Case study

Caroline Kenny — Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC)

University of Law

Caroline Kenny is a leading lawyer for Facebook in all countries outside the USA. She kick-started her high-flying career when she graduated from The University of Law (ULaw) in 2004, having studied the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC)

After graduation, I worked in a variety of firms and organisations before joining Facebook as associate general counsel in 2016.

In my current role I look after Facebook's marketing, advertising and brand campaigns outside North America. I provide guidance to the business on promotional and sales collateral to make sure it's fair, accurate and legally compliant. It can sometimes be a challenge working over so many time zones, especially with the volume of requests this kind of business creates.

I think the proudest moment of my career so far has to be when I won a prize for a pro bono essay at ULaw. The prize was two weeks in South Africa on the Streetlaw programme.

I feel so honoured to have been given that amazing opportunity. It was an enormous eye opener to see how the law can be used to influence significant change in society and how lawyers can use their skills to make a real difference to the lives of the underprivileged.

The teaching at ULaw was excellent - I came from a non-law background and found the transition to the GDL quite an adjustment. At times when I doubted my capabilities the teachers were fabulously supportive and inspiring.

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