Inspired by her mother, a legal assistant of 19 years, Gabrielle Moll-Vignes decided to pursue a career in law. She credits VU’s Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice for helping her define her specific area of interest.
I decided to undertake the Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice course because I was interested in a career in law, but wanted to know more about it before starting a degree. I‘d heard reviews from past students about the course, and was familiar with VU’s great reputation in this area. I just knew that this was the perfect way to figure out the area of law I wanted to specialise in.
By completing this course I came to realise that I enjoy a balance between liaising with people and managing legal documents, and that I would be best suited to working in a corporate legal environment. This was the best part of my studies – realising that I am suited to a legal career, and being able to identify my area of interest.
During my studies I volunteered for a non-profit organisation and gained some work experience as a legal administrative assistant. These experiences gave me the opportunity to apply course knowledge in a working environment. Studying at VU has made me competent in the legal essentials and many opportunities have been available to me since I finished my course.