Vol 11, LMR Edition
Hello, new friends. We thought it was about time we introduced ourselves!
Print editions of De Minimis have been plastered around Melbourne Law School since its first run in 1948. The paper was then imagined as the ‘official organ of the [LSS] committee,’ and closely followed the directions and wishes of that body. Somewhere along the way De Minimis forgot its anatomical origins, and instead became the mouthpiece for MLS students.
De Minimis is at the heart of law school debate, and numerous editors have found themselves before the Dean or the Disciplinary Committee explaining particularly fiery editions. If the committee does not make such an appearance this year, I fear that we will not have been doing our jobs correctly.
De Minimis survives on the submissions of JD students. We publish weekly, and the quality of this paper is a testament to the passion, wit and wide-ranging interests of the student body. We’ve put this edition of past submissions together to encourage the incoming cohort to get cracking in stamping their mark on this institution.
We’ve got Laura Blandthorn’s triumphant takedown of the Hotties of Melbourne Uni facebook page, which was picked up by Fairfax Media, to show you the impact you can have in writing for De Minimis. There’s a delightful piece from Scott Colvin to show you the irreverence that we encourage. We’ve also included a beautiful album review by Dinu Kumarasinghe that shows there is life outside of law.
We can’t wait to hear what you have to say, class of 2017.
Please direct your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on Facebook and at www.deminimis.com.au
The 2017 De Minimis Committee
Also in this Edition:
A Dedicated Space "For all the hotties of Melbourne Uni to be viewed"
Q&A With Casey Hollway
Arj Wijegunaratne & Kate Beirne
I'm Weary about the Ways of the World
The Scoop is in: Classes Not Thought Necessary