Ready for business
To help you prepare for careers both in and out of law there are many opportunities to develop the skills employers are looking for. Able to think critically, you will graduate an enquiring individuals with a rich appreciation of law in business and society.
Mooting and debating
Mooting is a specialised form of legal debating. Our programme helps students combine their academic studies with a taste of what it is like to be a real lawyer, arguing cases for 'clients' through mock moots, often with real judges, within the university and in national competitions.
Negotiation skills are crucial for the highly competitive recruitment process of leading law firms. You will need them to negotiate at interviews, open days and during vacation schemes. Developing negotiation skills will help in all aspects of your life and can be honed in our annual Law Club organised negotiation competition.
Mediation is the involvement of an impartial third party to support those involved in a conflict to find a resolution. Mediation skills are often used by students working for our Law Clinic where they are encouraged to enter mediation competitions and continue to develop them.
In collaboration with the law club and leading law firms we have built a rigorous schedule to help students build the skills necessary to obtain vacation scheme and training contract offers. The workshops range from tips on written applications and one-on-one mock interviews to group exercises.
Commercial awareness is essential if you want to pursue a commercial legal career in the City. To build commercial awareness, students work with leading law firms to gain an understanding of how macroeconomic stories and trends in the news affect law firms and their clients.
Alumni lecture series
Each year we invite Law School graduates, now senior judges, barristers and partners in leading law firms, to give guest lectures. A fantastic programme that inspires and enhances the learning experience of students.
For information on law specific career activities please contact:
Director of Employability
You can also visit the Careers Service for support and advice on where your degree can take you.