- MPhil in Law
Born and raised in Nepal, I did my undergraduate in Law from Kathmandu School of Law, and LLM from The Australian National University. Currently, I am reading for an MPhil in Law at Lincoln. Other than the fact that it is a world-class university, the reason I chose Oxford is the availability of graduate funding and the opportunity to work under the supervision of prominent experts in my field. So far, I am having a great time – almost everyone I’ve met here is very intelligent and grounded, which is a beautiful combination of attributes.
My current research areas are human rights and international law. I am exploring the notion of shared responsibility of member states under the European Convention on Human Rights, with a focus on rights against inhumane and degrading treatment of asylum seekers.
The initial stage of writing a thesis can be quite stressful. Being at Lincoln, however, makes it easier as Lincoln offers a wide range of fun activities to engage in throughout the week and during weekends. The yoga sessions have been a great way to wind down and relax – so were the wine and cheese nights, and the doggy welfare visits. The best thing about being a part of Lincoln College is the wonderful people I meet. The food in Hall is quite good too!
In my spare time, I travel, read, and go running if the weather is nice. I also love cooking. I occasionally go to seminars and talks at Women in Business, Lawyers Without Borders, and the Oxford Foundry.
To prospective graduates coming to Lincoln, I’d say 'good choice!' I would advise you to look up the scholarships that Lincoln offers, which are numerous, and be up to date with the deadlines.