Five more questions before you graduate: Lucy McFarlane

Lucy McFarlane

I also encourage all first year students, no matter what degree, to apply for the Parliamentary Attendant program.

Why did you decide to study law?

It is important to me that the law is accessible to all. Beyond that, I probably only had a vague idea of what studying law would be like before I started.

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

Beyond great friends, it catered to my broad interests, from sociolegal and comparative law to commercially based law subjects. Further, personal encouragement from lecturers and tutors throughout my degree was instrumental. I am grateful to Professor Don Rothwell and Associate Professor Asmi Wood to name just a couple.

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

Ask for help early on and look up programs like The Aurora Project. I also encourage all first year students, no matter what degree, to apply for the Parliamentary Attendant program.

What was your most memorable lesson/piece of research from your degree?

My most memorable research has been in International Law of the Sea, including with regards to Timor-Leste and the South China Sea. This great area of law connected well with my Asia Pacific Studies degree, and I was also able to conduct research in it for Professor Rothwell.

What's next?

I commence a graduate position with Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney and I hope to build a career as a lawyer working across Asia.

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