The fact that it was situated in the amazing city of London!
I chose BA Business Law because I wanted to study a course offering diverse legal career options and have a career that would be intellectually challenging, personally fulfilling and rewarding while providing opportunity for growth.
I found learning Case Law the most enjoyable part of the course.
The day of my Graduation Ceremony is the most prominent memory, reflecting the completion of my Law degree.
Make the most of it. Be open to all opportunities and do not deny challenges.
Being able to develop strong skills such as oral advocacy prepared me not only for a career as a lawyer but also pushed my career development towards working for an international organisation.
After my postgraduate degree, I served under my home country’s National Youth Service Corp scheme lecturing and tutoring Banking Law Practice and Management for one year at one of Nigeria’s State Universities. Then I commenced private practice in a law firm in civil and criminal litigation.
Several years later, I travelled to Vienna, Austria for a short holiday on my way back from Madrid where we had attended a family friend’s wedding. While in Vienna, I decided to visit the OPEC Secretariat owing to my interest since Nigeria is a Member Country. I was introduced to the General Legal Counsel and after a quick chat, I considered applying to undertake one of the Organisation’s capacity development programs. Back home, I applied for the Fellowship Program through my country’s National Representative to OPEC and I commenced the program at the Secretariat. Upon completion after a few months, I presented a paper on Legal Strategies against Possible Risks & Liabilities for International Organizations in International Contracting. This led to an offer for a position at the OPEC Secretariat Legal Office.
Obtaining my position of Legal Associate for OPEC.
1. Gain experience through volunteering, internships and attending seminars/workshops/conferences, particularly those related to your field. This is useful for networking and enhancing your CV
2. Learn a new language
3. Exude confidence
During my time studying, I was able to develop a range of transferable skills such as research and analytical skills and time management. I also acquired a range of interpersonal skills through working in groups which - as most students would admit - was a challenge, that has now proved to be immensely valuable in the working environment. Studying in a culturally diverse environment like that of Middlesex provided me with the opportunity to gain insight into other cultures and equipped me for working in an international organization composed of over forty different nationalities.
Immerse yourself in the culture.