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Information that democracy needs ... Bret Walker SC's Whitlam oration ... It was a dark and stormy night ... Opening the drapes to let the light flood in ... The State and secrecy ... Suggestions for ICAC ... Legal professional privilege and advice to government ... Boilermaker Bill goes to Parramatta ... Read more ... 


 

 

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    "Courts, judges and barristers following the rules of evidence excel at finding the facts and applying the law to individual cases. They are good at adjudicating the rights and wrongs of past behaviour according to the law of the land." 

    Janet Albrechtsen, columnist The Australian. June 6, 2018 ... Read more flatulence ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Letter from London ... It hasn't been all beer and skittles as George Brandis settles in as the new High Commissioner to the UK ... An early missive from our man at Australia House ... Correspondence from lofty sources finds it's way to Justinian's in-tray ... Read more ... 


    Justinian's archive

    Sydney lawyers and TINS ... Barry Lane tracks in exquisite detail the Kala Subramaniam case, which should have sounded a warning bell for The Mensch ... Alas ... From Justinian's archive, March 31, 2009 ... Read more ... 


     

    Justinian bloggers (blawg


    Justinian proudly publishes some of the finest lawyers ever to get their fingers near a computer keyboard. This is part of Justinian's repository that comes out from behind the paywall. 

    Artemus Jones - Spending time with a women who is not his wife. 
    Barely Legal
    - Still at law school, trying to understand what it's all about. 
    Comment - Untamed opinions. 
    Critics Corner - Criticism of critics. 
    Dorothy Says - Dot is a partner at a big law firm with acidic observations about what goes on. 
    Junior Junior - Our baby barrister blogger slowly comes to grips with the mysteries of the bar. 
    Peach Melba - Dazzling, with a finely tuned Yarraside snout. 
    Procrustes - The columnist who also blogs. 
    Student-at-Large - Small students with large opinions. 
    Theodora - Theodora was married to Justinian, and despite a shaky start in life now runs the empire like Mrs Thatcher. 
    Unrobed - Reporting on unhealthy obsession. 

    We'd happily induct you into the blawging hall of fame if you wanted to unpack a few burning issues. Contact the Ed. for further and better particulars. 

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    Tuesday
    May162017

    An informal gathering

    What to wear? ... How to eat? ... Barely Legal is invited to schmooze at Big Law ... Socially worthy initiative turns into recruitment drive ... Finding safe ground in a real property lecture

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    Monday
    May082017

    Manus case goes upstream

    Judge agrees to streaming for Manus class action against the Commonwealth ... Open justice ... Members of the group are widely dispersed ... Benthamites delighted ... Peach Melba with her latest Yarraside report 

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    Friday
    May052017

    Not so wonderful Copenhagen

    Denmark ... Great at furniture design, but wanting in legal education ... Maybe it's because university education is free ... (N.B. Malcolm Turnbull) ... An LLM exchange student looks for the rigour ... Hygge more important than a high paying job ... Hannah Wootton files from Copenhagen 

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    Sunday
    Apr302017

    Outwitted

    Barely Legal hallucinates about the Witness Examination Competition ... Three rounds in a haze of Codeine ... The triumph of the inquisitorial learning process ... Winning, losing - who knows 

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    Monday
    Apr242017

    Black is the new black

    New judges' robes for the VicSupremes ... Strength and modernity is the message ... History binned in move towards more modest judicial dress-ups ... From Peach Melba 

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    Sunday
    Apr162017

    The wrong right

    Student gloom ... The injustice of multiple choice exams ... Degrees of rightness ... The hard art of law ... Law school admission and PTSD ... Predicting the examiners thought processes ... Barely Legal picks the "wrong" right answer 

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    Friday
    Apr072017

    Questioning the Socratic method

    Cold calling by the professor ... The terror ... Students freeze under interrogation ... Socratic teaching under fire at Harvard Law School ... White men pipe-up most ... Hot topics under threat ... From Hannah Ryan 

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    Sunday
    Mar122017

    A pop star comes to campus

    Letter from Cambridge ... Rihanna does not sing ... Just a short talk to celebrate her award as Harvard's Humanitarian of the Year ... Rock star professors are pale in comparison ... Hannah Ryan reports, with a bad dose of hero worship

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    Tuesday
    Feb072017

    Veritas in trouble

    The Future of News - Journalism in a Post-Truth Era ... Big chinwag at Harvard with luminaries from the print and online worlds ... Truth now out-of-fashion ... Journos grapple with what's next ... No immediate solutions ... Hannah Ryan's Letter from Cambridge 

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    Friday
    Jan272017

    Back to law school in the first week of Trump's America

    A bad thing has happened and studying law is full of angst ... What's happening to the Constitution and the rule of law ... Dirty old Supreme Court decisions are new again ... Constitutional malleability ... An Australian at Harvard ... Hannah Ryan's letter from Cambridge

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    Friday
    Dec092016

    ICLR cuts out the middleman

    English Law Reports removed from LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters in Australia and NZ ... Daniel Hoadley from the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting explains why 

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    Monday
    Nov212016

    Almost fit and proper

    ACT admission ... Legal practitioner with list of offences and mental issues ... Ongoing medical assessment ... Artemus Jones says ACT Court of Appeal judgment is wrong in law ... Supervision regime unworkable ... Suppression of practitioner's name keeps it in-house ... Molonglo mayhem 

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    Monday
    Nov142016

    Mentor me

    Finishing law school is an absolute fright ... The outside world is formidable ... What is needed is a mentor ... Barely Legal has a four-point plan for good mentoring 

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    Sunday
    Nov132016

    It's gruesome at the bottom

    The hunt for briefs ... Networking events for hungry barristers ... Telling lies to solicitors ... Junior Junior fills up on cheese balls 

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    Saturday
    Oct152016

    Mental as anything

    Pleb-O-Cite ... Same sex marriage ... The debate has already attracted some pretty nasty and hurtful comments ... A campaign could get quite lunar ... But media lawyer Graham Hryce argues that using the mental health argument to close off discussion is a step too far 

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