Aya-Marie had a business degree before deciding to convert to law via the Graduate Entry LLB at City. Subsequently, she transitioned from the GE LLB onto the Legal Practice Course at The City Law School.
Aya-Marie chats to us about why she decided to stay at City and her advice to those thinking about converting to law.
Why did you choose to continue your legal training?
I continued because I wanted to learn the practical aspects of the law. It was a natural transition from the foundational LLB programme to the LPC.
I knew that I wanted to be a solicitor by the end of the LLB and doing the LPC right away just gave me more of a foundation.
Why did you want to pursue this particular legal path?
I did the GELLB (graduate entry) because I already had a business degree, and doing the LLB in two years instead of three appealed to me.
I decided to take that third year to study the practical side to gain confidence in my skills. Doing the LPC immediately after the GELLB just made sense.
How has your previous studies at City prepared you for your professional training?
My studies gave me the foundation to begin training as a lawyer.
The module leaders were knowledgable about their subjects and passionate about getting students enthusiastic about those subjects.
Why did you choose to continue studying with The City Law School?
It was helpful to transition from the LLB to the LPC at City. I was already familiar with the school and I didn’t have to spend time learning how to cope in a new environment.
That meant I could immediately focus on being on top of my work. Being able to do that greatly benefitted me. It felt like a head start.
Was the City loyalty discount beneficial?
It was very beneficial. It was definitely one of my considerations in choosing City over the Univesity of Law or BPP.
Studying and teaching has been different this year, how have you found being taught online?
I’ve actually really loved it. It was nice being able to have the live sessions to ask questions, and to do so from my home was an added benefit.
I understand that people may find it tough not having those necessary distractions. They are still there, they’ve just transitioned to an online space.
Any tips/advice for prospective students?
If you are considering an undergraduate degree in law and know you want to continue training, it might be beneficial to continue at City.
Not only do you get a discount on your school fees, but it does lessen a lot of the stress upon starting a post grad or graduate course.