What Inspired Me to Study Laws
In my opinion, law plays a very important role in our society, law is a system of rules that is enforced to govern behaviours. If the crime rate in any country is high, the indication is that law is left behind and not being followed.
I have a very humble family and my father is a self-employed land broker he has to work with lawyers most of the time. It has inspired me to pursue my aspiration as a lawyer when I see how my father’s problems were being solved by the lawyers. After years of following my father in his course of work, I have met lawyers who are ethical, fighting for the rights of people and preventing fraud and deception.
At the same time, I have also seen unethical lawyers who would help businessman to cheat on transfer the title of real property for their own benefits. Through these experiences, I realised that it is important for lawyers to act ethically and it has strengthen my will to pursue law so that I could do my part in fighting for the rights of people to make my country a better society.
During my breaks in the university, I will get to the office to help my dad out with his work. From there, I have learnt how to process the applications of sale and purchase of properties in Malaysia. I have gained confidence to communicate with clients and explain the steps to purchase a property and the ability to work under pressure. Meanwhile I have also developed my interpersonal skills and working perfectly as a team with my colleagues within the short period of time. This has spurred my interests in law. My short attachment in Alex CHANG & Co allowed me to see the ‘insights’ on a legal office at work.
Lilian Chuah Shiou Hui
University of London