Lorraine: Creator & Editor

Originally from Zimbabwe, Lorraine is a Law graduate from UCL (and LSE). She currently works in a startup as a Compliance Analyst turning financial regulation into code.

Experiencing the challenges that first year had to offer, the lack of useful or comprehensive information when making the decision to pursue law school,  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 in the UK was 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’re curious, I use a Canon 1100D)


  1. February 6, 2014 / 2:35 am

    that was brilliant! I liked it 😉 I’m excited to keep on reading about your London life, since I’m moving there soon myself!

  2. May 9, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    Good luck with your studies! I’m also planning to take Law after I finish my degree in Business Economics but I think I’m not as strong as Katniss Everdeen LOL

  3. Vincenzo
    July 15, 2015 / 1:57 am

    Lorraine, your mindmaps and notes are excellent. thank you.

    What mindmapping sofware do you use?

    Would it be too much to ask you to post or email me the map source data so that i could upload these to MindManager and add my own notes?


    Ps your insights into the london student life experience are fascinating. Please keep up your blog.

    • July 16, 2015 / 10:30 am

      Hi Vincenzo thank you so much. Well I use a combination of things, sometimes I use the diagram feature in Word, sometimes I do it by hand and sometimes I use some some software called Inspiration 9, i’m not too sure i could post this to you as it requires a license and our university provides it for us

      • Vincenzo
        July 17, 2015 / 5:53 am

        Thank you for the prompt reply. I like the way your Inspiration-9 software builds Buzan-style mindmaps.

        I have been using Mindjet-Mindmanager during my IB (A-level equivalent) for mindmapping of notes and I wanted to try to load up your Inspiration-based maps, and possibly your MS-Word maps, into Mindmanager and to use some of the Mindjet software features to build a ‘master map’ to which I could then add my own notes and also to try some of MindJet’s other features, such as Multi-Map navigation and Hyperlinks. I think that this could be a really useful study tool. This is why I asked you whether you would grant access to your source files (not the licensed Inspiration software) which I would then seek to import into Mindjet. I would be more than happy to send you copies of my enhancements if I am successful in importing your files (you would be able to view these using the free Mindmanager Viewer available from the Mindjet website).


        • July 26, 2015 / 10:38 pm

          Hey Vincenzo, apologies for the delayed response. Maybe I’m not as tech savvy as I thought but I have no idea how I would do that :D, If you would like I dont mind sending the original files to you? And as long as you credit/cite me I don’t mind.

          Lorraine 🙂

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