In 1972 I was an undergraduate at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. One of my professors was mates with Prof. Geoffrey Sawer who was at ANU. He spoke of adopting challenges and the untapped frontier of Australia. This sowed the seed in my mind of exploring the possibility of undertaking a law degree in a British Commonwealth country such as warm, sunny Australia. As a consequence, I wrote to ANU in 1972 and made contact with Jane Fleckno who sent me material about the law school.
I followed it up and after sending my grades I was offered a place at the law school in 1973 reserved for a Canadian in the graduate law program. So, my wife and I packed our bags and travelled to Canberra. After 3 years I graduated in 1975, however we loved Canberra so much we settled and 46 years later we still live in this beautiful city.
I owe so much to Jane and the law school for changing my life in such a positive way, allowing me to make lifelong friends and pursue a career in the law.