“LAW”

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Introduction

My name is Applicant Name and I am a permanent resident of Address, Nepal. I was born on DOB as the second child of my parents, Parents Name. Apart from my parents, I have an elder sister and a younger brother in my family. As of now, my marital status is single.

Academic background

I completed my Secondary Education Examination (S.E.E) – Grade 10 from School, , Securing a grade point average of 2.90 out of 4 in 2018. After the completion of the course in 2018, I joined college to pursue my higher secondary education in the field of my interest i.e. law. I completed it with CGPA 2.84 in the year March, 2021. After the completion of high school, it took a while for me to study and understand myself where I was able to acknowledge my strength and goals. It didn’t take me long to understand that I needed a good education to accomplish my goals to establish myself in the field of Law. It was really tough for me to decide where to study. After a lot of research, webinar attendance, and many counseling sessions, I decided to study abroad for my bachelor’s degree. Before deciding to apply abroad, I researched the potential study options here in Nepal. But because of the ample reasons I decided not to start education here in my home country Nepal. I thought about applying abroad but Covid 19 broke in Nepal from April and all the educational consultancies along the border of my intended country, Australia closed from March 29, 2021. Due to that I could not go ahead with the application. When the lockdown ended in September 2021, I started to prepare for the English Test and about to take the test on 13 Feb 2022 and Scored overall 52 in Pearson test of English.

Reason for not choosing to study in Nepal

I want to study for a Bachelors of Law and I am not sure if I can achieve my full potential in the relevant field if I am to continue my studies in Nepal. First of all, the curriculums of most of the Nepalese universities have not been updated for decades and the approach of studies is still theoretical. A research-based education is practiced very little in Nepal. Education system in Nepal is book-focused where we can pass the exams by memorizing notes, old questions and books rather than any research or practical projects. I have been educated this way all my life but I am old enough to know that I have considered other options of studies.

I visited a number of well-reputed local colleges and universities including Purwanchal University, Tribhuvan University, Pokhara University and their affiliated colleges during my spare time between now and the time of my high school graduation. None of them were enticing enough to consider studying in Nepal itself as they lacked so many things apart from the quality of curriculum structure and delivery of them. Some of them severely lacked physical infrastructures such as modern labs, research activities and teaching faculty members which would definitely harm students’ potential to be competitive to the international market. Based on my research, Even employers in Nepal these days prefer foreign graduates over the graduates from Nepal. I think the curriculum, teaching methodology, infrastructure of practical labs etc. which are comparatively poorer in Nepal are the major reasons behind the employers giving priority to the foreign graduates. Here in Nepal, there’s a lack of reputed universities and also lack of modern courses and most importantly Nepalese qualification is not globally recognized. Furthermore, as the world is getting competitive day by day and face worldly challenges yet to come, Nepal’s education degree is not globally competitive and this is the major reason for me to choose abroad for my further education.

Why Australia?

During my spare time, I did some research on the other options such as the USA, The UK, Canada and other European nations as well. With some research and conversations with friends and relatives, I came to know that the crime rates in the USA are one of the chief reasons for international students to avoid the USA from their wish list whereas UK’s living expenses scare students from choosing British education. Canada and other European nations have a very chilling climate for over 6 months which could be very frustrating for international students to adapt to. Due to these various reasons, I found Australia to be the most neutral option among all others mentioned.

Australia is a country which has quality research programs and impressive technology available for international students. It has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in other countries. Australian qualifications are recognized by employers and leading educational institutions in many countries around the world. The graduates of Australian universities have always grabbed global opportunities. Australia has the third highest number of international students in the world after the UK and US despite having a population of only 23 million. Many Australian Universities are ranked in the top 100 universities of the world and provide a unique kind of education so that students can be creative, innovative and think independently. Studying overseas in Australia will thus give me not only a greater range of professional skills but also a much broader, more international perspective.

Why University?

I did plenty of research on the internet and talked to many individuals who have proper insights regarding the universities in Australia. I began to search for different universities which would provide me with my particular course. The course that I am going to study i.e. Bachelors of law is pretty much a common subject that most of the universities in Australia provide. As per my research from surfing different websites and attending Australian fairs (held in Kathmandu, Nepal), I found that UNIVERSITY NAME has a very successful Bachelors of Law program, as well as thriving higher degree in research program. The school of law offers programs on the Parramatta and Campbell town campus, UNIVERSITY NAME has ranked in the top 2% of universities globally and values academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge.

I believe it’s one of the most exhaustive and globally inclusive in Australia that offers many programs and courses over a wide range of study areas coming from an underdeveloped country like Nepal, Where the choice of study courses is very limited for a student, it gives me immense satisfaction and happiness to be able to choose satisfaction and happiness to be able to subjects of my interest at UNIVERSITY NAME as it runs program in a wide range of disciplines. In addition to this, the tuition fee for an international student is a major important factor that needs to be considered before applying for a foreign degree. Beside this, its extensive student support services that aim to endeavor for an international student to gain academically, socially, and culturally are very impressive in comparison to support services that other universities in Australia provide. Moreover, in order to build a successful career, UNIVERSITY NAME offers opportunities to its students on a certain degree program. Hence, these are a few of the reasons why I choose UNIVERSITY NAME to continue my further education than in other universities in Australia.

After a lot of research, I found out that UNIVERSITY NAME values academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge. UNIVERSITY NAME is ranked 19th in Best Global Universities in Australia and 21th in Best Global Universities in Australia/New Zealand. Hence, looking at various aspects like course structure, reputation, quality of education, multiple intakes, tuition fee, teaching method, I am personally very much impressed with UNIVERSITY NAME. I am desperately looking forward to studying Bachelor of law in UNIVERSITY NAME.

Why Sydney?

Sydney, being home to The Opera House and the capital city of New South Wales (NSW) is the largest city in Australia. With an extraordinary Australian education system, Sydney stands tall above all as one of the top destinations for international students in the whole world. The temperate climate equivalent to fantastic summers and mild winters is one of the main reasons for international students to choose Sydney over other states in Australia. Students make the most of the perfect weather doing a long list of outdoor activities, whether learning to surf, riding a bicycle or just exploring the city center, there are plenty of things to do literally under the sun.

Apart from education and climate reasons, another reason for international students to choose Sydney is its diversity as thousands of students from all over the world enter Sydney every year for higher education. It is a golden opportunity for international students to be able to adapt and learn in a community full of people with different backgrounds of race, religion, cultural and social values. Home to hundreds of individuals from different cultural backgrounds, the city’s friendly atmosphere welcomes everyone adding to its vibrancy and colors.

Furthermore, Sydney has been listed in the top most livable cities in the world for many consecutive years, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). This shows that Sydney offers not only a diversified and vibrant environment, it also provides a peaceful atmosphere for international students to pursue their higher education and enjoy life. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2016 global liveability survey on 140 cities in the world, Sydney is the world’s second friendliest destination. So, these all qualities of Sydney encouraged me to choose Sydney as a study destination.

Reasons for choosing Bachelor of law

Studying abroad has its benefits and pursuing a professional course from a renowned abroad university gives professionals an edge over the others in the job market. Not only this, the experiences of studying abroad play a huge role in shaping humans and transforming their existing personalities for the better. Law is one such field, when pursued on the international front brings forth various opportunities for the graduates while helping them with an international perspective to operate more efficiently.

My obsession with pursuing a degree in law is driven by my deepest interest and curiosity about corporate law. From my childhood till today, I have always been fond of business, companies, and organization’s rules and regulations. One important reason is the scope of corporate lawyer. It offers a demanding and lucrative career. Studying corporate law will make me more creative, competent and provide me with a whole lot of information which will also directly help me land a job. I believe that corporate law is the body of law governing the rights, relations and conduct of persons, companies, organization and business. It refers to the legal practice of law relating to corporations or to the theory of corporations.

I am aware that the history of successful corporate lawyers of this field like Wichai Thongtang, Charlie Munger, Bill Neukom, Judge Judy, Roy Black, Robert Shapiro, John Branca and others used to be an ordinary person like I am today but had big dreams like I do today. I truly would like to do all I can as a corporate lawyer in Nepal

The Bachelor of Law degree at UNIVERSITY NAME is the right program for me to learn so much in the field. The course is designed to provide students like me with proper knowledge and skills required to be successful in the field of corporate law. They provide various opportunities to learn including industry-based experiences where I can learn things that happen in real world scenarios. The degree makes students like me competent enough for the working environment soon after graduation.

Course Structure and Contents

My course, Bachelors of Law( Non Graduate entry) is a 4 years degree course with 320 Credit points including 12 Credit points for core subjects, 80credit points for alternate law subjects and Non LLB elective subjects. The course falls under AQF level 7 program with [program code 2502 and CRICOS 041112G. Every Year Teaching is divided into 2 sessions; Autumn Session and Spring Session. The table below demonstrates course content distribution and allocated credit pointshttps://hbook.westernsydney.edu.au/programs/bachelor-laws-non-graduate-entry/#sequencetext .  

 

AUTUMN SESSION

CREDIT POINTS

LAWS 1003

Fundamentals of Australian Law

10

LAWS 2004

Criminal Law

10

LAWS 2003

Contracts

10

LAWS 2015

Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

10

 

Credit Points

40

SPRING SESSION

LAWS 1009

Legal Analysis and Critique

10

LAWS 2013

Torts Law

10

LAWS 2001

Alternative Dispute Resolution

10

LAWS 2008

Government and Public Law

10

 

Credit Points

40

Year 2

AUTUMN SESSION

LAWS 3018

Equity & Trusts

10

LAWS 3082

Property Law

10

Select two LLB alternate subjects

20

 

Credit Points

40

SPRING SESSION

LAWS 3081

Administrative Law

10

LAWS 3045

Law of Associations

10

Select two LLB alternate subjects

20

 

Credit Points

40

Year 3

AUTUMN SESSION

LAWS 4015

Constitutional Law

10

LAWS 4004

Criminal Procedure and Evidence

10

Select two LLB alternate subjects

20

 

Credit Points

40

SPRING SESSION

LAWS 4013

Civil Procedure and Arbitration

10

LAWS 4014

Remedies

10

Select two LLB alternate subjects

20

 

Credit Points

40

Year 4

AUTUMN SESSION

Select four elective subjects

40

 

Credit Points

40

SPRING SESSION

Select four elective subjects

40

 

Credit Points

40

 

Total Credit Points

320

I have to choose 2 alternate subjects from year 2 Autumn Session. Options under Alternate subjects are like Advance Family Law, Advanced Taxation Law, Australian Consumer Law, Corporate governance, gender and the law, International business transactional law, law for international organizations, Public international law and so on. I have to choose alternate law courses upto Year 3 Spring Session. In final year’s both sessions I need to choose 4/4 elective subjects bearing 40/40 credit points for each session.

Financial Support

My family is very excited about my further education in Australia. They are so well assured that my education in Australia will help me achieve my career goals and future dreams. Therefore, they are more than willing to sponsor all the expenses that will occur while I study in Australia. I am aware that I have to fund my study in Australia for my financial security. For that I have managed an education loan worth NPR in Bank mortgaging the land with plot no. owned by my father. The total value of the land is NPR. Similarly, My  sold her land with plot no 478 located in Tarkughat 6 Lamjung Nepal.The land was sold to Name  in 9 Lakhs 50 Thousands Nepalese Rupees and deposited in bank. Along with the fund my family has good regular income sources. My father works in and earns NPR 6,00,000 annually. My father Mr. Purna Bahadur Gurung has income from pension worth Annually. Similarly, My mother works in a cafe named Mayur Cafe as Manager and has NPR income annually. Likewise my elder sister, Gurung works in  Private Limited as Customer service officer and earns. My father’s land with plot no 357 is given is lease to NAME. We get NPR …… per Year. Above mentioned funding and income sources will surely secure my family’s obligation to run the family and my living and study in Australia.

My Future Career Plan

The world has seen fantastic growth in the field of law. Law in Nepal has been rising in a way that the industry needs more competent graduates in the field. I believe that I will be well with all the corporate law’s knowledge, skills needed to start working as a lawyer in a career, once I graduate from UNIVERSITY NAME in Australia.

Once I complete my education in UNIVERSITY NAME, Sydney, I will get industry related experience in Australia, an international market to sharpen my skill and knowledge gained in UNIVERSITY NAME during Post study work. After the completion of the course, I will be eligible to work as Solicitor, Barrister, Human Rights Advocate, Judges Associates, Legal advisor to a company and so on. I am really looking for a bright future career in the field of law, as there are a lot of different career options and paths for me in the reverent field in Nepal. There are many top companies and law firms in Nepal to utilize my knowledge to reach a successful career. I do not expect to be paid too much of remuneration immediately after joining any of the companies, thus I will have plenty of room to grow and promote my career in Nepalese law world. I plan to utilize all the skills gained from UNIVERSITY NAME in my own home country. Once I have enough experience and knowledge, I will move forward to start working as a lawyer in my own country Nepal. In addition, I also plan to associate myself with some organizations and companies and share the knowledge and skills that I learnt from Australia here in Nepal. Students who are financially sound can get better education flying abroad but I can be of help for those students who have a zeal for learning something new but aren’t able to afford an education abroad.

 Incentives to return

There are many forces that will drive me back to Nepal after I complete my studies like my career opportunities, my vision, my friends etc. and above all the things, I do have my family. My parents have never deprived me of anything I wanted. They have always backed me and my interest and have been very supportive. How successful a human is, I can’t deny the fact that he/she is always carving for happiness and I am not an exception.

Though I will miss my family for a short time while I am studying in Australia, I will be back and fulfill my dream of living with my family. Here in Nepal, I will have my parents, siblings and other relatives to support me to achieve my aim rather than struggling in loneliness. I have seen my great career here in Nepal in the field of Law in Corporate law industry and legal institutes, thus my education in the field of Law in UNIVERSITY NAME will surely be boon for my career development and establishment here in Nepal. If I have assurance of my career with full potential, I have no motive to stay outside my country. Similarly, I am a responsible citizen of my nation. My wish to contribute for my nation in the field of maintaining law and order will remain unfulfilled, so that I must be back to Nepal.

Subclass 500 Student Visa Obligation:  

I understand the terms and conditions and my limits to the Visa Subclass  500, which has been effective since July 01, 2016 under Simplified  Student Visa Framework (SSVF) for all international students who wish to  study in Australia at a registered education institution. Some visa  conditions that I should follow in Australia are: 

  • I should maintain at least 80% attendance in my course and satisfactory course progress in each study period.
  • I must maintain an Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) policy for the full duration of the visa.
  • I am allowed to work 40 hours per fortnight on a part-time basis. • I must maintain the payment of tuition fees by the census date of each term in which I am enrolled to study and should have a genuine access to  funding to meet travel costs and leasing expenses. 
  • I must score a minimum of 50% in each subject throughout the study program.
  • I have to inform college and immigration if I change the address or contact details within seven days.

 

Lastly, I assure you that all above mentioned information is genuine and true and I am aware that any false information may lead to the rejection of my student visa. I am a sincere candidate with pure intentions to study in Australia. I shall abide by the Australian law while in Australia and return to Nepal upon completion of my studies.

Thanking you in anticipation with hope for a positive response.

 

Sincerely,

Applicant Name

 

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