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Opportunities for Warwick Law School Students

This page is regularly updated with internal and external opportunities that we think our Warwick Law School students may be interested in. Please ensure you have a regular glance through to check if there is anything of relevance to you. We have split the opportunities as follows:

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Lord Kerr Essay Competition Launch 2024

Deadline: 23 May 2024 at 23:59

The Human Rights Lawyers Association's (HRLA) Young Lawyers Committee (YLC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Lord Kerr Essay Competition 2024.

The essay question is on the following topical human rights issue: “Should the rights to freedom of expression and assembly protect disruptive protests”

Further details of the rules, eligibility criteria and submission process can be found here.

Ongoing internal opportunities:

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Law Student Societies

Being involved in a society, especially as a member of the executive committee, can be an excellent way of highlighting your leadership capabilities. There are lots to choose from but here are some of the Law specific ones:

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Global Connections Community

We've created a Global Connections Community on Microsoft Teams, to help you to connect with Warwick students from around the world. A great way to stay connected; have fresh conversations with new people; and to meet people outside your halls or your course!

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The Warwick Award

The Warwick Award offers free skill development for post-graduation planning. Beyond enhancing your abilities, it introduces numerous University events and opportunities. Engage with campus, network, and boost employability through academic modules, societies, sports, volunteering, internships, part-time work, and more!

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Job vacancies through myAdvantage

Find job and work experience opportunities aimed at Warwick students through myAdvantage which has a variety of job and work experience opportunities in the legal sector but also in other more general areas.

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Intercultural Workshops

Many law firms and employers expect you to be able to build relationships and communicate across cultures. One of the ways we support you in doing this is by offering Intercultural Training workshops – “Intercultural Awareness”, “Intercultural Competence”, and “Working in Multicultural Teams”.

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E-Mentoring and Networking

Warwick’s Alumni E-mentoring Service can help students and graduates build their networks and expand their opportunities. Whether you’re looking for guidance at a challenging time in your career, a new skill for your CV, or an opportunity to share the benefit of your experience, you will quickly find positive benefits of this exclusive service.

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Critical Lawyers at Warwick (CLAW)

Get involved with CLAW, an association run by Warwick Law School students aiming to provide a platform for accessing 'alternative' careers to commercial law.

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Warwick Volunteers

Whether you have a busy schedule or lots of free time there are a range of Warwick Volunteers projects as well as external partners and charities to choose from. Each opportunity has different levels of commitment so if you can only commit for a few hours or want to volunteer on a weekly basis then we're sure you’ll find something that is just right for you!

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Short Term Mobility Mailing List

Over 1,000 students undertook a short-term mobility last academic year. This included short courses, summer schools, language course, international volunteering, work placements, online opportunities.

By signing up to the mailing list students (and staff) will receive priority notification of various opportunities, funding and discounted offers.

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In-sessional English Classes

Warwick Foundation Studies is offering In-sessional English for academic purposes this year, with classes running in each term. This programme is intended for registered international students and members of staff wishing to gain English language support.

Ongoing external opportunities:

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Student Focus: Paid Questionnaires

Student Focus, in association with The Times newspaper, is the nationwide student research programme on graduate recruitment. Student Focus requires final year students specifically from Warwick - Finalists can earn £10 for each completed question - Questionnaires will ask about your job-hunting experiences - Results will contribute to how companies advertise graduate jobs to students in the future.

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The Warwickshire Law Society: Junior Division

Warwickshire Junior Lawyers Division offers a supportive network of junior lawyers to share experiences, network and socialise with. Membership is available to students (undergraduate, LPC/SQE, BPTC, GDLR and CILEx), paralegals, trainees, pupil barristers, solicitors, barristers and legal executives (up to five years’ post-qualification experience).

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Think Pacific: Students to Fiji

Gain global experience in the Fiji Islands. Whether you are looking to enhance your university degree or embark on a meaningful adventure, join a team and work alongside rural Fijian youth groups and communities on local initiatives which are achieving ground breaking results

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Become a paid Brand Ambassador for On-Campus Promotions

On-Campus Promotions are currently looking to hire students for Single and Multi Employer Brand Ambassadors for companies such as Unilever, Bank of America and Police Now.

With flexible hours to suit you and your timetable.You will receive £12 per hour with the opportunity to win prizes and bonuses.

You will gain work experience whilst picking up key employability skills along the way.

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The Forage

The Forage offers students work experience through flexible virtual simulations in various sectors, enhancing law and module learning.

There is no entry criteria and you will complete the experience in 5-6 hours and gain a certificate.

Developed with employers, this provides insight into organisational work, resembling graduate tasks. Ideal for postgraduates, fostering skills for diverse opportunities like insight days and employer-based work experience.

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Lincoln's Inn Tours

Lincoln’s Inn offers prospective students tours of the Inn to give them the chance to find out more about our facilities and membership benefits. We are happy to offer tours on both a one-to-one and a group basis.

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Middle Temple Student Tours

Middle Temple offers tours to students in both large and small groups.

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Graduates First

The University of Warwick have partnered with Graduates First, granting Warwick students free access to a range of practice psychometric and personality tests commonly used by employers as part of the recruitment and selection process. They offer a range of free aptitude, personality and psychometric tests and assessment centre practice activitiesLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window for students and recent graduates, plus practice video interviewsLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window including competency-based, strengths-based, and industry-specific interviews.

The Corporate Law Academy Application Service Platform

If you’re on a journey to secure a Vacation Scheme or Training Contract at a leading firm, TCLA is the perfect service for you. It offers a wide variety of resources and courses that could help aspiring lawyers.

TCLA offer a wide range of services aimed at helping you break into the legal profession.

Use the following Warwick specific links:

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Bright Network Academy

A free e-learning platform in partnership with University of Warwick, full of expert advice to help you prepare for the world of work and graduate applications. Learn new abilities and impress leading employers.

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LittleLaw Free Commercial Newsletter

We’ve all heard the daunting phrase ‘commercial awareness,' however, there is not much clarity on how to develop this. LittleLaw is a FREE weekly 3-minute newsletter tailored specifically to the needs of law students, aiming to enhance their commercial awareness. The mission is to deliver the most relevant legal news stories in a concise and easily digestible format.