A Date with a Barrister (Kind of)
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by Head Editor
4M ago
It was just another ordinary Friday. I was at the supermarket taking a break from the overwhelming array of cheeses in the dairy aisle when I bumped into what could only be described as a barrister. I was in disbelief at this rare occurrence, but not only that, I was all of a sudden in the middle of a conversation with them. Then out of the blue, and I tell you, you wouldn’t believe this if you were there. Ok, you caught me, we met through me stalking her on the Victorian Bar Website, but I’m telling you everyone is doing it (it’s a great way to meet barristers)! She had to reschedule a coupl ..read more
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Top 5 Law Student Struggles
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by Head Editor
8M ago
I promise the hand on my heart that I did not wake up today and choose violence. Okay, that's not the entire truth. But what are you going to do? Put me on trial? You better know your laws of Evidence before you even think about it. But I'm not here to menace you with remembering the rules of Evidence. I am here however to write about moments I experienced as a law student that are gloriously relatable. Yes, RUOKAY is over, but the opportunity to open up a space to talk about what's difficult about being a law student so you feel less alone is always on the table. In law school time is of the ..read more
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Relatable Law Student Regrets
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by Head Editor
10M ago
I remember when I opened my offer letter to study law and psychology I sobbed profusely. I could have been the poster child for the Kim Kardashian ugly cry. I was so happy, but I was also intrigued and ready to take up the challenge. A lot of lecturers and students ahead of me tried to warn me about the workload, the long hours and how difficult studying law is. But in my experience, it's not the nature of the work that's challenging (unless you're studying Remedies or Equity & Trusts, in which case I'll pray for you). The most difficult parts of my law degree have been those moments wher ..read more
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Top 3 Unhelpful Law Student Stereotypes
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by Head Editor
10M ago
What are the top three most pervasive law student stereotypes that prevent law students from starting a law degree? I've sat in corporate office buildings and law student libraries. But I have to admit that I'm not fussy about where I sit, a lot of fuss is kicked up concerning whether potential students are cut out to study law in the first place. As such, we've created a list of the top three most pervasive stereotypes that plague wanna-be and current law students. It's best to explain this using Monsters Inc referenced for absolutely no reason at all (and yes I need a holiday). 1. I'm not sm ..read more
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Top 3 Gradual Law Grad Realisations
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by Head Editor
11M ago
In about four days I'll be in a cinema with my best friend, and I'm hoping we'll leave telling everyone that they are Kenough and waving "Hi Barbie!" to almost everyone else we see. But before then, I want to take you back to the previous weekend. I've been looking after a dog that has bad separation anxiety. This situation meant that my best friend would have to sidle her way around my schedule and that we invariably met up for more dog walks than we bargained for. On some level, I don't blame you for asking where on earth I'm going with this article. Since I'm sure hearing about someone else ..read more
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Top 3 Studying Mistakes to Avoid in the First Week of Uni
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by Head Editor
11M ago
The first week of university is a critical time for students as they adjust to the new academic environment and course expectations. Developing effective study habits from the start can set the stage for academic success throughout the semester. However, many university students unknowingly fall into common studying pitfalls during this initial period. In this article, we will explore the top three studying mistakes uni students make in their first week and offer practical tips on how to overcome them. Cramming for Assignments and Tests: One of the most prevalent studying mistakes among univer ..read more
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Top 3 Methods to Overcome A Lack of Motivation
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by Head Editor
11M ago
Maintaining motivation can be challenging, especially when you're exhausted and drained. Whether it's a demanding work schedule, personal responsibilities, or just the weariness of daily life, feeling tired can zap your enthusiasm and hinder productivity. However, there are practical and effective ways to rekindle your motivation even in moments of fatigue. In this article, we'll explore three strategies to help you increase your motivation when you're tired. 1. Set Realistic Goals and Prioritize Tasks When you're feeling tired, it's crucial to be realistic about what you can achieve. Instead ..read more
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Yanner v Eaton (1999) 201 CLR 351
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by Head Editor
1y ago
Gleeson CJ, Gaudron J, McHugh J, Gummow J, Kirby J, Hayne J, Callinan J Native title - Constitutional Law - Inconsistency between State and Federal Law Facts; The case involved Mr Yanner, an Aboriginal man from Queensland, who was charged with hunting and possessing a protected animal (a turtle) in contravention of the ,Queensland Fauna Conservation Act 1974. Mr Yanner argued that as an Aboriginal person, he had a native title right to hunt for personal, non-commercial purposes, and therefore, the State legislation should not apply to him. Law; The central question before the court was whether ..read more
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Top 3 Law School "Menty B" Myths
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by Head Editor
1y ago
Myth 1: Mental Health Issues Only Affect "Weak" or "Crazy" People One of the most prevalent and harmful myths surrounding mental health among law students is the belief that only "weak" or "crazy" individuals experience mental health issues. This misconception not only stigmatizes those facing mental health challenges but also prevents many law students from seeking help. In reality, mental health issues can affect anyone, regardless of their strength or character. Law school life is often filled with academic pressure, competitive environments, and various stressors, all of which can contrib ..read more
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Fox v Percy (2003) 214 CLR 118
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1y ago
Gleeson CJ, Gummow and Kirby JJ Facts: The case of Fox v Percy (2003) 214 CLR 118 HCA involved a dispute over the ownership and copyright of a photograph taken during the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. Roberta Fox, a professional photographer, captured an image of Cathy Freeman, an Australian sprinter, carrying both the Australian and Aboriginal flags after winning a gold medal. Fox later sought to enforce her copyright and claimed that her permission should be obtained before the photograph could be used. The respondent in the case, Tony Percy, was the editor of The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH ..read more
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