The Chinese Law Students Society at the University of Sydney, in conjunction with UNSW Law Society and the ACYA have published the 2010 Hong Kong Law Careers Guide. Must read for aspiring lawyers who want to work in the region and not just in Australia. I especially recommend the candid accounts of work hours at different levels and handy (human) hints about life as a Hong Kong lawyer — stuff you won’t get from firm brochures.
The Hong Kong Law Fair is returning to the University of Sydney this year, attended by international law firms and Hong Kong universities. A must-see event for anyone interested in working in law in the Asia Pacific region.
For more information, see here and register online now.
Clerkships – Training contracts – Vacation schemes – Jobs
The Hong Kong Law Fair will be coming to the University of Sydney this year, and it’s being coordinated by the Chinese Law Students Society. Register now to attend!
(Free plug =D i’m serving on the Old Men Committee for the fair.)
On Sunday, I submitted the last assessment for my College of Law course work. This brings to an end 15 weeks of stress, learning, and – sometimes – fun. I’m glad to say that my thousands of dollars in accrued debt has not gone to waste. I made some great friends, learned a great deal, and now have the slightly dubious boast that my best subject at College was trust accounting.
In two weeks’ time I will face a much more momentous ending. It will be my last exam, and the end of six years of university. What lies ahead? Life, career, mortgages, “real life” as I like to call it, away from the comfortable cocoon of school. It’s been a great journey, with twists and turns; moments of intense emotion as well as pure carefree joy; times when I wished the world would just disappear, and moments that I wished would last forever. To those who have been most important for me – and you know who you are, hopefully – thank you, and I am thinking of you right now.
The present blends quickly into the future. Next Monday, I begin my final seven weeks of work experience towards qualification as a lawyer – even before I do my final exam. This leads, in the blink of an eye, to full time work in February (and hopefully, an admission ceremony in the same month). My life is rolling ahead, and I’d better start jogging to keep up.