MA International Human Rights Law Student: Caitlin

Caitlin’s story:

Studying and being able to practice law always felt like a bit of a pipe dream that I’d never achieve. I struggled massively with my mental health during my A-Levels which then impacted on the grades I achieved. These struggles continued into my undergraduate degree and again impacted on my academic achievement. However, a year after graduating I decided to just go for it. I applied for MA International Human Rights Law at the University of Law, and after getting in, I slowly began to believe that actually I could do it!

I first developed an interest in Human Rights law during my undergrad when it became very apparent that a huge amount of people across the world constantly face infringements on their human rights. Even in the UK, where you would expect the standard to be very high!

During the first few months of my MA, I was diagnosed with dyslexia. While for some it doesn’t seem a big deal for a lot of people, having this diagnosis meant I finally understood how I learn and why I felt like I was behind a lot of my classmates. This actually gave me a huge confidence boost and meant I could adapt my learning techniques better.

Since starting my journey into law, I’ve made so many wonderful new friends and met so many amazing people! I’ve seized opportunities I never thought I would and I’ve worked so much harder than I thought I could.

I’m certainly not exactly where I thought I’d be in my at this point in my journey, I’m really excited to see where I will go in the legal world.

Check out Caitlin on Instagram and LinkedIn to explore her legal page and to follow her legal journey.

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