Volume 3, Issue 1, (Originally Published on Monday 4 March 2013)
Activities Directors Nick Jane, 23, and Andrew Frawley, 22, returned safely yesterday from Law Camp 2013.
‘The camp was fantastic’, said first-year student Raoul Renard, 23, his comments reflecting widespread acclamation for the camp held for new JD students. Thomas Richardson, 22, described it as ‘a magical blur’.
Jane seemed tired but relieved when he spoke to De Minimis Sunday evening. ‘Everything that needed to be done, got done’, he said, ‘and the students were well-behaved. We hold high hopes for this year level’.
The students left at 1 p.m. Friday in two coaches and a 25-seat minibus, with many committee members car-pooling separately to carry supplies and prepare the site. They returned early Sunday afternoon.
135 first-year students and 24 Law Students’ Society committee members attended the latest edition of the annual camp, held for the past four years at Camp Kangaroobie in the Otways.
This year’s camp was held earlier than other camps, coming in between the end of the introductory subject, Legal Method and Research, and the start of the semester proper.
LSS Vice President Lewis Cohen, 22, approved the shift as a good idea, saying it helped students make new friends in a relaxed environment.
Students competed in a trivia competition, a table tennis tournament, and on Saturday ventured down to Port Campbell beach. Accomplished Melbourne DJ and second-year JD student, Otis David,
23, played for the students on both Friday and Saturday evenings.
Culinary Director John Azzopardi, 23, prepared a sophisticated menu that included huxtaburgers, slow-roasted lamb and mixed salads. ‘Overwhelmingly the catering was a success’, Azzopardi said, pointing out that it was enjoyed by all and came in under the previous year’s food budget. Renard described the food as a ‘highlight’.