Five more questions before you graduate: Samuel Saunders

Samuel Saunders
Samuel said that decided to study law because he was interested in advocacy.

The internship and clinical programs were a highlight during my time at ANU College of Law.

Why did you decide to study law?

I decided to study law because I was interested in advocacy. The ANU College of Law was an obvious choice as it had a range of social justice and clinical programs and an emphasis on public law.

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

The internship and clinical programs were a highlight during my time at ANU College of Law. I was placed in the Treasury for the Law Internship program and completed the Indigenous Legal Clinic program at the Aboriginal Legal Service. Both programs were sources of professional and personal growth. 

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

A law degree teaches you great skills in writing and analysis. However, it is a long and difficult degree that covers a broad range of compulsory subjects. You should consider studing law carefully. 

How did winning a prize help you?

Winning a prize helped me in two ways. First, it gave me an opportunity to get to know the prize donor, Sarah Avery. Second, it provided useful pocket money.

What's next?

Next year I will commence work as a Tipstaff at the New South Wales Court of Appeal. I will then commence as a graduate at Herbert Smith Freehills. In the future, I hope to undertake a masters program overseas. 

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