To PhD or not to PhD, that is the question.

It’s a question that we often hear not only in Universities but also in legal practice too.  Why should someone spend many years of their life pursing what is often a very narrow body of work?

The answer to for many is twofold and both will change your life for the better. 

Firstly ‘passion’.  A PhD gives a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore an area of the legal world that has always fascinated you.  Want to explore the effects of Commonwealth Law on State activities during Federation?  Why not.  Any while you’re at it, why not share your PhD journey with some of the best academics that the country can offer.  This is the beauty of a PhD – you have almost unrivalled access to some of the brightest minds in our country.

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NLU Delhi - HSF International Negotiation Competition

The first edition of the NLU Delhi - HSF International Negotiation Competition will be held at NLU, Delhi from 12-14 September 2014. 

The Competition aims at providing an opportunity to law students of top universities to practice and improve their negotiation skills. It provides a platform to the meritorious students to compete in a truly diverse and an international environment, making negotiations more complex than usual. The competition is carefully structured to simulate legal negotiations particularly for those students who aspire to be international lawyers. 

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Six Common Resume Flaws (And How To Fix Them)

When legal job hunting, your resume has a way of highlighting little career imperfections in black and white. Maybe you’ve job-hopped, had a long gap between gigs or earned a degree that requires explaining (hello, art history majors!). Is there a way to smooth over these resume imperfections without being dishonest? You betcha.

You just have to get creative, be upfront and do a little rebranding. We spoke with job coaches, recruiters and candidates who have been in your shoes to find out how best to fix six of the most common resume flaws.

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8 Things You Can Do To Be Better at Work and Life

What is the difference between productive and highly effective? Change a few small habits in your working day and you won’t only just get more done, but also it might actually change your life.

Visualise Success

Recognise your greatest goals and the successes that you want to achieve in work and life. See them, feel them, and imagine how wonderful it will be when you reach them. Visualise how you will get there, and make a plan to do so. Effective people know that you have to keep your goals top of mind in order to achieve them.

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TED Talks for Law Graduates

Back in February, we gathered a collection of TED talks that examined issues of law, politics, and life, and offer big things for law students to think about in the legal world and life beyond law school.

Today, we give you 5 excellent TED talks that offer exquisite insight into life as a graduate.

TED Talks is all about powerful speakers sharing great ideas and observations that are relevant to many people. This is especially true for law students. Within TED’s 900+ talks, you’ll find intriguing legal ideas, lessons in living a better life, and even inspiration for becoming a better law student.

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The Outstanding Aspects of a Law Graduate Application

What is the difference between a good graduate application and an outstanding one? What should you focus on in your cover letter to make you really stand out from the rest of the crowd? Here are the most outstanding aspects of a graduate application from the employer's point of view that will help you shape your next application.

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10 Most Important Selection Criteria When Recruiting Graduates in 2014

If you look up the role description or selection criteria of many graduate jobs today, you will notice most employers look for certain things: teamwork skills, work experience, demonstrated analytical and research skills, leadership skills etc.

But what do employers actually look for? It's often not what they state in the selection criteria. You'd be surprised with the results of the latest survey by Graduate Careers Australia.

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10 Words Recruiters Love Seeing on Your Resume (and 10 They Hate)

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: With so little space and so much awesome information about your career to share, it’s critical that you get picky with the words you use on your resume.

Unfortunately, when trying to make a resume that stands out, people often get a little too, shall we say, creative with their word choices, opting for corporate-sounding buzzwords that they think hiring managers want to hear, rather than simply describing their accomplishments.

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