Information, advice and guidance
Our mission is to support your career development. We recognise that each student is unique and seek to empower you to explore, develop and implement plans that are meaningful for you.
When you join our university community you can access a range of career development activities. This includes our Festival of Careers including sector specific careers fairs and events (e.g., Legal Street a week of legal activities), employer presentations and workshops. Some law firms host evening receptions for students and events are also organised by student societies like the Law and Bar Societies and the International and European Law Society. Events like these enable you to network with graduate recruiters, explore their graduate opportunities and use the information gained to position yourself for future applications.
Graduate recruiters value the employability skills you develop during your time at university and there are many opportunities to get involved and develop your skill set whilst at Warwick. In addition to societies and clubs, there are opportunities to gain experience via volunteering, work experience and undergraduate research programmes, and through legally related volunteering and projects. Warwick Law in the Community (LinC) is a collaboration between the School of Law and the Central England Law Centre. It provides a wide range of opportunities to get involved in projects which use public law to address systemic disadvantage and abuse of power. Law students get involved in other departmental initiatives e.g., the Justice Systems Workshops, Death Penalty Project, and the Lacunae Magazine.
Careers support includes:
- myAdvantage and the Law School online Student Hub for details of vacancies, opportunities, and events - find out how to use myAdvantage to search for opportunities (e.g. internships), events and to book one to one appointments,
- The Law Careers Blog and the Warwick Careers Blog for term time postings (written by employers, alumni, students, and careers consultants),
- Careers web resources – careers information and advice available on the Student Opportunity/careers and Law School/careers webpages,
- Moodle interactive short courses on all aspects of career planning including the Law Careers Moodle.
Centrally delivered careers sessions and law careers workshops including sessions on:
- Making effective applications
- CVs and cover letters
- Interview skills and techniques
- Assessment centre advice and practise
- Different routes to becoming a solicitor
- Commercial law or private client work?
One to one support
- Application feedback from our team of Job Search Advisers to help you develop your application, CV, cover letter and personal statement,
- Careers guidance with a senior careers consultant to enable you to explore what matters to you and the implications for your unique career journey. The School of Law has its own dedicated senior careers consultant – Valerie Matthews-Lane. Valerie offers appointments for law students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Appointments are also available with other careers consultants and are booked using myAdvantage (students need to register with the system to book appointments),
- Brief enquiries – You can contact Valerie with any quick queries by email: firstname.lastname@example.org