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

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

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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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