BEc(SocSc) 1999, LLB 2002
Craig Reucassel is a writer and presenter for The Chaser. The Chaser started as a satirical newspaper in 1999 and accidentally morphed into TV programs on the ABC such as CNNNN and The Chaser’s War on Everything. He currently hosts the Australian version of Balls of Steel, which premiered on The Comedy Channel in April 2011.
Craig graduated from the University of Sydney with Arts and Law degrees, alongside Chaser colleagues Julian Morrow, Dominic Knight and Chas Licciardello.
With a strong dedication to extracurricular activities on campus, he ran the Arts revue, the rowing club, and debated at several World Championships including ranking 30th in the World at Manila in 1999, and ranking 167th in Glasgow in 2001. In 2000 he competed in the Philip C Jessup Cup international law mooting competition, his team winning the Australian rounds.
Where has the study of law taken you in your career and/or life in general?
Law gave me an extended time at University which allowed me to indulge in many and varied extra-curricular activities until one of them finally led to a job. The fear of having to return to a job in a law firm has inspired me to keep up my accidental diversionary career.
What is your fondest memory of your time at Sydney Law School?
International Law lectures (I’m not kidding).
What one piece of advice would you give to law students today?
Don’t do a clerkship unless you really want to work for a law firm. So many say they don’t want to work for a firm but then fall into it because the offer is on the table. Law can be used in so many different careers.