Our Team

Yegal Academy is a specialised online platform designed to upskill law students and make them more employable and effective in the workplace.

Yegal’s law firm clients tell us they need paralegals and junior lawyers who can hit the ground running but that students sometimes lack practical legal skills.

Our practical legal training complements the skills students acquire at university. By getting more students into practical training via the Yegal Academy we serve our broader mission – to help as many students as we can find legal jobs.

The training programs are designed to prepare students for life in a law firm or corporate legal team. Taking our courses will round out your CV and make you confident you can handle the rigours of legal practice! 


Dan Yoo



Dan is a software engineer by training, though he hopes to pursue a profession beyond those traditional titles that are easily defined. His wider interests include Marketing and Design, and as a result Dan has polished a skillset that is able to shape the product offering as a whole. As a Product Manager at Yegal, Dan is able to effectively leverage his experience and skillset to deliver strong, lasting results for Yegal and accelerate growth.


Swaroop Sunder Raj



Swaroop works in Operations at Yegal, and is tasked with making our paralegals more employable. With qualifications in both Commerce & Law, Swaroop was formerly a Yegal Paralegal and is now a qualified Solicitor. This gives him a unique insight into the challenges that law students face. Swaroop is driven to help make Yegal’s legal marketplace more harmonious for both client and paralegal.


Michael Buggy



Michael is our founder and is passionate about creating opportunities for law students. He previously worked in news media as a journalist before re-training to become a lawyer. After nearly a decade in insurance law, Michael’s own experience in legal practice drove him to start Yegal. Today he is striving to make legal practice more efficient through technology and wants to help as many law students as he can along the way.


Our Mission

Our mission is to help law students find meaningful, paid work.

We know that getting a foot in the door is hard. Yegal Academy helps you learn critical skills to help you stand out from the crowd and land the job that you want!

Ready? Set, Go!

What are you waiting for?