Fifth-year Law student, Tyson Noble (22), was positive about spending his summer swapping the beach for the books, the sun for classy inter-office airconditioning, and beers with inappropriately intoxicated friends for beers with inappropriately intoxicated partners.
After all, Tyson was going to be working as a summer clerk for Brisbane firm, McHewitt Pearce Gordon, and it was going to be the summer he fulfilled his lifelong dream. The dream of inching ever closer to being literally Harvey Specter.
The debonair corporate lawyer at the heart of Suits has been Tyson’s role model since 2011, when Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother was relegated to second place. Specter’s intelligence, charm, and attitude have driven Tyson to pursue his corporate law career.
But after several days working with the Insolvency & Restructuring team of McHewitt Pearce Gordon, Tyson is beginning to think the work he is doing is slightly different to the sneaky deals of Harvey Specter.
‘Yeah, so today I had to go through some briefs to counsel and check for spelling errors. There weren’t any,’ said Tyson, a slight air of disappointment creeping through his normally infuriatingly positive tone.
‘Then I had to enter the details of our last six matters into a database. If I’m being honest, I don’t really remember Harvey having much, if anything, to do with database work. This is pretty cooked.’
At Friday night drinks, Tyson was hoping for debauchery on par with that of Suits. But three XXXX Summers and a house white was hardly going to be the recipe for Bacchanalian hedonism.
Home by 9.30pm, Tyson reportedly began to engage in self-reflection for the first time in his life.
‘Maybe… just maybe… this isn’t for me,’ he wondered, before dismissing that brief moment of self-doubt, firing up his MacBook, and engaging in a little bit of Suits, as an escape more than anything.
Little more to come.