Celiwe Vuyo Kawa

Johannesburg, South Africa

Studying undergraduate law at LSE has instigated in me a thirst for knowledge I never knew I could have. I have answered many of the questions I had about law but with each new answer ten further questions arise! For these reasons I want to continue my education by studying for a master's after the LLB and there is no other place where I could even think about doing this than at LSE itself.

LSE not only thinks of one's current goals as a student but also prepares one for the world outside academia with a careers service that provides advice, CV editing, interview preparation and careers fairs. There is an extensive choice of subjects to choose from to tailor the programme to my specific interests, and there is a wide variety of scholarships for international students making it accessible for those who may not otherwise have the means. Whilst studying the individual subjects, law is not just looked at from the neat environment of textbooks but is also placed in an everyday context. The professors one gets to interact with in lectures and classes are experts in their chosen field who make each subject come to life, and their classes made me aware of issues I never thought I would care for before. The teaching at LSE has made me look at the causes of things, and ultimately has given me a new and more humanitarian way of looking at things. When adopting this approach I understood that my arguments became more profound; a well-founded argument can form the keystone for building change.

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CeliweKawa

 3rd year, LLB Laws