term, and then passing it on to the next generation of law students.

  • True believers. We want people who love this project as much as we do.

Here’s what we’re not looking for:

  • CV PADDERS. We’ve all done it, but this is not a 3-month project that ends when you get a clerkship. That said, if your CV does need a bit of love, you’re very welcome to submit a few articles for publication.

  • THE TIME POOR. Law students are all a bit time poor, but we mean the time impoverished. If the only time you get to sleep is on the train to uni, you’re unlikely to have enough time for this.

  • MEAN PEOPLE. We’ve always tried to keep Survive Law positive and supportive and we want the new custodians to do the same.

Want in?

We’ll be running an expression of interest process in May 2015. If you are a team of at least two Australian law students/recent grads, or if you represent an organisation with an interest in taking on Survive Law, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, send us a short document outlining the following:

  • Who you are (CVs not necessary, just tell us a bit about yourself);

  • Why you’re the best choice to run Survive Law; and

  • Your vision for Survive Law under your management.

Because we’re in the publishing game, we’ll be looking closely at not only the life-changing ideas in your proposal, but also at your spelling, grammar and style to make sure that you can write content that’s accurate doesn’t put law students to sleep. If we enjoy reading your proposal (and better yet, crack a grin while doing so) you’re in with a much better chance. If you’re not quite sure about Survive Law’s writing style, take a look some of our articles like Tips for being a happier law student (With some useful stuff about life, law school and goats).

Send your proposal to by 5pm on Tuesday 26 May 2015.

Please keep your proposal to a maximum of three pages. Additional pages will be turned into paper aeroplanes without being read. If we like what we see, we’ll get in touch with you to organise a chat.

Discussions with short-listed submissions will take place in late May, with the new custodians of Survive Law to take over in June 2015.

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