Class of 2024
Hello! I’m Leanne from the class of 2024. I chose the DDP because I wanted to have fun while studying law, push myself academically, and hopefully broaden my horizons.
Honestly, my DDP journey so far has been full of contradictions; I didn’t expect to get in at all but now I can’t envision myself doing anything else, I find the law infuriating but I really enjoy studying it, and the more I learn the more I can’t help but feel incredibly ignorant. It’s been fantastic though, being able to have conversations on topics like fossil fuel divestment, the quality of dining hall meals, de-colonisation, internship opportunities so wild they sound more like the beginnings of novels, and Jimmy Nugget (a YNC-specific chicken-centred saga you have to scroll through Facebook to find) – all in one afternoon. On top of that, I’m also surrounded by extremely capable, interesting, and intelligent peers, who constantly inspire me to do better and never fail to brighten my day. This unique combination of frivolity with academic rigour, as well as the people whom it attracts, are what define the DDP to me.
In my free time I love laughing with friends, watching standup comedy and cartoons, dancing (badly), spending too long on my eyeliner, and playing with my two cats at home.