Anonymous asked: Should you wear a full suit to a clerkship interview, or will a long-sleeved business shirt with a tie suffice?
I’m sure a long sleeved business shirt with a tie would suffice but if you have a full suit, I would wear the full suit.
Anonymous asked: What do you think of the feminism movement? To any extent, do you think that the message has been compromised by some of its members views?
I think it goes without saying that I am strongly supportive of the feminist movement. And no, I don’t really do think it has been compromised by some of its members views. What are you referring to?
Anonymous asked: What is your view of money? How important is it, and what do you want it for?
I’m not going to claim that money isn’t important; it clearly is. But I don’t think I am as driven by money as many other people are. If I was, I would be a corporate lawyer and not an academic.
Anonymous asked: Why did the law school cease printing (and selling) study guides?
It was a combination of the cost, the waste of paper and wanting to accommodate different learning styles.
Anonymous asked: Are you an Uncle? If not do you like kids?
No I’m not an uncle. And not especially …
Anonymous asked: why is QUT starting back earlier than other unis and how will Gardens Point be affected by the G20
I’m not sure why QUT is starting back earlier than other universities; sometimes we all start back at the same time and sometimes we don’t. Obviously security will be high when the G20 is on, and it may be hard to get in and out of the CBD. This is why in semester 2 QUT’s exams will be completed before the G20 takes place. What this means in practical terms is that the usual Swotvac week won’t be a full week; classes end on Friday 24 October, Monday 27 October and Tuesday 28 October will be for classes in lieu of public holidays during the semester, Wednesday 29 October will be a study day, and then exams will begin on Thursday 30 October.
Anonymous asked: What are some of the sites you visit most often? Can be from news, entertainment, etc...
If we’re talking about websites in a browser, it’s really just Facebook, Tumblr and Buffer. If we’re talking about apps (that also have websites), then the main sites would be Digg, Instapaper and Feedly.
Anonymous asked: What are the most important things you should include in a cover letter for internship?
I would just highlight the most impressive parts of your CV and articulate succinctly why you would benefit from the internship and contribute to the organisation.
Anonymous asked: So I just saw some random guy harass tony abbott with a loudspeaker and mobile phone camera crying out shame! It was kind of funny but also just plain weird. He mentioned many political things and kept crying shame! Tony just kept on walking. Would an arrest of this crazy person be illegal? Would laws regarding public nuisance, or a direction by police to move on also be invalidated by an implied right to political speech?
I haven’t actually seen the footage but usually you would not be able to arrest someone in that situation. Any public nuisance type offences that could cover that sort of situation will either be declared invalid or will be read down to ensure that they are consistent with the implied freedom of political communication.
Anonymous asked: Why do you think so many ppl find freedom to dixer addictive?
I honestly have absolutely no idea.
Anonymous asked: How did you lose your weight? Congrats! You look amazingly healthy!
Thank you. I’ve just been exercising more and eating less. I think using a Fitbit and joining a gym with a good personal trainer have helped keep me motivated.
Anonymous asked: You always seem to be listening to podcasts, at the gym, working, radio etc. is there a time when you just have down time with no noise?
When I’m writing I don’t have any background noise. Otherwise, I enjoy some background noise.
Anonymous asked: The social analytics company Chartbeat found very little correlation between reading an article and tweeting it out to followers. Got me wondering; how many articles that you share on Twitter have you read all the way to the end?
I usually read all the articles that I share on Twitter, although sometimes I do just skim the article if I think it is likely to be interest to my followers before I share it.
Anonymous asked: Do you see yourself settling down with someone?
Maybe one day …
Anonymous asked: Do you see yourself being a father in the future!
Not really … but I wouldn’t rule it out …