Fabian Higgins

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My favourite part of my degree has been the exposure to barristers, clinics and work placements.

Fabian's experience of studying Law at Goldsmiths

My favourite part of the degree has been the exposure to barristers, the clinics and the work placements that have been made available throughout. The department has been supportive, often going above and beyond, or simply by providing references or putting me in touch with barristers to help with my many moots.

Goldsmiths has impacted me by exposing me to lots of legal experience, speaking with barristers and judges, working in the law clinic and competing in various intercollegiate moots. I have developed my self-discipline, confidence and academic abilities really honing me into the person I have become for which I have the faculty and their personable approach to thank.

Career journey after graduating

I am currently working as an Associate Lecturer of Law, doing an LLM, undertaking the Bar Practice Course and assisting a barrister with legal research. I intend to apply for Pupillage in January to become a barrister.

Top tips for university life

I would advise 3 things:

  • Do the reading! Prepare before the lectures in order to get the most out of them and allow your mind to reflect more deeply on the issues and get those top marks.
  • Find your network, it's crucial to make some friends to support you in the tough times.
  • Relax, take time to enjoy the experience, it will be over before you know it. Besides, whatever you choose to do next, it only gets harder post-graduation!

Life on campus

I'm a born and raised South East Londoner so my favourite thing is probably that it's so close to my friends and family. In terms of campus, the library is great, second only to some of the study places in the Professor Stuart Hall building. With that said the Law Department has been slowly taking over Deptford Town Hall, which is a very ornate and historical building, definitely worth a wander. My favourite place in the local area is Jade's, the local Caribbean takeaway