ANU was a natural choice given its reputation for law and strategic studies, where I can learn about security law and international dispute resolution.
Nicole Leong is the recipient of the Dean's International Student Prize and Elizabeth Allen Prize for Foundations of Australian Law.
An international student from Singapore, Nicole Leong has begun her second year at ANU Law this year.
“I was attracted by ANU’s academic flexibility in allowing students to pursue their varying interests,” she said. “ANU was a natural choice given its reputation for law and strategic studies, where I can learn about security law and international dispute resolution.”
“At the same time, non-law electives allow me to explore interesting Security Studies courses offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, like crisis management and internal security.”
Studying in Australia and particularly at the ANU College of Law has helped Nicole grow as both a student and more generally.
“Meeting with students of diverse backgrounds and learning from teachers who are passionate in their field has been an enriching experience,” she said.
“Being an international student, one becomes more independent and responsible for their own learning.”
Being awarded the Dean’s International Student Prize has been a reinforcing experience for her.
“This recognition is a motivation for me to remain diligent in my studies while also enjoying the process,” she said.