Linda Lim loves the diverse areas of law she gets to study – from public law to criminal law – and plans to work in the commercial sector when she graduates.
“I chose law because I wanted to study towards a degree that would help me make a valuable contribution to society, and make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
“A degree from the University of Auckland opens up opportunities to pursue a career overseas or complete further study at prestigious overseas universities.
"I’d like to work in the public sector initially and then hope to gain experience in a wide range of areas. A law degree opens so many doors for different career paths – whether it’s in law or elsewhere.
“I like the diverse areas in law I get to study. I’m taking a range of different classes – from public law to commercial law and criminal courses. Being exposed to so many different areas of law enables you to really find out what interests you and where you can see yourself working. To be taught subjects by lecturers who literally wrote the textbook, is a really special learning experience.
“One of my favourite courses was a trial advocacy course. It was taught by legal practitioners who were able to share their experiences and offer invaluable insights into pursuing a career in criminal law. As part of the course, we got the opportunity to run a trial in the Auckland District Court and really experience what being a lawyer is like.
“I would definitely recommend getting involved and putting yourself out there as much as you can. My university experience was enhanced by getting involved. Joining clubs or talking to lecturers might seem scary and intimidating at first, but it will make our experience so much more enjoyable and worthwhile. You are only at uni for a short while, so I would encourage you to make the most of your time.”