Sheida Azari (LLB 2015)

I heard about the University of Buckingham and its law programme in 2013 through an alumna who had qualified as a lawyer in Toronto, Canada. At that time, I had just finished a Bachelor of Arts degree, was employed as a legal assistant at a law firm in Toronto, and was considering applying to law school to further my legal career.

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The LLB programme offers various extracurricular activities designed to assist students with developing soft and social skills relevant to a career in law. I took advantage of the numerous events hosted by the University of Buckingham to expand my professional and social networks. Additionally, I participated in the University of Buckingham’s negotiation competition, in which I competed with law students from other universities. As a regional winner of the negotiation competition, I was awarded a course in Advanced Negotiation Skills at the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.

Upon graduating in December 2015, I immediately started working at a law firm in Toronto, Canada, where I went on to article once I completed my Certificate of Qualification. Currently, I am an Associate at Friedman Law, with my practice focusing on Commercial Real Estate and Corporate Law.

I truly enjoyed my time at the University of Buckingham and certainly acquired an invaluable set of skills, both academic and professional. I am grateful to the supportive and encouraging staff at the law school.