In this week's guest blog post, Picorelli Pal (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) ANU '13) talks about she has learned from her job hunting experience. From an internship at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra all the way to the United Nations in New York, here are her five best tips on why failing at the beginning is a good thing.
"Get good grades at law school, do a clerkship, get a graduate job, earn lots of money, go to the Bar and save the world. When I was in my first year of law school, I had my legal career all mapped out. Simple, clear and to-the-point." In this week's Beyond Law Guest Blog, Elizabeth Lee writes on her three 'mistakes' during law school. She is a lecturer in professional skills, litigation and legal aid clinic at ANU Legal Workshop.
Technology is connecting people like never before. People are now using their cars to become part-time taxi drivers, renting out their homes to complete strangers and employing people on the other side of the world to lodge tax returns.
The rise of the collaborative economy is transforming the way we live and has already shaken up a handful of industries. It was only a matter of time before the education sector came into its sights and one company set to disrupt this monolith is Nexus Notes.
This week, we look at how to deal with the darker side of dream job hunting – dealing with disappointment and learning to build yourself back up. Beyond Law was fortunate enough to interview Derek Bayley – the 2015 Nygh Intern at the Hague Conference on Private International Law. This is the second part in a two-part interview with Derek Bayley – the 2015 Nygh Intern at the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
You can read the first part here.
The Nygh Internship is one of the most prestigious legal internships in the Australia. It provides the opportunity for an Australian law graduate to work with some of the leading private international law practitioners in the world at the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Presented by The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australian Branch of the International Law Association, the Nygh Internship closes 30 September each year, and was showcased on Beyond Law. We were fortunate enough to interview this year’s internship recipient, Derek Bayley.
University is over and the dust has settled. You are working in a stable job and finally putting to use the law degree that you slaved over during your student years: a haze of caffeine and cortisol. You have a comfortable income and you know your city like the back of your hand. Some of your peers are settling down into predictable careers and serious relationships, but something about that makes you feel trapped. Is this it? Could you really be ready to join them on the well-worn path towards Australian adulthood? Erin Bassett offers insight into life as a young lawyer in London.
Ever wanted to combine your interest in law with travel outside the traditional corporate law career path? Tatiana Stotz (Juris Doctor with Honours (ANU) & B. International Studies (Syd)) did just that. She turned down a corporate graduate law position to pursue her interests in corporate social responsibility and human rights and now travels the world doing what she loves.
When it comes down to it, a huge part of job searching is confidence — the confidence to apply to the best positions, to network with anyone and everyone, to convey that you’re the best candidate. But there can be a fine line between confidence and arrogance that you need to keep in check.
For law students and graduates alike, an overseas internship can be not only a substantial point of difference but an opportunity to practice their skills in a very different context and environment; in a human rights setting to the benefit of communities with no access to advice or representation.
Projects Abroad arranges a number of overseas legal internship opportunities, from human rights based work to more commercial placements across the emerging and developing world.