Student, University College London Faculty of Laws
Ruth is a student at University College London, where she is taking a specialist LL.M in International Law. Before coming to UCL, Ruth worked as a paralegal for British Telecom and interned in the Child Protection section of UNICEF Swaziland where she worked on the legal aspects of implementing the newly enacted Child Protection and Welfare Bill for various government departments. She has a keen interest in the role that behavioral science and sociology can play in improving standards of living conditions in developing countries.
Having grown up on a farm in Northern Ireland, she also has a long-held interest in the legal and constitutional difficulties encountered by states with competing religious and national identities. This interest was fostered when she attained a scholarship to attend Atlantic College, an international school in Wales, and met students from other regions whose countries had also encountered problems. She feels passionate about building bridges between different communities and effectively integrating all people into society.
While completing her undergraduate degree in Law at Oxford University she also engaged in a number of extra curricular activities. She played a key role in the founding editorial team of the College magazine, was awarded College Colours for netball, played basketball in the annual Oxford-Cambridge Varsity games and tried her hand at a bit of college rowing.