Yuki Lim Jie Ny

Country: Malaysia
Sector: Law
Job title: Paralegal
Subject of study: Law
Year of graduation: 2022
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Nadine Wong & Co Solicitors

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

I have been working as a part-time paralegal at Nadine Wong & Co Solicitors and doing full-time postgraduate studies: Bar Vocational Studies at the City, University of London.

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

Working as a paralegal and getting a taste of my future career increases my chance of employability.

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

• I was the Secretary of Exeter Malaysian Society (ExeM) 2021/22. My role was to ensure meetings of ExeM are effectively organised and minuted, maintain effective records and administration.

• I was the Law Equality Representative 2021/22. My role was to ensure the voices of under-represented and marginalised students are heard so their opinions and needs are represented.

• I was the Copy Editor 2021/22 at Exeter Law Review. My role was to ensure that submitted articles have used valid sources and that their footnotes are following OSCOLA guidelines.

• I was also the Global Chums Mentor 2021/22. My role was to assist new international students to settle into Exeter.

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

The law lecturers and tutors have been truly supportive and helpful when I faced difficulties in my studies. I also had plenty of opportunities to be involved in pro-bono work, such as Exeter Loves Legal Aid, Access to Justice Clinic and Miscarriage of Justice. My biggest highlight would be graduating with a first-class honours and representing the University of Exeter in the Sports Arbitration Moot 2022.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

During term breaks, I could travel to the nearby beaches, e.g., Exmouth, Torquay, Paignton etc by train in less than 1 hour. Also, I could easily get the best cream teas in Devon!

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

The Law School of University of Exeter has a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It is one of the top global universities that is also a member of Russell Group. I also wanted to study in a city which is not too far from London.

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

I believe the advocacy skills which I have gained from the Sports Arbitration Moot would help build the foundations needed to excel as a lawyer. The role of Secretary at Exeter Malaysian Society and Law Equality Representative enhanced my leadership and communication skills. It also taught me how to work under pressure in face of huge expectations from the university’s administrators.

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

Law is a tough subject: be determined-do not give up easily!

What are your plans for the future?

I hope to practice as a solicitor or barrister in the United Kingdom.

 

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