Blog

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

 

18
Sep
2017
Working mothers
A significant gender divide continues to exist amongst the legal community towards work life balance, impacting career paths.
15
Sep
2017
Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Captain James Cook, c. 1775
Injustice is observable only under certain conditions. Getting better at being able to see injustice is a vocational issue for people working in law. After all, justice is what legal systems are for.
12
Sep
2017
Graduate lawyer
By the time you finally stand up in the Supreme Court, to hear counsel move your admission, you have probably studied a significant amount of material relating to legal ethics, some of which is contained in the relevant legislation regulating lawyers, some in the rules and some in case law.
04
Sep
2017
Prashant Kelshiker
ANU Law graduate Prashant Kelshiker has turned his London legal internship into a working trip to the UK for the rest of the year, after he was invited back to work in the Cornerstone Barristers chambers.
29
Aug
2017
Vivien Holmes
We learn from the lawyers we work with. Think about which of them you’d like to emulate.
14
Aug
2017
Banking sector
Since the GFC there have been more than 17 Inquiries and Reviews into the AFS, with an emphasis on poor bank behaviour and bank culture. The volume of recommendations made by the various Inquiries and Reviews is astonishing when compared to those recommendations that have actually been implemented. Disappointment has been rife within the community because the change that was expected to follow the Inquiries and Reviews was not delivered. A wide range of voices across the community have called for government intervention, and the government has hit back with several measures announced as part of the 2017 Federal Budget.
01
Aug
2017
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Resilience is an important part of anyone’s career, and we learn something new even from setbacks. It’s also important to have contingency plans.
20
Jul
2017
Google and technology
A recent decision of the Canadian Supreme Court arising from an intellectual property dispute between 2 Canadian businesses raises some interesting issues about the power of domestic courts to make orders against search engines that have effect worldwide.
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