Aspiring to be a Corporate Lawyer, I believe my choice of studying Law
and Business is essential as this degree gives me an advanced understanding of
the Business world, alongside a solid grounding in legal studies. Studying Law
and Business will widen my knowledge of the fundamental concepts, principles,
theories and procedures of business and Law, which underpin the Law of England
and Wales including how it relates to ethics, the concept of justice, the
institutions within which the law is administered and how Law is made and
developed. I will also gain transferable legal skills such as critical analysis
and evaluation with excellent oral and written communication. Law and Business will
develop my in-depth knowledge concerning Business law, Legislative and
Regulatory Development and enable me with the thorough grounding needed to be a
Corporate Lawyer such as advising businesses on their numerous legal rights,
responsibilities, and obligations.
Law at A levels has provided me with an understanding of the English
legal system, both criminal and civil law, Tort of Negligence and Aspects of
Legal Liability. One area of Criminal Law that interests me is the Aspects of
Legal Liability (Thin Skull Rule) in the case of R v Blaue “The defendant must
take his victim as he finds him.” This case interests me because the ‘act’ of
the victim was to refuse the blood transfusion because her religion forbade it.
This refusal caused her to die from her wounds, when she would have survived.
The question now is “Did this mean she caused her own death by refusing
medical care?” However, the judge said that those “who use violence
on others must take their victims as they find them”. The stabbing was still
an operative cause of her death so he was found guilty. Another question to be
considered is “what beliefs do we consider important enough in this area?
What if the victim refused a transfusion because, she firmly believed that
doctors were evil? What if she was petrified of hospitals? Should the defendant
take the victim ‘as he finds her’?
Law at A levels developed my analytical, organisational and
communication skills as I had to interpret legislation and read case law. In
addition, my coursework had to be written clearly, concisely and in a logical
manner. I learnt how to identify legal issues, apply the relevant law to a
scenario and reach a conclusion through my problem solving skills. Thus, I
gained critical thinking and evaluation skills, as I had to ensure I expressed
my views confidently, which were proven with evidence, encouraging me to
reflect on contemporary issues in societies. Families & Households and The
Media in Sociology has made my essay writing skills strong as it allowed me to
discuss different views on social issues in a critical and evaluative way. I am
also able to draw on a range of perspectives (Marxists, Feminists, New Rights
& Post Modernists), evidence and contemporary issues. Studying this subject
has made me acquire knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary
social processes and social changes through evaluating sociological methodology
and a range of research methods.
Sport and exercise physiology and Psychology, Anatomy for sport &
exercise and Research methods for sport and exercise, expanded my analysis
& evaluation, communication and team-working skills as I had to explore
data collection analysis, the research process and the way in which research
can be applied in a sport and exercise context.
Working at Manchester United I have learnt how to work under pressure
as I had to stay calm and keep smiling despite the big queue built up at my
till and customer complaints. I gained the skills to solve and think on my feet,
as I had to come up with creative ways to make sales and converse with
customers. These skills are vital in studying Law and Business and in the field
of Corporate Law as a good student and corporate lawyer is ambitious, thrives
on challenges and relentlessly chases their goals