Sarah completed a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice at Flinders University. She was selected as part of the AFP graduate program to undertake rotations in the Legal and Organised Crime areas.

What type of work did you do?

I had four rotations in different areas of the AFP – Criminal Assets, Litigation, Legislation, Legal, and Organised Crime. I assisted Senior Lawyers with research and drafted briefs and instructions to counsel as part of this.

I also contributed to the coordination of responses on proposed amendments to legislation. The graduate program helped me see where I could take my career by showing me how my studies and professional life relate to the organisational priorities for the AFP in policing for a safer Australia.

What was the highlight of your graduate year?

The highlight for me is that I have made some really close friends as part of the AFP graduate program. Moving to Canberra from Adelaide was daunting, and having a close and small graduate program made the transition a lot easier. My other highlight has been watching myself grow in confidence and the skills that I have gained as part of this.\


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