Faith Obafemi, Legal Knowledge and Information Services | Aspiring Arbitration Lawyer | Legal Technology Enthusiast | Legal solutions specialist| Document Review| Paralegal
"Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent." - Jimmy Carter. Coming from an overburdened Indian legal background, I believe in advocating the substance of ADR at both commercial and domestic levels, composing a win-win situation for all parties.
Graduated from the University of Manchester with a Merit in LLM degree specializing in Transnational Dispute Resolution, I focused my academic course work on the sale of goods and achieved a distinction and a merit in Corporate and capital markets, Arbitration and mediation and dissertation on "Critical Examination on the Appeals and Challenge Procedures of arbitral awards in International Commercial Arbitration". I am particularly interested in law and businesses' role in expanding access and use of Alternative dispute resolution models.
During my course period at the University of Manchester, I volunteered as the student legal advisor at the UoM Legal Centre. I was first introduced to legal technologies while working in the legal Centre; I found myself engulfed in the efficiency of legal tech and numerous possibilities to advance legal services. I also took part in several volunteering workshops in collaboration with the student Union and International societies.
I have worked as an intern at different ligation law chambers at district and high courts and as a law clerk at Hon'ble Family Court cum-5th Additional District Court, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, over the course of 5 years in my undergraduate.
While working through my internships, I realized the impact of alternative dispute resolution methods and the power it holds to change the working of the judiciary. The next thing I know, I found myself in a Transnational dispute resolution specialization LLM. Ultimately I intend to work at Law firms and international tribunals dealing with arbitration and mediation and as a legal technologist. An enthusiastic law graduate willing to learn and grow within an organization allows me to explore.
<Interests> I enjoy researching and writing about law, particularly in contemporary legal issues, medical laws, commercial, competition laws and well, of course, arbitration and mediation. Legal Technologies enthusiast. Believes in environmental care and protection.