Journey through universityLola Idris
My journey through university:
Studying law has its ups and definitely has its downs.
The doubts: do I really want to pursue a legal career? what area will I specialise in? Is it really as boring as people say?
Being constantly reminded by people about the “lack of jobs” and the tendency of firms to hire “Oxbridge students”
Thanks for that information, whether these statements are intended to derail me from pursuing a legal career they actually do the exact opposite.
I’m determined to be a solicitor and I will get there one day!
Choosing an area of law:
I’ve confirmed the area I want to specialise in, its employment law hands down!
A module I can genuinely say I enjoyed and something I can see myself doing in the future.
Employment law is such an interesting area that continues to develop and reform according to the patterns of society. This field of law is essential within a democratic system and promotes basic human rights. What’s not to love?!
Stages of university:
The fast pace of university can be extremely overwhelming, one minute you’re in first year going through legal methods lectures, the next your trawling through journals for your dissertation wondering how did you get to this so quickly.
First year, a fairly dare I say it superficial introduction to university. The extent of the workload isn’t so blatant at this stage.
Second year, a bit more challenging but still relatively manageable.
Third year, the all or nothing year in a nutshell. 70% of the degree, let that sink in a whole 70% yes it’s that surreal!
It’s a whirlwind of emotions and can all get on top of you at stages but then you see the light at the end of the tunnel.
At this stage I have two more months left of university then I will officially be a law graduate.
The dissertation, the revision, more dissertation, more revision can become so monotonous and repetitive. However, picturing yourself graduating and knowing you reached that finish line, because of your hard work and determination is a reason to keep pushing and missing out on sleep!
Sure, studying law isn’t easy but I wouldn’t change my university experience. The past three years of studying law has developed my personal character, enhanced my skills and made me who I am today!
Tips for students:
My top tip for any current or soon to be law students. Avoid procrastination it really is the biggest thief of time! It’s much easier said than done, but when you get something to do just do it!!