Law is an interesting and diverse career, with many different opportunities and specialisms available. Whether you are interested in becoming a Paralegal, Solicitor or Barrister work experience is a valuable way of gaining an insight into your potential career and building skills for your CV.
Students with legal work experience are more likely to secure a graduate role in Law after their studies as it demonstrates your ability to apply the legal knowledge gained from your studies within the professional environment.
Legal work experience can also be referred to as Pro Bono work, ‘Pro Bono’ means ‘for the public good’ and is a great way to provide legal advice and support to members of the public in need, who may be unable to afford or access other legal services.
Whilst a great way to positively impact the community, Pro Bono work enables Law students to enhance skills and experience in real world legal situations.
Did you know?
Manchester Law School includes The Pro Bono Network, which is involved in a wide range of pro bono projects, offering a wealth of legal experience. If you would like to know more about The Pro Bono Network, you can find out more and access the application form here: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/law/study/school-life/pro-bono/
Manchester Law School Pro Bono & Legal Careers Fair is a great way to meet a variety of Law firms, network with staff who are in a role you are interested in pursuing, discuss pro bono opportunities and more! If you are interested in attending you can find out more and see who some of the exhibitors will be here: https://mycareerhub.mmu.ac.uk/students/events/detail/1524392
If you would like to discuss law career options and work experience in more detail you can book an appointment with Nick Touati our Law Careers Consultant by calling 0161 247 3483.