After attending local state schools I studied Law at LSE and then undertook a Masters in International Relations at the University of Cambridge. On completing my legal training at the College of Law, I joined White & Case LLP in whose London, Tokyo and Beijing offices I have worked. I am currently an Associate in the London Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions group.
By studying at LSE students benefit from world-class teaching, but they can also take advantage of a wealth of opportunities that are available only at LSE. Whether it is a global leader, high-flying businessman or a leading academic, every night of the week a "big name" will be speaking at the School. Sandwiched between the City, Westminster and the Royal Courts of Justice, students also find themselves next to the world's pre-eminent financial centre, a few miles from one of the most important seats of power globally, and right at the heart of the British legal establishment. This presents clear advantages when it comes to searching for an internship, work experience or full-time employment. By way of example, whilst at LSE I spent time with two leading investment banks, undertook a number of internships with global law firms, did mini-pupillages with top barristers' chambers, took part in pro bono work at the Royal Courts of Justice, and interned with a former Foreign and Defence Secretary.
LSE is also distinctive in its exclusive focus on the social sciences and humanities. This creates an atmosphere in the classroom (and on the campus) that is found nowhere else and means that subjects are studied from non-traditional perspectives. So during my Law degree not only did I learn what the law was, but I was encouraged (and required) to constantly question why the law is as it is and to think about what the law ought to be.
Culturally LSE is also unique, with probably the most diverse student body in the world. Mixing with people from varied backgrounds and being exposed to different ideas was enjoyable and challenging, but also enabled me to see the world from a fresh perspective. On leaving LSE I had grown enormously intellectually, but was also prepared for life in the wider world.
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