shuman beings, curiosity is ingrained in our minds in order to learn andprogress, which is one of the many reasons why I have decided to finally beginmy journey into the world of law. Being a vital component in the successfulintegration of people, law impresses me with its in-built readiness to changein accordance with society. As someone who welcomes a challenge, this is theperfect opportunity to immerse myself in research and debates. My enthusiasmfor Law not only fuels my passion for the subject but I also picture myselfhaving a distinguished career in this field. My own motivation came from seeinga small part of the law in action. I was employed as a student support officerwhen I was asked to research and present my findings to a board of directors onupcoming changes to visa regulations affecting students.
By gaining a practicalinsight I realised two things – first, the power the law has on people’s lives,and second, interpreting law effectively can mitigate loss of income.Incorporating this into my answer to “why law?” gave me, in theabsence of any real legal experience, the chance to show a more personalresponse. I intended to apply to Universities that are known for its diversitybecause I want to learn about the law from a lot of different perspectives. Thehigh-pressure environment and multi-faceted curriculum of law school will forceme to think fast and deal with problems rationally and in a timely manner.
Lawmanages to affect everything, and studying it will give me the freedom to developmy interest in anything. Duringmy gap year, I have gained experience working in a care home. My roles includedsupporting the needs of the service users i.e. doing personal care, recordingthe activities in a daily basis. Such experiences allowed me enhance my skillof empathy; also, being given the trust to be a part of peoples lives and helpthem through challenges gave me the confidence in approaching challenges whichI believe is an important asset. Havingbeen born in the Philippines and living in the UK for the past 5 years, hasenabled me to compare the ways where the two countries are differ in terms ofpolitical, social and economic aspects. Attending school in the Philippinesuntil my teenage years was not only a cultural awakening but gave me theawareness of the different types of corruption held in the government.
This hasenabled me to uphold a broadmindedness approach in life. I trust that studyingLaw will not only further my learning but also give me a greater chance ofworking for the betterment of society. Ihave placed a focus on humanities subjects such as Citizenship and Historyduring my GCSE years. Studying these subjects, an enjoyment in the research,writing and especially the analytical aspects gives me a sense ofaccomplishment. Hence I believe that studying law trains students to speak withconviction, act with poise and write with purpose, which filters in to allaspects of their lives. Studying law allows me see both sides of a situation,resulting in the craft a top-notch counterargument which is why it will advancemy abilities with my communication skills. I am able to form differentarguments to support different viewpoints and question the significance ofevents.
I have also developed the skills of time-management, debating andparticularly essay writing to a sophisticated level. Furthermore, this coursewill teach me how to approach conflicts with different types of people, how tounderstand their mind-set and how to deliver my points of view. As a person whois opinionated and argumentative, I want to be in the position to win anyargument with just.
Law school provides a transition from the wild world ofcollege to the wild world of life. With the skills I have accumulated over theyears, and the qualifications I have gained, I am elated to embark upon thecourse and relish in the obstacles Law may bring.