Celil Kardaslar found confidence as a student during high school debates. Now he is finishing his degree ahead of schedule and is embracing every opportunity as an award-winning Law graduate.
"I come from a Turkish family – my father migrated here in 1987. While I initially had some challenges in high school, by engaging in debating competitions I found that I had a platform where I could express myself, leading to me pursuing Law after completing Year 12.
Coming from high school I needed a place I could call home, and for me there is no better place than VU.
Now, thanks to completing two summer schools I am in a position to graduate one year ahead of schedule. I am thrilled to now be graduating with second-class A honours.
I competed in eight moots, and was over the moon to win several awards in my final year.
I am also a leader in my community, actively engaging and volunteering in programs for youth.
My ultimate aim is to enter into Federal or State politics, a mission I’m undertaking on behalf of my community."
Celil's mooting success
2018, Phillip C Jessup Moot, Canberra, ‘Spirit of Comrade Award’ (with partner Anastasia Pochesneva)
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