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When the self-represented litigant accuses Gummow J of being a dictator, you know the special leave application is not going well...

MR WILSON: Down in Canberra they have erect the Magna Carta monument. Have you been to see it? You will not answer? Mr Callinan, have you seen it?
CALLINAN J: Look, you cannot really ask me questions, but, yes, I did see it, Mr Wilson.
MR WILSON: Well, this is a two-way thing, you were asking me questions and I am asking you.
GUMMOW J: No, it is not a two-way thing, actually.
MR WILSON: It is not?
GUMMOW J: No.
MR WILSON: You are a dictator, are you?
GUMMOW J: No.
MR WILSON: “You just lay down and I say nothing.”
GUMMOW J: No.
MR WILSON: It is not on.
GUMMOW J: No, you are here to make your submissions on which we then rule.
MR WILSON: Yes.
GUMMOW J: We try to assist you by asking questions so that you can respond to what is on our mind.
MR WILSON: Your job - - -
GUMMOW J: Do not lecture us on what our job is, please.
MR WILSON: Your job is to ensure fairness.
GUMMOW J: No, it is not.
MR WILSON: It is not?
GUMMOW J: It is to apply justice, according to law.
MR WILSON: And what is justice? Justice is the protection of rights and the punishment of wrongs and justice is what I am after. Justice means - - -
GUMMOW J: Justice, according to law.
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lawschoolsurvival:

Midterms, Memos, and Outlines ooh my!!  It’s midterm week and I’m feeling the pressure or that could just be the sleep deprivation.  - _ - 

lol everyday.

oh god, every now and again in the midst of procrastination I think - oh fuck, 2 40% and a 50% assignment due soon. *sigh*

legal-savvy:

lawschoolsurvival:

Midterms, Memos, and Outlines ooh my!!  It’s midterm week and I’m feeling the pressure or that could just be the sleep deprivation.  - _ - 

lol everyday.

oh god, every now and again in the midst of procrastination I think - oh fuck, 2 40% and a 50% assignment due soon. *sigh*

Sometimes I want to just turn my law essays into rants, then I think - I am paying thousands of dollars for this shit, I probably should not fail it :/ 

Sometimes I want to just turn my law essays into rants, then I think - I am paying thousands of dollars for this shit, I probably should not fail it :/ 

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