Law Graduate Realising her Goal
Her goal of becoming a judge or magistrate has been the motivation for law graduate Ms Ludfia Samed’s successes, the latest of which is her appointment as a candidate attorney at leading law firm, Livingston Leandy.
Samed, who graduated with an LLB in 2013 completing her practical legal training and writing her attorney’s admission exam the following year, says studying Law at UKZN opened up great opportunities for her in the legal field.
‘My experience of studying law was challenging but very interesting,’ she said. ‘I was always fascinated by what causes an action to become a law and the full process of that. It exposed me to great opportunities, especially the annual Law Professions Day during which we would be introduced to various firms and the profession as a whole. My future plans now include being admitted as an Attorney, which happens early next year,’ she said.
As a Candidate Attorney, Samed’s duties entail appearing in the Magistrate’s Court for various applications. When she is not busy with her legal duties Samed is involved in her other passion - sport.
‘I started playing netball at the age of 10 and went on to represent KZN for two years. I also am actively involved in squash and swimming. Sport is a way of helping me de-stress and cope with the pressures of work. At times it provides that “break” from the office allowing me to let off some steam.
‘I now play netball for Chatsworth Netball Union. Our team has been together for five years and we have enjoyed great success, even winning the A Division league,’ she said.
Samed is confident her goal of being a member of KZN’s judiciary will become a reality.