Five more questions before you graduate: Sascha Kouvelis

Sascha Kouvelis

Why did you decide to study law?

I was working in London at Amnesty International in the research team for the Maldives and Bangladesh and we were monitoring the international criminal trials in Bangladesh. I realised how law is integral to our society and I was eager to understand how the law worked.

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

The lecturers – I was lucky to be taught by, and work with, a number of inspiring and very accomplished academics.
The students – I would not have got through the long hours of studying without their support and great banter.

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

Make friends, work hard and enjoy the subjects that spark your interest.

How did winning a prize help you?

It wasn’t so much about winning the prize, but rather finding a passion in two different areas of law – Commonwealth Constitutional Law and Conflicts of Law – and working hard to cultivate that passion by immersing myself in those subjects. Winning the prizes was just a bonus!

What’s next?

I am currently working at Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney.  At some point in the future I would love to go overseas to do a Masters of Law.

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