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Louis Head LLB - Law

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The University and the Law Society arrange many opportunities to network and gain useful skills for employment.

There are many reasons why I chose the University of Southampton. First, I chose the University of Southampton Law School because of its excellent reputation for both teaching and academic research. Secondly, having participated in the Pathways to Law Programme with the University of Southampton, I chose Southampton after being made aware of the wealth of opportunities and breadth of expertise within the Law School whilst at college. Lastly, the Law School also offers a wide range of optional modules in the third year of the degree which allows students to pick from a large spectrum of different subjects (many of which are inter-disciplinary). I was drawn to this and chose a wide variety of different subjects: Company Law, International Commercial Sales, Jurisprudence, Health Care Law, and Competition Law for my dissertation.

Whilst studying my degree, I took an evening class in basic Chinese Mandarin. This was a new venture for me. Although it was not an easy language to start learning, the class was fulfilling, interesting and provided a needed break from my degree. This opportunity also provided further opportunities to meet new people.

The University and the Law Society arrange many opportunities to network and gain useful skills for employment. For example, the Law Fair is an event arranged by the Law School which provides a brilliant opportunity to speak to law firms about life as a lawyer. I undertook many work experience placements whilst at University at local, national and international law firms. They proved immensely useful in terms of obtaining the necessary practical skills for future employment. These placements also proved useful to my studies since they provided me with experience of how legal theory works in practice.

The University of Southampton is a brilliant place to study. The facilities and resources on campus are useful and efficient. The campus is very green and welcoming. Southampton is a lively and social city which allows students to wind down during free time.

I would give two pieces of advice to students about to start their degree at Southampton. First, I would suggest keeping an open-mind. Being open-minded at University is essential since you will be learning, researching and writing about very new and interesting subjects that you may not have encountered before. In addition to this, you will be socialising, presenting and debating with new and interesting people. Keeping an open-mind will allow you to embrace this experience, learn from it and settle in to this new and intellectually stimulating environment. My second piece of advice would be to pursue your academic interests which can prove to be very fulfilling at University.

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