I hold a Scottish MA in philosophy from the University of St Andrews, and a BA in law from the University of Oxford. During my philosophy degree I developed a strong interest in moral and political philosophy (particularly in justifications for the powers of the state), as well as more abstract areas like metaethics and philosophical methodology. These interests carried over to my law degree where I was most interested in public law and jurisprudence, but also in the principles underlying private law and the place of private versus public rights in a legal order. I am looking forward to exploring these issues in greater depth during the BCL. I also plan to continue cycling, running (I am training for a half-marathon at the time of writing), and mooting.