To kick off our new MHC Intern Life series, we talking to Leah Brady, a graduate of Law in Trinity College Dublin and an intern in our June intake. Leah tells us about her first impression of us, why she chose law and the department she’s currently working in during her internship.
What inspired you to choose law?
I always had an interest in law from a young age. My mother worked at the front desk in the district court and when I would go in and visit I was so impressed with the work of all the solicitors and barristers. I was then lucky enough to do some transition year work experience in a solicitors office, and got a greater insight into the work that they do, this really solidified my decision to pursue it as a career.
Where did you study law, and why?
I was lucky to get offered a place to study law in Trinity College Dublin, which I accepted. My brother had gone to Trinity and when visiting him I was amazed by the campus and had pictured myself studying there in the future. Trinity also have a well renowned law school, and I wanted to learn from expertise in the area. I really enjoyed my experience in Trinity, I made friends from all over the country and all around the globe.
What department are you working with at MHC?
I am currently working in the commercial litigation department, which I am really excited about. I have already done some work experience in the courts so I am familiar with how the system works which is good. I look forward to getting more insight into the work of this department, and how commercial dispute resolution works.
What is your favourite quote:
“The only way to do great work is love what you do”.
What was your first impression of MHC?
Since my first time walking through the door here, when I did my first interview, it was a very friendly atmosphere. While I was only there for thirty minutes, I left feeling positive and excited for the next steps. Since starting the internship, one thing I would describe the people in the firm as is welcoming. Everyone is willing to help if you have a question, or let you tag along if they are going to court or to a meeting, and they are conscious of trying to ensure the interns get as much experience and exposure as possible. My time here has been great so far, and I look forward to the next few weeks.
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