School of Law

Byron Karemba

PhD | 2014-2017

Please tell us a bit about yourself and your background.

I am originally from the Manicaland Province of Zimbabwe and I moved to the UK when I was 14. I read for a Bachelors in Law between 2010 and 2013, and I later earned a Master’s of Arts in Political and Legal Theory from the University of York. I am now enrolled on the PhD programme at the University of Leeds School of Law and my project looks at the constitutional role of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.  

What motivated you to apply to study your chosen course and why did you chose Leeds?

I chose the school of Law at Leeds because of the expertise of my supervisor, Professor Ian Cram, who is one of the leading scholars in my field. I also enjoy living in Leeds and like the general vibe of the city.

What do you think of your course, have there been any particular highlights for you?

The opportunity to engage in the research and academic activities in my department, alongside the frequent seminars and public lectures have been particular highlights.

How would you describe the help and guidance provided by the staff within the School of Law?

The School of Law provides a supportive environment for learning and research. As well as the guidance from my supervisor, I have also been helped by the management support office in creating my research profile and processing funding to conferences and workshops. 

How would you describe the facilities at the University?

The facilities offered by the Law School are world-class, in particular I am appreciative of the resources made available to PhD students. For example, there is (free) printing and a bursary facility to attend conferences and workshops. 

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