Law: Changing Mindsets

I’ve just finished my second year Law exams, two weeks ago. I have to confess that I’ve not been updating this blog much this year because I had been busy with a lot of work at my company and I didn’t really have much to write about as nothing exciting happened.

However, after studying Law intently for two year, I have to say that I have experienced a changing mindset.

I have been doing engineering for a long time now, to have developed a certain analytical mindset. In engineering, I am able to grasp complexities and to identify problems and their solutions. However, the problems encountered are usually of a technical nature.

What the Law has done to me is to make me see human societal problems in a similar way. I now have a suitable framework to reference, when looking at societal problems from personal family problems to crime and national issues.

It’s a change in mindset.

Whereas, in the past, I would only see the engineering solutions to human problems, I can now see the legal issues and solutions to them too. So, instead of merely having a single engineering framework to reference, I now have two very similar frameworks to use.

And that’s the other thing that I have discovered after learning the Law, that is: there are more similarities and differences between Engineering and Law. However, the two fields tend to attract characters on opposite ends of the spectrum to their calling.

But that’s stuff for another blog entry.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered/Professional Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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