Taking law cross-country

After working as a barrister in Romania, Daniela needed to re-qualify herself when she moved to Australia, which she achieved through gaining a degree online.

Almost 20 years ago, Daniela moved from Romania to Australia to set up a life and a family. In Romania, she had worked as a barrister, but her qualifications weren’t fully transferrable – she needed to become qualified in Australia in order to continue her career in law.

So Daniela went on to complete Murdoch University’s Bachelor of Arts (Security, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism), online through OUA. She found the degree incredibly interesting – her highlight was learning about spies, saboteurs and intelligence agencies around the world. Online study was the perfect solution for Daniela, as she was able to raise her two children while extending her education.

Arts security terrorism and counter terrorism student Daniela Ion family
Daniela- Studied Security and Counter terrorism with Murdoch University, through Open Universities Australia.

Daniela currently works as a migration agent, helping her clients make the move to Australia, and in the case of asylum seekers – gain a protection visa. The study she’s completed in security and terrorism helps her to better understand the challenges facing her clients in their migration to Australia.

Today, Daniela has not only a Bachelor degree under her belt, but a Juris Doctor as well. She’s well and truly on her way to becoming a practicing lawyer again – her daughter is even studying law. She dreams of opening her own law firm, where she and her daughter work together to fight for people, and for justice.

Arts security terrorism and counter terrorism student Daniela Ion at work

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