Policy Chats
Policy Chats
Mar 17, 2023
Dissecting the Mindset of an Accomplished Attorney
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In this episode, Attorney Thy Bui talks with a student from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about the challenges, intricacies, and tips on the legal profession.

About Thy Bui

Thy represents employers in single-plaintiff and multi-plaintiff lawsuits in state and federal court.  She regularly defends employers in lawsuits alleging causes of action for discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour violations, and other statutory and common-law claims arising from the employment relationship.  In addition to her litigation practice, Thy also performs workplace investigations and provides day-to-day counseling advice to employers.

Learn more about Thy Bui via https://www.constangy.com/people-Thy-Bui

Podcast Highlights:

“At some point, it becomes a sales job...the people that pay you are the clients... [and people] don't ask themselves am I good at sales, how are my soft skills, do people relate to me, can I convince somebody that I'm fun to work with? These are not things that people think about.”

-       Thy Bui on the importance of soft skills and building connections. 

“While there may be more information or people to consult, in the end, you have to make that decision and you have to be okay with no matter what the consequences are because you can't control the future."

-      Thy Bui on the topic of decisiveness in the legal profession. 

“Make it fun. A lifetime of work is a long time! If you're just in it for the money and you're not having fun you're going to burn out fast, especially for a profession as demanding as the legal profession.”

-       Thy Bui's advice for anyone interested in pursuing a legal profession. 


Thy Bui (Attorney)


Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador)

Music by:

C Codaine


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This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/

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