I knew that at Nottingham Law School I could build a community and a network where I could achieve all of my academic and professional goals.
More about Fiona
The International Trademark Association (INTA) has announced Fiona Scott, as the 2022 winner of its INTA Members for a Better Society Award.
The Members for a Better Society Award is given to one or more INTA Member organizations or individuals of an INTA Member organization who have demonstrated during the year how brands positively impact society and build consumer trust through initiatives relating to: (a) corporate social responsibility; (b) diversity and inclusion; or (c) pro bono legal services.
Why did you choose NTU and Nottingham Law School?
The reputation of Nottingham Law School and its IP coursework are excellent. Ultimately, my goal is to qualify as a solicitor and a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney. A graduate of the Trade Mark Practice Programme recommended Nottingham Law School, which offers programmes that are certified by both CITMA and IPREG. I knew that at Nottingham Law School I could build a community and a network where I could achieve all of my academic and professional goals and deepen my relationships within the law school over time.
What inspired you to study law?
When I finished my undergraduate degree nearly 10 years ago, I started working in the Conflicts Department of a large law firm. I didn’t think I would stay in law, but I learnt that I really enjoyed it. Over time I moved into more substantive roles within the intellectual property practice group, first as a legal assistant, then as a paralegal. I was taking some time to reflect on my career when I thought that it was a great time to take my education to the next level and challenge myself. The flexibility of the solicitor qualification really stood out to me. I also greatly appreciated that the system valued work experience as part of the qualification process.
What do you enjoy about your course?
I really like the collaborative learning approach at Nottingham Law School. The LLM – SQE 1 is quite an intense course, but it offers integrated learning that makes the law understandable and legible.
What marks out of 10 would you give for course facilities and why?
I was accepted into several programmes and toured different campuses, but I thought NTU and Nottingham Law School would be best for me and my family. I’d give the course facilities high marks for having a centrally located campus that provides a strong feeling of community, while still allowing you to be connected to the wider world. Being in the Midlands means my husband and I can see so many different places throughout the UK. We’re not just limited to one city; we can see all of the wonderful places the UK has to offer. As an international, I value this.
What three words would you use to describe Nottingham?
Charming, energetic, kind
If you have a (non-academic) problem. Who would you talk to? What would you do?
My personal tutor is of course the first person I’d talk to if I had an issue. I’ve also been very lucky to work with other lecturers in the law school who have been amazingly helpful. People really care about how you’re doing and helping you get what you need to be successful.