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Thoughts from a take home student ... The weird remoteness of law school learning ... The way in which students' skills are assessed is out of step with the real world ... Hannah Wootton, at the end of her law studies, wonders how it will all work in practice ... Read more ... 

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    "What Simon Birmingham has been doing is absolutely fantastic. He has managed to un-mesh the terrible omelette that was created by the Gillard government, the Rudd government in terms of funding; he's undoing all that." 

    Senator Chris Back (Lib. WA) arguing that Catholic schools are getting a raw deal under Gonski 11. AM, ABC Radio, June 19, 2017  ... Read more ... 


    Justinian Featurettes

    Pauline Wright ... Ms Wright ... A busy bee, if ever there was one ... Pauline Wright, actor, swimmer, lifesaver, campaigner, playwright, passionate devotee to good causes ... And president of the Law Society of NSW ... Meet the person behind the whirlwind ... Read more ... 


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    Eldon's advice lands in court ... Was he a client or wasn’t he? ... Court of Appeal breathed life into a Brisbane solicitor's action against Lord Eldon over barristerial advice about failed NCA proceedings ... Sir Terence O'Rort reports ... From Justinian's archive, February 2004 ... Read more ... 


     

    Justinian featurettes

    There's another world beyond law and lawyering ... and here you can find it: reviews, wine notes, interviews, and unpacking the human condition.  

    Critics' Corner: reviews of books, films and TV by Worm and I. Box.
    Déjà Vu: marvellous slices of history from Justinian's bulging archive. 
    JustyFlix: our film crew covers the most glittering events on the calendar. 
    On the Couch: where notable notables bear their souls. 
    Week@TheKnees: a review of the week's main news stories on lawyers and the law. 
    Wendler on Wine: spectacular wine reviews, gargling and spitting from barrister Gabriel Wendler.  


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    Friday
    Jun112010

    Francis Douglas on wine, family and Fiji

    Wine buff and barrister Gabriel Wendler interviews Francis Douglas QC about his family’s legal legacy, his love of the grape, and his short but decisive time as a Fiji appeal judge

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    Friday
    Jun112010

    Broken law

    A capacity crowd at Gleebooks for the launch of Evan Whitton’s latest critique – Our Corrupt Legal System ... Feisty moment as “useless, gutless” attendees ravaged … Cheering supporters … JustyFlix got the shakes

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    Friday
    Jun112010

    Cheryl Bart

    A little bit of Deja Vu ... Ex-Mallesons’ woman makes good … To celebrate the appointment of Bellevue Hill businesswoman Cheryl Bart to the board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation we’ve dug up her telling session On the Couch

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    Tuesday
    May252010

    Mark Tedeschi in Paris

    Senior NSW Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi’s latest photo exhibition opened earlier this month … Entrée Paris is a collection of his work shot in the City of Light … The show was opened by criminal defence lawyer Charles Waterstreet … At the time of the launch the shadow of the Des Campbell murder trial hung in the air ... A JustyFlix presentation

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    Tuesday
    May182010

    Rosalind Croucher

    Trusts and estates guru … Academic, teacher and administrator … Prez of the Australian Law Reform Commission … Muso … Singer … All round triumph … Prof Rosalind Croucher is On the Couch

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    Monday
    May102010

    David Hillard On the Couch

    David Hillard is one of the leading lights of the pro bono world … He led the charge to get big, fat corporate firms to notch-up a minimum of 35 hours of pro bono work per year for each lawyer … He was instrumental in Clayton Utz running the ultimately successful appeal in the Andrew Mallard case … He’s On the Couch trying to explain himself

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    Thursday
    Mar112010

    Spice Temple

    Food for lawyers … Jaws lets the adjectives fly as she grazes on Spice Temple’s 10-dish banquet … Not quite like the Cantonese restaurants littered through Australian country towns

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    Wednesday
    Mar282007

    Sully's swansong

    Latest in our series on famous judicial farewells ... Justice Brian Sully issued an almighty spray when he said tat-tar to the NSW Supremes ... Law reformers ("unstable obsessives"), bureaucrats ("all-pervading cynics") and the rotten media ("vicious and mendacious") ... So much pent-up anger unbottled on final day at work ... Ginger Snatch was there to catch the full froth 

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    Friday
    Sep092005

    Allens fires the wrong people 

    The bitchy email exchange between two members of staff in the Sydney office of Allens spiralled out of control ... Missing ham and cheese sandwich drama ... Secretaries sacked but fee earner who made offence personal remark survives ... Values  

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    Wednesday
    Sep152004

    Nicola Roxon

    Nicola Roxon doesn't go to films, doesn't believe in animals, or fruit, had an unpleasant experience with brain patties, and is hooked on Ventolin ... We caught up with her in the middle of the 2004 federal election campiagn - Latham v Howard 

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