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Law Firm Shook Lin & Bok visits BAC’s Career Centre



The Career Talk Series is an ongoing programme with the aim to give BAC’s students a look at the vast array of possible career choices they may have after graduating from their course of study. On the 28th of July 2015, Mr. Jal Othman, Senior Partner at Messrs. Shook Lin & Bok, delivered this edition of the Career Talk series with a talk entitled “Lawyering in the brave new world – Are we ready for it?”

Mr. Jal, spoke extensively about legal practice and how it has evolved over the years. He previewed modern legal practice for the class room full of wide eyed law students eager to gain insight into the profession that they intend to be in. It proved to be very beneficial for these students and removed any notions of legal practice being anything like the movies and TV series that they would have watched before.

Mr. Jal also touched on the opening up of the Malaysian Legal profession, albeit a limited opening up, and how Malaysian Lawyers need to be ready for an influx of foreign lawyers and how best for Malaysian Lawyers to cope with this.

The insights he gave from his vast experience in the Malaysian Legal Practice scene was much appreciated by the students and they certainly left the talk inspired and ready to face their books with a renewed zest.