Current LLB student Hanna Maurice joined our Leeds campus in 2018 with a dream of becoming an in-house lawyer. We caught up with Hanna to discuss her achievements so far and her ambitions for the future.
I chose to study at The University of Law because of the University’s ethos and good reputation within the legal sector. I also really liked the enthusiasm of all the staff when I went to open days, and loved the commercial layout of my campus. I think it prepares you well for a professional setting.
I see ambition as the desire and drive to achieve my goals. My main career ambition is to develop into a successful in-house lawyer. However, I am also interested in practising law in another jurisdiction. I had quite clear ambitions before I joined ULaw, these have definitely been strengthened by my experiences and the new opportunities that have been made available to me at ULaw.
When it comes to personal achievements, I completed a half marathon and am repeating this again soon by taking part in the Leeds half marathon with the rest of the ULaw team.
One of my long stranding ambitions was to go to university and study law, so I am currently achieving that ambition.
I’m a member of the Legal Tech Society at The University of Law and this has helped me discover that I have a strong interest in legal innovation, and it is definitely something I would like to take further.
Also, as part of that society and during my role as an employability ambassador I have had the opportunity to take part in planning and running events, and public speaking opportunities to fellow students. These opportunities have helped me to discover areas that I really enjoy and would like to work on in the future. It has also helped me gain some key communication skills that I believe will help me both in my working life and personal life. ULaw has given me a new sense of confidence to do things outside of my comfort zone.
I honestly could not name one particular person that inspires me. However, I would say that my parents have had a large impact on my ambitions throughout my life by encouraging me to do what I enjoy and supporting me.
I would advise new students at The University of Law to take advantage of all the amazing opportunities that are on offer. ULaw definitely helps develop you as a person and prepares you for working life.
Many of my fellow students have big career ambitions too, which has definitely helped me. It is so nice to be surrounded by people who have similar goals and interests as you, especially in a classroom because learning is so much more active and fulfilling.
In five years, I hope to have graduated, having achieved my best at university and be working towards becoming an in-house lawyer.
If I could give my younger self any advice, it would be to put yourself out there a little more and have more confidence.
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