If you had to invest £1,000, what would you spend it on?

That was the central question in the law society meeting I went to.

Essentially a student led seminar, but events can vary from group study sessions to group discussions. There’s even a ball at the end of the year. Martin and Grace, treasurer and Leader of the Law Society are two wonderful speakers and very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to thinking about different law industries and how to break into them. 

What makes a seminar good? Is it the material covered? Is it the professor running it? Is it the general vibes of the people taking part? I think it’s a mixture of all three.

Martin led with AI. “A perfect imperfect solution” Martin called it. It can’t write this article for me but that’s only because I haven’t figured out my own personal style yet.

AI used to mean how the computer figured how to beat you in video games. What it has now become is an advanced search engine. 

What it becomes in the future? Well, it becomes its own separate entity, wages a cyclic war against humanity which Keanu Reeves stops by being a special, special man. 

Grace proceeded with an anecdote about applying for a commercial law firm that specialised in one thing but also had some property law management. 

Her prospective employer asked her “why come here for property law?” and she was left answerless. 

I truly felt the embarrassment she must have, and the courage and honesty to share the experience to save prospective law students from repeating the crimes of their forefathers, or in her case, foremother, I guess.

Other answers ranged from online advertising, maritime, facial recognition to nuclear weapons smuggling, energy, German arms manufacturing. Personally, if I had to invest £1000, I go invest in a loan giving company like a bank or a short-term loan business. They must be raking it in.

These are who was left at the end of the night, mostly law students at a law society event. There were more there but these are some that stayed. Maybe you’ll join them next time. 

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