In this episode of The Student Lawyer podcast, Camilla Uppal speaks with Open University students Laurie-Elizabeth Ketley (29), Liam Chin (33) and Eleanor Mayhew-Hills (26) who are recipients of several prestigious scholarships from Gray’s Inn (full and partial funding) to complete their Bar Professional Training Course.
Not only did Laurie-Elizabeth, Liam and Eleanor secure sought-after scholarships demonstrating their excellence, talent, and drive, they impressively completed their law degrees full time alongside raising families and working long hours.
They explain why they decided to pursue a career in law, how they found out about the scholarships on offer by Gray’s Inn, how to shine during the scholarship application process as non-“traditional” applicants, the biggest challenges they have faced and how they manage their time and remain motivated.
Our guests discuss topics from social mobility and imposter syndrome to being mistaken for the defendant during a mini-pupillage. They also provide advice to listeners who may be thinking of pursuing a career in law alongside family/work life.
If you would like to follow today’s guests on social media, you can find them on Twitter and LinkedIn:
LinkedIn: Laurie-Elizabeth Ketley
LinkedIn: Eleanor Mayhew-Hills
Liam does not have social media however if you have any questions or comments for him please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hosted by Camilla Uppal, Produced by Nathan Gore