UCL Faculty of Laws


Lorraine Chimbga

What encouraged you to study at UCL Laws? 

What attracted me to study at UCL was the international aspect; I knew that I would be able to meet people from all over the world and benefit from the diversity of thought whilst learning from new and different cultural backgrounds.  

Moreover, my interest in UCL came having come from Zimbabwe, to living in a society structured by the rule of law and I was interested to learn more about how such principles applied through the renowned Jurisprudence course at UCL.  

In addition to this, the fact that UCL was the first university in England to let women and people of colour study there really inspired me. I am a strong believer in leading the way in change and breaking new ground and I was happy to be a part of a prestigious history.

What is your fondest memory of your time here?  

Studying at UCL Laws was definitely an invaluable experience. My best memories are the annual Barrister’s Cocktail Party where I had the chance to meet Lord Neuberger a number of times and the Easter Ball at the Savoy. 

It was also great to have lecturers such as Paul Mitchell who really brought to life Roman law with activities like a trip to the British Museum to see the objects involved in the legal proceedings that we had been learning about.

What have you gone on to do since graduating? 

I graduated in July 2016 and I currently work in Fintech for a company called FundApps. I read financial regulations and memos provided by a top law firm. Then I code those regulations into software that helps fund managers monitor and disclose their holdings to regulators in over 90 jurisdictions.

Can you tell us a bit more about any initiatives outside of your career that you're currently involved in? 

I also sit on the advisory board for the Society of Computers and Law, the leading UK organisation focusing on the development of IT-related law. I help to raise awareness, foster the understanding of Information Technology law as a subject, and give the next generation of lawyers an understanding of Information Technology law as a legal specialty.