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The Careers Office provides a specialist service for Law students to help them advance their legal careers by offering information about workshops and placements as well as hosting events at the University.
In addition to the services of the Careers Office, the School itself has specific advisers for the profession in the UK. For advice about solicitors, this is currently Carolyn Naughton and for barristers, it is Professor Susan Edwards. The School also works with the University of Buckingham Law Society to organise trips to the Inns of Courts, to the Courts and to give other experience of the legal world.
Junior Lawyers Link
The Law School and the University of Buckingham Law Society have forged links with “Junior Lawyers Northants and Bucks”, an organisation run for and by local newly qualified solicitors and trainees. The last meeting was on 12 February 2015, a networking/social event held in Milton Keynes.
One of the disadvantages of a two year degree is the limited opportunity for Law students to take up internships and mini-pupillages because of the very short vacations. However, the School does have a Street Legal scheme to assist students in this area, both with connections to firms and chambers and, if necessary, with some of the costs of having to stay away from the University to take up the opportunities. For more detail, contact Judith Bray.
The Law School runs an annual Legal Workshop where practising barristers and solicitors come in to run practical exercises with Law students in order to give them a feel for legal activities like interviewing clients, making a plea in mitigation etc. It is proposed to run the next workshop in October 2015.