Anamika studied International Business Law LLM in 2002 and now is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Gloucestershire.
Prior to beginning my LLM in International business Law at CCLS, I was working as an analyst at the International Chamber of Commerce International Maritime Bureau in London. I was thinking of continuing my education and one of my colleagues there was an alumnus and encouraged me to apply for the LLM.
My most enduring memory at CCLS was having classes with one of the professors, Dr Loukas Mistelis. He was the lecturer for two modules I took, International Trade Law and Arbitration. I found these subjects very interesting and his teaching style very engaging. His passion for the subjects he was teaching was one of the reasons I embarked on a career in academia.
A couple of years after I completed the LLM at CCLS, I embarked on a PhD in Criminology and Justice Policy at Northeastern University in Boston, USA. This led to a position as a Lecturer at Northeastern and then at a small liberal arts college in the Boston area. I chose a career in academia because it allows me to combine two of my passions, teaching and research. Broadly, my research examines power, injustice and human rights violations and I bring this critical perspective into each session I teach. I am excited to go on these journeys of exploration and learning with my students; I find I often learn a lot from their insights.
I have an insatiable appetite to keep learning and I have a job that allows me follow my interests and choose what subjects to explore. And I have the added bonus that I can pass on my enthusiasm and excitement for learning to others.
Completing my masters at CCLS gave me the confidence to pursue a doctoral degree. It really was a first step towards my career in academia.
The advice I would give other students and alumni is to find your own unique path. Some find their passions early in life, others later. And that is okay. We feel a lot of pressure to know what we are doing professionally early on in our life, but it is okay to change your mind and change your path. It is this unique journey that we take that gives us a wealth of experiences.
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