As another semester draws to a close, and a pall both metaphorical and literal settles across the Law School, it’s time for De Minimis to bid its readers farewell. Having started this year with some trepidation as to whether we could fill an issue every week, we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quantity and quality of the articles we’ve received.
It is our desire that this publication should continue to serve as a forum for the students of the Melbourne Law School, allowing the vent of opinions and ideas which might not otherwise be shared with the cohort. In pursuit of this end, we’d like to reiterate: we’ll publish damn near anything. Seriously. As long as it’s not defamatory or truly offensive, we’ll publish it. Let it be on your head.
Thankfully (for the purposes of this publication at least), law students are an opinionated—even disputative—bunch.
The sheer number of contributions we’ve received over the last couple of weeks demonstrate either that:
(a) there exists a thriving culture of debate and self-expression at the Melbourne Law School; or
(b) law students will do almost anything to avoid revising.
Why not both? In recognition of the end of the semester, and the fact that I’ll be buggered if I spend Swot Vac editing another issue, we’ve decided to cram all of these contributions into a double edition. Enjoy!
On behalf of myself and my fellow editors—Jacob Debets, Tim Matthews-Staindl, and Duncan Wallace—I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has contributed to De Minimis this semester, and ‘welcome’ to those who want to write for us next semester.
Hamish Williamson is the 2015 Chief Editor of De Minimis