Today marks the end of my journey with SMU where I travelled back to campus for Commencement 2017. I wanted to save one last salvo before I begin preparations for the bar exams next week.

Today’s highlight was Minister Shanmugam’s speech. I would like to share some personal thoughts on what was presented to us today.

I felt that Minister Shanmugam’s tone was generally positive. However, I can’t help but feel that lawyers are going to be in for some really tough times unless they belong to the category that do bespoke work for big clients.

a) Elephant in the Room : No one knows how the legal landscape is going to be disrupted.

I interviewed with SMU as someone who has just left the team in IDA. At that time, I just completed my Coursera specialization on Data Analytics with R. I spent my time during the …