Dear Katie column – Making friends at law school
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Dear Katie column – Making friends at law school

I am struggling with the social side of law school. How do I make friends with my law school peers? – Struggling, 19   I’m sorry to hear you are struggling, Struggling. University, for all its social clubs and events, can be an isolating place and social stuff can definitely get hard. Law school in … Continue reading

Dear Katie column – On macro joy
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Dear Katie column – On macro joy

Around 90% of the guests on the podcast chose to study law because they were good at English. Rare is the guest who studied law because they wanted the skills to do particular justice-related work, or the guest who thought being a lawyer looked like fun. (I say that with the caveat that for many … Continue reading

Dear Katie column – How do I know what area of law to practice in?
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Dear Katie column – How do I know what area of law to practice in?

“How do I know what area of law to practice in? I am worried that everyone says practicing law is very different from studying law, and that I might end up somewhere I hate. There are subjects I like studying, but how do I know if I should pursue them in practice? Can you offer any advice … Continue reading

The Evolution of Electronic Conveyancing: From Growing Pains to One Giant Leap?
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The Evolution of Electronic Conveyancing: From Growing Pains to One Giant Leap?

Molly Thomas, The Legal Forecast   The face of conveyancing in Australia and New Zealand is changing, but is the industry moving fast enough? It has been 10 years since the Council of Australian Governments committed to creating a single, national e-Conveyancing mechanism for the Australian property industry (Australia is trying to catch up to … Continue reading

Dear Katie column – How important are grades?
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Dear Katie column – How important are grades?

Dear Katie – How important are grades? “I’m currently studying at VUW and there has recently been a data release that seems to indicate we are graded much more harshly than other law schools. Even before this, I feel there is a real atmosphere that you must have the best grades otherwise there are no … Continue reading

A Theory of M&Ms and Bowls
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A Theory of M&Ms and Bowls

by Katie Cowan Let’s say everyone starts their day with a hundred M&Ms and several bowls with neatly-printed labels. I know I am jumping in at the deep end here, but just go with it. M&Ms represent units of personal capacity, or mental bandwidth. I say M&Ms rather than “units” or “coins” because M&Ms are … Continue reading