by Zsenai Logan One of the hardest things about study is the feeling that you have to give everything else up to do well. It always feels like a choice. Should I go hang out with my friends or should I pass this exam? Should I play this game I’ve been excited about or should …
“I asked a woman at Walmart where the rubbish bins were on my first day in the US, she looked at me like I was speaking another language”
Kathryn talks about her career as an employment lawyer, her involvement in the Law Society, her vision for the best future for law in New Zealand, her advice to new lawyers, her thoughts on mental health for lawyers, and her joy and love for the practice of law.
“…our taxi ride to south New Delhi was an experience in itself. Imagine a four-lane highway with clear lane markings and then everyone ignoring those road markings and playing a game of Tetris with their vehicles.”
“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.”
Final-year law student William van Roosmalen offers his insight to ‘gather ye rosebuds while ye may’ and make the most of what law school can offer.
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 …
Know Your Rights Flatting Guide – a practical booklet that aims to teach students about their legal rights when it comes to tenancy. We got Victoria law students Po Tsai and Autumn McNeill to tell us about their involvement in the project.
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!