Fatemah Shabneez Seeroo, LLB Law
LSBU graduate Fatemah has dreamed of being a barrister for a long time
Having seen her cousin study LLB Law at LSBU and go on to work successfully as a solicitor, she followed in her footsteps and came to study at LSBU – determined to be ready for the world of law on graduation.
A perfect location
With a clear desire to build a successful career as a barrister, Fatemah wanted to ensure she was close to the legal heart of the UK when studying. She explains, "London was the best place for me to be because of the all the facilities and there are also more chances for part-time jobs. London was no doubt the right choice. It is a perfect student city and the diversity that LSBU offered is a bonus."
For future lawyers, gaining as much experience in different practices as possible can make a significant difference to employment opportunities when they graduate. Well aware of this, Fatemah made the most of her London surroundings. During every holiday period she managed to secure work placements and was able to gain valuable insights into different working environments. She then used the knowledge she gained to help her in specific modules of her law degree. Read more about our location.
Support from day one
The staff at LSBU left students in no doubt what will be expected of them in the law profession and how competitive it can be, says Fatemah. She believes this prepared her sufficiently for after graduation, so she has realistic and achievable ambitions.
Finding the group work in seminars particularly useful, they helped developed Fatemah's public speaking and advocacy skills, which are essential for a career in law.
"First class experience"
Keen to develop her skills while studying, Fatemah made the most of opportunities that came her way, representing LSBU at an advocacy external competition known as London Universities Mooting Shield. "It was a first class experience. I had plenty of networking opportunities and I came out with great advocacy skills." Read more about mootings.
Fatemah has now been offered a place at a law school to pursue the Bar Professional Training Course and after that is hoping to secure a pupillage and practice as a barrister.