Hello! * Update* Welcome back!

So… I know it’s been forever since you’ve heard from me, unless we are friends on one of my social media platforms.

The run up to completing this degree required levels of motivation and willpower I did not even know existed. Unfortunately the blog was one of the many projects which had to be placed on hold for a season.

But I’m back!!! So here’s whats up:

  • Graduated in April 2018 from BPP University, Bachelor of Laws and I managed to get that coveted 2:1. When you finally accept that you won’t make the 1st class cut, the 2:1 is indeed coveted. 
  • To commence the BPTC in September 2018 with City Law School.
    • Scholarship from Gray’s Inn was received to pursue this-yah! A scholarship from the Inns is not only financially beneficial (approx 20k GBP) but highly regarded on pupillage applications and I would highly encourage anyone thinking of a career at the Bar to apply for one.
  • On a much needed and vital career break, spending the summer in Saint Lucia. Every fruit imaginable is in season so life is pretty delicious at the moment.
  • The Go! Foundation is taking strides to be incorporated as a non-profit organisation in Saint Lucia. I founded this organisation a few years ago to focus on the need to develop 21st century skills from an early age and to do so with great emphasis placed on non-classroom activities.
    • You will have first dibs to view the amazing website which is currently being built.
    • The Secondary School Preparatory Programme was launched in June 2018, more details in a separate post in the next few days.
  • It is my greatest desire to be more transparent here in regards to the struggles I encountered on the journey. I intentionally seek out success stories to keep me motivated so its only fair to return the favour. Do feel free to ask any questions on issues you may be facing as a current or aspiring law student or as an international one, I may have gone through the same and able to save you time on finding an effective solution or point you in the right direction.

I plan to be much more consistent on here and hope you will keep me accountable. What would you like to read more on? Are you a law student and what stage are you at? How can I help, let me know!

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AMICUS ALJ

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Amicus is a small charity which helps provide representation for those facing the death penalty in the US.

They believe the death penalty is disproportionately imposed on the most vulnerable in society, violating their right to due process and the concept of equal justice before the law. They work to provide better access to justice for those who could not otherwise afford it.

As the incoming BPP London Student Representative for AMICUS ALJ, please consider this personal invitation as it would be an absolute delight to work with you on this. I can genuinely say that this is by far one of the most exciting roles that I have taken on.

Human Rights are rights inherent to all human beings and to be engaged in supporting such an established work before launching into and even during your careers will serve you well.

If you are a student at BPP please join the Facebook Group for more information on how you can get involved and the many benefits for student members of AMICUS.

Please see here for more information and share this post!

 

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Me – Incoming Amicus Student Representative

Top Five Reasons Every Law Student Should Moot!

Mooting is the oral presentation of a legal issue or problem, against an opposing counsel which is executed through a simulated court hearing, (usually an appeal).

It is unlikely to find a Chamber or Law Firm that will not require a student to have mooted at least once. Prizes and awards are highly regarded and they also carry points in the initial shortlisting recruitment process (this may not be true for all Chambers and firms).

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‘Please give up this space if needed for a wheelchair user’

Case note: FirstGroup Plc (Respondent) v Paulley (Appellant) [2017] UKSC 4.

The driver on a bus has to take further steps than a mere request to give way to ensure a wheelchair user can get on. This seems obvious and fair enough until it is noted the request also applies to buggies occupying the space.

Facts of the case are a wheelchair user was left behind at a stop because the space, with the notice ‘Please give up this space if needed for a wheelchair user’, was occupied by a buggy with a sleeping baby.

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