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FAQs for lawyers-turned-copywriters, answered.

Are you a copyright lawyer? No.

Do you love your new career? Love is an ambiguous concept, bastardized by pop culture.

Do you miss the money? Yes. Feel free to send me some. 

Why did you do it? I wrote funny instagram captions. And I found them much more interesting than drafting share purchase agreements. 

Will you return to the law? Not even if Ryan Reynolds looked at me with his gorgeous eyes and begged me to.

Are you obsessed with Ryan Reynolds? Yes, please let him know.

Was it scary to start from scratch again? Yes. It helped to speak to others who went through similar journeys on my podcast, Please Turn OverBankers, architects, engineers, lawyers, consultants have done the same and thrived. 

Do you feel insecure about your decision? At times. I write jokes about it and perform them at open mics as seen here. Comedy is truth and pain, after all. 

Could you go over my rental contract real quick? No.

If you’d like to chat, please contact me here:

Email: divyamirlay@gmail.com

Resume | LinkedIn | Instagram

If you’re Ryan Reynolds, please contact me here:

30 Alte Schonhauser Allee, Berlin. 

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Awards & Publications 

Muse by Clio, Divya Mirlay’s Transcontinental Voyage from Corporate Law to Copywriting

Clio Awards, Gold /The Radical Change

Clio Awards, Shortlist/The Free Speech Update 

Webbys Nomination/The Radical Change

The Andys, Gold/The Radical Change

The Andys, Gold/The Free Speech Update

Graphis, Gold/The Radical Change

Graphis, Gold/The Free Speech Update

Webbys, Honoree/Sleep Alone Together

Young Ones ADC Finalist, Merit, Design for Good/The Free Speech Update

Young Ones ADC Shortlist, Design for Good/The Radical Change

Young Ones ADC Shortlist, Craft in Writing/Sleep Alone Together

Applied Arts Magazine Winner/The Radical Change

Creative Conscience U.K. Highly Commended/The Radical Change

Webby’s Honoree Best Use of Earned Media/The Fully Festive GIF Pack

Foxglove Gold (x2) Best Use of Instagram, Best Innovation in Digital/The Fully Festive GIF Pack

CIDCA Bronze Viral Marketing Campaign/The Fully Festive GIF Pack

Adsoftheworld/The Radical Change/Thanks For Keeping It Real 

Applied Arts Magazine Winner/The Radical Change

Adsoftheworld/The Radical Change

Webby’s Honoree Best Use of Earned Media/The Fully Festive GIF Pack

Foxglove Gold (x2) Best Use of Instagram, Best Innovation in Digital/The Fully Festive GIF Pack

CIDCA Bronze Viral Marketing Campaign/The Fully Festive GIF Pack 

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Work Experience

Junior Copywriter @ Innocean, Berlin (October 2022 - Present)

Copy/Concept Intern @ Innocean, Berlin (January 2022 - October 2022)

Copy/Concept Intern @ Edelman, Berlin (October 2021 – December 2021)

Copywriter @ Brave New World Communications, Bangalore, India (July 2018 – December 2019)

Associate @ Argus Partners Advocates & Solicitors, Bangalore, India (June 2017 – June 2018)

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Education

School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore, India (BA. LLB Hons.)

Miami Ad School, Hamburg 

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