Umbreen Meenai, Bachelor of Laws
Middle sister Umbreen (pictured right) also decided to study with the University of London, but opted for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme.
“I have wanted to be a lawyer for as long as I can remember. In fact, I have never really considered any other career options while growing up!” Umbreen said.
“The University of London LLB programme is quite well established and was the ideal springboard for a successful career in the international legal market.”
After graduating with a First Class degree in 2009, Umbreen went on to study for a Master of Laws in Commercial Law at the University of Cambridge.
Upon graduation, she secured a training contract at Clifford Chance LLP, one of the world’s leading law firms. She qualified as a solicitor in 2014, and then decided to move to Dubai to take on a job as a finance lawyer at Pinsent Masons LLP.
She credits the University of London degree with setting her on the path to success.
“My studies with the University of London placed me in good stead to go on to do my LLM at Cambridge and also do well in the Legal Practice Course,” Umbreen said.
“The LLB programme nurtured my analytical and technical legal capabilities, something that helps me to this day.”
Sameen Meenai, BSc Accounting and Finance
For youngest sister Sameen, enrolling with the University of London was a no-brainer.
“Having two sisters who had done the same programme, I got to witness how far their degrees had taken them in their very successful careers, so when it was my turn it was quite the obvious choice,” Sameen said.
Living up to the high standards set by her sisters, Sameen graduated with a First in 2016 and was accepted to do an MSc in Financial Economics at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.
When she arrived at Oxford she felt confident she would be able to achieve her best.
“Oxford is a place where there are no mediocre students, but I never underestimated myself because I knew I was capable of it. That self-confidence was given to me by my University of London degree.”