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Hey! I am Chloe from @lawfullychloe and I am a current LLM International Human Rights Law student at Lancaster University. 

Chloe Duggan, LLM Student

Studying law was not always my end goal when I was taking my GSCE’s, I wanted to be a commercial airline pilot, but after realising the expense of training and having undergone severe financial difficulties, pursuing law just came naturally to me. I wanted to pursue this idea of justice. 

Throughout university we have the general route mapped out to us of becoming a commercial solicitor, but during my undergraduate degree I had little confidence pursuing this, so I did not grasp hold of many opportunities that were available at the time. I started volunteering at Citizens Advice Bureau towards the end of my first year though, and because I have loved it so much, I still volunteer there now as an advisor. 

University was not an easy ride for me, I had not quite cracked how to perfect an essay or tackle a problem question until second term of my third year! In my first year I was scraping by with a 2:1, and in my second year I marginally improved. But my third year was when the penny dropped. I finally realised what I wanted to do. After having enjoyed Company Law so much and obtaining a first, I realised that I have the drive to become a commercial solicitor! I put my mind to the task and ended up with firsts in most of my third-year modules, eventually graduating with a high 2:1! My LLM seems a world away from this, but human rights are becoming more potent in commercial considerations and with my pursuit of justice I wanted to learn more.

I have learnt to follow my passion. Don’t choose a path just because that is the route everyone takes – you may take an extended route or an entirely different route but you will end up in the right place for you!

Make sure to follow Chloe’s journey through her Instagram account.

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