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[MFL Ep. 27] – Transitioning from STEM to Law

As the legal profession changes and develops, so does the necessary skillsets and perspectives required to solve legal problems.

Applicants from STEM backgrounds (Science, Tech, Engineering and Maths) can leverage their unique approach to problem-solving when looking to break into the world of law.

For this episode of the #MoreFromLaw podcast, I spoke to computer science graduate Ivan Panton to discuss:

  •  The similarities and differences between tech-based problem-solving and its legal equivalent
  • How the future of law and technology will intersect
  • How future technology, such as self-driving cars, will be regulated

And more! Listen to the full episode via the links below!

SPOTIFYhttps://open.spotify.com/episode/62BWaHTL9EGYru4GNvDW59
iTUNES – https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ep-27-transitioning-from-stem-to-law-with-ivan-panton/id1497485950?i=1000479197305


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What is a STEM background and why should STEM students consider Law?

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Making STEM skillsets applicable to the legal fields

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Examples of the interrelation between STEM and Law

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Should coders become lawyers, or vice-versa?

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Dealing with imposter syndrome as a STEM background applicant

  • Be accepting of the fact that you do not have a legal background. If you have been offered an interview and passed the initial application stages such as the Watson Glaser test, you clearly have legal competencies which have been identified by recruiters.
  • Firms take a holistic view when assessing applicants. You will not be disadvantaged by not having LLB knowledge or experience of e.g. vacation schemes and open days. Your differences as a STEM candidate will be beneficial to the firm in your experiences, viewpoints, and the way in which you solve problems.
  • Have confidence in the fact that you have something different to bring to the table. Competition is fierce regardless of your background, making diversity of thought a valuable trait to have.

The ethics of Law and Computer Science 

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