Sharing the opionins, advice, endeavours and achievements of our alumni, staff and students.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
Good lawyering requires an awareness of, and honesty about, the limits of our knowledge
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.
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.
Being Well in the Law is about wellbeing. This newly published guide discusses the things that help us thrive as lawyers and as people.
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.
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?
Engage in as many things as possible –don’t rule anything out –you never know what might be around the corner.
How lawyering can be like as hip as design: Finding the nerve to suggest unconventional solutions.
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.
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).
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.
Roberta is a lawyer who has specialised in property and continues to practice to support student placements at the ACT Legal Aid Office.
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'.
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.
A decades old injustice against Aboriginal station workers in Western Australia has been taken up ANU lawyer Judy Harrison.
Lawyers, health workers and counsellors are collaborating to improve access to the law for disadvantaged communities, according to an ANU research paper.
ANU Legal Workshop lecturer, Elizabeth Lee has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to participate in a leadership program in Shanghai.
Skye is the Associate Director of the ANU Legal Workshop and also the Director of the Master of Legal Practice.
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.
More than 50 years after gaining a degree in Occupational Therapy, Gillian Groom joins her legal dynasty family in their Tasmanian law firm.
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.
Craig is currently pursuing PhD research on 'Defamation; Law and Public Opinion in the Australian Colonies; 1824-1874'.
Professor Paul Maharg heads up our newest research Centre, the PEARL (Profession, Education and Regulation in Law) Collaborative.