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EDITORIAL

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THE ‘60s WERE GROOVY!

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THE ‘70s WERE DOPE!

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THE ‘80s WERE CHOICE!

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THE ‘90s WERE PHAT!

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Editors: James Apps, Harry Black, Nicola Caon, Georgia Goldsworthy and James Gould Publisher: Rainbow Press

This Publication does not represent the views of the University Law Schoool. This publication is not endorsed by the University Law School of the University generally. It is a satirical publication and is the sole creation of the Adelaide University Law Students’ Society.

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THE HILARIAN takes you on a trip down memory lane... What horror! What could possibly have provoked the editors to release a new edition so quickly? Why no three month vacation between issues this time? Why the sudden diligence? Perhaps it was our journey into the intriguing law school student publication archives, containing issues from its many incarnations, which shocked us into action. Looking at the work of our predecessors brought to light the great history of the law school and its alumni, as well as evoking the former glory of this city of ours. But despite their humour and ingenuity, the publications are insights into different eras. They highlight periods in our history when the status of women in the law, homosexuality and race issues were still very much contested. Perhaps they remain so today, but certainly not to the same extent as at the time of these publications. For your ediďŹ cation, we have ďŹ endishly slaved over the photocopier to provide examples from a number of predecessors to the Hilarian. Perhaps it will make you wonder, as it did us - what will future generations take away from the current Hilarian? Lolcats? Eds THE HILARIAN 0310 - 4


Some examples of work by our mystery photographer. Find out more about him or her in the ‘90s section!

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BE MY BABY!

IT’S THE ‘60s! Many of us today lament that we weren’t part of the social revolution

that defined the 1960s. How exhilarating to have been swept up in the decade’s countercultural surge! The rise of feminism, the anti-war movement, sex, drugs and rock and roll! It’s remarkable then that Lux Gentium, the LSS’ magazine in the ‘60s, was so restrained. The magazine was started in response to the other faculties doing much the same thing. The first editors were determined to make their publication less “cliquey” than the other faculties’. The result was a very dense magazine, which only began to lighten up towards the end of the decade when its name was changed to Mere Puff. In this section of The Hilarian you’ll find a fascinating guide to Adelaide’s pubs in 1968, a ridiculously austere law revue review from ‘63 and a student’s exploration of “the concept of fun”. We’ve also included a groovy Mere Puff cover opposite and a couple of “stinger” advertisements for what were surely “king” law events.

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YOU SHOULD BE DANCING!

IT’S THE ‘70s! The Law School’s magazine had several incarnations during the ‘70s.

For a few years at the end of the ‘60s, it didn’t exist at all. We’re not quite sure why, or if anyone really noticed, but in 1971 it was reborn as Testis. We’ve included an article from their very first issue. It’s interesting to note that the LSS at this time was more or less defunct, and students were largely apathetic to its existence. Towards the end of the ‘70s, Testis became Cobwebs, and would remain so for several years. We’ve included a rocking Cobwebs comver as well as two articles. The first is a quiz, and the second, a remarkable letter to the editor that’s sure to make you squirm in your seat.

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TURN AROUND BRIGHT EYES!

IT’S THE ‘80S! The 80s – a time of big hair, big politics and big chal-

lenges. The Law School in this decade was an intense place, as the student magazines reflected. 55% was the name of the main publication and it contained some of the most hilarious and razor sharp observations and jokes about law school and Ligertwood we’ve heard. (possibly due to a distinct lack of defamation law at the time). It also contained some of the most sexist and homophobic comments, we’ve ever read in a student magazine. If you ever wanted an example of the legal “boy’s club”, this would probably be it. Reading these scraps of history make you realize how far Law School has come in its promotion of sexual equality and an environment free of discrimination. This was certainly not the case in the 1980s. In the following pages you will find excerpts from 55% and a publication that arose in opposition to a number of its comments, - 40%. This latter magazine was written and funded entirely by the female students of the law school, and critiqued a number of the articles found in 55%. While more serious in nature, it made an important comment on the state of attitudes at the time in this university. The fact that both these publications exist illustrate what a dynamic and active campus culture this University once had. A culture which has steadily declined since this time. Check them out if you get a chance. THE HILARIAN 0310 - 21


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SMACK DOWN! To the right is the editorial from the first issue of 1982’s 55%. The issue was controversial and triggered a vicious response from the editors of 40%. You can read 40%’s damning cri�que of 55% below. In the same issue of 40% is a review of 1982’s Law Revue, displayed here in the bo�om righthand corner. McCaffrie and Batley were heavily involved in the Law Revue and their influence does not go unno�ced by 40%.

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McCaffrie and Bately respond to 40%’s a�ack on the next few pages...

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STOP RIGHT NOW THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

IT’S THE ‘90S! The first thing that caught our eye, trawling through the

‘90s archives was the incongruous cover you see opposite. It’s the cover of issue one, 1998. We realise our covers this year have been tenuously linked to the law at best, but Rocky & Bullwinkle surely give us a run for their money. Next issue, we’re going to take a grab a photo of Kate Bush, write “Adelaide Law School” across her foreheard and really give these guys a run for their money. We like their cover though; everyone in it looks wired to the teeth on Adderall. Maybe they all have the Evidence Assignment due.

Also included is an interview from the late ‘90s with our now Dean, Rosemary Owens and a guide on how to best tackle the first lecture for each subject. The centrepiece of our ‘90s section, however, is a collection of black and white photographs we foundstashed away in The Hilarian archives. We can’t find the photographers name anyway, but he or she was certainly very talented. Whoever you are, contact us immediately! We need more beautifully framed photos of anonymous hot law students on our fridge!

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