“At university, some of my friends were studying Law and I started to become interested and more aware of the opportunities available through them. I learned about the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) which is a conversion course for those who don’t have a law degree, and that got me thinking. After spending a summer doing work experience in a local law firm, I was hooked. I’ve never looked back
The seat I’m in at the moment is called Securitisation, we advise on negotiating all the transaction documents between investors and financial institutions. It’s complex work that needs to be communicated clearly and concisely. Clients don’t want reams and reams of information when they ask a question, they want a straightforward summary, which I think is something that STEM students are really well versed in.
In my chemistry degree, I was writing about things like reaction mechanisms, formulating how those break down and conveying that on a piece of paper for somebody else to follow. Now I’m using my analytical skills to package complex legal jargon into terms that clients can understand. Having a background in a STEM subject can be advantageous like that.”