School of Law

Jack Holden

LLB Law | 2015 - 2018

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Please tell us a bit about yourself and your background.

I have just finished my first year of studying Law at the University of Leeds.  Before university I studied Law, History and Government & Politics at Rochdale Sixth Form College.

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

I have always held an interest in Law and hope to be a solicitor after finishing university. If not, the degree itself could still prove a great foundation to a job in business, finance or government. For me Leeds provided the perfect place to study, being situated in a vibrant city with no shortage of activates to do, whilst the university itself is great for employability and a top place to study Law.

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

Having been recently voted as the best society in the UK, Leeds Law Society is known for great socials. The most renowned of these being the Law Ball which was a great break from the stress and an amazing celebration of a successful first year.

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

At the School of Law each student is given a mentor which they can access at any time, should they require it. Academic staff are also accessible throughout the week whenever they have open hours available, which are displayed outside of their rooms.

How would you describe the facilities at the University?

Leeds has plenty of facilities available with three radically different major libraries as well as many closed working environments around campus. The gym is modern and has a huge number of machines and rooms hosting different activities, such as a climbing wall and squash courts. Lastly, the Union is frequently voted the UK’s best and there’s no shortage of bars and cafes.

Have you been involved in extra-curricular activities, such as societies, summer placements etc? How have these enhanced your experience at the university?

Not only does the Law Society host great social events, but it holds a number of competitions providing great work experience for those who wish to become lawyers. The Law Society hosts Mooting, Negotiating and Debating all of which are great for those who wish to build upon their confidence and charisma. There is no shortage of societies at Leeds, and the opportunity to create your own society is available.

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