Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

Jonathan Foo

LLB Law | 2014 - 17

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Please tell us a bit about yourself and your background.

I am an international student from Singapore and I’m about to start my third year on the LLB programme with the School of Law.

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

Studying law in the UK has been a dream of mine since I was 10, so when I had to choose between the well-respected law school at Leeds and an accounting scholarship elsewhere the choice was clear as day.

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

The thing I appreciate most about the Leeds Law programme has been that it combines uncompromising intellectual demands with quintessential lessons in soft skills that will doubtlessly improve my employability.

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

What impressed me the most at Leeds is how the people around you are not only interested in helping you develop as a law student, but also to help you grow as a human being. While I still have some way to go in my development, I feel comforted that I will not only have taken a huge step towards a dream career in law, but will also have matured into a person ready for the demands of society.

How would you describe the facilities at the University?

Having attended courses in a number of universities and schools around the world, I feel that the facilities offered by Leeds are truly world-class and inferior to few. I think students will find that they have everything they need to receive a top-class legal training at the university.

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

As well as playing badminton for the men’s badminton first team and football for the law school, I also served as President of the Leeds Singaporean Society and volunteered with the Union. I am currently attending a summer programme in Hong Kong after being selected by our university.

If there were to be one word to encapsulate my Leeds experience it would be diversity. Studying in Leeds has really broadened my world view by giving me the opportunities to not only discover more about the world, but to meet, work and learn with people from vastly different backgrounds from myself.

Any other comments you would like to make?

I think the most important part of my Leeds experience is really the people. Regardless of whether it is the mentor-mentee, the teacher-student, the peers or the schoolmate relationships, I think Leeds has really provided me the platform to learn about more about myself, my interests, as well as the way I interact with others. Of course everyone’s Leeds experience is a different and very personal one, but I think the school provides the perfect platform for an aspiring lawyer to sharpen his skillset in preparation for a fulfilling career. 

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