Students Staff

12 December 2013

Gambian magistrate praises School of Law in latest Chevening interview

Dawda Jallow

Dawda Jallow

Gambian student Dawda Jallow has praised the School of Law for its communication with students in our latest Chevening Scholar podcast interview.

Dawda, who is studying LLM International Human Rights Law was working as a magistrate in Gambia prior to applying to study in the UK through the Chevening Scholarship scheme.

Before coming to the UK Dawda was a practising magistrate with “a particular interest in justice and fair play.” He chose to study at Essex having found that it offered a masters qualification that encompassed international human rights law.

After graduating Dawda plans to return to Gambia where he hopes to progress to be a superior court judge or go into private practice where he would assist “minorities, and communities and individuals who need to access justice but they just cannot access justice for the simple fact that they just can’t afford it.”

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