Vol 12, Issue 6
My name is Yumeng Sun, an active and outgoing boy who comes from Xuzhou in eastern China.
I am not the same as many other JD students who have arts or commerce backgrounds. I did my bachelor degree majoring in Electrical Engineering. Many people are surprised when they know that I was an engineering student. Honestly, there is a significant gap between law and engineering. In an engineering exam, each question has only one right answer, which is not going to happen in law school. There are only three students who did science or engineering before in my JD class. Our variety of backgrounds, however, gives the law school a high level of diversity. Such diversity makes Melbourne Law School a better place to live and study in.
I used to study in the United States. Melbourne is very different from any cities in the U.S. Public transportation is very convenient here. Trams and taxis are running across the whole city day and night. But, as law students, the only thing we can do is watch all of this through the huge windows of the law building, while we are doing the readings.
My mailbox is always full of unread emails from law school. Plenty of activities are hosted every week. Law school members like 1 pm very much. More than eighty per cent of events are held during 1 to 2 pm. Lunch is not a part of my student life any more. And it is why the microwave ovens on the first floor are working all the time.
Although the JD life almost exhausts me, I still love this place deeply. I continue to build many wonderful friendships which I believe can last a lifetime. Learning the wisdom of how successful people navigate this society is a great honour and I am looking forward to seeing more and more international students join the Melbourne JD family.
Yumeng Sun is a first-year JD student
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