Weʼve raised £13,302 to allow Leila to #RaiseTheBar and complete her training to qualify as a barrister
- Bradford, United Kingdom
- Funded on Tuesday, 1st August 2017
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I’ve secured a place on the Bar Professional Training Course at The University of Law, which is the first step towards my dream to become a barrister. Yet there’s a problem I need to overcome–funding the course.
ULaw Leeds has awarded me an advocacy scholarship of £2,000, on the basis of merit as well as financial need, so it’s a great boost & proof that I’m on the right path.
The course costs £14,500 so I still need to raise £12,500 to pay for my studies.
I want to become a barrister because I’m passionate about giving back to society. I’m not from a traditional law background, but it’s important that barristers come from all walks of society.
I’m actively involved in various projects designed to help some of the most vulnerable people in society, including:
·Campaigning on social justice issues in the media & sharing platforms with experts & politicians including Hilary Benn MP
·Co-chairing & running a local human rights organisation: JUST Yorkshire
·Chairing a local domestic violence refuge for Black/South Asian women: Anah Project
·Co-founding Same Skies Collective, who campaign on regional democracy
·Facilitating a focus group, which informed the publication of an Office of the Children’s Commissioner 2015 report: 'Protecting Children From Harm'
As you can see, I’ve spent countless hours doing voluntary work to help me gain the skills I’ll need for my legal career. Unfortunately that’s meant I’ve had less time to earn money to pay for my course, although I have raised some funds.
I don’t qualify for a student loan as I have already funded a master’s degree, so this leaves me with 1 option: to ask if anybody out there can help me to realise my ambition by donating.
My story is featured in the BBC doc Breaking Out Of Bradford: Being a Working Class Barrister: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgnu-1pZc6M
We can only open the door to the legal profession if we push against it together.
I’m so grateful for your interest & support. #LeilaRaisesTheBar
- 6 years ago
Leila Taleb6 years ago
I would like to say a FINAL HUGE THANK YOU to all the people who donated, however big or small. My page is closing tomorrow so I will be giving the money directly to the University of Law to pay for my course, commencing this September. I wish I could have thanked you all personally. Thank you again for investing in me and my ambitions!! Leila :)
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- 7 years ago
Leila Taleb7 years ago
I want to thank every single person on here who donated and believes in me!!!! :D I want to say particular thanks to a mystery person who donated £12,500!!!!!! I was in utter shock and disbelief when I saw it. All the kindness, positivity and support has made me feel ON TOP OF THE WORLD.... and ready to conquer. Thank you all so much. xxxxxx
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Jun 17, 2017
Go for it, girl!
May 19, 2017
You're super inspiring! Good luck!
May 11, 2017
Go Leila, Go go GOOOOOO!!!!!!
Apr 20, 2017
I just watched your programme on BBC3 and I'm blown away by your attitude. What an inspiration for women - young and old! You are going to make a great barrister. Good luck!
Apr 17, 2017
Apr 16, 2017
From one Yorkshire lass to another - GOOD LUCK!It's not much, but I hope it shows how many people are behind you xx
Apr 15, 2017
Good look Leila. You're an inspiring young lady and I've every confidence you'll achieve your dream.
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Bradford, United Kingdom
Leila has a burning desire to fight injustice & is determined to break stereotypes and complete her path towards becoming a barrister. Her positive energy and determination is what makes her shine! :)