Five more questions before you graduate: Doris Li

Doris Li

Be ready to make an impact.

Why did you decide to study law?

My curiosity for law began to develop when I was studying legal studies in high school. I wanted to know how the legal system operates and how the law holds our society together. Like many, famous legal TV shows (e.g. Suits) also influenced my decision to study law.

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

Being able to have coffee chats with distinguishing law professors. They gave me valuable advice, whether it was in studies, career or life in general. It was an honour to be taught and mentored by them.

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

Be ready for some intellectual challenges. Studying law can be intellectually stimulating and stressful at times. However, it is a great way to develop your critical thinking and ability to form evidence based arguments. These are useful skills to have even for a career outside of law.

Be ready to make an impact. You will be surprised by how much the knowledge you have learned can help people.

What was your honours thesis about?

My research paper examined the need for ‘lemon laws’ in Australia in relation to motor vehicles. It suggested reforms to current law to better protect consumers who are unable get refund after multiple failed repairs.

What’s next?

I will be a legal graduate at the Department of Employment. I will also commence my GDLP studies next year.

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