1. Juris Doctor (Law) - UWA
2. Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and International Relations) - UWA
Ben is a lawyer, strategic thinker, and community leader. As an in-house lawyer at the Minderoo Foundation and Tattarang, Ben works with an incredible group of peers to take on tough, persistent issues to deliver effective, scalable solutions. In this position Ben has had the opportunity to develop his legal and commercial skillset in a fast-paced and impactful environment where he is empowered to find solutions, set stretch targets, and generate ideas.
His most fulfilling experiences through his early career have been in contributing to not-for-profit, community organizations. As the Board Chair of the Western Australian Debating League, Ben volunteers for, and alongside a group of amazing people who believe that debating teaches the life-long skills Western Australian high school students will need in the 21st Century. Outside of work, Ben is a community AFL umpire and loves surfing and spending time with his mates.
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This episode features 26-year-old in-house Lawyer – Ben Manifold, where he currently works for Tattarang, a dynamic family office committed to investments that drive job growth and support local communities, and the Minderoo Foundation, a modern philanthropic organisation that takes on tough, persistent issues with the potential to drive massive change.
Top questions for Lawyer:
1:32 – Have you always been passionate about law?
2:19 – At what point did you realize the law was the pathway for you?
2:57 – What are the essential pre-requites you need to become a lawyer?
6:14 – What options did you consider when selecting a University?
7:31 – How intense is the study during university?
10:33 – how much do you apply what you studied in university in the real world?
12:03 – Do you have work-life balance?
15:34 – How did you find a job (the process) that met your requirements?
19:39 – What is the starting salary range when you finish university and what’s the highest you can go?
22:27 – What do you value most in being a lawyer?
24:58 – Do you have any advice for students wanting to pursuit this career pathway?