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Student at the University of Technology, Sydney


I got interested in law at school. I loved criminal law. I thought, "Yes! I'm going to do corporate law, I'm going to get rich!" But when I started uni I changed my views. Now I'm like, "Nah, not for me!" Studying gives you insight into what your career might be like. The subjects really show you the way.

Now I've got a passion for juvenile justice. The media has played a big role in this. When I see things on Facebook about young people's interaction with the law, say a video of a young person getting tasered by the police, I want to do something about it.

I took last year off. I had a lot of stuff going on. I think I took the wimp decision going back home to Kempsey, but I needed a break. I'd been at boarding school then a summer internship then I went straight to uni. It was full on. I've come back now with a fresh mind. I feel really good.

I have two younger brothers and a younger sister, so I really need to stick it out. They're a big part of me doing what I'm doing. I want to show them they can.

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