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Answering your questions: part two

In part two of a special two-part episode, Mel and Tahlia are joined by Technology, Media and Telecommunications Partner David Rountree to answer questions submitted by listeners.

What did we talk about?

  • Is being a lawyer as good as it looks on TV?
  • How many hours do you really have to work in corporate law?
  • Does billing mean you have to record everything you do?
  • What's the most important thing to remember if you have a clerkship interview?

Do you have more burning questions?

Let us know what's on your mind in our anonymous submission box.

This episode is part of our 2023 series.

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About the presenters: Melissa Camp and Tahlia Rodrigues


As a child Melissa was told she would talk to a brick wall if it looked at her in the right way. As fate would have it, that brick wall would be Allens lawyers. Melissa clerked in 2019/20 and is now in Corporate M&A while also completing her Masters in Global Competition & Consumer Law. She describes law as a 'perfect fit' as it allows her to talk for a living and bankroll both her dogs' knitted sweater wardrobe and gourmet snack habit.


Tahlia is described by the Legal Admissions Board as a 'qualified lawyer' and by her junior school report cards as a 'disruptive class clown who distracts others'. They're not mutually exclusive. A former clerk in 2019/20, she is now rotating through the Intellectual Property team and quietly listens to Hans Zimmer scores at her desk in order to encourage productivity. 

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