Purely Perspectives is an initiative which aims to amplify students’ diverse experiences at Melbourne Law School.
Purely Dicta is on a quest to find the perfect cafe study spot within walking distance of Melbourne Law School. First stop: Stovetop.
It is now one week since International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022. The LinkedIn posts have come to a halt. The leftover pink cupcakes have been eaten. The motivational speakers have sent their invoices for payment. The conversation has stopped. Did it ever truly begin?
“I came to law school with an optimistic outlook. I came from a cohort that I felt was very unaware of its surroundings. … You couldn’t have the kind of conversation that you can have with people here at the law school.”
A woman in a nightclub cubicle once told me that rubbing your clit is a private act of resistance. She was drunk and slurring, but these were wise words nonetheless.
It’s late March, 2020. Victoria has just entered a strict COVID-19 lockdown. To distract myself from what seemed to be the end of days, I was experimenting with baking. I had decided on a lemon meringue pie. A quick google search informed me that I needed eight eggs, which was eight more than I had at home.
With exams on the way, Purely Dicta’s asked around to bring you this dossier of top tips to help you study for and SMASH™ those sem 1 exams.
In her second article for Purely Dicta, Bella Ruskin identifies an insidious trend emerging within the skincare industry and its marketing tactics, which she terms ‘healthification’. Through close analysis and comparative analysis, Bella demonstrates how the ‘healthification’ of skincare marketing has only served to further perpetuate unrealistic standards of beauty, and to place further pressure on consumers to spend their money in pursuit of these ideals.
I have a request for everyone reading this. Take a moment to reflect, if you would, on the kind of institutions you wish to see around you.
You probably did alright in high school. Then in law school. Then in the courts.
Where does first-person academia originate?
Hustle culture and burnout have emerged over the past decade as a key part of our cultural vernacular.
The kinds of racism and prejudice which have informed films of the past are just as ubiquitous and pervasive today…
Almost exactly 80 years ago, Robert Menzies declared freedom of expression to be one of Australia’s ‘foundational’ freedoms.