My blog post about whip use in racing on Lawfully

I wrote a short piece summarising my article in the Adelaide Law Review, titled ‘Could existing anticruelty laws ban whip use in horse racing?’. Here is the link to the Lawfully website…

Gingko Writer as a way to plan IRAC/problem-based answers in law

I recently discovered the Gingko Writer app ( when restructuring an article that was rejected by a journal. But, it occurred to me that it could also be used to digitally plan or organise answers to problem-based questions using the IRAC structure. Having tried using an Excel spreadsheet like this

late in my law degree and as a tutor preparing for a class, I find a structured approach helps ensure every legal issue has a rule (or law) that is then applied to some specific facts from the question.

The key benefit of using Gingko Writer is that it is a lot easier to add new content without playing around in Excel with adding rows and then merging cells, so it still looks pretty.

The other benefit of Gingko Writer is you can then export what you have produced into a Word document helping to avoid writer’s block.

I hope you find this useful.