Student contribution: Antonia Seriatos
A recent study shows that despite the addition of the brand new law school
building (building LC) on Elgar Road, Deakin law students are being less
productive with their time.
It’s reported that although the building boasts new and clean study
spaces to cater to law students at various stages of their degree, students
are solely coming to the building to ‘hang out’ with their friends, complain
about the lack of jobs in the field and merely stare and sit in awe at the
Prior to the unveiling of the building, Damages Incurred interviewed third
year law student Alison Smith who said, “I definitely think that I will
be much more productive.”
Smith went on to highlight the struggles she had faced in the first two
years of her degree sharing the library with students who didn’t study law.
“I just think I can start fresh with a new building; I will be there every day
Similar sentiments were echoed by second year law student Mason Jones
who is very excited to begin his first year studying on campus. “Yeah, all
of last year I stared at the same four walls in my room trying to study
during lockdown, so this is very exciting for me.”
Since the grand opening of the building, LC security and staff have told
Damages Incurred that they mainly see law students use the elevator with
their friends to visit the outdoor terrace and see the moot court but are
yet to see anyone actually study.
Damages Incurred has reached out to Alison and Mason for follow-up comments but these requests have been declined as they are catching up on the work they didn’t
complete due to their 'productivity'.
More to come.