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When people think of lawyers their minds immediately think of a litigator who’s advocating in a courtroom. Yet, little is known of the other legal professions that a law graduate may pursue. Here is a list of other law careers one may find interest in!   Mediator   A mediator is a lawyer who settles disputes outside of court by individually looking into the cases of the disputing parties and offering...
This is an age-old question. One that many young women ponder upon when deciding to pursue law, and more specifically, litigation (the process of taking legal action). As a woman studying for a law degree or intending to, have you ever been on the receiving end of these statements and questions?  “Litigation is more a man’s job - too many hours go into it”, “How will you have kids and a family when you’re...
Derek Chauvin’s high profile trial came to a close when the jury returned guilty verdicts on all three counts. The former Minneapolis cop ignited a worldwide outcry over his kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes, resulting in his death. This gruesome scene brought into question the racial injustices prevalent amongst America’s enforcement officers. For those of you who want a nuanced understanding of...
Whoever said a law degree only opened up pathways to legal careers was severely mistaken. This myth is especially debunked by the large numbers of lawyers who eventually became leaders of nations. Newly elected President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris are perfect examples. The American leaders are both law degree holders and had even pursued legal careers before turning to politics. President Biden graduated with a law...
After years of hard work, you’ve finally made it! You’re officially a law graduate open to new challenges. Still unsure of your next step? Then, check out the viable options below:   Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) : If you are a foreign law graduate keen on practising law in Malaysia The CLP is a 9-month long postgraduate course and professional examination taken by law graduates to qualify as...
Legal Tech or Legal technology is growing in its application and in time will become an indispensable part of the legal landscape. Its role for most part however, is not very well understood and has also been met with a certain amount of apprehension, that it may reduce the need for lawyers. In this article, we share three things about Legal Tech every budding law student and law graduate should know. What is Legal Tech? Legal...
Every law student including those aspiring to study law and even young lawyers often struggle in deciding what type of law they want to practice. Legal dramas on TV and law school to a large extent gives the impression that criminal law or litigation and working in a large reputable law firm is the true mark of success. Ultimately, finding the area of law which you are passionate about which suits your personality makes it all worthwhile....