Agnes Meredith-Leiataua is nearing admission to practice after a long road studying law. We spoke with her about her tips for law students and grads, and her experience studying Profs at the College of Law New Zealand.
What is your current role?
I am currently a graduate policy advisor at the Ministry of Justice, based at the National Office in Wellington.
What does a day in life look like for you post-admission?
I am yet to be admitted, and am in the process of being admitted in the October - Auckland Admission intake. However, a day in life post-Profs looks like being able to apply everything that you've learned during Profs to your work. Although I am not practising law yet, the skills you learn in Profs in terms of problem solving, research and others are transferable and can be applied in my current role as a policy advisor.
Any tips for law grads navigating admission?
The most important tip that I can offer is to ensure that you compile a list of all the documents you need and who can be your references. This will ensure that you are organised when it comes to not only finishing your application, but certifying your documents and keeping track of your references.
Do you have any advice for law students?
Enjoy and trust the process of law school. It may seem never-ending, but remember you made it into law school for a reason and you're meant to be there.
Do you have a College of Law lecturer you would like to shout out?
Alison Wallis - I cannot thank her enough for taking the time and having the patience to help me through Profs. Alison's guidance and advice had steered me in the right direction when I found myself having difficulties with balancing profs and entering the workforce at the same time.
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