Don't think the new policy has been implemented yet. I find JPA a little off putting (and many of my classmates agreed with me though it did not stop them from applying) because it's biased towards
you know what I mean.
(Original post by SelPYH)
Mr. N suggested a new policy where they offer overseas scholarships to those who had gained admissions to top universities and give out bursaries instead to post SPM students to do their pre-university course. Not sure whether it would be implemented or not. And yes, I've heard that the government is planning to reduce the number of overseas scholarships so that "better" students attend local universities but personally I think that he wants to avoid the main issue and came out with an excuse.
It's true that Axiata isnt the only corp that offers scholarships but it was one of the few that offered law scholarships. Most corp offers scholarships for Economics or Business Management. Finding one that offers law scholarships is rare. The others being SC and BNM. I have always thought and still do think that working for them post-uni provides a good job security. As the bond ranges from 6 to 9 years, you'll have sufficient experience to find a better job after the bond is over. I believe that you'll still be able to practise in a legal field, mainly on corporate law if you take up the scholarship.
6-9 years of bonding is a very long time. For those who started as a pupil in Malaysian Law firms, most would be in senior positions or even in partnerships already. But yes, I do agree that the job security is a huge advantage especially in this current economy.
I am a little miffed that the international Law firms are all in Singapore though. :/
Last edited by Akiraryuu; 31-03-2012 at 11:02.