I enjoy the fact that most of the modules I am currently studying are mostly new and developing areas of law which are projected to become highly demanding areas of law sought by employers.
More about Shafqat
Why did you choose NTU and Nottingham Law School?
The first reason for choosing Nottingham Law School was the reputation of the law school, university and academic staff. Furthermore, Nottingham Law School had the UK’s first award winning teaching law firm: NLS Legal. I aspired to work at NLS Legal to acquire real life skills and knowledge on the legal profession.
I would also like to thank NLS for their generous scholarships provided to deserving students.
Why did you choose postgraduate study at NTU?
As per my research, NLS was offering a very up to date and unique course in LLM Corporate Law which gave me the option to study very recently developing areas of law in my modules such as Corporate Governance, Regulation of Cryptoassests and Blockchain and International Energy Transition Law along with very challenging modules such as Corporate Insolvency, Business Organisation and International Dispute Resolution- all of them are essential for enhancing my future employability.
Before applying to NLS for the course, I checked out the tutor profiles extensively and the wealth of knowledge they possessed highly impressed me. NLS was one of the few universities I found offering this course and the modules which were very much updated to meet growing industry demands in the legal profession. Additionally, this course was ideal for me to switch my profession from the legal profession to something ancillary to the legal profession such as Corporate Governance and Company Secretarial Teams, Regulatory affairs officer, Compliance and insolvency practitioner lines of work.
What inspired you to study law?
I realised early on in life that I get bored easily and I have a tendency to dig in deep and study in areas which interest me. A tutor back in school gave me valuable advice to pick a line of work which does not get boring. The Legal literature is abundant in terms of resources and is constantly developing regularly and different developments are occurring in different jurisdictions. No matter how much an area of law develops, it continues to develop further. And new areas of law are emerging fairly quickly. It is hard to be bored studying such an area of study.
But the ultimate inspiration was the fact that I could write quite well and did not want to waste that skill as studying law requires one to write well both in academics and professionally. This, added to the fact that studying law gave me more career options and flexibility compared to studying other subjects, it was a difficult decision, but eventually I decided to study law.
What do you enjoy about your course?
I enjoy the fact that most of the modules I am currently studying are mostly new and developing areas of law which are projected to become highly demanding areas of law sought by employers. Furthermore, since these are developing areas of law, it gives me the freedom to study, think and form a strong opinion of myself regarding the area of law, and the tutors highly appreciate seeing students express themselves in such manner.
What marks out of 10 would you give for course facilities and why?
An easy 10/10. Why? Because I have studied in the UK before as an international student and I can confidently say the facilities and support provided by NTU is highly commendable and any support sought is provided very fast.
How would you promote NTU to potential students in 10 words or fewer?
You won’t regret joining NTU!
When you aren’t studying…
What three words would you use to describe Nottingham?
Vibrant, calm, historical
Where would you recommend visiting in Nottingham?
Old Market Square, Nottingham Castle, Sherwood Forest, Trent Bridge, Lace Market, Forest Recreation Grounds (Goose Fair)
If you have a (non-academic) problem who would you talk to? What would you do?
The first point of contact would be my course’s Pastoral Student Manager. I would schedule an in person or online meeting by emailing them.
Finally, is there anything else you’d like to share?
If you are joining in the September intake, do not forget to visit the historical and vibrant Goose Fair and don’t forget to join NTU’s induction week to learn useful tips and tricks for your student life in Nottingham (and of course, the free goodies by NTU).
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