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Deciding when to practise

Deciding when to practise

Q Do I have decide now whether I want to practise?A The simple answer is no. While at university you should relish the opportunity to learn as much as you can across a variety of areas and…

Q Do I have decide now whether I want to practise?

A The simple answer is no. While at university you should relish the opportunity to learn as much as you can across a variety of areas and immerse yourself in the social and educational aspects of this time of your life. Pursue those areas that are of interest, whether it be sports, politics or other exciting hobbies.

This would be a good time also to undertake some work experience within a law firm or other organisations that you may have an interest in. Of course, this experience will hopefully assist you in making an educated decision about your career path.

When you are approaching your penultimate year of study, it would be wise to sit with the university career counsellor to discuss the options available to you and map out a path. This timing coincides with the application process for traineeships at firms. Of course, should you decide at this point not to pursue a career in the law, there is no reason you cannot return at a later point.

You should remember, however, that securing a training contract or your first graduate role can be challenging, given the competitive market.

- Megan Drysdale, senior consultant at Mahlab

 

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