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Gaining the industry edge

Employer: Neil Andrews, Principal Lawyer, Slater & Gordon

Industry expert Neil Andrews tells us that he considers practical experience the key to becoming a successful lawyer.


Neil Andrews with VU alumnus Kot Monoah.

“Law graduates today need hands-on experience and employers are looking for that more and more.

A degree with practical legal service makes graduates more competitive and sets them apart from the pack.

For anyone becoming a lawyer, particularly in our sector (personal injury), you need to be a 'people person'.

You need the confidence and ability to interact with people from all walks of life.

These skills can’t be learnt in theory – you need the real industry experience found in Law programs like those offered at VU.”

Industry experience

VU will prepare you for the challenges of the legal profession through our industry-led workplace learning that reflects the work you will do in your future career. Our partnerships with courts and community legal services provide unique experience of the justice system, laying the foundations for a successful career in law.

What you can do

Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology

Find out more about Law courses at VU.