Studying and working in the law – advice given to local students
Education Law and Criminal Defence Solicitor Clare Roberts was welcomed by students at West Bridgford School on the afternoon of Monday 21 September. Following an invitation she delivered a talk about ‘Routes into Law’ to sixth form students who are contemplating studying law at university.
The talk focused on university applications including what to do if you do not get your expected grades, as well as the proposed changes in the route to qualification as a result of the proposed scrapping of the Legal Practice Course in 2020.
Clare also spoke with students about ‘a day in the life of a solicitor’ so that they had a sense of what a day at court was like, including the unpredictable hours! Further information about the unpredictable nature of the work can be found here.
The students who attended the talk had lots of questions to ask about studying law at university. Clare was also able to help with how the training within a firm thereafter will work.
Clare was really impressed with how knowledgeable the students were about their career options but also impressed by the careers education scheme run by Caroline Nolan at the school, which sees a variety of different professionals give talks to sixth form students at the school over the next few months.
It appears that the students were equally impressed by Clare, who received some positive feedback. We hope we will be able to assist this and other schools again in the future.
If you think your students might be helped by a presentation such as this one then please contact us using the form below. It is likely that we will be able to provide a solicitor local to your school or college to assist with any information you might need.