Julia Zainal’s gentle and compassionate disposition is a breath of fresh air amidst the severe legal scene. Her selflessness and generosity have made her an endearing figure here in the Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya (‘UM’).
Hailing from Selangor, Julia grew up with parents who always placed a lot of importance on education and consistently ensured their children were right on track. Her ambitions of becoming a lawyer and entering the Faculty were formed from a young age, thanks to her beloved father.
It is not often that people enjoy the stress and adrenaline-induced thrill of a competitive environment, but Matthew Ooi Xian Wei is among the few that truly thrive in the face of an arduous challenge.
This business-oriented and determined spirit was raised in a humble abode in Petaling Jaya. His mother is a mathematics lecturer and his father is a successful lawyer. With such strong and academically inclined figures in his life, it is no wonder that a young Matthew strived for excellence and erudition early on in life. When asked if his father pushed him to study law, he responded:
‘No, that's not the reason I study law, but it is something I joke about.’