2L Andrew Whall emails from the University of Cape Town (UCT):
Hello Professor Moreteau,
I just wanted to say hello and let you know that my studies here at University of Cape Town are going well! I’m currently taking three LLM level courses, so it’s definitely a lot more challenging than I thought it would be, but that’s okay because I’m learning so much from a perspective that I would’ve never been able to get studying in the US. I’ve met so many fascinating people from all over the world who have left their countries to study law at this prestigious university. Each and everyone of them bring quite a unique view from their respective nations, and it is particularly apparent during a class discussion when everyone is sharing their knowledge. It’s so incredible how many different approaches there are to law out there!
As the only American law student, at UCT I’ve been doing my best to represent our legal system and policies to the rest of the class. It’s actually not that easy to answer their questions because I find that they’re all quite knowledgeable and tend to ask much more detailed questions than I am used to and it requires me to do some research. I have learned much more about the US in the past 3 months than I originally intended to, because the other foreign students are so curious and eager to learn about the US perspective just as much as I am to learn about theirs.
As they say in South Africa,