Volume 1, Issue 5 (Originally Published 26 March 2012)
The Careers Office organises the Hong Kong Law Fair every year. It is aimed at students who find the idea of going overseas to work intriguing and want to find out more, and at those who are already passionate about working in Hong Kong.
We are privileged at Melbourne Law School that law firms are willing to travel all the way from Hong Kong to talk to our students. It reflects the law school's pride in being "Australia's first, Australia's global". The sheer variety of law firms in Hong Kong (whether they originated in Australia, the UK or the US) cover a wide variety of practice areas, and each law firm brings with them particular cultures and values. The strong turnout at the fair each year seems to confirm that in all likelihood, there is a law firm in Hong Kong suited to you.
The fair this year was a bustling and lively affair. Taking place on the first floor, it was more accessible than ever before.
Students and firms alike were busy finding out more about each other; many walked away with business cards and smiles.
The Global Law Students Association assisted by hosting smaller and more intimate presentations throughout the day. Skadden, in particular, one of the biggest US law firms in Hong Kong, conducted an informative breakfast session that attracted not only students from our own law school, but Monash as well. In the afternoon, a variety of firms held interviews that the Careers Office organised whilst other firms presented to enthusiastic students. It was a productive day for all involved.
We are all looking forward to an even bigger and better law fair next year.