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Legal Work Experience

Legal work experience is the essential part of the staple diet of any future lawyer; it’s the protein to the fruit and veg of your legal qualifications. Take a look at the articles below for law work experience inspiration.

A guide to legal work experience By Coventry University Careers Service

The legal sector is an extremely competitive occupational area. In addition to the sheer number of law undergraduates each year, graduates from non-law degree courses are able to convert to law. In order to succeed in such an over-subscribed...

Hunting for legal work experience By Maudie Powell-Tuck, AllAboutLaw

*By work experience, we mean informal work experience or shadowing at a law firm, charity or company. If you’re looking for information on vacation schemes, mini pupillages or marshalling opportunities, click on the relevant link to take you to...

Law firm open days By Jos Weale, Managing Editor, AllAboutLaw

Many law firms offer open days as an option for undergraduates and graduates, both from law and non-law degrees, to come into their offices and find out more about what they do.   An open day, also known as an insight day, is like a first date...

Marshalling By Rajesh Vora

For those of you who are not aware, marshalling involves shadowing a judge. Ordinarily, one can marshal for anything between one day and one week. I have marshalled twice, once for three days and once for a week. How useful is marshalling? Both...

Visiting the courts By Jennivive Maynard, BPTC graduate

Visiting the courts is one of the most important things that aspiring solicitors and barristers can do. When I was an LLB student, I always found going to the Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts very exciting. I loved observing the matters of...

Legal work experience ideas By Maudie Powell-Tuck, AllAboutLaw

If you’re interested in pursuing a legal career, it is important to gain some practical experience outside of your studies to really give your applications the edge. While the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course...

The importance of legal work experience By Emily Bardsley, LLB Graduate

With 300,000 students graduating each year and 59% achieving 2:1 degrees or higher, employers are now looking for the CV that stands out from the rest. There has been a downward trend in the number of pupillages and training contracts on offer...

Law gap year By Billy Sexton, Editor,

A what? Yep, you read that right. A law gap year. “But I thought gap years were where you went travelling around the world, sipping cocktails on a sun lounger in Miami?” Well, you’re not entirely wrong, but travelling and volunteering aren’t...


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