School of Law

Rebecca Moore

LLB Law (graduate programme) | 2008 - 2010

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I've always had a feeling that Law was what I wanted to do but I still wasn't really sure to be honest until I came here to Leeds.

The appeal of a two-year programme, as opposed to a three-year programme back in Canada, was crucial, as well as that though I wanted to experience another culture and somewhere different.

I plan to go back to Canada when I graduate although I may come back one day. I know some people practising law in Canada who studied law in the UK and they've had no problem getting work so I know that my degree will be well regarded back home.

The course so far has been really interesting. It's quite intense, as you would expect on a two-year course, but I certainly don't regret it. Everyone in the School is really supportive, having a personal tutor is really good and offers an extra support system. If you ever have a question, there's always someone that you can email or talk to.

As well as my studies, I'm on the student/staff forum, and I've taken part in the Peer Mentoring Scheme. There are lots of things to do and I would encourage people to get involved, it's a great way to get to meet new people.

Leeds is a great student city, I really like it, it's a fraction of the size of the city I’m from in Canada [Toronto] but there is always something going on - like various festivals or the ice skating rink which is here at the moment – it's a great city to be in.

Being in Leeds is definitely better than been in London from a financial point of view. The exchange rate helps at the moment as well - it's still not a cheap option but it's not absurdly expensive.

I would definitely recommend coming to Leeds to study Law, but one thing I would say is do your homework, especially in terms of finding out what it would take to actually practice over here as opposed to Canada. Also don't think that just because it's two years rather than three that it's easier – because it's not!

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