Wynyard Wood Solicitor, ALEX Bennett shares her experience of studying law at university and how it has shaped her and her professional career.
The law is such a perplex, challenging, inquisitive area of study to which I was lucky enough to have found an overwhelming interest in.
It took me six years to complete my law degree (alongside a Bachelor of Arts). My lecturers throughout University cherished and encouraged all law students to engage in the discussions of the law. This enable us to challenge viewpoints, judgments and different interpretations. The law teaches you to think outside the box.
My experience with studying law was difficult but rewarding, there is no right or wrong answer to the law. The work load was large, the cases required to be read substantial, the assignments were long and the time involved was considerable. Weekends are non-existent as a law student, but I would not change my experience in any way. I would encourage anyone thinking of studying the law to do so.
The real world is different as the hypothetical problems you are given in law school that go completely to plan do not so much in the working world. However, the tools and skills I have learnt from law school are invaluable. These tools and skills have been an asset to helping me learn and build my career.
Not only do you gain a valuable and versatile education through law school but you create lifelong friendships. You spend more time with these people than without them and they are with you throughout your career so build those bridges, develop your skills, learn off each other and build a career, whether in the law or not, that you are proud of.