During this year’s summer break, twenty 1st and 2nd year students from the Law and Criminology department, took part in “Lawyer in London 2015”. Selected students spent three days experiencing and exploring the different routes they could take with a law degree.
On day one the group toured the Royal Courts of Justice and took part in a mock criminal trial.
Day two was spent at Magic Circle firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The students met with partners, the recruitment team and current trainees, took part in a negotiation exercise and toured the impressive offices (they have hotel-style bedrooms, an onsite dentist and a restaurant!!).
Day three had a Human Rights focus and was spent at the trendy Shoreditch offices of Amnesty International. The students debated the importance of preserving international human rights and also heard from the Prisoners’ Advice Service.
The three days provided an insight into different career areas and all students felt that their career aspirations had developed as a result of the trip. In fact, two students have subsequently set up a SHU Negotiation Society, inspired by their experience at Freshfields.
Feedback from the trip included:
“Great experience – I am so grateful! Definitely learnt so much and it has fulfilled everything I wanted to gain from the trip”
“I would definitely recommend this to others as I know it will help my career development and CV for the future”.
Sheryl Cruickshank, Employment Adviser, Law and Criminology