I think it always surprises people that I have a good legal brain. I would go up to London to sit and watch the courts sometimes.

Having my life thrown into turmoil reminded me of my original dreams to become a lawyer. When I went for one interview to go to study Law many years ago, the professor had actually rung my headmaster to compliment me but I screwed things up.

I started my legal studies again a few years ago but everything just got caught up in trying to get through day to day. I developed a sudden passion for the Australian Constitution. Unfortunately the original document had not referred to indigenous people as human beings. This had to be corrected by a referendum in 1967.   Australia  was one of the first countries to give women the vote.

Growing  up I had loved the show Paperchase. It is interesting to see how Professor Kingsfield challenged one of his smartest students.

Watch “The Paper Chase 1973 – The Socratic Method” on YouTube

Professor Kingsfield did not always win:

Watch “The Paper Chase 1-01 – The Paper Chase Sep 9, 1978-Hart outfoxes Professor Kingsfield” on YouTube “The Paper Chase 1-01 – The Paper Chase Sep 9, 1978-Hart outfoxes Professor Kingsfield” on YouTube

Watch “The paper chase Part 6.” on YouTube

I also loved the Australian series Crownies and the spin off Janet King. I adored State Coroner too but my favourite shows never seem to last long here. In the UK I used to watch Crown Court from time to time.

Crime has always fascinated me but I wouldn’t want to be involved directly with criminals. A higher than normal percentage of whom are likely to be narcissists and psychopaths. I believe the percentage of Cluster Bs in prison s is really high. I would be really excited to work behind the scenes on investigations one day.


I loved Abby on NCIS. She really cares and is brilliant at what she does even though she looks ditzy.

Sources: Brandon Martin https://www.youtube.com/user/martinreport

Parliament of Australia https://www.youtube.com/user/martinreport

Paperchase was my all time favourite tv series. It was one of the main reasons I has decided I wanted to be a lawyer.

Watch “The Paper Chase | #TBT Trailer | 20th Century FOX” on YouTube


I guess my mum was right. I am the wrong person with whom to pick a fight. I got offered a conditional place at every law school interview I attended.

I had my brain trained with logic puzzles whilst I was still at primary school but I find logic has not been all that helpful dealing with people here.

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