Reason #101 for Choosing Law


Here I am, in the middle of the night, still revising for my exams that begin next week. I must admit that the past month has been incredibly testing with revision proving to be as challenging and difficult as you would imagine. There have been a few occasions (when trying to memorise all the cases and principles related to mens rea in criminal law) where in the heat of the moment I simply wonder in exasperation, ‘why on earth am I studying law!?’ 

Then, whilst I’m having my break, watching the news about a recent conviction of gross negligence manslaughter, I remember that I understand exactly why criminal liability is imposed because I have studied ‘Criminal Law’.

Similarly, I was able to understand the process and all the main issues surrounding the recent Parliamentary Elections due to the fact that I studied ‘Constitutional and Administrative Law’ in my first year and learnt all about the legislative process and issues surrounding devolution.

I could honestly go on and on, and give you countless more examples of how the study of Law has made me see the world in a different way where I am, now, more aware and able to understand issues that can profoundly affect us all. For example, with a referendum concerning the continued membership with the EU looming on the horizon, I know that I will be able to make an informed decision because I have studied ‘EU Law’ and the effects of it within the UK.

So, revision-pain aside, I know exactly why I chose to study law!

I hope you enjoyed this midnight, philosophical rambling of a post. If you have any questions about what it is like being a law student at the University of Leicester, please feel free to comment below.

Until next time,

Zara 🙂








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Zara has now graduated from the University of Leicester. Hi! I’m Zara and I’m a commuting final year Law student. I am here to tell you all I can about what its like to study Law here at the University of Leicester. Also, I hope to show you that you can still manage, balance and enjoy University life, even if you are staying at home. I have an absolute passion for human rights, international law and all things Beyoncé! When I’m not listening to her (or studying of course), I enjoy getting involved in fundraising for various charities and making plans to travel the world. What about you?

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