QLS Careers Fair Throwback - 5 Great Things people did to stand out

What a hugely rewarding day the Queensland Law Society annual student careers fair ended up being! The LawLancer team were out in first from the crack of dawn getting the booth ready and it was all hands on deck from midday when the first of the students came streaming through! We had a couple of hundred new students sign up to join LawLancer when it launches and were blown away by the overwhelmingly positive response.

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What to do if you didn't get a clerkship

It's clerkship season. Law students all around Australia dread those words. Why? Because it means days of cover letter writing and meticulous knit picking on the finer details of your resume. Not to mention the psychometric testing, because we all know how important those are...

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The importance of practical experience

Imagine trying to learn to swim within the confines of a classroom? It seems absurd, doesn't it? But that's the reality of studying a law degree without gaining any practical experience along the way. In fact, whatever work you are doing, the more practical experience you can get the better. We created LawLancer to help empower students to do just that.

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Women in legal technology

Diversity is important, right? We all know it, and it's become a prominent talking point within the legal industry. With international women's day being today, we thought it necessary to highlight some awesome women, kicking goals in the legal tech industry in particular.

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Law & Technology: 3 trends we are watching in 2019

Legal tech is one of those topics that it seems everyone is talking about. Each year, legal tech gets bigger and better and appears to be changing the industry quite rapidly. But what does this actually mean? From new apps and services, to shifting client expectations, to new regulations covering tech and what it means for the practice of law, there’s plenty for lawyers and legal professionals to stay on top of in 2019.

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How to stand out at a careers fair

So, who here is intimidated by the idea of heading to a legal careers fair? Generally speaking, the concept of talking to complete strangers about job opportunities seems unpleasant and awkward at best.  Regardless of how you feel about careers fairs, it’s important that students set on a career in the law are mindful that they need to be able to communicate effectively about how they will add value to the legal industry.

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Are you considering a judge's associateship?

Working as a lawyer means being in court right? Well not for a lot of lawyers surprisingly. If you do want to end up as a barrister or working in litigation, then spending a year as an associate in any of the courts is going to give you plenty of useful insight and skills.

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Don't worry if you don't want to be a lawyer

It can be daunting... studying a law degree. You work incredibly hard for four years or more, but you're not sure if it's really worth it. Do you even want to be a lawyer anymore? Understand that your career is long. Really long. Making a choice is just for now.

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Learning to control your time

Learning to control your time is an art form. Not everyone can do it, but as a law student, it’s pretty important that you do. Staying “busy” and working long hours doesn't necessarily mean you are working hard and controlling your time.  In fact, we think quite the opposite.

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Growing your network as a law student

So, who here hates networking? Generally speaking, the concept of “networking” tends to carry negative connotations, probably due to the fact that most people are just downright bad at it. However, there is truth to the saying “it’s not what you know but who you know”.

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5 tips for new LawLancers

At LawLancer, we're committed to democratising access to legal work and empowering the new generation of law students. One big part of this is through creating a product that not only gives you new opportunities, but teaches you skills along the way.

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Experience vs Academics - The great battle

Batman vs The Joker, Trump vs Clinton, Kanye vs Taylor Swift... the great battles of history all come down to which side of the fence you sit on. The same can be said for the Experience vs Academics debate that constantly rages around what is most valuable in people's careers.

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