Year 11 Glenmore High student Tahlia Drury yesterday welcomed the introduction of a law degree at CQ University.
Year 11 Glenmore High student Tahlia Drury yesterday welcomed the introduction of a law degree at CQ University. Chris Ison

CQ Uni launches law degree

AS a child playing with her fingerprint kit and watching Law and Order, Tahlia Drury was pretty certain about her career path.

And with Rockhampton's CQUniversity launching its Bachelor of Law degree yesterday, Tahlia won't have to travel far to fulfil her childhood vision.

“I think offering this degree here is a really good thing for students in the area, so they don't have to search further, move from home or have to pay for accommodation and be away from their families,” she said.

The Glenmore State High School student recently made a trip to Canberra as one of the students winning the National Schools Constitutional Convention.

It is a program designed to increase young Australians' knowledge about the Australian Constitution and the role it plays in our democracy.

“I got to meet the Governor-General; it was a great experience,” Tahlia said.

Tahlia said she was considering undertaking her law studies here, but the Year 11 student still had time to think about it.

“I'm not sure whether I want to be a solicitor or barrister yet.”

The name held in high regard yesterday at CQUniversity was Australia's former longest-serving High Court judge, Michael Kirby, who visited to launch the degree.

“I'm proud to be up here to launch this degree,” Justice Kirby said.

“It will be good for the regional rural community and it will encourage retention, and will involve and outreach to further outside the community.”



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