Elisia Engku Kangon is a final year student in the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya
Elisia Engku Kangon is currently a final year student in the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya. She is known to be an astounding 5-times Dean-lister while still excelling in other activities such as mooting and Legal Aid.
When asked about her key to success, she listed several pieces of advice for her juniors:
First, allocate enough time for every single task. Time management is essential to accomplish all obligations.
Second, besides putting in more effort to understand what is being taught in lectures such as carrying out additional research, she emphasises the importance of reading the full case laws of any subject. "I enjoy reading full cases, and it is important for us, the law students to read the full case in understanding the legal reasoning."
Third, make one’s own notes for the syllabus. Elisia makes handwritten notes that will take up a lot of time, but she assures us that it would be beneficial and helps to facilitate speedy recall especially when there is limited time between exam papers to digest everything all over again.
Fourth, attend all lectures and tutorial classes. "Maybe most people will think it is funny for me to say that attending lectures would be crucial”, Elisia jokes.
Last but not least, utilise the law library. Elisia could always be spotted in the law library, and she tells us that it is because the library contains a myriad of resources and useful information that would be useful in achieving academic excellence.
Apart from excelling in her academics, Elisia is also well-known for her mooting achievements. To cite a few, she was an oralist in the national round of the International Humanitarian Law Moot 2015 (IHL) in her second year, a researcher in the international rounds of the Asia Cup International Law Moot 2015, and an oralist for the UM-NUS 2016 as well as the Asia Cup International Law Moot 2016.
Calvin Wong Wai Hou is a final year student in the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya
With the end of LawNite Phronesis, UMLR has the pleasure of featuring the Director of LawNite 2014/2015, Calvin Wong Wai Hou! It started off with an unexpected nomination from his friend, Liew Yik Kai, which was a pleasant surprise. With that, this humble lad from Kuantan, Pahang, dropped his intention to focus on mooting during his second year and took up the challenge of organising a faculty dinner from scratch. “Admittedly I acted on impulse at first, but it’s one of my best yet. I saw so much potential in the event!” With a clenched fist in hand and a surge of determination, Calvin took up the mantle and hoped for the best.
For the uninitiated, LawNite is the faculty’s annual gala dinner initiated back in 1987 to celebrate academic and non-academic staff and the students of the University of Malaya Law Faculty as well as honoured members of the legal fraternity.
Being one of the most anticipated events among the various activities organised by the University of Malaya Law Society, it serves as a platform for the Faculty to acknowledge law firms who have shown their continuous support. LawNite is also a night to facilitate healthy and meaningful interaction between the students of the Faculty and those in the legal fraternity. Oftentimes, law firms utilise this event as an opportunity to scout for potential talents to recruit for internships and pupilage or maybe to just mingle freely with bright young minds.