All hail Caesar: therapy dog Julius a hit with UWA law students

Julius is top dog at UWA Law School.
Julius is top dog at UWA Law School.

HIGH-FLYING law students cuddle low-slung dachshund Julius Caesar, who had his own social media empire as the therapy dog for budding lawyers at the University of WA in Crawley.

“Law students can book an appointment with Julius for walks and cuddles throughout the semester, and they are encouraged to relax, have fun and enjoy their time on campus during an important part of their lives,” Law School associate professor Natalie Skead said.

The 14-year old dachshund is said to have a personality as large at the Roman emperor after who he was named, and gets pats from all students during his short walks around the campus.

Prof Skead said Julius gave law students a reason to get out from behind their books and iPads for regular breaks outside.

“Law is an exciting, complex and challenging discipline and we are conscious of the need to support our law students in achieving the right balance between study, and enjoying their downtime on campus,” she said.

First-year law student Robert Keenan said Julius made everyone smile.

“When you take him for a walk everybody loves him, wants to stop and talk to you, wants to pat him, and he’s the centre of attention so it’s great for him too,” Mr Keenan said.

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