Ahead of our undergraduate virtual open day, we asked current LLB student, Nicole Hilton about what it’s like studying law at Bristol, what opportunities she had to develop her passion in this subject and her plans to become a barrister.

What made you decide to apply to the Law LLB degree at Bristol?

I decided to apply to do my degree at Bristol because the Law School at the University ranked well academically and that student testimonials illustrated the challenging yet rewarding nature of the law degree. I am actually from the US and decided to move to Bristol for university because I loved the city, the people, and the academic rigour of the law degree. I originally wanted to live in London, but after visiting Bristol, I realised how safe and welcomed I felt in a city that was large enough to be exciting and entertaining yet small enough to make me feel at home.

What is your favourite part of the course?

My favourite part of the law course is the ability to cater your learning around your interests and challenge yourself through new and exciting avenues. In my second year, I was able to take modules like Roman Law and Evidence, which both challenged and motivated me in different ways. Then in third year, I studied Environmental Law, Rich Law Poor Law, Employment Law, and Legal History, which also allowed me to further explore my passions.

What is your favourite part about living in Bristol?

My favourite part of living in Bristol has to be the creativity and liveliness of the city. From my perspective, there are always new and exciting events happening, many cafes and restaurants to explore, and a general sense of pride amongst the people that live here. A lot of my friends and I agree that the moment we leave Bristol to go home for the holidays, we miss Bristol so much and just want to come back. There is a sense of belonging and comfort that Bristol gives me, which is so special. I am planning on living and working here […]

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