Dean says law students overworked

31 January 2013

The Dean, Professor Joellen Riley says rising university fees could be encouraging law students to take on too much paid work.

Speaking to New Lawyer, Professor Riley says the prospect of a hefty debt is placing pressure on some students to start their legal careers early.

She says while most Australian university regulations stipulate that students should not work more than 20 hours per week, the newly appointed Dean believes that many work for 30 hours or more.

"We notice that students like to get most of their classes into just two days a week so they can work much more than we recommend...and if you're working many hours on top of full-time study, something's got to give," she says.

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