We place great importance on enhancing employability skills and provide a huge range of opportunities for students to put what they’re learning into practice. We will give you the best possible opportunity to let your degree take you to where you want to go with support from our dedicated Law Careers Tutors and the University's Career Development Service.
We have strong links with local, regional and national law firms who attend events at the School throughout the year. The Law Fair is the highlight of each year's careers activities, when around 40 law firms visit to recruit our students. In 2018 this included all 5 Magic Circle law firms.
We remain in contact with our graduates who regularly return to Leicester to share their experiences of working in the legal profession, or to represent law firms running workshops on application writing or interview techniques.
Our pro bono initiatives or competitions (such as mooting, debating, client interviewing and negotiating) allow you to develop practical skills ranging from client relationship building, or acting as a project team leader amongst fellow students. With such diverse activities on offer, you are bound to find something that suits your skillset and career goals.
Our legal advice clinic allows you to practice the law that you’re learning with hands-on legal assistance in real-life cases, working alongside solicitors. You can stand out from the crowd by getting involved with our more unique projects such as ‘Amicus’ and ‘Immigration and Asylum’ to use your legal skills to help vulnerable people in our community and beyond.
Joining one of our seven student law societies shows ambition to employers and by participating in their events, you will network with recruiters and practitioners from top law firms.
In the curriculum
We strongly believe in the importance of embedding professional skills into the curriculum to enhance both our students’ employability and learning experience. You will see the professional value in your degree through our practice-focused assessments or learn how to draft a letter to a client in your first year – an essential skill for any solicitor. Our innovative Employment Law module enables hands-on experience working with solicitors and take part in a mock tribunal with a practicing judge. We work closely with top law firms such as Allen & Overy and Geldards LLP to offer work experience and insight opportunities to the best performing students.