The ANU College of Law celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2020, a year that will not be forgotten soon. Facing bushfires, smoke and then a pandemic, staff and students pivoted to online teaching and learning. While this took adjustment, the College rose to the challenge, ensuring the same high quality of education continued.
The College is focused on equipping students with the training and knowledge they need to be leaders of tomorrow. Students come to ANU to study law for a variety of reasons. Our students aspire to help people defend their rights, resolve conflicts, represent their communities, and build careers in community law and legal aid just to name a few.
While each student comes to the College of Law with unique aspirations, they share a drive to learn, fuelled by a passion to do great things with the knowledge they gain through study.
There has never been a more important time to support students to continue their studies and ensure they become the leaders of tomorrow.
In 2017, Kade Alexander, a Gunia Kurna man from Bairnsdale, Victoria, received the Freilich Indigenous Law Scholarship. Kade is the first in his family to attend University, and sees this as the best chance to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
"A lot of the people who make decisions for Aboriginal communities at a state and federal level are very rarely Indigenous. If I can end up in a position of authority or sit on some boards then I might be able to make a difference".
By giving to the Law General Fund, you can help us address areas of greatest need at the College, and support our students. With your support, we can continue to train and educate the future leaders in law, public policy, global diplomacy and more for generations to come.