Under Pressure: When competitive entry programmes take a toll on mental health

Posted 5:22pm Sunday 2nd May 2021 by Annabelle Vaughan

Every year, hundreds of students enrol in competitive entry programmes hoping to get a prestigious degree and achieve their big dreams. But the stress of these courses, which loom large in students’ futures, can take a toll on student mental health. Competitive entry is not the cause of mental Read more...

SOULS Raises $13000 for Relay for Life

Posted 2:30pm Monday 26th April 2021 by Erin Gourley

Law students have raised over $13,000 in their Relay for Life campaign, making them the largest contributor in the Otago region. The large amount of money has been made possible thanks to a collaboration between all the representative groups of law students. SOULS, Pride in Law Otago, Otago Asian Read more...

Community Law: Where Otago law students do something useful for once

Posted 12:27am Monday 19th April 2021 by Annabelle Vaughan

Sometimes as students we find ourselves in sticky, stressful situations. Whether it's tenancy troubles, uncertainty about contracts, or a dispute with an employer, we can sometimes feel out of our depth and unsure about where to go.  Luckily, Community Law Otago can assist with all of Read more...

Some Law Professors Teach You How To Talk to The Police

Posted 10:09pm Thursday 15th March 2018 by Colin Gavaghan

OUSA’s “UNI 101 2018 Guide to Student Life” advice [put together by Critic] on how to talk to the police includes the following: “Be honest. You’ve been stopped for a reason so lying to the cops won’t do you any favours. Fess up and apologise.” Not Read more...

Law Camp Cancelled Amidst a Media Frenzy

Posted 6:36pm Thursday 8th March 2018 by Esme Hall

Law Camp was set to take place March 9th to 11th, but in a meeting between Pro-Vice Chancellor for Humanities Tony Ballantyne and the Society of Otago University Law Students (SOULS), the University withdrew support from Law Camp. SOULS said that “without this support” they were Read more...

Objection Overruled | Issue 2

Posted 4:53pm Sunday 4th March 2012 by

Dear Critic – I headed down to Castle street last weekend, and needless to say, shit was pretty loose down there. I noticed that Campus Watch and the cops were all over the place! What’s up with those guys? What do I need to watch out for being the unassuming young blood that I am? – Troubled Read more...

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