Friday the 13th, turned out to be a ‘lucky’ day for students at Cavendish University Uganda (CUU), as their Faculty of Law hosted KATS lawyers for the faculty’s first ever Career Guidance Day.
The event was packed to capacity! In attendance were CUU students and Law Society leaders from other Law Schools such as: Makerere University, Islamic University and St. Augustine University.
The School Vice Chancellor, Prof John F. Mugisha, in his opening remarks mentioned that he knew of KATS through the current Deputy Attorney General of Uganda, Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana, who happens to be an alumnus of the Firm.
The theme of the day was “Wisdom and skills to succeed at Law School and have successful careers.” The KATS team at hand were: Alice Namuli Blazevic, Emmanuel Muwonge (who doubles as a Lecturer at the CUU Faculty of Law), Judith Namazzi, Louis Lwanga, Edwin Buluma Wabwire, Tendo Angela Namubiru and Edwin Mugumya.
The lawyers alternately gave advice and shared law school anecdotes. Alice challenged the students to always think outside the box and see beyond the lanes they are given. To become innovative and learn to question things. Judith advised the students to discover their niche and focus on that. She emphasized strategic specialization and making the most of the opportunities one has. Edwin Mugumya advised the students to seek out mentors in their law school journey and to strive to make a mark in their law class year. Louie advised against being the person in the class who is too shy to speak up during lectures. He said that there are no stupid questions in law school, always inquire from your professors, you will be identified and potential can be groomed.
Suffice it to say, it was a lively, interactive session and a good time was had by all.