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Southampton Law School

Insights into legal careers

Published: 31 January 2012

Law students in their second year of study have again enjoyed an unrivalled opportunity to learn about the wide range of careers open to law graduates. Two weeks of activities and visits are arranged each year at the end of the first semester; students are expected to go to at least seven of them.

This year’s choices included talks on careers at the Bar, as a solicitor and as an in-house lawyer. Court visits to employment and social security tribunals proved popular and skills-based workshops covered subjects such as personal branding and writing applications.

Second year student Kristian Foged found the fortnight interesting and rewarding. “It’s definitely a good idea to spend two weeks looking at different aspects of law. I was particularly interested in learning about life at the human rights bar and was impressed that many of the talks were delivered by Southampton alumni,” he says.
He also signed up for sessions on alternative dispute resolution, writing skills and client interviewing and appreciated the chance to network with experienced legal professionals from several top firms.

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