About

At the International Pub is a blog about international law and current affairs. It is a collection of my thoughts and opinions about articles, judgments and happenings. I’m interest in exploring opinions across the spectrum of right and left as polarized debate is quickly becoming the death of critical thinking.

Who am I?

I am a third year LLB student studying in the UK. I was born and raised in Botswana but have been around the region. I developed my interest in International law before I came to University because I didn’t want to be locked down to practicing in one country (naive to think I’d have a choice about my employment). I work at my University’s employment clinic and a social housing law clinic in town. But my life isn’t all law and disorder (booo) I am also a fan of old school hip hop and smooth jazz.

Why did I start writing?

Write something you’d like to read because even if no one reads it at least you’ll have one fan. I don’t remember where I read that but it’s always stuck with me. I am writing this blog for three reasons:

  1. One I always have a passion for writing but pragmatic parents aren’t really interested in supporting a wannabe Kerouac.
  2. I’m hoping a side project keeps me interested in my studies long enough for me to pass.
  3. As a dyslexic writing has always been a struggle for me. Unfortunately I enjoy struggling and practice makes perfect so hopefully writing will help me improve my skills.

Anything you should know?

The post on this blog will be separated into 3 categories

Opinions which are just my personal thoughts.

Articles are my more academic attempts at writing.

Updates may contain links to news, useful social media accounts, articles and judgments that I think are worth a read or a follow.