Study at VU

From refugee camp to courthouse

Dhur Kiir Keer moved to Australia from a Kenyan refugee camp and worked for seven years before commencing at VU. After completing studies in English, he turned his attention to law.

I was born in South Sudan and spent four years in a refugee camp called Kakuma Kenya before coming to Australia in 2004.  My main area of interest is law, so I enrolled in and completed the Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice at VU, which allowed me to gain entry into a Bachelor of Legal Services. I am currently in my first year of this course and hope to transfer to Bachelor of Law.

In my opinion, VU has the best law faculty in Australia, which is why I chose to study here. Aside from that, VU offers a variety of student support services for writing, research of articles and legislation, and referencing. I regularly use these services for help with my referencing.

At the moment I am focused on completing my degree and building my career. I deliberately chose the field of justice because I believe it will be an excellent career path – one that will allow me to make a positive contribution to society.

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