Life beyond Radford

Last updated 30.08.2017

Matthew Leung

Class of 2004
OCCUPATION Lawyer
Lives Osaka, Japan
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Boronia
Education
  • Masters, The Australian National University, Law, 2011-2014
  • Graduate Diploma, The Australian National University, Law, 2010-2011
  • Bachelor Degree, The Australian National University, Law, 2005-2010
  • Bachelor Degree, The Australian National University, Arts, 2005-2009
Work history
  • Foreign Attorney
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What does life look for you now?

I am now working in one of Japan's largest Intellectual Property Law firms ever since I graduated from the ANU. Life in Japan is a very interesting contrast to that of Canberra, let alone Australia. It is quite a juxtaposition between tradition and modernity.

Tell us what you are passionate about?

Whenever I can get time off work, I will always go travelling to see different and new parts of the world. It is a truly diverse and beautiful planet, and a great privilege to experience new places and cultures.

What is your favourite Radford moment?

Year 12 Review.

How easy was it to decide what to do in life?

Definitely not easy at all. Even after graduation I still harboured doubts as to whether a career in law was truly for me. You just have to seize every opportunity that is presented, and see where life takes you moving forward.

Did your further study or career go exactly as you'd planned?

Not exactly, no. But I am not complaining either. Many things are outside of one's control, and the key is being able to adapt to changing circumstances.

What advice do you have for current students?

Although attaining good grades is important, those grades are simply about opening your future opportunities for studying at university. Beyond that, it is your experiences that count the most. So make sure you enjoy your time in high school and college whilst still pursuing academic excellence.

Anything else that you would like to share?

Don't worry, be happy!

Where are you now?