Benjamin Rana

Country: France
Sector: Law
Job title: Legal Technology and Innovation Executive
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2021
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Macfarlanes

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

Since leaving Exeter, I pursued the MSc Legal Technology at the University of Law and now I’m working at Macfarlanes as a Legal Technology and Innovation Executive, part of the Lawtech group at the firm.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I chose this career to gain a deeper insight into the practical elements of implementing legal technology in the industry. I enjoy the creative elements of the role the most, in that you have to be creative in delivering the service to clients and internally.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

I was a member of the Law society, the Amateur Boxing Club and the Debating society.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

I enjoyed the discussions with seminar tutors on interesting topics of law and the biggest highlight had been the Artificial Intelligence and the Law module in my third-year, given its fascinating content and cutting-edge commentary in the industry.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

I enjoyed the friendships I made during my studies at Exeter. I was lucky to have a big group of friends that I could rely on and learn from throughout my time.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

I chose to study at Exeter because of its stellar reputation in the Law school and the breadth of extra-curricular activities to get involved with.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Being open to make new connections and relationships. Being creative in finding innovative solutions.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Be methodical in your research for the firm and take all experience as useful for your future career.

What are your plans for the future?

To continue to explore legal technology and gain more experience in the legal industry.

 

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