After sampling several legal breadth subjects during his Bachelor of Biomedicine at Melbourne, Tal developed a passion for the law.
The intersection between science and the law had always intrigued Tal, and he found himself naturally attracted to Intellectual Property. He had the opportunity to complete a clerkship within the Intellectual Property team at Ashurst, a top tier international law firm. His knowledge about the immune system and its fight against pathogens, attained through his Biomedicine studies, became very valuable when he was tasked with filing and opposing pharmaceutical patents for the invention of novel drugs and technology.
Tal says it was particularly empowering to be one of the few in the large firm with specialist biomedical expertise that could be applied to the fascinating legal issues surrounding the protection of medical discoveries.
Biomedicine provided me with a firm foundation in biomedical sciences. It kept my mind open to the application of the sciences in the commercial and legal world – and instilled in me the skills and the self-discipline necessary to excel in law school and in my professional life.
Among other things, Tal has also worked as a paralegal within the banking, construction and criminal law practice areas at different law firms.
Tal has recently graduated from his Juris Doctor at Melbourne and has accepted an offer of as Graduate Lawyer at Ashurst.
“I look forward to applying my extensive biomedical knowledge in the commercial law field,” he says.