New legal frontiers
Notre Dame Nursing graduate and current Bachelor of Laws student Nikita aspires to become a health lawyer. He hopes to use his skills to enact a profound change in government attitudes to health care and provide support to those in the community who need it most.
With Australia's ageing population, experts will be required to be the voice of those in the community within the areas of bioethics, occupational health and safety regulations, and tackle ongoing issues affecting children and the elderly.
Nikita says Notre Dame helped him to develop as a person through exposure to great thinkers via the university's Core Curriculum program, hands-on learning experiences and the ability to learn from leaders in their professions.
"Practical experiences expose students to the ropes of the job. My studies took me to a major law firm where I networked with a partner which benefitted my learning experience," Nikita says.