Well I know have a reason to get up in the morning, I have to argue on behalf of the government that they are not failing in regards to climate change. Ha ha, me pro government? I think they got the wrong person if I am completely honest with you. Well as ever I will do my utmost to create havoc from within, ohhh I do so like being a B*astard. :P
Well I went to the law fair and was a little gutted, again no one from any chambers except St Philips (good on them). The rest seem to have no interest at all if you are not Oxbridge. I mean my university is in the top 5 of the UK list. Ohhh well may have to travel to see them up close and have a chat. Have now thought that I will apply for the GLS and CPS, even though I'm determined to be a defence barrister (this can only improve ones skill, having sat on the enemies side, in my humble opinion anyway).
Well I am off to attend a law fair at uni today, will have all the moves and shakers there, so some ego massaging is in order. These are good ways of discovering if you like the people at these companies rather than the name. So make sure you get out there and meet them when you can. Will update how it went.
If your reading this, I bet your wondering why write about something as boring as being a student? Well I think sometimes it helps to change your thoughts into text and let others know what you think, feel and worry about. I hope that through this blog I will be able to help others with any doubts that they may have. I hope also to update and discuss what occurs in my life as I strive to achieve my goals (which in this case is to be a criminal barrister in England), no small feat in the current climate. Now I must point out that I am in my mid 20's having come to the law after a time spent in military service, this life experience is supposed to make me stand out from the crowd, but I still question myself daily and ask if I am on the right path. I am now a second year at one of the best universities in the UK, and have only just decided that I do find this subject to be fascinating, and would love to be at the pinnacle of the profession. I will admit right now that my first year was no great success and that I only achieved a 2:2 overall, though I should point out that I only attended 20% of the lectures and seminars (something I do not recommend as the catch up reading is a killer). What I worry about most is my accent and ability to speak before those who are supposed to be my peers, I mean I have not had trouble before this point, but now it will be expected of me to present myself to those of, lets just say better pedigree than myself. I come from a very working class family, and indeed I am the first to go to university. So of course, there is no expectation on my shoulders. Actually my family are supportive and pressure me in no way what so ever. Which I admit probably gives me an advantage over those younger than me. Ok, so now you know a little about me, I hope you will continue reading and i will try to post daily on all subjects relating to a Law (LLB).