My experience participating in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

International Commercial Law LLM student Elene Kalandiia recently took part in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna – a competition for law students to develop and practise advocacy skills in international commercial law and arbitration. She shared her experience of preparing for the competition, and how it sharpened her advocacy, networking, and employability skills.

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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 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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Why this mooting competition was a highlight of our university years

Participating in mooting competitions is an excellent way to develop your advocacy skills – particularly if you are looking to pursue a career at the bar. The Law School has a well established advocacy programme open to current students throughout the academic year.

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Why you should apply for a Think Big about Global Justice Scholarship

Recent law graduate and recipient of a Think Big about Global Justice Scholarship, Kudzi Manase, explains how she came to study law in the first place and what inspired her to apply for the scholarship to kickstart her career.

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Why Bristol?

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How being a volunteer in a dynamic university has changed me

For this blog we caught up with Aryan Mandal, who shares his thoughts about being an international student here – and how the culture and spirit of the university, combined with his experience working as a volunteer lawyer, has seen him grow as a human with ambition for the future.

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My experience as a Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholar and how it has helped shape my future

The University of Bristol supports eligible first year law students to apply for the Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship Scheme. Launched in 2013, the scheme seeks to address the disproportionate under-representation of black and black mixed-race men from less socially mobile backgrounds in large commercial law firms, and in recent years other ‘City’ careers too.

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My internship experience: developing my employability, furthering my academic studies and working to promote race equality

Recent LLB law graduate, Lottie Boateng-Kennett tells us more about undertaking an internship working as a Research Assistant at Research Action Coalition for Race Equality (RACE) at the end of her final year – opening up opportunities, experiences and the making of new friends in the sphere of understanding and tackling race and equality.… Read more

Researching outside-the-box: how to pursue interests in specialist areas of law

University of Bristol Law School alumni, Michael Gould graduated with an LLB in 2020 and has since worked in the space industry, both in business and law with Satellite Applications Catapult and First Steps Legal respectively. Also a published author with the European Space Policy Institute, his research focuses on space debris and small satellite issues.Read more

Why you should try mooting as a law student

Current law students, Max Sakoschek and Mayank Tripathi recently took part in the Landmark Chambers intervarsity mooting competition, representing the University of Bristol Law School. Having reached the final round, Max has written this blog post to share his wisdom on why you should give mooting a try.Read more