Carlin Grant took advantage of numerous opportunities while studying at VU’s College of Law and Justice: internships, study abroad, volunteering and mooting.
“Law wasn’t the first thing I planned on doing. From a young age, I have always been passionate about acting and music. But having enjoyed Year 10-12 Legal Studies and with an uncle who is a judge in the County Court, I thought law would be a great career if acting didn’t work out. In my first semester, I fell in love with law and haven’t really looked back.
One of the things that attracted me to VU was the balance between legal theory and realistic legal practice, and also the extracurricular activities. I spent nine months at Stetson University in Florida, gaining credit for four units of my degree from my studies there, and also interned with The Supreme Court of Victoria – Court of Appeal and the County Court of Victoria. In addition, I volunteered at the Melbourne and Werribee Magistrates Courts and tried my hand at mooting.
I am now working as a solicitor at the Office of Public Prosecutions, having been admitted to legal practice in March 2016. Based in the appeals directorate, I work on interesting and challenging appeals to the County Court and Court of Appeal. I continue to act, and have appeared in a number of Australian television programs including Winners and Losers, Molly and Gallipoli."
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