Jim Law’s mother is reconciled to her son’s change of direction.
“She eventually came around to it. She was ‘What have you done? Four and a half years (of study) and now you don’t want to do that anymore?’
“It’s really good to have that support. Everyone’s been incredibly encouraging,” says the solicitor turned jewellery designer
Law, 26, a Malaysian-born Kiwi and Hamilton resident, studied law at Waikato University and worked for a year in property and commercial law before deciding during lockdown to pursue an interest he had always harboured.
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“I did the bar, got admitted. Funny thing, while I was going through that I realised, ‘this isn’t me.’ So I definitely knew this wasn’t where my future was heading, but I said to myself, ‘I have done the degree, I need to get that experience and really