Julian's Open Road
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Melbourne, Victoria AUS
Public Television: Season 5
Human Rights Lawyer
art, being prepared, degree, economics, injustice, management consultant, patience, refugee, school, training, waiting
- Says of his life's work, "It's all been fun"; from minor criminal cases to arguing in the Australian Supreme Court, he's enjoyed his profession.
- Wasn't sure what he wanted to do, went to study law at Monash University because that's what his girlfriend's brother was doing.
- Wanted to be a management consultant so he switched to an economics degree, then someone suggested he become a barrister.
- Believes that "if your mind is prepared, opportunities will tap you on the shoulder, and you'll recognize the right one."
- Stresses that anyone working an entry-level job isn't necessarily going to be valued as an individual, but they're learning crucial skills.
- Says you can't work a job for 10 minutes and wonder why you're not being taken seriously-you have to put your time in, like everyone else.
- Especially passionate about refugees and asylum seekers because he hates to see injustice, in any form.
- Says he had to put in years of learning how to be a good lawyer in general before he could be taken seriously as a human rights lawyer.