Engineers Canada’s Seung Byong Light Go didn’t want to be a lawyer until he landed in-house

Go says the challenges at a professional organization are different than at entrepreneurial companies.

By Julius Melnitzer | May 9, 2023

Seung Byong Light Go didn’t choose a legal career because he wanted to be a lawyer – but now delights in being one.

“I chose law because it offered opportunities to do other things,” he said. “Instead, I’m so grateful and happy to be a lawyer.”

The road was circuitous, to be sure. Mathematics was what came naturally to Go.

“I love problem-solving and logical reasoning,” he said. “So, I got a master’s in math at Memorial University. I explored political science, economics and even dentistry and medicine before going to law school.” MORE . . .

Julius Melnitzer is a Toronto-based legal affairs writer, ghostwriter, writing coach and media trainer. Readers can reach him at [email protected] or


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