Trisha Shah

Trisha Shah Large1Attended Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, UK and graduated in 2021. Trisha was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in June 2018.

Trisha studied towards a BA in Law. She worked hard and achieved an overall 2.1. Her participation in moots helped her deploy the law on her feet. Trisha applied for pupillages and attended interviews, but internships were cancelled due to COVID-19. She had an essay published in the Cambridge Law ‘Per Incuriam’ Journal, one of six essays published for all three years of law students.

She was elected to the Cambridge University Law Society committee and was accepted to be Mooting Officer for the society. She rowed for college Novice Women’s 2nd and 3rd boat and coxed for Senior Men’s 2nd and 3rd boats, competing in several events, and played in college netball matches. She also used her artistic talents to design Law Society hoodies.

Trisha organised the college’s first International Freshers week as International Officer. As college rep for Amnesty International, she recruited members and managed publicity. She was co-founder and secretary of the Jain Society, writing its constitution. She participated in three moots, getting Best Legal Reasoning in one, and was in the semi-finals in another.

She regularly volunteered to donate food to the homeless, and attended a talk and a presentation at the Pro Bono Society. Trisha returned to Nairobi in March, due to COVID-19. There, she worked with Mama to the Rescue, a charity helping to reconstruct the Kenyan economy after the pandemic.