James Duffy

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James Duffy (UK Summer School 1999)

Barrister Fountain Court Chambers

I grew up on a council estate in Ewell. My mother was a hospital receptionist and my father worked as a part-time barman and part-time security employee. I attended my local comprehensive school, where I was on free school meals.

In the summer of 1999 I attended the Sutton Trust Law summer school at Oxford University. It was my first experience of Oxford. I left inspired and determined to come back. It opened a door and gave me the confidence to walk through it and not look back.

I went on to study at Oxford gaining both a First-class Law undergraduate degree and a Distinction in my Masters (BCL).

I was the first generation of my family to attend university.

I’m now keen to give back through the Fellowship to help others from non-privileged backgrounds to fulfil their potential and gain life-changing experiences.


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