As a student at King's, which Societies and Clubs were you involved with?
"I’ve always been the kind of person to network with people. My first year at King’s was a discovery period so I wanted to immerse myself completely in the experience, the study and in the profession, so I could decide whether it was the right career choice for me.
"Being a member of the King’s Law Review - and eventually carrying out the role as President of The Law Review - really helped me practice my skills in writing, reading, research, peer reviewing, checking sources and editing other people’s work. These were all things that assisted me as a law student as well as continue to support me in my life now as an attorney and as a Senator in the Government. In my role in The Senate, I need to be able to read legislation quickly, be able to benchmark it to legislation from around the world and clean up any awkward drafting. A lot of the skills I have now, I gained from being involved with the King’s Law Review as a student.
"The other Society I was involved with was King's Bar Society. In The Bahamas, everyone gets called to The Bar, so you do the work of a barrister and a solicitor (it’s not a divided profession like it is in the UK). The Bar Society for me was about discovering if the oral advocacy side of the profession was something I’d actually enjoy doing. I got heavily involved and became President of The Bar Society which meant I was selected to moot before the Queen as part of her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The Society allowed me to craft my advocacy skills and my speaking skills which assists me now as an attorney and as a Senator. Whether I’m preparing for media interviews, political party speeches, or any kind of public speaking, all of the skills I learned being involved with The Bar Society e.g. knowing how to quickly deduce a matter, come up with talking points, strategic questioning skills etc, assists me greatly now.
"I was also involved in King's Law Society which was something targeted more at students who were interested in being solicitors. Even before coming to London, I was a huge fan of the big solicitor firms in the city. For me, having opportunities such as the chance to tour Clifford Chances offices and speak to associates and attorneys there, or doing Christmas schemes and summer vacation schemes through the Society, really confirmed to me that corporate and commercial law was the area I wanted to practice.