Blog

Sharing the opionins, advice, endeavours and achievements of our alumni, staff and students.

 

23
May
2017
Anthony Lieu

ANU Legal Workshop has partnered with Beyond Law to provide exclusive job opportunities for students. Anthony Lieu, founder of Beyond Law, provides 4 tips on how to stay ahead with applications in the competitive law job market.

17
Mar
2017
Lisa Barlin with Ben Aulich, of Aulich Civil Law.

ANU Legal Workshop have collaborated with Aulich Civil Law (ACL) to provide our students with some valuable insight into legal practice and the perspective of a leading local employer. Lisa Barlin, Partner of ACL, has shared with us her unique perspective on what not to do when pursuing employment opportunities

09
Mar
2017
Technology transfer

Investing in early stage start ups or ventures is inherently risky with a recent Stanford University Report finding that 92% of technology start ups failed within 3 years. How the risk of failure or under performance is shared by, or transferred between, promoters and investors is something that technology transfer lawyers spend a lot of time working on, both in the drafting and negotiation phases of a transaction. A recent decision of the NSW Supreme Court demonstrates what can go wrong.

23
Feb
2017
Social media

Modern communications technologies and social media platforms have provided us with many benefits but they have also resulted in the blurring of the dividing line between our work and private lives. In what circumstances can an employer take disciplinary action against an employee for opinions expressed on personal social media accounts on social, political or workplace issues?

17
Feb
2017
Tracey Mylecharane

Confidence is a trait that lawyers need to possess. Without it, being successful will be difficult. It can be difficult to develop confidence, and it can be tricky to maintain it.

10
Feb
2017
Craig Collins

Courage. This is not a word immediately associated with the word ‘lawyer’ - a space crowded with lawyer jokes and negative stereotypes of grasping and greed. But for many practising lawyers, courage is what it is all about.

31
Jan
2017
Liz Keogh

Good lawyering requires an awareness of, and honesty about, the limits of our knowledge

20
Jan
2017
Barry Yau

Impressions of commercial law often contrast with the reality of the broadness of commercial practice and the wide variety of clients, representing a vibrant area of legal practice beyond the stereotypes.

12
Jan
2017
Judy Harrison, Senior Lecturer, ANU Legal Workshop

New to the MLP in 2017, 'Law and Organising' is about what can happen when law meets social justice and vice versa. Lawyers are often involved and the course explores why and how from different perspectives. Current and future lawyers and those interested in progressive change can enhance their repertoire through this course.

21
Dec
2016
Vivien Holmes

Being Well in the Law is about wellbeing. This newly published guide discusses the things that help us thrive as lawyers and as people.

15
Dec
2016
Anneka Ferguson, Director (GDLP/MLP ANU Legal Workshop) hiding out somewhere in the world.

Anneka’s research into the relationship between professional identity, ethics and wellbeing provides some guidance as to how to take a different 'unpathed' path in your career and be okay with that.

07
Dec
2016
Brett Walker

In 1995 less than 15% of the lawyers in Australia were employed by corporations, governments and NGO’s, today approximately 30% are. What has driven that growth and what are the opportunities and challenges for the in-house lawyer or for the law graduate considering an in-house legal role?

01
Dec
2016
Margie Rowe on Awards night

Engage in as many things as possible –don’t rule anything out –you never know what might be around the corner.

28
Nov
2016
Pamela Taylor-Barnett

How lawyering can be like as hip as design: Finding the nerve to suggest unconventional solutions.

18
Nov
2016
Amy Begley is a lecturer at the ANU College of Law

5 practical tips for newly admitted solicitors. Since commencing my career at the ANU College of Law, I frequently reflect upon my first few years of legal practice.

10
Nov
2016
Tracey Mylecharane

To practice as a lawyer in Australia you need to complete your Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) - also referred to as Practical Legal Training, or PLT - before you can apply to be admitted as a legal practitioner. (When you see PLT or GDLP, note that these terms are used interchangeably and refer to the same course).

08
Jan
2016
GDLP Admissions board

The ANU Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) has been re-accredited by the ACT Legal Practitioners Admission Board, finding the program continues to meet the national learning and competency requirements for entry level lawyers.

01
Jan
2016
Roberta McRae

Roberta is a lawyer who has specialised in property and continues to practice to support student placements at the ACT Legal Aid Office.

19
Oct
2015
David Richards

Congratulations to David Richards who has been shortlisted in the 2016 Australia Day Awards as the ACT finalist for the ‘Local Hero’ award for his community fund raising activities on behalf of ‘SIDS and Kids'.

22
Sep
2015
Helping junior lawyers thrive

The transition from law student to newly-admitted lawyer is a critical time, not only for the mental health and wellbeing of these lawyers but for the future of the profession.

06
Sep
2015
Judy Harrison

A decades old injustice against Aboriginal station workers in Western Australia has been taken up ANU lawyer Judy Harrison.

28
Aug
2015
Elizabeth Curran

Lawyers, health workers and counsellors are collaborating to improve access to the law for disadvantaged communities, according to an ANU research paper.

26
Aug
2015
Elizabeth Lee

ANU Legal Workshop lecturer, Elizabeth Lee has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to participate in a leadership program in Shanghai.

26
Aug
2015
Skye Saunders

Skye is the Associate Director of the ANU Legal Workshop and also the Director of the Master of Legal Practice.

26
Aug
2015
Anneka Ferguson

Anneka Ferguson is the Sub-Dean for the Masters of Legal Practice and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the Australian National University Legal Workshop.

25
Aug
2015
ANU Law students

More than 50 years after gaining a degree in Occupational Therapy, Gillian Groom joins her legal dynasty family in their Tasmanian law firm.

25
Aug
2015
Lynn DuMoulin

Lynn's research interests are in government legal practice; ecommerce law and practical legal education; particularly in preparing students for the variety of types of legal practice.

01
Apr
2015
Craig Collins

Craig is currently pursuing PhD research on 'Defamation; Law and Public Opinion in the Australian Colonies; 1824-1874'.

01
Jan
2014
Paul Maharg

Professor Paul Maharg heads up our newest research Centre, the PEARL (Profession, Education and Regulation in Law) Collaborative.

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, GDLP/Page Contact:  Program Coordinator, GDLP