Father and Son graduate on same day

Throughout the first two weeks of March 2024, the streets of Valletta have sustained the buoyant click-clacks of close to 1,500 PhD and Master’s graduands.

Two of those who proudly marched to the Basilica of Our Lady of Safe Haven and St Dominic in Merchants Street were father and son, Philip Mifsud and André Mifsud Kingswell, who had the honour of graduating together for a second time!

Two years ago, they had graduated together with a Bachelor of Laws.
This time, they crossed the finish line together once again, with both having obtained a Master’s in Advocacy.

Despite their 28-year age gap, having completely different ways of doing things, and frequenting different friends, they managed to attend the same lectures and study together peacefully and without any major distractions, especially towards exam period – when they both felt the need to consult each other more frequently.

Both admitted their bond grew stronger throughout this journey, which also taught them to see eye to eye on more matters.

“We love challenging each other, and we’re quite competitive, that’s for sure!”
Was this enough to perhaps lead them to open a law practice together? Not quite. Since Philip is already a well-established architect, and André is just finding his ground in the working world, their career paths are divergent. But they have both shown a keen interest in civil law.

 

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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