Volume 9, Issue 1
Welcome back to the quagmire of law school!! You’re about to get sucked in and the only time you’ll leave is when you’ll be forced to go and wait in the line at Stop 1.
But fear not – you’re among friends! And, what’s more, you have a creative release! Any time you feel a flash of brilliance be sure to get writing/drawing/photographing and send us in your results.
We also have a couple of updates for you.
The De Minimis team has been working hard this summer redoing the website and uploading articles and editions stretching back to the 1940s. While there is still some work to do, there is now light at the end of the tunnel and the project should be completed over the next few weeks. If you’d like to check out our progress go to http://www.deminimis.com.au/!!
We’ve also been working on making ourselves an open, transparent organisation. We have put all of the meeting minutes, financial documents and archived materials on Google Drive and are willing to share all with those who would like to view them. Simply email us if you would like to do so, and we will give you non-editorial access to the whole drive. The only exception is documents which may infringe the privacy of our writers and articles we’ve received which are yet to be published.
Our motivation in doing so is two-fold. First, there is a wealth of archived resources which are not yet online and which people may want access to. In particular, the De Minimis editions from the 1940s, ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s are a fantastic historical resource and should be open to all.
Second, we want to keep ourselves accountable. Our record-keeping so far has not been, ah, perfectly meticulous, and we are hoping that by opening ourselves up in this way we will be driven further in that direction. Further, De Minimis is written by law students for law students and law students should, therefore, have a right to see how we’re run!
Here’s to hoping it doesn’t all blow up in our faces – and to a great 2016 at MLS!
Your Editorial team