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Law LLB(Hons) with professional experience: What our students say

Student profiles

Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Taran Athwal

Name: Taran Athwal
Course: Law LLB(Hons)

Taran Athwal was Head Delegate at the National Model United Nations (NMUN). Read her account of the event:

"Being able to participate in the National Model United Nations (NMUN) was a truly rewarding experience for the law students of Kingston University. The annual conference is a simulation in which students from all over the world address global concerns in a real-world context whilst representing the country to which they have been assigned. Kingston University students were fortunate enough to participate due to the organisation, planning and coordination of Head Delegate Taran Athwal, who studied both her LLB and MA at Kingston University. The team was trained and prepped by fellow postgraduate student David Newman.

In early 2017, a group of 14 Kingston University students flew to New York, each sitting on their own committee as delegates of Trinidad & Tobago - the twin-island state they had been assigned to represent for the duration of the conference. Each committee liaised with other Member States to draft resolutions following discussions and debates during formal and informal committee sessions. This was the second year that students from Kingston University participated. The students also had the privilege of visiting the Consulate General of Trinidad & Tobago where they sat with the Ambassador to discuss their committees and ask for guidance based on their Permanent Mission to the United Nations. It was truly enriching and an honour to be able to sit on a mission briefing with the Embassy and to sit in the actual United Nations Headquarters for the closing ceremony. The mission briefing was arranged by the Head Delegate and Second Head Delegate, Szimona Balogh."

 

Fiorella Sofia Badin Biccire

Name: Fiorella Sofia Badin Biccire
Course: Law LLB(Hons)

"The main reason I decided to study law is because it plays a vital role in the society that we live in. Without law and order, we would live in a very different and unpleasant world.

I chose to study at Kingston University due to its fantastic location. Kingston Upon Thames offers plenty to do and it feels like a village, yet it's really easy to get to central London.

"The course is also great and offers many guest presentations by speakers which I think is really useful. The graduate employment record is also high."

 

Hazal Bahceci

Name: Hazal Bahceci
Course: Law LLB(Hons)

"I chose the Law LLB(Hons) course as I found it very interesting, and I believe that a law degree can open up a lot of other career opportunities.

I completed a one-year part-time placement at a solicitors firm in north London, where I worked as a legal assistant and helped the criminal and family department deal with clients, barristers and Legal Services Commission.

My tasks involved writing letters, phone calls and dealing with the files, as well as administration duties.

I would recommend this course to everyone who likes challenges."

 

Bawar Hamad

Name: Bawar Hamad
Course: Law LLB(Hons)

"I knew my interest in law and politics would grow at Kingston, because of the background of some of the lecturers. Some are incredibly highly regarded nationally and internationally.

I wouldn't change my course for any other. I am stimulated academically and challenged on a daily basis – allowing me to improve and enhance my abilities. I have already undertaken two internships, one of which I am currently conducting at Glade Law where my position is a recognised paralegal. This provides me with the ability to enhance my commercial awareness, have one-to-one client contact and heavy exposure to legal research and cases.

My grandfather – who is my inspiration – was the only judge in a small city in Iraq. Throughout my childhood and adult life, everyone has spoken highly of him. I hope one day to leave the same legacy."

 

Name: Josephine Crowther
Course:  Law LLB

 

Name: Chris Dingle
Course: Law LLB

 

Graham Childs

Name: Graham Childs
Course: Law LLB(Hons)

"I knew I wanted to be a barrister and one of my mum's friends told me that Kingston had a very good law department, so that's why I came here. The teachers are very friendly and approachable. They are quite willing to sit and discuss things with you. Some really go out of their way to make sure you are keeping up-to-date with everything.

I've liked the way the staff encouraged you to get involved with extra-curricular activity. One of the things that I have really enjoyed was a trip to Europe to visit the EU institutions and the Court of Justice. It was interesting and gave me a real insight into how these organisations actually work.

The mooting competitions (arguing a case for the prosecution or defence) have been another highlight of the course. They improve your skills, and doing them gives you a lot of confidence. I represented the University in the District Law School Mooting Competition.

I have also joined the University Law Society and the Students' Union. I was a course representative for the Students' Union and deputy chairperson for the Student Council. That was really interesting. You see another side of university life.

However, in the third year I wasn't able to be so involved because there's a lot more hard work. I had several deadlines that were quite close together. But I found the University staff very supportive. They helped me plan my time, advising me when to do things and where to focus my efforts."

 

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