TP's 1st class legal
class son! Jonathan with his proud mother on his
FROM polytechnic to a first class honours in Law? TPs
Legal Studies alumnus Jonathan Pek has done just that.
He recently graduated from University of Leicester,
UK, with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours.
The tall and unassuming 27-year-old admitted that his
outstanding achievements surpassed his own expectations.
I was pleasantly surprised, perhaps even shocked,
as I had predicted a 2nd Upper Class Honours. I was
in Prague for a holiday when I heard the news and was
so stunned I kept asking my friend to confirm the results
Jonathan studied at TP from 1997 to 2000 and recalls
his TP days fondly. His active school life included
involvement in annual freshmen orientations, open houses,
and being in sub committees of clubs. When he was at
Leicester, he joined the varsity law soccer team and
was also vice-president of the Singapore Society.
According to Jonathan, TPs Legal Studies course
had enhanced his interest in law. When I went
for a study trip to the UK, I visited universities and
attended the lectures. Plus, my internship was in London.
All these experiences inclined me towards a career in
A grateful Jonathan acknowledges that his academic
success would not be possible without the sacrifices
of his family and friends. He also credited his inspiring
lecturers who were always on hand to dish out sound
career advice. I had really good relationships
with the lecturers. We bonded well and theyre
more like friends.
Jonathan is currently concentrating on his Postgraduate
Diploma in Singapore Law. After that, he will have to
complete his Practical Law Course and then pupilage
at a law firm before he can be called to the bar in