What extracurricular activities can you get involved in to start building up legal work experience?
We have lots of law related societies at Leicester: for example, the Law Society, the Pro Bono Society, the Canadian Law Society and Geek Law. All of these have opportunities and events that are very useful in gaining experience.
Taking part in our Mooting and Negotiation competitions are really good, practical ways of building up your experience.
I am a member of the Pro Bono Committee – within this society we run ten projects that are great ways to get hands on legal experience, such as the Litigants in Person project, where you are able to spend regular time in Leicester County Court.
What are your top 3 tips for getting an offer from the University of Leicester Law School?
- Show a wider interest in the legal sector: whether that is current global issues or more specific issues to the sector.
- Also, show that you can offer more than just academics. These days, universities want well-rounded people who can offer things to add to university life in general, as well as their course.
- Finally, show your direct interest in that university; they want to know that you really want to attend their uni, so make sure to indicate this clearly!
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