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Alison Garton

Alison Garton
LLM in IDLHR 2012-2013

Nationality: British

Why Warwick?

After finishing my BA in Law at the University of Warwick, I wanted to gain a taste of human rights law, as well as expand my horizons in the extra-curricular sphere. The University of Warwick and its LLM in International Development, Law and Human Rights, with an excellent academic relationship, a unique way of teaching Law, and its diverse extra-curricular opportunities seemed ideal.

Best Bits!

Learning with a diverse, interesting group of people and discussing the issues of global importance. Also, the essays and dissertation enabled me, for the first time, to select the topics that I found interesting, rather than topics that had been selected for me. Not only that, but I launched myself into all aspects of the university, and it was great to be able to walk around campus and always being able to wave to somebody!

Where are they now?

Currently I am still at Warwick, where I'm working for the Centre for Human Rights in Practice as a research assistant. I am working on its new human rights magazine called Lacuna, which tries to challenge indifference to the suffering of others. In addition, I have a training contract with a law firm which I will begin next year and I hope to use the skills and knowledge I have gained at Warwick.