Sophia Hatzis is a second year journalism student at UTS, who recently deferred her law degree after one year of study. Her blog, The Beauty Breakdown, covers a multitude of wellbeing issues for young girls, including anxiety and eating disorders. I received my HSC results at the tail end of
Chelsea McNeill is a first year law/journalism student at Murdoch University, Western Australia. Last year I was diagnosed with depression. Although all aspects of my life were affected, my ability and motivation to study declined drastically. I went from a diligent studier to someone who could spend almost entire days
Sam is a first year law student from Perth, Western Australia. I’m passionate about what I do– I’m not sure how many people feel the same, but I like to learn. Sometimes though, the monotonous repetition of slaving away at my notepad and textbooks, trying to force more and more
Sam is a first year law student from Perth, Western Australia. That time of my life has finally come– the one that everyone tells me was the best time of their lives. A time for working hard and playing harder. It needed to happen: I was ready for a challenge
About six weeks ago, I had a conversation with an old school mate, Pat, in which he advised me to ignore my phone and social media platforms between business hours. Social media, especially, is the enemy of productivity, he advised. Logically, I agreed with him, and thus agreed to give
Stephanie McHugh is entering her third year of studying the Juris Doctor at Melbourne University. Over the past few days, I haven’t felt quite at ease. For a while, I could not put my finger on what had me perturbed. However, I think I know now what has unsettled me.
It is not unreasonable to suggest that junior lawyers are, sometimes, required to work extraordinary hours for their employer, whether they are in the public or private sector, or a big or small law firm. Technological advancements have helped revolutionise legal practice in so many positive ways, making it easier
As a lawyer, I perpetually exercise thought and action in accordance with the dictates of my legal training. I examine things before me with a fine-toothed comb, I look for the flaws or errors, and I anticipate the worst-case scenario. The legal profession deems such an approach to be doing