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Graduate Star Charles Reed

ULaw’s graduation ceremony at Central Hall, Westminster on the 16 April 2016 was a special occasion, marking the end of legal studies for many – and the start of their bright professional futures. We caught up with one of those graduates, Charles Reed, who gave ULaw a Student Vote of Thanks, and asked him to tell us more about his time with us.

‘I completed the GDL and LLM LPC at ULaw’s Moorgate campus, between 2013 and 2015. The facilities there are fantastic and the location is ideal - overlooking the unique HAC grounds with the buzz of the City on one side and the fun of Old Street and beyond on the other. There’s also an emphasis on the student-tutor support network and a big drive for you to pursue extra-curricular activities.

I am pleased I made the decision to come here; it is well documented that law school is hard work but the university fully acknowledged that these were tough years and the tutors were incredibly understanding, reasonable and supportive.

I am in my second seat of my training contract at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and hopefully will qualify here into a department I really enjoy and then go from there. ULaw has prepared me thoroughly for my training contract and made the transition as seamless as possible.

I suppose receiving my LLM LPC results was a big relief and highlight but playing rugby against BPP (and winning) on the HAC pitch was a fantastic and unique experience.

My advice to prospective students is to manage your time effectively. Sometimes the workload may seem overwhelming but you do not need to stress and work yourself to the ground – if you are organised and efficient you will always have your evenings and weekends to yourself without compromising the potential to achieve top marks. Stay on top of things and keep the work ticking along, so that you can play sport, pursue your hobbies, socialise and enjoy yourself.’

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