“When I graduated as a lawyer exactly a year ago, I had no idea what was next for me. I knew I would be practising as a lawyer, but with 6 years of studies at university, I never sat down to fully think about life after graduation. Like most new graduates, I felt as if I was back to square one.
As a student, I learned the legal principles that would form the foundation of my future profession and, more broadly, how to apply the law and think with a legal head. However, it was the skills I gained and developed during my internship and my involvement in civil and student activism that taught me how to be a lawyer. The skills required to be an adult are not found in PowerPoint presentations or in large intimidating course books, but in interactions and experiences. Adulthood, so far, has been a learning journey for me.”