The plan is to do the Grad Dip of Legal Practice then, once I get admitted, I’ll be applying for permanent residence. Then I think 3 years after that I can apply for citizenship. It’s not that easy, but that’s the general plan.
My dad is supportive of this now. I think he feels the situation is so bad in Pakistan now. When I went home I was there for three weeks and two out of those three weeks the schools were shut because of security threats. Three years ago there was that big attack at the school and then there was one at a university while I was there, so in that sort of situation you sort of think “things aren’t getting better”, so I think he realises it’s a good idea.
Legends of Law School is a monthly column by Georgia Briggs