Q: How did you decide on your undergraduate course of study?
Q: In retrospect, what did you think were the most useful lessons/ skills/ knowledge you'd gained from your undergraduate education?
A: A useful lesson is probably the necessity of having to communicate clearly and properly. The related skill here would be the ability to articulate and think critically. Knowledge-wise I think most of the core subjects covered in school are relevant and useful.
Q: How has your undergraduate education influenced your career choice?
A: Not at all. An undergraduate education in law gives you a broad perspective over the whole system of law/areas of law we have. Which field of practice you choose to go into, whether litigation or corporate, public or private, is usually not a consideration affected by your undergraduate education (other than interest perhaps).
Q: Briefly describe your current job scope.
A: I'm a shipping lawyer who does litigation work. We deal with both local and international clients due to the nature of the job. As a litigator, your job is to represent clients in court/before tribunals. Naturally, as with just about any other kind of legal job, the job includes advisory, research and drafting work.
Q: To what extent is your current job related to your undergraduate course of study?
A: Totally related - I acquired the skills required to perform the job through my undergraduate education/ The course was a pre-requisite for my job.
Q: What are some additional areas you wish your undergraduate education could have covered?
A: Nothing much. I don't think undergraduate education can ever completely prepare someone for the real world.
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