Eager to enter the world of Law, Rema decided to complete additional legal work experience in law firms as a secretary as well as volunteering with various agencies in the criminal justice sector while studying for the FdSc Law course.
Coming from a background in business, Rema found that the course was perfect to help her expand her knowledge and refine it from a law perspective.
I found that understanding the business modules of the course came really naturally to me but there was lots of support available for others who were keen to learn about the industry.
Pleased that she completed the degree course at Truro and Penwith College, Rema now has a wide range of skills and experiences to aid her career progression: "Before I started the FdSc Law course, all I know was that I wanted to have a career that used the law to solve people's problems. I found that the business related aspects of the course really helped me gain a better understanding of key skills like marketing and finance which are transferable skills that are not only an asset to a lawyer but can be taken anywhere in any career."
After graduating, Rema undertook the highly competitive Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), which is only gained at first attempt by less than 50% of students on the course.
Passing first time with flying colours, Rema was called to the Bar in London by Gray's Inn, which is one of the four Inns of Court for Barristers. Rema's subsequent roles include working as an in-house lawyer for a local finance firm, taking a human rights internship with the UN in Geneva, and gaining the responsibility for prosecuting motoring offences in Cornwall, demonstrating her already wide and varied but very successful career.