Meet a lawyer who balances history and innovation – The Melbourne Model


What I do is really fun, and it's really challenging and I've always liked really complex puzzles that are hard to figure out and then you get to the answer in your like – it's a huge feeling of success I'm Rachel and I'm a lawyer in the energy sector

So I remember when I was applying to Melbourne I flipped a coin to try and choose between engineering, arts and commerce, and I started in history I think history really governs the way that we do things now, so we have all this precedent going back hundreds of years Having an appreciation for how that was developed and also how it changes over time is really important as a lawyer And from there I did a few legal subjects, so principles of business law and intellectual property – fell in love with law and ended up in the Juris Doctor It gave me great skill sets, so I can communicate with different people in the industry and not just think as a lawyer, but think sort of as an engineer and working in energy that's actually quite useful because a lot of the people that we work with are tech people and engineering-type people

One of the subjects I did at Melbourne was Law Apps, which gave me a really great insight into technology I think technology will help impact the justice system by giving a lot more people access and different resources, so for example Justice Connect: now you can go on, use an app and get services and really quick guidance quite quickly I'm a lawyer who balances history and innovation

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