Prestigious employers provide advice to our on-line careers events at Leicester Law School

Though learning events are not taking place online in the 2020-21 academic year and many students are studying off-campus, living all over the world, this has not prevented the law school’s employability team from holding an impressive range of virtual careers events for our community of law students.

The first semester careers events of 2020-21 has focussed on planning your career path, presented by the law school’s in-house careers tutors.

The highlight of the semester has been the inspirational presentation given by leading global investment bank Morgan Stanley. The event covered their UK summer paid internship programme offered exclusively for Leicester Law School students. It gives opportunities to work with the Morgan Stanley in-house legal team for ten weeks. Each year this exclusive programme has operated, training contracts have then been offered to Leicester students who completed the internship. Morgan Stanley training contracts are run in conjunction with magic circle law firm, Clifford Chance.

Recent Leicester graduates who are undertaking their training contracts at Morgan Stanley joined the event and spoke enthusiastically about the friendly and diverse atmosphere they have experienced. Morgan Stanley reported that Leicester Law School students are so impressive that they have no plans to invite any other law school to participate in the programme. Therefore, this will remain an exclusive opportunity for Leicester Law School students.

Well done to Leicester Law School students for making such a good impression with this demanding and high profile employer!

The presentation by Morgan Stanley was only one of an impressive range of virtual employability events focussing on careers and employability this semester at the law school. The first ever virtual law fair replaced the in-person event, still hosting multiple events and panel discussions featuring local, regional and national legal employers. Here’s just a few highlights of the season:

  • Former Leicester students and the graduate recruitment manager from international law firm Baker McKenzie gave tips exclusively to Leicester Law School students on how to make an impressive and successful application to law firms.
  • Opportunities to discover the most effective ways to secure careers in the public sector, including the police, civil service, Leicestershire County Council and Teach First.
  • For students interested in the bar, a practising barrister who teaches in the law school gave a valuable insight into securing funding opportunities from the Inns of Court.

The successful online programme of events continues during 2020 and 2021 to ensure the wide-ranging and prestigious employers with whom we enjoy such valued relationships can continue to advise and recruit Leicester Law School students.

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