A Law graduate from City, University of London, was called to the bar one day before his graduation ceremony.
Abdul Qudoos Sohal (LLB Law 2020), who has since gone onto complete an LLM and the Bar Vocational Studies (BVS) at City, reflected on his journey as the student speaker at his City Law School graduation ceremony.
Abdul and the class of 2020 saw their original graduation ceremonies delayed due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Just one day before his graduation, Abdul was called to the Bar and wore a classic tie wig before he doffed his graduation cap 24-hours later.
“I wanted to become a barrister so I chose to continue studying the Bar at City,” said Abdul.
“It has been a hectic few days as just yesterday I was called to the Bar of England and Wales as part of The Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn, so I can now practice as a barrister in court,” he continued.
Abdul was an active member of City’s communities where he worked as a Student Councilor at City’s Students’ Union and was President of both the International Student Society and Grays Inn Society.
Since graduating Abdul has been working as a Managing Parter at his law firm, Sohal Law Chambers in home country of Pakistan.
He also regularly teaches students at the Blackstone School of Law and Business and Superior College in Lahore, Pakistan.