Law with Politics LLB
Why did you choose this course?
I wanted a degree that would challenge me intellectually and would also give me a contextual legal understanding of the world around me. In an increasingly globalised world, it was important for me to study a subject that would further my understanding of global affairs.
The interdependency of Law and Politics is extremely fascinating and as, arguably, the two most important components of British society, it was an obvious choice of course for me.
What do you most enjoy about studying here?
I think the facilities here are probably one of the most superior in the country. My favourite place to study is the Learning Commons. It’s a beautiful, modern building with plenty of computers, private study rooms and study spaces – it’s also open 24/7!
I also love the fact that all study materials, like lecture handouts and reading lists are online and are easily accessible so there is no chance of losing anything.
Have you been involved in any of the Law School’s societies and events?
This year I am the Law with Politics 3rd Year Rep for the Law School and I am also the Law with Politics rep on the Manchester University Law Society.
This has given me an incredible opportunity to assume a great deal of responsibility whilst simultaneously meeting and working with new people.
What are your plans after graduation? How do you feel studying at Manchester has prepared you for this?
After graduation, I hope to gain a training contract with an international law firm. Naturally, this is an extremely competitive thing to get but there are many ways that my study has prepared me for my career.
There are several employability sessions held throughout the year that are always hosted by a law firm. I find this invaluable as not only do I get the opportunity to understand a particular skill, such as commercial awareness, but I can also network with these firms and find out more about their culture which definitely helps when the time comes to write a strong vacation scheme/training contact application.
What advice would you give to new students at the Law School?
Your first year counts! Treat this year as a chance to make little mistakes here and there. But if you want to secure an internship or a vacation scheme in second year you will need, as a minimum, a 2.1.
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