Katie Cowan sums up her top tips for graduates
By Katie Cowan I am worried about how to get going in my career in law and have a few questions. I want to be a lawyer. How do I find a job as a lawyer? How do I find my niche in law? Is it better to start off with general legal experience or …
Olivia Chamberlain, Policy Analyst for Ministry for the Environment, shares her experiences of another way your law degree can be put to use!
“the Otago District Law Society did not allow her full access to their library and excluded her from annual dinners due to her status as a woman. Thankfully, this sort of blatant discrimination is no longer tolerated.”
Name: Rochelle Monk Undergraduate degree: LLB (Univeristy of Waikato) Postgraduate course: LLM Why did you decide to further your study? I am interested in having the opportunity to teaching others about the subjects I have come to love through completing my LLB. Hence, further study is required so that I have the ability …
“Had it not been for a browse on seek.co.nz, I would have never discovered the advertisement for the position I’m in now – and I applied on the last day, within the last hour of the application window closing.”
Name: Gabriel Julian-Brougham Job title: Policy Advisor Employer, city/country: MBIE, Wellington, New Zealand Length of time in current role: 18 months Where and when you studied law: Victoria University of Wellington/ ’05-10 Describe a typical day in your job There is a mixture of: Working on a team project with long-term milestones. Managing my …
The most difficult and technical areas of the law that you learn about in school are often the most useful once you start work – so pay attention!
Applying for your first serious legal job can be daunting … Read on for some tips from Vanessa Syme (People & Performance Manager at MinterEllisonRuddWatts) on how to impress your prospective employer and secure that job!
Interested in in-house legal jobs? Jessica Hinman shares her experience working for Xero Limited.