Volume 7, Issue 5
Someone once told me that law is a fast moving train that waits for nobody. Even first year students, who are still somewhat bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, will be able to appreciate its relentless nature.
Volume 7, Issue 4
Two weeks ago, the Law School celebrated International Women’s Day and the 25th anniversary of publication of ‘The Hidden Gender of Law’. The LSS Women’s Portfolio presented a talk by the authors of the book, which is a feminist legal perspective on the law.
Looking through my upcoming Facebook events is absolutely exhausting. At 6.30pm on the date of writing this, I think I have five different things on. If I could be in five places at once, I would attend an event trying to sell me on corporate industry, be at an interesting-sounding public lecture about things related to my course, be undertaking Chinese lessons (and be able to put “conversational Chinese” in the otherwise barren Language Skills section of my CV), and play Allens Linklaters Mixed Netball with my law mates.
It’s been a year, just me and you,
Us up against the world,
Readings, essays, our moot debut,
In the deep end we’ve truly been hurled,
Equity Uncle - Tim Matthews Staindl
The LSS sent worried shivers through the MLS last week by hosting its annual ‘Welcome Back Garden Party’ without (overt) corporate sponsorship. Understandably, many students are questioning, inter alia, the ongoing financial stability of the student body and whether such a move will damage its esteemed commercial reputation. De Minimis caught up with Equity Uncle to discuss these troubled times.
Anna Belgiorno-Nettis, Secretary of the LSS, details how they intend to improve student engagement.
Let’s be honest with ourselves: life is a party. Even when you’re studying law. It’s even better when we fuse these two things together – and have pre’s before the study! That’s exactly what law camp is, over a longer period. Two nights of solid pre-drinking? Sounds like an Eastern European Wedding to me. But hey, I’m not complaining. I went, and it was totally hectic cuz. The perfect way to start off the year.
Should Aboriginal people be recognised in the Australian Constitution? The government thinks so: it has allocated $10 million in funding for a “Yes” campaign, versus zero funding for any “No” campaign
The Iraq War was a protracted military conflict that began in 2003 when the Bush administration declared—unilaterally and without evidence—that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and was connected (somehow) to the September 11 terrorist attacks.
“Introduction to Legal Method and Reasoning” sounds like such a benign subject, but the name belies what one would usually take to be introductory. One can hardly blame it, though, for there is nothing about the law that is simple, despite what some people may say. How else to bring the fresh meat up to speed on the oncoming academic storm that will rock the boats of 350 new JD students’ lives, get them addicted to the adrenaline of studying by the seat of your pants, and leave them coming back for more?
So you got here. Congratulations! All of you have excelled in some way in an undergraduate degree or higher. You have stellar resumes, good grades and big ambitions.
The renowned historian and activist Howard Zinn called his memoir You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train. Explaining the title, he said: “I don't believe it's possible to be neutral. The world is already moving in certain directions, and to be neutral, to be passive in a situation like that, is to collaborate with whatever is going on.”