Career talk to Law students on "Alternative Careers for Law Graduates"

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DatePosted on March 01, 2019 at 11:33 AM
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On 26 February 2019, Star Anise Legal's Managing Director, Annie Tang, moderated a panel discussion on the topic of “Alternative Careers for Law Graduates” to law students studying at the University of Hong Kong. Annie and her co-panelists, Betty Chung (Director of Business Development for a US law firm), Jenny Chung (Senior Vice President Regulatory Compliance with a Regulator) and Hervien Yeung (Legal Assistant with a Regulator) had studied law and had either initially embarked upon a legal career or embarked upon a career outside of legal practice since graduation or after their initial legal career.

The Panelists for the HKU Career Talk (From left to right: Annie Tang, Betty Chung, Jenny Chung and Hervien Yeung)

The Panelists shared their market insights, experiences and knowledge with the students on possible careers outside of law in different industries as well as provided tips on internships and jobs interviews.

The Panelists shared market insights and personal experiences with the law students

Speakers answered questions about career prospects during the Q&A session

65 students from all levels, including undergraduate, JD, LLM, PCLL and postgraduate students registered to listen to the talk. Students were actively engaged throughout the talk and interacted with speakers by asking questions.

Students were actively engaged throughout the talk

Law students from different levels attended the event

Annie commented "It was an excellent opportunity for the co-panelists and myself to engage with the student community and to share our diverse work experiences gained in different industries as well as to share some insight into what prospective employers are looking for."

Consultant from Star Anise Legal - David Ly, shared his work experiences after obtaining a LLB degree

Star Anise Legal's Managing Director, Annie Tang and Consultant, Candy Yip stayed at the end of the talk to answer enquiries from students

We very much enjoyed participating in the careers talk and we would like to thank our guest speakers as well as Susan Yu and Augustine Hung from the University of Hong Kong for arranging it. We hope the students have gained better career insights and some useful tips after the talk, deepening their understanding on diverse professions in the market which they can consider exploring after graduation.

Thank you the University of Hong Kong for arranging this career talk for law graduates (From left to right: Susan Yu, Augustine Hung and Annie Tang)


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