Work experience and Mentoring
Experience real life law
The core curriculum is richly supported by opportunities to participate in pro bono work, or secure an internship, pupillage or mentor. Initiatives such as the Bristol Law Clinic and Human Rights Law Clinic will help build skills, empathy and much more to deepen your learning experience.
Securing a mentor can help you to develop key skills that employers are looking for, such as communication and personal skills, increase your confidence and motivation and provide you with an opportunity to delve deeper into an area of law or non-law that you are considering pursuing. Find out more about our mentoring schemes.
The Law Clinic
With cuts to legal aid, the Law Clinic is a much needed service - providing students with the chance to gain a solid experience of law in practice by offering free legal advice and support to members of the public under the supervision of Law School Staff.
Human Rights Law Clinic
The Human Rights Law Clinic sees students play a practical role in the drive to make social justice a reality for all. Integrated into the work of the Human Rights Implementation Centre students acquire knowledge and experience in international human rights law and practice.
Freedom Law Clinic
The Law School has partnered up with the Freedom Law Clinic to offer law students the opportunity to work in a unique pro bono project for a period of six weeks, allowing students to gain unparalleled access to the world of criminal defence work by actively assisting our clients with wrongful conviction applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC).
International Internship Scheme
The Law School International Internship Scholar Scheme supports overseas LLB and MA fee-paying students to undertake a summer internship in their home (or another overseas) country in acknowledgement that overseas students face particular challenges in securing UK internships.
Human Rights Summer Programme
This 10-week summer programme is open to current law students looking to pursue a career in human rights law. It has been devised by Clive Stafford Smith OBE, who is a British lawyer specialising in the areas of civil rights and working against the death penalty in the United States.
Osborne Clarke Legal Technology Placement
Exclusive to University of Bristol Law School students, Osborne Clarke has developed a two-week legal technology summer placement for current students looking to develop their problem solving skills in the workplace.
For information on Law School specific career activities please contact our Employability team on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit the Careers Service for support and advice on where your degree can take you.
How to get involved
We will advertise Law School and student-led opportunities in our weekly Employability Bulletin and publicise competitions on our Law School Student Employability Blog.