As far as the strengths of my training at TZA are concerned, I would first like to mention the reliability and professionalism of all the people who work at the firm, from the lawyers to the support staff. Also, the work in the firm is very well organised, students are always clarified if they have difficulties with the tasks they are given, and the informal atmosphere allows them to ask questions and seek clarification without any reservations or fear of being criticised. Secondly, I found my tasks, my research assignments and the files I had the opportunity to read very interesting and I can certainly say that I have learnt something new from this internship.
First of all, I liked the fact that I was able to work with people from different departments and that I was given different tasks almost every day without feeling routine. I also liked that all the people I interacted with were very open and patient, and that the lawyers in the department I was assigned to (Energy) were visibly interested in showing me the practical side of the subjects I was interested in in law school, even though their time was limited and they were working only for my benefit, not theirs as well. I also received feedback almost every time, which helped me to improve the quality of my work. In my month-long internship at TZA, I did not find any weak points worth mentioning.
As far as I am concerned, the great advantage of the practice at TZA is that we have the opportunity to learn from several people with different experiences at the same time. Also, the training programme prepares you for what you will have to do in practice. The organisation team is very involved and responsive to our input. The feedback we receive helps us in our personal development, and communication with the lawyers can shape the decisions we make about our careers.