THINKING

Kashmirra looking out at planes in an airport

Kashmirra Thevar

22 | Law + International Business

A little bit about me

I am a final year student at Murdoch University. While studying, I have participated in mooting competitions, representing Murdoch in both London and Melbourne. I loved London so much, I went back and took a clerkship (legal internship) at a firm there.

Recently I got accepted into Murdoch’s program, Student as Change Agents in Learning and Teaching, where I hosted a legal hackathon.

In my spare time, I love to hang out with friends, explore Perth’s best places to eat and get coffee, and taking dance classes!

My way of thinking

I try to keep an open mind to most things.

What uni has taught me is you don’t know what you don’t know. So, you’ve got to keep an open mind about your future and the world around you.

I’m curious, and I believe you can learn a lot from the people around you. I’ve learned just as much from my personal relationships as I have through my education.

My experience of high school

In high school I actually didn’t do many law-oriented subjects, I did a lot of science subjects because I thought that’s what I wanted to do.

I liked high school because you can try different subjects, get a taste of different things, and you’ve still got plenty of time to figure out what you’d like to do afterwards.

When you’re in high school, most people you know are your age, live nearby and study the same subjects as you. One of the things I prefer about university is you get exposed to a lot of different people than in high school. You realise how much of a bubble you’re in during high school.

I think the best thing to do is keep an open mind, because units and majors at uni aren’t always how you expect. It’s so different to high school.

How I knew what I wanted to study

I got really interested in law and global events in Year 12, which motivated me to study law.

I had no idea what to expect, but I ended up really enjoying law. I developed a deep respect for the legal framework that underpins the relationships between people. Commercial relationships, specifically, drive businesses and the way they behave. This is a huge aspect of the world.

I think the best thing to do as a student is keep an open mind, because units and majors at uni aren’t always how you expect, and it’s so different to high school. 

How I made it my own

The three reasons why I chose Murdoch were:

  1. the good reputation Murdoch has in the Perth legal network,
  2. the flexibility of the degree, and
  3. the ability to do a law double degree in five years.

The flexibility of the degree allowed me to approach law in my own way. I was able to be involved in initiatives, clubs and work, to travel and meet really great critical thinkers, all while balancing full-time study.

So much about university is the people you meet. So much learning happens outside the classroom, where you are challenged in situations you never thought you’d find yourself in. Not only has this made my university experience really enjoyable, I know it’s made me a more employable candidate.

Through my time at Murdoch, things have gotten better and better. I really think future students will be receiving the best student experience that Murdoch has ever had.