I will be speaking at the University of Malaya Law Career Convention 2014 tomorrow from 12-1pm on a topic entitled “10 Things I Wish I’d Known as a Young Lawyer.” You can click over to my Prezi presentation (I can’t seem to embed it anymore to WordPress).
Also, I set out below a list of recommended reading which I will be referring to in my talk tomorrow.
List of Recommended Further Reading
- Highly recommended books by Bryan Garner: The Winning Brief and Making Your Case (and all of his other books as well).
Read Widely, Store Knowledge
- Kehakiman website for the latest unreported Malaysian appellate authorities.
- UK Supreme Court for recent Supreme Court decisions and the useful Press Summaries.
- Lexis MLJ alerts and CLJLaw alerts.
- LoyarBurok for legal-related posts and current affairs.
- Modern Advocacy Perspectives from Singapore – each chapter is written by a Senior Counsel to shed their thoughts and tips on the litigation process.
- Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury: Greatest Closing Arguments in Modern Law – in particular, the closing arguments for the Nurenberg trial is awe-inspiring.
- Inbox Zero.
- Feedly for cloud RSS.
- Storage of all information, contacts and calender on the cloud.
- Desktop search engines.
Gaining Commercial Knowledge
- BFM and its podcasts.
- The Edge Malaysia.
- A book on Accounting and Finance for Non-Accountants.
- Andrew Ross’ Too Big to Fail – blow-by-blow account how the global financial crisis started.
- Bursa Malaysia Company Announcements.
Finding Your Passion
- Harvard’s class of 1963 “If I Knew Then“.
Significance of the Malaysian Bar
- History of the Malaysian Bar.
- Tommy Thomas’ article on The Last Lawyers Standing.
Other recommended reading
- Brendan Siva’s Of Sunscreen, Blackberries and Successful Lawyers.
- LoyarBurok’s Essential Tips for Law Firm Applications and Interviews.
- Dress Like a Lawyer: 5 Tips for Building Your Pupillage Wardrobe.