Student Profile: Dongyue Hao (Virtual LPP 2021)
Q: Why did you decide to undertake the ACICIS program?
I can learn foreign culture and law, conduct practical legal work at same time.
Q: How have you found the academic components of this virtual program – i.e. the language classes/seminars?
The contents of classes are prefect. The only issue with me is the duration of the program. It is too intensive. I felt exhaustive.
Q: What organisation did you intern with?
- Learned local legislation and regulations via weekly presentations prepared by Indonesian interns including Corporate Law, Foreign Investment Law, Capital Market, Dispute Resolution and Employment Law.
- Facilitated the firm’s recent international arbitration case by a legal memo regarding the concepts of Good Faith and Unjust Enrichment in common law.
- Drafted legal memos on the topics of Data Protection Laws (China vs Australia) and Foreign Workers in China.
- Present aforesaid memos to managing partners during the partner meetings.
Q: How have you found the work culture (albeit online) of your host organisation? How is it different to work experience in Australia?
The people at work are very friendly. I didn’t see any difference but my host law firm is very flexible with timetable, which I really appreciate it.
Q: What are the main skills you have learnt during your virtual internship?
New language, communication skill, legal research, public presentation skill.
Q: What did you find to be the most rewarding part of this virtual experience?
Internship really makes me think overseas law deeply and know the distinctions of laws among countries.
Q: Were you able to learn about the Indonesian culture from this virtual program? If yes, how was this achieved?
A lot since the first day. I learn how to call others politely, what are main foods and festivals for Indonesians and so on.
Q: How will the virtual internship benefit or influence your future career?
I am confident in writing this experience on my resume and sharing this experience with future law firm recruiting team.
Q: Would you recommend this virtual program to your friends?
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Q: Describe your experience of the virtual internship program in three words:
Vivid, Practical and Multi-cultural