The LLM in International Law has increased my confidence and given me new tools for supporting NGOs in the region, especially in marine conservation
I'm a freelance writer living in Hong Kong, and I became interested in studying law after working and volunteering for wildlife protection NGOs. One of my jobs was to coordinate a large report on marine wildlife protection legislation in ASEAN, and I decided that if I was publishing on the topic, I'd better make sure I knew what I was talking about.
The LLM in International Law has increased my confidence and given me new tools for supporting NGOs in the region, especially in marine conservation. Before moving to Asia in 2014, I completed a PhD in philosophy in Canada, and had been aiming for a university career. However, also in 2014, I developed ME/CFS following invasive spinal surgery, which has made it impossible to pursue an academic career or move into full-time NGO work.
It has been a great boon to be able to pursue the LLM at my own speed on the days when my brain was functioning properly, and from my home.