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

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

Dear Katie column – How can I stay optimistic about a career in the law?
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Dear Katie column – How can I stay optimistic about a career in the law?

“How can I stay positive and optimistic about a career in the law, in the face of all the bad news stories that are popping up at the moment? There have now been a number of articles written by women who used to work in senior positions within the law, but who have jumped ship. … Continue reading

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Proofreader Friend

One thing that your lecturers and advisers never tell you is that your essay can be improved dramatically just by having a friend proofread it. This doesn’t mean that they can go in and actually change your wording and rewrite the thing –  because that would be plagiarism and it would get you in a … Continue reading