Student, University College London Faculty of Laws
Katie Leah is currently an LL.M student at University College London. Katie completed her undergraduate degree at St John’s College, Cambridge, gaining a first class degree in Political Science from before studying law. She achieved a distinction in both her Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at BPP and the College of Law in London and then completed her training contract at international law firm Allen & Overy LLP. Whilst at Allen & Overy LLP Katie trained across of range of corporate and commercial departments including the derivatives and structured finance department, banking departments, tax department and spent 6 months on secondment to Barclays Capital.
Katie qualified into the corporate tax department at Allen & Overy LLP where she worked for 18 months before deciding to pursue a career change and return to academic studies. Whilst doing her LLM Katie is taking German classes to polish up her rusty language skills and has trained as an advocate for a charity which represents clients at the Social Welfare Tribunal. Whilst at law school and Allen & Overy LLP Katie was involved in a number of pro bono legal projects, including working as an advocate for a charity assisting immigration centers in greater London, as a mentor for school students in inner city London and providing advice in free legal advice and debt counselling centers.
Katie is addicted to running and is found most mornings pounding the pavements of rainy London. Katie also loves travel, with a particular love for Africa having spent several months backpacking through the continent and Nepal following a recent, very cold trip to Everest.