Open Mike with Nishadee Perera, Attorney-General's Department legal officer
Nishadee Perera (BA/LLB (Hons) ’16, GDLP ‘17) completed her Master of Laws at Columbia University as a Fulbright Scholar. As a legal officer in the Office of International Law at the Attorney-General’s Department, her work covers trade and investment, law of the sea, human rights, refugee law, environmental law and more.
Watch as Nishadee reflects on her experience studying at law at Columbia University - including learning from Professors Amal Clooney and Sarah Cleveland - and her undergraduate studies at ANU, where her passion for law was nurtured. As a Sri Lankan-Australian raised in Canberra, Nishadee also discusses how, despite being "very much a STEM kid", she was motivated to study law to help marginalised people navigate systems that don't always work for them.