Akeem Iyanda


Key Info

  • Bachelor of Laws

Why did you choose to study at the University of Waikato, and what did you study?

The correspondence I had with the International Students' Team was quite impressive, and they came across as nice and caring. I chose to study Law at Te Piringa.

What did you do for your work placement?

I was an Intern at Rowden Law from August 2018 to November 2018, during the last semester of my degree.

What were you exposed to on placement, and what did you learn from it?

Everything to do with being a lawyer - I attended court hearings, met with clients and drafted documents. I learnt how to do exactly what I would be doing when I finished studying.

Would you advise other students to take part in a work integrated learning placement?

Absolutely. If you don't get offered a job at the end of it like I was, you still get the experience for your CV. It's a win-win situation.

What would you advise students who are thinking about studying at Waikato?

I found Waikato to be a conducive learning environment, and the support available met my needs. There are also lots of opportunities for self-improvement and growth.

How did your study at Waikato set you up for your current position?

I am now a lawyer, thanks to my law study at the University of Waikato. The degree and skills I got from Waikato made me employable.

What have been your proudest moments at University and in your career so far?

Graduating from the University and getting admitted to the bar as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. In the future, I’m looking forward to building on my skills to become a great lawyer.

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