Five more questions before you graduate: Darcy Jackman

Darcy Jackman smiling
Darcy said that winning the Freilich Indigenous Student Scholarship in Law helped her settle into the JD and Canberra when she first relocated from Sydney.

The best thing about my time at the ANU College of Law has been the flexibility of the Juris Doctor program and the opportunities available to students.

Why did you decided to study law?

After finishing my undergraduate degree, I decided to apply to study a Juris Doctor at ANU, as I felt like pursuing postgraduate study in law would equip me with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career to create positive social change.

What was the best thing about your time at ANU College of Law?

The best thing about my time at the ANU College of Law has been the flexibility of the Juris Doctor program and the opportunities available to students. In 2017, I completed my capstone at the Australian Law Reform Commission working on the Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. It was an amazing experience and a great opportunity for me to give back to my community.

What would you say to someone who is thinking about studying law?

I would recommend doing some research into the law program and talking to students and staff about their experiences.

How did winning a prize help you?

Winning the Freilich Indigenous Student Scholarship in Law in helped me settle into the JD and Canberra when I first relocated from Sydney in 2016. I am incredibly grateful to the Freilich Foundation for their help.

What’s next?

I have been offered a Research Associate role with the President of Children's Court of New South Wales.

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team