Law and journalism often make good company, but few can imagine the path of one particular law student who has embodied every facet of that delicate balance between the two disciplines. Alix Piatek is in her final year of a law/journalism degree, and has worked as a barrister’s assistant, a political fact-checker, a writer for legal publication Justinian and now a producer on SBS’s talk show Insight. She talks to Rachel Worsley about how she straddles the divide.
Music: Prelude No.15 by Frederic Chopin.
It may be a cliché to say that most law students are inspired by Atticus Finch, the quintessential lawyer in Harper Lee’s famous classic ‘To Kill A Mockingbird.’ But for Karina Marlow, a third year law and media student at Macquarie University, it has been a guiding path to the way she envisions the practice of law. She speaks to Rachel Worsley about the law school experience.
Virat Nehru calls himself a jack of all trades, as he juggles his media and law studies at the University of Sydney with writing his first novel and interviewing lawyers about their experience. He speaks to reporter Rachel Worsley about the interplay between the law and morality in the criminal law, the ever difficult questions of lawyer’s ethics and why he likes about the law, even if it wasn’t always his first choice.
Aired 30th January 2014 on Radio Atticus for 2ser 107.3FM
Gouri Das is a second year Business/Law student with a passion for social justice and the law. She speaks to Rachel Worsley about why she got into law school in the first place, her most memorable moments and the issues that get her fired up.
Aired on 23 January 2014 on 2SER 107.3FM, on Radio Atticus.
Although my first love remains journalism, I have realised a similar interest in the process of the law. In my first proper piece for Radio Atticus, the national law and social justice show on the community radio network, I speak of what inspired me into the area of the law.