LLB Summa Cum Laude Graduate’s Life-Long Dream Realised
For Durban born LLB summa cum laude graduate Ms Ntokozo Majola, becoming an attorney has been her life-long dream. She is currently serving as a Candidate Attorney at Bowman Gilfillan in Cape Town and enjoys learning about the practical side of the legal profession on a daily basis.
The LLB degree is perceived by many to be an academically challenging programme because of the high volume of reading and writing associated with it. However this did not deter Majola who is passionate about reading and has a keen interest in history.
She candidly said: ‘I can be quite talkative and persuasive when the occasion calls for it and as I discovered more about what a career in Law entails I became more and more convinced that being an attorney was the right path for me and this is what motivated me to pursue an LLB.’
Over the years spent at the UKZN School of Law, Majola scooped several awards for academic excellence including the Dean’s Commendation from 2011 until 2014, being awarded the UKZN Academic Scholarship between 2012 and 2014, being a Golden Key Society Member since 2012, and receiving several Certificates of Merit for 18 Modules between 2011 and 2014.
After being capped at a UKZN graduation in April which was attended by members of her family she said: ‘I feel proud of myself and everyone who supported me through the process of getting my degree for the accomplishment. I always aspired to do my best throughout my degree but being awarded my degree summa cum laude is an accomplishment I had never set my sights on specifically, making it even more of a reward for the years I spent at UKZN. I am happy to know that this achievement is one that I will have standing behind my name and that will follow me wherever I go in years to come.’
On pursuing postgraduate studies she said: ‘I love the idea of furthering my knowledge in Law and have an interest in the Banking and Finance and Maritime areas of Law. I am however, open to pursuing any other area of interest that may arise,’ she added.