My Experience protecting a Redfield cinema’s Asset of Community Value status

To celebrate Student Volunteering Week 2024, we caught up with final-year LLB student Lydia Jones to ask her about her work, together with fellow Law Clinic student Maryam Alsuwaidi (final-year LLB), to provide pro bono support to preserve a potential community space of great value in Bristol.

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My experience of the Cross Examination Exercise with the Avon and Somerset Police

Earlier this month, law students were given the opportunity to take part in a cross-examination exercise with Avon and Somerset Police. Final year LLB student Sophia Manley shares her insight into the exercise – including what a cross-examination is, the role she and other law students played, and her highlight of the event.

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My experience working at the Law School’s Human Rights Law Clinic

To celebrate Pro Bono Week 2023, University of Bristol Law graduate, Raeesa Rajmohamed (LLB 2018, LLM 2019) shares her first-hand experience of working at the Law School’s Human Rights Law Clinic, and provides her insight into what she found most inspiring, how the experience has helped to shape her future, and what advice she would give to students starting out in the Clinic.

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My journey from law student to pro bono solicitor

To celebrate Pro Bono Week 2023, University of Bristol Law Clinic solicitor, Teaching Associate and alumna, Alex Walker gives an insight into her role working at the University’s pro bono legal service, supporting students improve access to justice and public legal education.

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My experience on the Black Student Internship with Leigh Day

To celebrate Pro Bono Week 2023, University of Bristol Law graduate, Oladayo Ige gives her first hand experience of working in the Law School’s pro bono legal service, the Law Clinic and being an intern as part of the Black Student Internship offered in partnership with law firm, Leigh Day.

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Mentoring at Bristol – Finding career support in my home country 

Are you an international law student looking to establish some professional networks in the legal sector in your home country? Have an idea about where you’d like to work, but want some advice?  

Take a look at our Corporate & Commercial Law (international mentors) mentoring scheme, which matches international students to law graduates working in legal roles in a variety of countries overseas.

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Mentoring at Bristol – explore a less traditional career path with your law degree

Are you starting to think about what your next steps will be after you graduate? Interested in exploring a less traditional career path, but not sure where to start? 

Check out our Law in Society Mentoring Scheme, which offers students the chance to be mentored by a legal graduate working in a non-corporate law field such as human rights, government and policy – highlighting the diverse range of careers a law degree can offer. 

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Mentoring at Bristol – “I gained advice tailored to my area of interest”

If you are looking to build your professional network in the legal sector, then the Law School Professional Mentoring Scheme can help. Open to University of Bristol law students going into year two of the LLB Law and MA in Law, the scheme allows you to gain a deeper insight into working in corporate or commercial law.

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Mentoring at Bristol – “the most useful and effective opportunity I have engaged with”

Are you looking to build your professional network in the legal sector? Applications are now open for the Professional Mentoring Scheme, open to University of Bristol law students going into year two of the LLB Law and MA in Law. The scheme aims to allow you to gain deeper insights into working in commercial law and build on your network for the future.

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Developing my advocacy and empathy through pro bono work

In this blog, recent University of Bristol Law School graduate, Georgie Lockwood highlights her experience of providing legal pro bono advice in welfare benefits, for the wider Bristol community at the Bristol Law Centre. Find out more about her experience and how it developed some vital transferable skills for the future as we mark National Pro Bono Week.

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