Julian's Open Road
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Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Public Television: Season Five
Human Rights Lawyer
art, being prepared, degree, economics, injustice, management consultant, patience, refugee, school, training, waiting
Julian Burnside admits that his career has been totally unplanned. Even during law school, he had serious thoughts about becoming an artist. Julian launched his career in commercial litigation and then pursued a desire to move into human rights law. He recognized that to be engaged in this sort of work, he would first have to be taken seriously as a lawyer. Right from the start, Julian enjoyed practicing law, whether it was small paperwork or big court trials. After putting in years in commercial litigation, he is now a successful human rights lawyer and even practices his refugee work for free.