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Watch this video to meet six law students and hear about why they chose to study Law.
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<v ->Hi, my name’s Jagpal Kaspia.</v> I went to state school in Luton, Icknield High School And I went to also a state college, Luton Sixth Form College. <v ->My name’s Niamh O’Shaughnessy</v> I’m from Manchester, and I’m from a state school background. <v ->My name is Joe and I’m from Buxton,</v> which is in Derbyshire. And I went to a state comprehensive called Buxton Community School. <v ->My name’s Tolu,</v> I’m from London, I’m Nigerian. <v ->Amy, and I’m from SSC</v> just north of Birmingham called Lichfield, and so from a non-selective state school. <v ->I’m Andrew Neziri.</v> I’m from Cambridge, but I was born in London. I’ve been in a state school education my whole life.
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<v ->I think law was probably the best combination</v> of my favourite parts of my A level subjects. So I did English Literature and I did French, And those were about interpretation and language, which I really enjoyed. I also did maths and I did enjoy the problem solving aspects. I also did politics and I felt that was the practical application of law in society in real life, so I thought law was the best fit for me. <v ->So I always enjoyed problem solving</v> throughout my other studies, and I thought that law would be the best way to pursue this. And I read some introductory books as well, and I was really interested in the subject matter.
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I’ve always been interested in law. First it was, you know, when I was a kid it was always about being a police officer. And then I always thought that what happened after a person’s, you know, arrested. Then as you grow up, you see, you know, the TV shows and you read a little bit around it and you see well actually, there’s a lot, There’s a bigger process after the evidence is collected or after the case is made. And it’s all that deliberation and all the nuances in that, that really kind of inclined me towards the law. <v ->So I chose to do law because I read a book</v> called And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.
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And although that may lead me to do English Literature instead, I was more interested in kind of the legal questions surrounding the book. So it’s all about, like, whether justice is really served through the law or whether justice is served by taking, kind of, fairness into our own hands. So yeah following that I did some work experience at a law firm and decided that this was the only path that I could really see myself going down. <v ->I knew that I wanted to do something where I felt</v> that I could have an impact in the world in society.
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And I think a lot of people who I know who do law approached the degree in a, in a similar way in, in, in the sense that they saw law as a, as a possible sort of vehicle for positive change in the world. And that was one of the drivers for, for me, for me to, to select law. <v ->I chose to study law because it was a great merge</v> of all my three, my three A level subjects. I did history, French and English literature. And I knew I didn’t want to study those in their own right as subjects for my degree.
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So I was looking at different courses at different universities and I’d come across law through some reading before I formally applied. I’m a great, I’m a big reader. So I love, like, words and how words fit together. So I loved how something could hang on the meaning of one word or someone’s interpretation of one word. And that kind of detail and, like, kind of, like, that really sparked my curiosity, so I really found it fascinating from the beginning.

Watch this video to meet six university law students and hear about why they chose to study Law.

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