After six years of university (one part-time), two universities, a year out and umpteen health related hurdles I have finally completed my undergraduate legal studies. On Tuesday, I found out that I had passed my dissertation and my one remaining module. This afternoon I found out that I have been awarded a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (Second Class, Upper Division). It’s been a hard slog and not been without its stress, but I’ve done it!
Fourth year has been a truly exciting year having participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition along with four other fourth year Stirling law students and written my dissertation (looking at whether Scotland should adopt a codified system for the criminal law). I gained a top-end 2:1 for my dissertation, which I was really pleased about. I’m figuring out what I could do with my dissertation so it doesn’t just gather dust on a shelf somewhere!
My graduation ceremony will take place on Wednesday 26 June 2013 at the University of Stirling and I can’t wait.
I’m waiting to hear from the University of Strathclyde as to whether I have been successful in obtaining a place on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice. That won’t be until July so right now is just about enjoying not having any academic work to undertake.
Hopefully, I’ll have the time to blog about my experiences on the Diploma here (unlike with most of the last two years of my undergraduate degree!).