Five more questions before you graduate: Mara Lejins

Mara Lejins smiling
Mara decided to study law because she wanted to study something intellectually challenging and dynamic

The best thing about ANU Law was receiving an excellent legal education from outstanding scholars and with incredible opportunities to broaden your horizons.

Why did you decide to study law?

I was studying a different degree at a different university and not loving it- I chose to study law at ANU because I wanted something intellectually challenging and dynamic (and it didn’t hurt that both my parents studied law at ANU too!)

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

The best thing about ANU Law was receiving an excellent legal education from outstanding scholars and with incredible opportunities to broaden your horizons. For example, my ANU Law Internship at the Treasury was academically rewarding and allowed me to explore an area of the law that I had never previously heard of (Fintech regulation).

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

Think deeply about it. Law is not a generalist degree, and you may be wasting your potential if you spend five years studying the minutiae of the Australian legal system if you do not envision a career with a legal slant.

What’s next?

I will be working at MinterEllison as a graduate lawyer in Sydney.

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