Ayeshi Wellalage
Ayeshi Wellalage


Master of Laws

Degree type


LLM student: Ayeshi Wellalage

Why did you choose ANU?

I was particularly drawn to the idea of having the flexibility to undertake my studies when and how I wanted to at ANU Law. I knew I required this flexibility as I was working full-time and had other commitments. It also meant that when I was studying, I was able to focus and concentrate on one subject at a time, or in some cases two, enabling me to thoroughly learn and explore the subject.

Why did you choose to study law?

It was to further develop my understanding of law and knowledge in areas that interested me. I felt that the way in which the subjects were made available, the need to finish my degree within a certain period and the requirement to study ‘core’ subjects, meant that I finished my undergraduate studies feeling like I had missed out on learning about some other very interesting areas of law. A Master of Laws at ANU was the next logical step for me.

What are your most memorable experiences at ANU Law?

I met my fellow students, heard about their differing experiences and cultivated my professional network at ANU Law. On graduation day, I reflected on the journey I had taken and I felt pride in my accomplishments and gratitude for the people who had supported me along the way.

What are your next steps, planned or aspired, after graduation?

I plan to continue to work at the Commonwealth Attorney‑General’s Department, where I also worked during my studies. I completed my studies part-time and was fortunate to have been supported by the department to undertake these studies in working full-time.

What advice would you give future ANU Law students?

Engage with your degree. Choose subjects you are interested in. Give yourself the time and space to undertake the subjects, which can be intense and time-consuming. And take away your credit card! Online shopping can be too tempting when you are spending your weekend studying.

Learn more about the Master of Laws (LLM) program at ANU Law.

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