Go Further- Law

  • Go Further- Law

What can you do to "Go Further"?

There are lots of employability-enhancing activities available through Queen's. Here are a few suggestions that may be of particular interest to students of your degree programmes.

Any year: 

 

Level 1: 1

  • Become involved in clubs and societies by attending Fresher’s Fair.
  • Visit the courts (visitor’s gallery) to see law in action.
  • Research legal opportunities and other work experience opportunities that are specific to level 1 students eg ‘Insight Days’ at law firms.
  • Attend the Queen’s University employer Fairs in October including the Law Fair. This is a great way to meet employers for the first time and find out about opportunities. . It’s a great way help you decide between a law and non law career.
  • Look out for employer and careers events that will support you with this on www.qub.ac.uk/myfuture These can include careers workshops on writing CV’s and events to meet employers.
  • Go to the Careers, Employability and Skills Work Experience Fair early in semester 2.

Level 2 / Penultimate Year:
Look for relevant work experience:

  • Attend the Queen’s University employer Fairs in October including the Law Fair. This is a great way to meet employers for the first time and find out about opportunities. It’s a great way help you decide between a law and non law career.
  • Large companies in other sectors may offer year-long placements and summer internships. MyFuture, Ratemyplacement, Prospects, Targetjobs and Gradcracker are useful sites for finding these. Many of the deadlines are set around December so it’s best to start applying in autumn.
  • If considering working as a solicitor in England and Wales it’s important to apply for vacation schemes with law firms. The ideal time to apply is penultimate year and most close end of January. Apply in second semester for training contracts as some larger law firms recruit two years in advance. Be aware some close earlier than this so its important to research deadlines. Look out for employer and careers events that will support you with this on www.qub.ac.uk/myfuture
  • If the bar route in England and Wales is for you then mini-pupillages are an excellent way of supporting this so research and apply. Look out for careers events that will support you with this eg CV and cover letter workshops on www.qub.ac.uk/myfuture
  • Consider internationalising your career by applying to eg Study USA in semester one.
  • Get familiar with graduate employers by attending the annual June Graduate Jobs Fair.
  • Plus above opportunities for any year

Final Year UG:

  • Apply for barrister or solicitor training at Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) early in semester 1.
  •  Look out for employer and careers events that will support you with this on www.qub.ac.uk/myfuture These include employer networking opportunities, CV and cover letter workshops, psychometric test resources.
  • Attend the Queen’s University employer Fairs in October including the Law Fair. This is a great way to meet employers for the first time and find out about opportunities.
  • Apply to Accountancy milk round for accountancy training contacts with an early closing date, usually end of October.
  • Apply early for graduate schemes and / or postgraduate study.Identify graduate employment opportunities by attending the annual June Graduate Jobs Fair.

PGT:

  • Attend the Queen’s University employer Fairs in October including the Law Fair. This is a great way to meet employers for the first time and find out about opportunities.
  • Apply early for graduate schemes.
  • Plus above opportunities for any year.

PGR:

  • Attend the Queen’s University employer Fairs in October including the Law Fair. This is a great way to meet employers for the first time and find out about opportunities.
  • Discover Careers support for PGR students
  • Are you clear about which career option you want to follow?  Participate in the Alumni Career Mentoring Scheme
  • Plus above opportunities for any year