Post written by Helen Cuthbert, Helena Kennedy Law Clinic at SHU
This year’s Lawyer in London trip, which took place from 21-23 June, was a resounding success. During the trip the students, supported by SHU staff, visited the Royal Courts of Justice, Amnesty International and Freshfields.
Each of the days highlighted different aspects of the legal profession, from highflying magic circle lawyers to human rights based charities, showing the diverse range of careers available to Law graduates.
Some of the additional experiences which were not expected included joining with hundreds of people in Trafalgar Square for the Jo Cox MP memorial and seeing the Princess Royal at Amnesty.
Some of the students who attended Lawyer in London have summed up their experiences and highlight the great time that they had.
‘Lawyer in London was an amazing experience. Throughout the trip I gained many skills that will help me in the future with my career.
Spending time at Freshfields was my favourite. Speaking to lawyers and also trainee Lawyers helped to gain an insight into how a magic circle law firm works.
Overall it was an incredible experience and I would encourage everyone to apply next year as it has made me even more determined to be successful.’
“The experience overall was interesting, a fantastic learning opportunity and most of all fun.
Getting to go to the Royal Courts of Justice, Amnesty International and Freshfields not only provided useful career information but genuinely made me interested in areas of law that I never took interest in before!
From my experience this was a great opportunity which gave useful tips and information for going forward into a career in law. Thanks for a great trip!”