Phil is a citizen of the United Kingdom who received his Bachelor of Law with Honors degree from Queen Mary, University of London in 2013 and was selected to come to William & Mary as the 2014-15 Drapers' Scholar. He has completed several mini-pupillages asssisting barristers and attending court, as well as having an opportunity to shadow a family law attorney, John-Lee Blagg, with his clients in Brownwood, TX.
His Own Words
"I have found the opportunity to expand my interest in international law to be rewarding, through the School's Comparative Law course. The paper requirement has enabled me to discover an area of passion: immigration law. The freedom to research and analyze this area of law in three vastly different legal systems in Australia, Malta, and Iran not only enhanced my understanding, but provided a rare opportunity to uncover the advantages and disadvantages of each system rarely reported in the media.
"I have also enjoyed the perfect work/life balance on offer in Williamsburg. Outside my studies, my week usually consists of swimming, running, serving as the LLM class representative on the Student Bar Association, and enjoying valuable social time with my friends. One particular highlight was going on a weekend trip to a friend's family home and touring Washington DC and Baltimore."