Law with Politics LLB
Why did you choose this course at The University of Manchester Law School?
Originally, I had intended to study straight Politics at Manchester but in also considering a future career in law during my A-levels and having a wider interest in British politics and the legal system, I found that the joint honours course would allow me to find a balance between the political side to my studies and the legal aspects which at that point I had little prior knowledge of.
What do you most enjoy about studying here?
I really enjoy Manchester as a city: it's cosmopolitanism and cultural opportunities are unmatched. Coming from rural Cheshire it's very different to my home and has led me to engage with the many opportunities that this city has to offer. At the University I really enjoy how student life here enables me to participate in the wider Manchester community and give something back to a city that has given me so many career and social opportunities.
What has been the highlight of your course so far?
The highlight of my course so far has been studying Public Law while Brexit and the associated ‘Miller case’ have been evolving. Studying an area of the law that transcends into today’s politics and is such a contemporary issue has been fascinating and has enabled me to really engage with some complex issues relating to the British legal system.
Have you been involved in any of the Law School’s societies and events?
I have always been involved with the Pro-Bono Society as I believe it's important to give something back to those less-fortunate within the community. Working with a variety of groups in Manchester such as homeless, anti-trafficking and addiction organisations I have sought to provide support and guidance for those who are often marginalised within our community. I am also a member of MULS and regularly attend the social events and careers support that the university’s law society offers.
What are your plans after graduation? How do you feel studying at Manchester has prepared you for this?
I am currently in the process of applying for graduate schemes and training contracts at firms within both the legal and professional sector. The Careers Service at Manchester have enabled me to identify my strengths and evaluate my own job applications in order to ensure that I am conveying the hard work I have carried out at university to employers.
If you could name one experience that you will take away with you from your time at Manchester, what would it be?
My time at Manchester has provided me with a variety of experiences. However, my work with Manchester Legal Advice Centre stands out for me, the hard work that myself and my project partner put in to enable our clients to pursue their legal claims and resolve their issues has been very satisfying and seeing a client successfully win their case against the other party has been an experience that I have found very fulfilling.