Byron Sequeira is a final year law student at Lloyd Law College, Greater Noida. He is an inquisitive law student seeking an opportunity to explore in the legal sphere concerning civil litigation, International law, ADR and arbitration.
What motivated you to study abroad?
I had the aspirations right in my 3rd year of law school to go for a summer course in International Arbitration. I short listed a few of them and ended up choosing to study at the LSE. I had decided that I wished to pursue a school from a UK University for multiple reasons. Firstly, the UK offered very highly ranked institutions which were known for their rich legal history and educational excellence. Secondly the faculty. Dr. Jan Kleinheisterkamp at the LSE had a stellar reputation as one of the finest academic minds in the field of international arbitration and contract law. These factors together with LSEs well established reputation within the legal market convinced me to take up this summer course. Also I wish to pursue my master’s in Arbitration so it motivated me to go for this course at right time.
How was your first day in London?
As it was my first time in London I had many things in my mind to explore a new place every day and meet new friends from all over the world who were equally or more enthusiastic than me. I was really excited to meet and get to know people not only from my course but other courses as well. Well there was always a feeling that you are miles away from home and in a different time zone with people of various cultural backgrounds. But it’s temporary one until you meet and get together with students from various parts of the world.
If you could go back in time to the first day in London, what suggestion would you give to yourself?
Stay calm and plan out things well. Know that you have come for a purpose to study and get a life time experience so make the best out of it and managing study and lesiure.
Any suggestions for the students who might be planning to study abroad in the future?
Always plan out things well, make as many friends because this stays forever, make good relations with the faculty and always be ready to learn something new.
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