Five more questions before you graduate: Katrina Hall

Katrina Hall smiling
Katrina advocates the importance of maintaining a healthy work/life balance

I realised that a law degree would allow me to assist others in practical and meaningful ways in my own small corner of the world.

Why did you decided to study law?

I am interested in history, politics, law and society and enjoy reading and writing. After I completed my undergraduate degree at ANU (I majored in Political Science and International Relations), I realised that a law degree would allow me to use those communication skills to assist others in practical and meaningful ways in my own small corner of the world.  

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

The beautiful campus, the excellent teaching staff and the sense of community.

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

I would say commit to your studies as much as you possibly can. These days it can be hard to find a work/life/study balance, but I would suggest that if you need to either work more and study less or vice versa (if you are fortunate enough to be able to), then it’s worth it in order to find the right balance. Making time for yourself, your family and friends is important, and if it takes you a bit longer to finish your degree by going at a slower pace and truly understanding what you are learning and putting your all into it, then a little bit of extra time will be time well spent in the long run.

How did winning a prize help you?

It was affirming and motivating.

What’s next?

I have commenced my practical legal training and will be continuing my work with Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Sydney.

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