Jason Lai, Student-at-law
When you complete an undergrad degree in Commerce, it is only natural to start law school thinking you’re going to be a corporate lawyer. That all changed during my first moot court competition. Presenting my case, drawing on case law research to support my arguments and having to think fast on my feet opened my eyes to litigation and I haven’t looked back since. My major in accounting still comes in handy and taught me how to focus on the fine details and analyze large amounts of information.
As a student-at-law with CBM, I get the opportunity to work on a large variety of matters and I am assigned a range of responsibilities including research and Chambers motions. The transition from school to private practice is difficult; however, I have learned very quickly about the need to be organized and how to prioritize. It is a great learning experience which is helping develop the skills I need to lead my own files when I get called to the Bar.
- University of Alberta: Juris Doctor (with Distinction) – 2017
- University of Alberta: Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) – 2014