Expand your network
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 the variety mentoring schemes that we offer.
Professional Mentoring Scheme
Many of our alumni are very successful in a broad range of legal and non-legal careers and an excellent source of guidance and inspiration for students. The Professional Mentoring Scheme is open to all second year LLB and MA students to apply at the start of their second year of study.
Law in Society Mentoring Scheme
In conjunction with the Professional Liaison Network, the Law School is offering second year LLB and LLM students the chance to be mentored by experts in less traditional careers, such as human rights, government and policy - highlighting the diverse range of careers a law degree can offer.
Corporate & Commercial Law (international mentors) mentoring scheme
The Corporate & Commercial Law (international mentors) mentoring scheme matches international students to Law graduates working in legal roles in their home country. The scheme aims to show them how their Law degree is relevant in a real-world context, as well as assisting with the transition of working in their home country after studying in the UK. The scheme is open to second year, final year and MA and LLM Law students.
Burges Salmon Diversity Mentoring Scheme
Offered in partnership with the Law School, the Burges Salmon Diversity Mentoring Scheme aims to bridge the gap in offering legal work experience and networking to underrepresented groups. The scheme is open to LLB and MA law students.
Bristol Mentors is a programme that matches students with a mentor, helping to explore ideas and share advice on how to break into a particular industry. With a focus on widening participation, eligible students will be matched with a mentor to provide support throughout the academic year.
Read our mentoring series on the Law School Student Employability blog, to gain deeper insights into the various schemes on offer and how they can help develop your career plans for the future.
Find out more about the range of law clinics we offer students, in areas such as human rights, criminal law and more. Plus opportunities to develop skills on our Legal Tech placement and International Internship Scheme.