Are you a law student looking to gain valuable legal experience, get involved with the community and bulk up your resume? Why not consider volunteering at one (or more) of the many community legal centres across Brisbane. Not only will your time be spent assisting with legal matters faced by some of our most vulnerable members of the community, you will be exposed to a range of areas of law and gain valuable, transferrable skills that you’ll have for life.Read More
Is there a more hard-working, successful leader of NewLaw in Australia than Janelle Kerrisk? Ok, we might be hugely biased (and we really want to make her blush with that statement), but Janelle is legitimately one of the leading lights in the Australian legal industry bringing positive change to the profession.Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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”.Read More
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.Read More
Pick up any legal publication and all you read is what matters for the firms in the “city”, but what about all of the thousands of legal practices around Australia outside the capitals? How can they embrace new ways to do things and be more profitable?Read More
Law school is super easy and relaxing.
Said no one ever!!
We've been there/done that. The late night (or all night) cram sessions, the last minute assignments, those horrible hours lost to referencing.Read More
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.Read More
Pick up any legal publication or read any blog post on the future of law and it generally scares the hell out of you. It's all doom and gloom about jobs disappearing, robots taking over, and graduates being left in the cold.Read More