Law Work Experience

25 October 2021
10 hours

When is it?

25th October

When is the deadline?

It is on 20th October

Am I eligible?

Students aged 14-19 years old and living in the UK are welcome to apply.

What’s involved
What you’ll cover


During this free two week virtual work experience programme you will meet a range of industry professionals from various legal areas of Law who will give you an overview of their experiences, both qualifying and within the industry, with opportunities for Q&A.

You will learn about some of the key roles and responsibilities of Law practitioners throughout this programme, including legal research, advocacy & client communication, contractual interpretation and legal analysis & drafting. The programme will also include a vital pathways module, which will direct you on what to do next, how to apply, and what institutions you should be considering for your further study. There will also be a range of quizzes and meaningful activities to spark your interest in Law as an industry, and give you a further insight into what it really means to work in the field.

The virtual work experience programme involves around 10 hours of activity. You can complete the work over 2 weeks, meaning you can fit it around your schedule (whether that be school or college). There are live webinars to get involved in, but if you’re unable to attend these you can watch recordings on-demand.


BenefitThis programme is free for students.
BenefitAdd the experience to your CV and Personal Statement.
BenefitYou’ll get practical skills and knowledge.
BenefitYou’ll earn a certificate if you complete the programme.

What’s involved

Live workshops with employers

You’ll meet professionals in live workshops and be able to ask them questions.

Work and assignments

You’ll complete activities and work assignments to develop skills and knowledge.

Fits into your schedule

Complete all work and assignments at times that are suitable to you.

What you’ll cover

During this two week programme you will cover the following areas: Introduction to Law as an industry Legal Research – including what legal research is, the purpose of legal research, the types of Legal Research and an overview of the legal research process. Advocacy & Client Communication – including why client communication is so important, tools for effective client communication, why becoming a good advocate is so important, tools for effective advocacy, best practices, communication security & ethics and considering the whole client journey. Contractual Interpretation – including the main principles of contractual interpretation, orders of precedence or priority clauses and condition precedents. Legal Analysis & Drafting – including what legal analysis & drafting is, why legal drafting is important, what the role is of legal language in law and examples of pleading.

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