A year 12 teacher who pushed her to explore her boundaries led Ashley Ramachandran to combine a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice with a Bachelor of International Relations at Flinders University.
“Studying the law gives you power. It gives you analytical and critical skills. The law is in every part of our society, whether you’re buying a house, buying a car or buying a coffee. I never truly understood that until I studied law”.
Flinders’ Law is career focused. You’ll study real world issues, around topics including public law, professional ethics, administrative law and corporate law. For Ashley, it was important to learn practical skills early in her studies.
“I chose Flinders Law because I liked how the legal practice component was embedded right from the start. I wanted to go beyond theory, and from our first year we learned practical skills”.
Study at Flinders is hands on and inclusive. Lecturers and students interact and support each other.
“What makes Flinders special is the people. I have a great support network of friends. We truly do support each other in whatever we do, and the support from lecturers is amazing. You can undertake a law degree anywhere, but it’s the people at Flinders that get you through to the end”.
Ashley’s studies combine up-to-the-minute industry knowledge with sound practical skills, preparing her for a range of career opportunities.
“That’s what I like about this degree. When I graduate, I don’t just have one option. I have many options. It’s just whichever one I choose to take”.