Five more questions before you graduate: Lauren Dreyar

Lauren Dreyar
Lauren said that her involvement in the Community Legal Education project was eye opening and greatly shaped her view of the law.

Being involved in the ANU Law Reform and Social Justice Centre was one of the best things about my time at ANU

Why did you decided to study law?

During my undergraduate degree, I came to realise that law was an important tool that could be used to help other people. Since I was in a position to be able to continue to study, I decided to move to Canberra to pursue a Juris Doctor at ANU.

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

Being involved in the ANU Law Reform and Social Justice Centre was one of the best things about my time at ANU. It was incredible to meet and learn from other individuals who also see law as an important too of social justice. My involvement in the Community Legal Education project in particular was eye opening and has greatly shaped my view of the law.

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

Try it! I never really had the intention to study law until I realised how useful it could be. Even if you don’t end up practicing as a lawyer, the skills you will learn from studying law will be invaluable.

What’s next?

Right now I am working in Community Legal Education at Legal Aid ACT. I hope to continue working for legal centres that support and work to empower disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

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