Lorraine: Creator & Editor
Originally from Zimbabwe, Lorraine is an LLB graduate from University College London (UCL) and the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE). She currently works in a startup as a Compliance Analyst turning financial regulation into code and she sits on the advisory board of the Society for Computers and Law.
Experiencing the challenges that her first year of law school had to offer, the lack of useful or comprehensive information when making the decision to pursue a law degree, and to address the issues she came across as a mentor, she set up Life of a London Law Student. Mainly to keep up a passion (writing) but to also provide a more helpful view of what going through the process of becoming a lawyer (or not) in the UK is like.
The blog charts a personal experience through law school and it has mainly been created to be able to make a difference in a future fellow law student’s academic and career journey. And to re-reinforce the fact that no matter where you study law whether that be here in the UK, America or South Africa, it is a truth universally acknowledged that law school can sometimes feel like The Hunger Games. The struggle is most real and you are not alone.
All the views expressed in this blog are my own, and in no way reflect what my university, any organisations I mention, or what my peers think, rather it’s a recording of a personal experience.
All the pieces contained in this blog are my own original work unless I state otherwise or footnote appropriately. All of the topic summaries contained within so far are summarised from my lecture notes and handouts. And all images within this blog are my own. (And if you are curious, I use a Canon 1100D)