Farah Abdul Majid

What were you doing before the MCL?

In 2016, I graduated from the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree at the University of Leicester. I attended several legal internships in Singapore-based law firms and was exposed to litigation, international arbitration and corporate work.

What were your impressions of the MCL?

The University of Cambridge MCL degree thoroughly exceeded my expectations. The small class size provided the perfect environment for the exchange of ideas. It was a brilliant opportunity to be taught by renowned practitioners and lecturers who are experts in their respective fields. The wealth of knowledge I garnered from the MCL is valuable and truly one which makes the Cambridge experience especially unique. The MCL degree appeals to international students as its scope is not confined to UK corporate law and extends to international corporate law. This translates into a very international student base which provides a useful opportunity for networking. The MCL would also appeal to individuals with interest in corporate litigation, through modules such as shareholder litigation. The hallmark of the MCL degree is the Deals Course, where students engage in high-level analysis of real-life corporate transactions from Magic Circle law firms.

What are your post-MCL plans and have they changed due to taking the MCL?

I will commence legal training in August 2018 to be a qualified lawyer in Singapore. I am confident that the MCL has put me in good stead to be competent in corporate work.