Finishing High School was a significant stepping stone towards my education as a law student. I knew before my Higher School Certificate (HSC) that I wanted to be a law student at ACU the following year. I had received an early offer for academic excellence and I confirmed my enrolment straight away.
University is how you want it to be. For me, it’s been an emotional and challenging journey so far, but most importantly an enjoyable one. And the trick is, and I’m not just saying this, to be involved. I have met lifelong friends and established connections with Law Firms and Barristers by simply participating.
ACU law is unique compared to the standard law school. It offers a Pro Bono compulsory unit which guarantees legal experience and allows me to network with Law Firms. Also, small classes enable me to have a name-to-name relationship with my lecturer rather than name-to-student number.
Law is a very sophisticated and mind-twisting subject. But our staff are the most caring and hardworking people I’ve come to meet at Uni. They are always at my point of call and won’t leave any stones unturned. They excellently make the law an exciting practise to learn.
Don’t consider it, do it! ACU recognises the individual rather than the cohort. It is a university based on moral and ethical values to ensure your experience is one that is enjoyable, flexible and worthwhile. You will gain the legal knowledge required to be a 21st century legal practitioner standing up for issues such as inequality and human rights. ACU will guide your journey in forming your own opinion on the law and justice.
Since commencing Law at ACU in 2015 I have represented ACU Law School against Notredame Law School in the Inaugural Arch Bishop Fisher Contract Law Moot. Additionally, the University sent me to Melbourne to represent our Law School against every Law School in Australia at the Justice Kirby Contract Law Moot. We defeated Griffith Law School and drew against the University of Queensland. I am currently the Competitions Director in the Mackillop Law Students Society, where my job is to find and create competitions within and outside our campus to compete. There is something for everyone.
I am currently working as a Paralegal in a Law Firm. It is an amazing accomplishment and eventually with my law degree and experience in the firm, I plan on becoming the lawyer that is humble and compassionate. Someone who is influenced by moral values and ethics.