Often spotted sitting on one of the many wooden benches outside the law library — either chatting animatedly with her friends or typing furiously at her laptop — Carmel Grace Philip is one of the Faculty’s most cherished students. She has undoubtedly captured the hearts of many with her amicable personality and infectious positivity, generously flashing a wide grin to anyone who crosses her path. With her warmth and good-humoured nature, it is easy to see why many consider her presence and friendship an absolute delight.
Grace’s venture into law, like many, was not planned. In fact, law was not her first choice of study as she had developed an interest in economics during her STPM days. However, her parents encouraged her to consider reading law due to its challenging nature. Her parents’ advice led her to make a last-minute swap from economics to law when applying to universities — securing her fate in the Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya (‘UM’).