Volume 20, Issue 9
Second-year Billy Baker has completely squandered his mid-sem break in bed watching Netflix. Facebook memes had taken him to Sex Education, and before he knew it, he had used up his break binging all 24 episodes of the show.
The young man was starting to wonder if he was just destined for this sort of thing.
He had planned out a list of lectures to catch up on, just like he always did. He had said he would at least skim over the key readings this time, just like he always did. The semester now felt past saving, just like it always did.
So there was an eerie silence in Billy’s Corps tute when his tutor asked him about the Federal Court’s judgement in ASIC v Healey.
“Ah, yes, uhh, ASIC and Healey….” Billy said dumbly, trying to buy some time.
But some things can’t be bought. Nothing came to mind, of course. He had not even heard of the case.
“Well?” his tutor asked, firmly and plainly. A little coldly, even. The voice of a disappointed father. A tone Billy’s own father had often been called on to use.
Billy snapped his mouth shut and eased back, saying nothing. He had accepted his fate.
His tutor had started to blah blah blah about how important it was to do the readings, but the young man had stopped paying attention.
So what if he would never have the good grades needed to cop one of those top-tier clerkships. He could always pad his resume next year by joining the LSS – preferably in one of those roles no one else in the elections would run for, like President.
Joe is a first year JD student