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Could you complete an online law degree whilst parenting? Margaret did.

Margaret Turnbull began her Bachelor of Laws at Charles Darwin University with a one-year-old on her knee, and had her second child in her second semester of study. Margaret also managed to win eight awards and two scholarships, including one for a stint at Harvard Law School. And she graduated in only four years, with first class honours. Wow.

I'm the first in my family to go to uni

Beth is a proud Wiradjuri woman from Canberra. In 2017, Beth took the first step in her journey to becoming a lawyer, by completing CDU’s free Tertiary Enabling Program. These days, Beth is well on the way to achieving her dream; she’s finishing her Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law degree online, while working as a legal intern at a law firm in Brisbane.

Legal Eagle Takes Flight at CDU: Errol's Story

Nine years ago, Errol Chua and his wife left their native Singapore and arrived in Australia with only two suitcases. Errol boldly carved a new future for himself in Darwin and eventually graduated from Charles Darwin University’s School of Law with First Class Honours. Along the way, he completed a prestigious internship with Harvard Law School. Read on to find out how this mature-aged student found academic success.

New laws can shine light on foreign influence, but agents will remain in the shadows

With new foreign transparency laws set to come into effect on 1 March, Senior Lecturer in Business Law at CDU, John Garrick questions the extent to which the new laws will make visible the nature, level and extent of foreign influence on Australia’s government and political process.

How do I become a lawyer?

It’s never too late to become a lawyer. At CDU, we’ve seen students realise their dream in as early as their twenties, and as late as their fifties. If this is the career path for you, read on as our Dean of Law, Dr. Alan Berman, explains the five steps you’ll need to take to get there.   

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What’s involved in studying Law online?

Are you considering studying a Bachelor of Laws, but struggling to figure out how you’ll fit lectures, library visits and study groups into your already busy schedule? Good news: like most things these days, you can study your Law degree online through CDU. Read on to find out what’s involved. 

A 'once in a lifetime' summer interning at Harvard Law School

Each year, one high-achieving Law student from CDU is selected to travel to Harvard Law School and work as as a legal intern at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic. Paul Larder is one of the students who went on this four-week, life-changing trip. It was an exceptional opportunity to develop his migration law knowledge and skills, while working and studying at one of the most elite law schools in the world. Here's his story. 

From high school dropout to law valedictorian

Mark dropped out of high school in year 10. Fast forward a few years: he holds a law degree, is involved in countless legal education and community initiatives, was named NT  Young Achiever of the Year in 2017 and nominated as Indigenous valedictorian of his graduating class at CDU.  His valedictorian speech will inspire the most uninspired. Here's what he had to say. 

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Zarah shows us it's never too late to become a lawyer

After moving to Australia, trying her hand at a range of jobs and starting a family, Zarah Tenorio's dream of becoming a lawyer is finally becoming a reality. She's just started her Bachelor of Laws and is already kicking goals. She's even received an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. Read on to see how she's navigating life as a law student and working mum. 

Mauro's chance at a second career in law

Mauro is proof that anyone can make a mid-life career change, regardless of their education or personal background. A Melbourne native, Mauro was in his early forties when he decided to make the switch from working health administration and become a lawyer. He's taken time out of his busy career to tell us about his journey and the massive challenges he overcame along the way.

Elizabeth: Balancing work, study and family

Wondering if it’s possible to balance study and family? In the lead up to Mother's Day, Elizabeth Sandow shared with us her hopes and honest experience about being a dynamic mum who works full time while studying a Diploma of Laws online at CDU. 

How Gabby is forging a legal career, even against the odds

Success is not determined by your past but by your own perseverance. Gabby's story sounds like a Hollywood movie script, but we can assure you, it's real life. She didn't finish high school and as a disadvantaged youth, she found herself homeless. Decades later, after raising her own children, she's fulfilling her dream to study a law degree and fight for youth, Indigenous and human rights.

It's not what you start with: Mark's journey to studying law

 

After four degrees, I found my passion in law