After I left Warwick IFP, I went on to do my LLB at University of Warwick. During my time at the University, I applied for internship and also a training contract with the Hong Kong office of Mayer Brown JSM (which is part of the American law firm Mayer Brown, but is known as Mayer Brown JSM in Asia). I was taken on as a summer intern in August 2008, after which I was given a conditional training contract offer. After graduating Second-class Honours, 1st Division (2:1) in June 2009, I enrolled on the one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) course (the equivalent of the CPE in the UK) run by the University of Hong Kong. After passing the course, I joined Mayer Brown JSM as a trainee solicitor in September 2010, and I am still working there at the moment.
The Warwick IFP law course has been instrumental in preparing me for the LLB course. The legal subjects covered, which included contract law and tort, encompassed some of the most basic legal concepts. This gave me an edge over other LLB students, especially during my first year in Warwick, not only because I already had some basic knowledge about the law, but also because the Warwick IFP gave me an idea of what to expect when studying law.
I also got to know people from all over the world during my time on the Warwick IFP course. There were students from Kenya, Singapore, Pakistan and various other countries, and I have kept in touch with many of them. Hence, the Warwick IFP course has been more than a learning experience. It also gave me the opportunity to broaden my view, find out more about different cultures, and make friends with people from different parts of the world.