Law was an obvious preference for Mary, with her passion for social justice from a young age at Lauriston Girls’ School (Armadale).
“I’m really interested in human rights law and applying justice to international crimes against humanity,” she says.
Her talents are evident, being awarded both the Booth Medal for outstanding first year Bachelor of Laws student, and the outstanding Law student overall, 2018.
Steven’s pursuit for the law began after a 21-year career as an editor on the ABC’s Australian Story. He says:
“I was looking for something new and different. I'd worked on a documentary about a man named Vincent Shin who completed his law degree at Victoria University – so knowing the campus was in the city, Mary, her mother and I went along to Open Day. We also found out about VU’s Graduate Entry law program, which I didn't know existed. It was kind of a lightbulb moment as I'd always been interested in law and politics but hadn't seen a pathway into it until then.”