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"I wanted to do something for myself, challenge myself to break out of my comfort zone..."
Melanie standing with a stack of books.

Melanie studied an arts degree at UniSQ in the nineties, now she has taken on a Bachelor of Laws at age 48. She was inspired to help people in difficult situations and with a background in operations, Melanie’s knack for following rules and procedures lends itself nicely to a career in law.

“I wanted to do something for myself, challenge myself to break out of my comfort zone, and try something new,” she said.

When considering how to take this exciting next step, Melanie didn’t have to look too far – she remembered how positive her UniSQ experience was.

“The application process was a breeze and sticking with UniSQ was an easy choice as I had experienced their professionalism before,” she said.

For Melanie, the hands-on experience she has experienced throughout her second degree has stood out as a real positive; it has given her confidence in the workforce and improved her employability.

“By far the best experience of my law degree has been the Law Clinic course, it involves giving legal advice to ‘real world’ clients who are often disadvantaged. 

“I recently had a job interview in the legal field, and to be able to give practical examples of my experience within the Law Clinic was invaluable,” she said.

For anyone considering studying law at UniSQ, Melanie encourages them to take the leap and reminds them that help is always there.

“The Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) are available for first year law subjects; they can be a huge help to new law students who are finding their feet.”

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