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.

Opportunities for Warwick Law School Students

Have an opportunity that you would like to share with the Warwick Law School student community? Submit it here.

Train as a Mediator

Mediation is a fast-growing area of dispute resolution and legal practice, and mediation skills and experience are highly prized by employers. Dr Jane Bryan has collaborated with Emma McAndry from Essential Mediation Solutions to deliver several online 4-day courses to WLS students which lead to UK and international accreditation as a civil and commercial mediator (with an optional one-day workplace mediation accredited extension). These courses have been very popular and received excellent feedback.

There are two more courses now available. One online course will run in the week commencing 25-28 October and one which run in the week 8-11 November. The usual cost of such a course is £1500 + VAT but this has been subsided so that it is available at £500. UGs, PGs, graduates and staff are welcome to apply.

If anyone would like to know more please contact Emma McAndry who will be able to provide the booking form and more information. Places are limited.

English Language Support

We are pleased to share details of our In-sessional English language support provision for international students in Term 1 (2021-2022). Our support consists of a series of online introductory workshops in Weeks 2 and 3 of term, followed by online, weekly group classes in Weeks 4 to 10. Registration for our group classes and workshops are now open and we encourage students to sign up as soon as possible.

Find out more and register.

Death Penalty Project (DPP)

Are you passionate about human rights law? Curious about the US common law system? Seeking to refine your research skills? If so, then the Pro Bono Death Penalty Project (DPP) is a fantastic opportunity for you. The DPP is a unique pro bono project at Warwick Law School. Through our Attorney-Support Programme, we work remotely with legal offices across the USA to offer students practical research tasks surrounding the death penalty and an insight into the US legal system, particularly issues concerning mitigation and effective legal representation. Deadline: 22 October 2021.

Opportunities Available:

  • Become a Project Volunteer - You will be assigned several research/administrative tasks, spread evenly throughout the year, revolving around the death penalty. The role has no application process and is open to those from any degree. Sign up.
  • Apply to be a Group Leader - You will manage a group of several students, oversee their progress in project tasks, and report back to Project Leaders. This role is ideal for those with strong leadership skills and those with experience of the project (though this is not essential). Apply now.
  • Apply to be a Research and Publicity Officer - You will research, curate and produce content for the DPP social media platforms to raise awareness of death penalty cases and the social disparities that exist in the capital punishment system. This role is ideal for those with strong research skills and a creative flair. Apply now.

Death Penalty Programme Internship: For many years, the project has also offered the chance for students to apply for the programme’s internship hosted by our US partner offices. The internship offers practical exposure to US legal work, such as conducting legal research; contributing to case briefs filed in US courts; and taking witness statements in areas such as criminal, medical and human rights law. Although the internship is unlikely to go ahead this year, previous participation in the project is highly valued in the application process - bear this in mind should the internship relaunch.

Review this presentation (from slide 10) for more information on our project . Alternatively, email either of our Project Leaders if you have any questions. Lea Rey | Rhys MacCarter.

Women at the Commercial Bar Mentoring Scheme

One Essex Court is offering, for the third year running, a mentoring scheme to provide one-to-one support and guidance for aspiring barristers. This is a unique opportunity for those interested in the Commercial Bar to connect with a female barrister who can share her experiences and provide career guidance. The scheme will run during the 2021/2022 academic year. Each mentee will be paired with a female barrister from One Essex Court as a mentor. Deadline: 22 October 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by email by 12 November 2021.

Applications are open to those who are intending to apply for pupillage in the year 2021/22 to 2022/23. We welcome applicants of any gender, and we particularly welcome applications from those under-represented at the Commercial Bar. Find out more and apply.

Client Interview Competition (CIC) 2021-2022

Get an insight into the solicitor profession and develop the practical skill of client interviewing. Open to everyone. You will partner with another student and act as lawyers interviewing a new client actor each week. Interviews will last between 20-40 mins depending on the stage of competition. For each round you will be given a very brief memo outlining a client issue and then over the course of the interview you will ask questions to obtain as much information as possible and then provide them with legal and practical advice. However, the focus of the competition isn’t purely on the quality of your advice. It's also on your ability to engage effectively with a client through inter-personal skills. The competition not only gives you a major value-add to your CV but also the opportunity to develop your legal presentation and improvisation skills. The winners will represent England & Wales in the international competition. Deadline: Midnight on 30 October 2021.

Watch an introductory video detailing the structure of the competition and sign up via our Instagram or Facebook page.

Paid Opportunity: Student Opportunity Engagement Agent

Become a Student Opportunity Engagement Agent and help us to raise awareness amongst your fellow students about the fantastic employability related opportunities, events and resources available at Warwick. You’ll provide a point of contact between your Faculty of study and the Student Opportunity team, support events and gather feedback on our activities and services. Connect and share experiences with other students through blogs and videos, developing your marketing and communication skills. Start Date: 1 November 2021.

Find out more and apply!

Collaborative PhD Studentships

Applications are now open for PhD scholarships under the co-funded SUSTech Collaborative PhD Mobility Programme. Prospective students do not need any prior knowledge of Mandarin Chinese in order to apply and can be of any nationality. Deadline: 1 November 2021.

Find out more and apply now!

Maitland Chambers Mentoring Scheme

Maitland is delighted to announce that our mentoring scheme for aspiring commercial/chancery barristers from ethnic minority backgrounds will run for a second year. The aim of this scheme is to inform, guide and encourage aspiring commercial/chancery barristers so that they can approach pupillage applications to sets in these practice areas with a realistic idea of what to expect and the confidence to navigate the processes. The scheme is specifically for the benefit of high potential candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds underrepresented at the commercial/chancery Bar, and we particularly encourage applications from black candidates. It is open to those who have not yet secured a pupillage or participated in our mentoring scheme, and intend to apply for pupillage at commercial/chancery sets in 2022. Each placement will consist of two focused sessions, which we currently expect will take place online at mutually convenient times in December 2021/January 2022. Deadline: 5 November 2021.

Find out more and apply.

Gray’s Inn Bar Course Scholarships – Applications open!

Gray’s Inn has funding available to support students pursuing a career at the Bar. We are currently accepting Bar Course Scholarship applications from those intending to study a full, part-time or two-part Bar course during the 2022/2023 academic year. Bar Course Scholarship funding ranges from £5,000 to £30,000. All Bar Course scholars will receive a minimum of £5,000 before being invited to apply for additional means-tested funding, and will also have the opportunity to interview for a Residential Scholarship. Deadline: 5 November 2021. Interviews are scheduled to take place between 7 - 9 March 2022.

Find out more and apply. We also recommend attending one of our Q&A webinars, on either 12 or 28 October. This will give you the opportunity to get advice from our scholarship panel members on what makes a successful application and to hear from recent scholars about their experience of applying. These sessions are online and free to attend. If you would like to attend, please complete the registration form.

Society of the Year Awards

Each year the Bright Network Society of the Year Awards provides ten fantastic societies with national exposure and up to £2,000 in funding to help drive forward their efforts. Applications will open on Monday 18th October! Deadline: 14 November 2021.

Find out more and apply!

Lacuna Writing Competition 2021

Opens 5th October 2021. Passionate about injustice and human rights? Have a story you would like to share? Interested in writing for Lacuna? Enter the annual Lacuna Writing Competition now. Open to ALL law students (UG and PG). Write an 800-word story on a current issue that includes themes of injustice and human rights. This shouldn’t be an academic essay but a story that appeals to mainstream readers. You may choose to write a journalistic feature, a piece of creative fiction or an opinion piece. Your aim is to challenge indifference to suffering, inspire action for change, promote wider understanding of complex rights issues and/or shine a light on injustice. The best entry will receive valuable feedback and assistance in developing their story to be published on Lacuna Magazine’s blog. Deadline: All entries must be submitted by midnight on 15 November 2021. The winner will be announced on 10th January 2022.

To submit your entry, email Rebecca Limb with the subject title “Entry for Lacuna Competition 2021”. For guidance on how to write a Lacuna article visit the Law Skills Handbook.

Law According to a King - Blog collaboration project

The blog companion to the podcast is looking for collaborators! If you’re a young person with an interest in law or society, we want to work with you to create content for a legal blog with thousands of views and a worldwide audience. You don’t need any experience, just a passion for writing about the issues that matter to you, and you can gain valuable experience in legal writing and research. Deadline: 3 December 2021.

Find out more and apply.

Linklaters Opportunities

Our Vacation Schemes are for penultimate and final-year undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates. You'll be involved in real deals, sit with a Principal, work hard and enjoy an active social life. You'll also attend professional development sessions. After attending the Vacation Scheme, we'll automatically offer you a final interview for our Training Contract with one of our Partners.

  • Winter Vacation Scheme Deadline: 14 October 2021
  • Spring Vacation Scheme Deadline: 10 December 2021
  • Summer Vacation Scheme Deadline: 10 December 2021

Training Contract 2024/25: In each department, you'll sit with a Principal, who is on hand to train and supervise. A Group Trainee Solicitor Partner will also give you additional support. With ongoing feedback, you'll have ample opportunity to discuss progress with the Trainee Development Team and draw up a training plan. And as you define your interests, you'll also have the flexibility to change your preference as you go. You'll also benefit from seat-specific training. Deadline: 10 December 2021

Find out more about all of the above opportunities.

CMS Opportunities

CMS Academy 2021/22: Applications for CMS Academy are now open! Apply for the opportunity to take part in a 3-week placement at a top 10 city law firm this summer. During this vacation scheme, you will learn the business of law, meet clients, work on live projects and network with lawyers. All of this on a summer vacation scheme that results in, on average, 90% of participants receiving a training contract (graduate job) offer.

CMS Insight Programme 2021/22: Applications for CMS' Insight Program are now open! During this one week programme, you will have the opportunity to gain practical insights into how a global law firm works and build your network of contacts with invites to social events. Completion of this insight programme will fast track you to the assessment centre of the 2nd year programme, CMS Academy! Open to first year law and non-law students.

CMS First Steps 2021/22: Applications for CMS First Steps (insight program) now open! Apply for the opportunity to experience one week at a top 10 city law firm. You will have the opportunity to gain practical insights into how a global law firm works and build your network of contacts with invites to social events. First year law and non-law students are able to apply.

Deadline: 24 December 2021. Find out more and apply.

PBA Essay Competition 2022

The PBA is pleased to launch its Essay Competition 2022 designed to recognise academic achievement and help to identify future property barristers and encourage an interest in property law. The competition is open to all law undergraduates, LLM, GDL and BPTC students. 1st prize is £1000 plus a copy of Megarry and Wade: The Law of Real Property and your essay published in EG. The prizes will be presented at a reception in the Old Hall, Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn on 28 April 2022. The 2022 Essay Question will be available here from 1 November 2021. Deadline: 7 January 2022.

Find out more and apply.

Linklaters Hong Kong Summer Vacation Scheme 2022

Are you looking for experience at a global law firm? Apply to our four-week Hong Kong SAR 2022 summer vacation scheme to supercharge your personal development. This scheme gives students real-life experience working with industry experts to help clients address their legal issues. Deadline: 7 January 2022.

Apply now.

To be fully up-to-speed for the summer vacation scheme, take the opportunity to complete the Linklaters Virtual Internship Experience Programme (powered by Forage). This program will not only help build your confidence and practical skills but also supports your application for the scheme. Click here to complete the internship.

Unlocked Graduates

Two years. 196 life-changing chats. 4.7 million steps walked on prison landings. For graduates on the Unlocked Leadership Development Programme, two years goes in the blink of an eye in prison. In that time, you’ll develop sought-after skills – in settings and situations you wouldn’t believe. This isn’t your standard graduate scheme. And this isn’t for standard graduates. You’ll train for six weeks. Then you’ll be ready to make a difference. Deadline: 31 January 2022.

Find out more.

Warwick Hyperloop is Recruiting!

We are looking for lawyers to join our business team, especially to help with drafting sponsorship agreements, drafting invoice templates and purchase order documentation and to check we are complying with various company regulations. This is an excellent opportunity for you to put the knowledge you already have into practice and to gain a taste of working for a reputable organisation as a lawyer, developing old and gaining new skills in the process. The aim of this project is to develop Elon Musk's Hyperloop transportation concept so that we can innovate and show off our technology to renowned companies at the European Hyperloop Week competition in summer 2022.

Interested? Fill in our online form. Email Warwick Hyperloop if you have any questions.

The International Law Book Facility Law Student Essay Competition

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, the ILBF will launch its first essay competition on 25 November 2021, open to undergraduates studying law at UK universities. The competition is an opportunity for all students currently studying law at university in the UK to think about how the practice of law will be transformed over the next decade, to engage with legal practitioners, and to have the chance to win an exciting prize. Deadline: 28 February 2022

Essay topic: Looking back from 2030 what should we do now to transform the legal profession (including by the use of machine learning technology) to ensure access to justice for all and that the profession is as diverse as the communities and businesses it serves. Max word limit: 2000. Find out more.

Work for Frontline

Frontline is a social work charity. Their mission is to create social change for children who do not have a safe or stable home. They envision a society where no child’s life outcomes will be affected by the familial or social background, and they do this by training graduates who would like to become qualified social workers. Our two-year, salaried social work training programme offers you a unique opportunity to work directly with children and families, helping them make positive changes in their lives. You will qualify as a social worker and complete a fully-funded MSc in Advanced Relationship-Based Social Work Practice with Children and Families.

Find out more and apply.

Do you think you could be a social worker? Complete a skills quiz and potentially win a £50 Uber Eats Voucher.

Warwick Summer School

17 July-6 August 2022. An exciting summer opportunity, which combines academic enhancement with a fun social programme at a top UK university and the opportunity to gain academic credit. Our three-week Summer School delivered in the Heart of England at the beautiful University of Warwick campus, and is open to anyone over 18 years of age. Students participating in the Summer School can choose from a range of introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in areas of Economics, Sciences, Social Sciences and Business.

Students will experience:  Networking with like-minded peers from around the world; Three weeks of teaching from world renowned academics; An eye opening evening lecture series with outstanding guest speakers; A fun and engaging social programme which includes a day trip to London at no extra cost, along with the opportunity to participate in additional trips to Oxford, the theatre, the Cotswolds and Bath. Current Warwick students and alumni are eligible for a 20% discount on tuition fees.

Find out more and apply.

Code Creators

Technical skills are becoming ever more desirable in the job market; graduates that display some technical work are 50% more likely to receive positive responses when job searching than those who do not, even when applying for non-technical roles. Code Creators are a student led project teaching students how to code in Python.

Find out more about the courses available.

AllAboutLaw Events Platform

We host employability events for aspiring solicitors all year round! Sign up for our Diversity Courses, attend weekly events on our Digital Campus, and apply to attend virtual open days with the UK's leading law firms. Head over to the Events Platform to take advantage of the opportunities available.

Find out more.

Clifford Chance - 2021/2022 Recruitment Season and Opportunities

These include:

  • Global Virtual Internships
  • Ready Set Law work experience programme
  • A suite of virtual events via the Clifford Chance Live platform (will run throughout the Autumn)
  • CC have also launched a CC On Demand service from where students can catch up on any missed content, giving unlimited access to their resources

Find out more.

Irwin Mitchell Digital Brochure 2022

At Irwin Mitchell we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a group of like-minded, friendly people working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs. It’s an exciting time to join the legal profession, which is going through some of the most radical changes in its history. At Irwin Mitchell we offer training contracts & work placements in 11 cities across the UK. We value colleagues for who they are and what they bring. Many of our lawyers come from a non-legal background, so we welcome applications from all graduates and undergraduates. For more information about us, our training contract opportunities and relevant case studies from our current trainees, take a look at our digital brochure.

Linklaters 360 Office Tour Competition

Ever wondered what it is like to work in a global law firm? Take part in the 360 competition to win weekly prizes - including AirPods and ASOS vouchers! Find out more.

Future Learn Course: How to get a Graduate Job

As a graduate, deciding which career path to choose, learning how to write a professional CV, and developing the interview skills to secure your dream job can be challenging – especially during these uncertain times. On this 3-week free course you’ll follow recent graduates through and learn how to master the highly competitive graduate job application process and become interview confident.

Find out more and register.

2021 Brand Ambassador Role

The role aims to hire student Brand Ambassadors to represent the UK's top employers on campus throughout the academic with a particular focus on boosting their employability. As a Brand Ambassador, you are responsible for representing the employer on campus, promoting the brand and opportunities to students at your university. We have two Brand Ambassadors offerings for students, dependent on your preferences, Short Term and Long Term.

Apply now.

QBiT Basics in Ten Bitesize Videos

We have now launched a new series of videos: Quadrant Basics in Ten – QBiT. Each video is a specific commercial disputes topic honed to a dynamic 10 minute bitesize ‘what you need to know’, making them easily accessible for students and giving the key information on certain topics.

These can also be found on our website.

Warwick Volunteers

Whether you have been a member before or are looking to volunteer for the first time we are excited to have you join us. We have loads of projects getting started and more to come throughout the year, so we really hope you’ll find some projects to get involved with! Having volunteered since my first year, I’ve had a really great experience and I hope you will too.

Register today.

Sprint Programme

Open to both UG & PG female students. Sprint is an immersive female personal development programme for university students across 7 online sessions. Designed by The Springboard Consultancy in conjunction with Oxford and Cambridge universities in part to help address the gender pay gap imbalance and to equip students with the skills required to enable them to accelerate their potential in all areas of life including academic, personal and career as well as developing a positive mind-set.

Find out more including schedules and details of the application process.

Exclusive Video Interview Course Available to Warwick Students

This self-paced, online course is here to help you excel and present your best self. It will guide you through with inside tips, videos, examples, and real questions that have been asked at top companies. You’ll learn what hiring managers are looking for, how to set up your tech for maximum impact online, and how to answer tough questions. You’ll also have the chance to answer some questions and gain real-time feedback. VirtualSpeech have very kindly provided the University with a limited number of licences to access this course and we are making these available to you on a first come first served basis.

Find out more and apply. (Please note, you will need to be logged in to your Warwick account to access this.)

Now Recruiting: The Times Final Year Student Survey 2022 University Manager

High Fliers Research, in association with The Times, is looking for a well-connected, hard working and highly organised individual to represent us as University Manager. The role commences September 2021 and is open to students who will be entering their final year from this date.

The ideal candidate will be sociable and have a good knowledge of their campus, with connections to a variety of societies and clubs. They must be able to plan and organise efficiently; and have the ability to work independently using their initiative to deliver the task at hand on time and to a high standard, alongside their studies. Excellent communication and leadership skills are imperative, as the main task will involve recruiting, managing and motivating your own team of students.

Find out more and apply.

E-Mentoring & 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 for alumni and students of the University of Warwick.

Find out more.

Hogan Lovells’ Virtual Internship

Open to anyone and everyone, our virtual internship will give you a better understanding of what we do here as you take on a few trainee-level tasks. It’s quick, easy to access and there’s no application process. Available all year.

Find out more and apply.

Mooting Opportunities

Mooting is an advocacy competition which enables you to develop your communication, teamwork, and legal research skills. While developing your core competencies, mooting is also highly regarded by employers, making it an excellent addition to any application.

Find out more.

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:

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 too.


View vacancies.

Critical Lawyers at Warwick

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

Check them out.

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.

Find out more.

AIESEC Warwick is Recruiting

We are the world’s largest youth-led organisation. As a member of AIESEC, you will be able to learn by doing, gaining transferable practical skills in an environment similar to a start-up. Our members gain experience in fields such as sales, marketing and customer management. During September AIESEC in Warwick will organise many events such as information sessions and a taster session to introduce ourselves and get to meet you. There will also be a short Assessment Center in October to proceed to the recruitment of new members. After being selected, new members will officially become a part of AIESEC in Warwick and will get to participate in our weekly meetings and in all of our activities.

Find out more | Join the Whatsapp Group for updates on events and activities | Apply online via our online form.

Opportunity to help set up award-winning charity initiative in Warwick

GIDE: French-English Law Essay Prize

Raise is an award-winning student charity initiative which aims to change the way students think about charity, encouraging students to take a positive and deliberate approach towards giving. Now you have the chance to be part of bringing it here to Warwick this year! We’re looking for a team of talented and passionate students (with skills and interest to work in areas such as leadership, sponsorship, publicity, events, and fundraising) to set up and shape this exciting project, forming a founding committee this term. You’ll gain valuable skills across the board, make an impressive addition to your CV, and have the chance to set up an exciting project with the potential for huge long-term impact long after you’ve moved on.

The committee positions offer a range of time commitments, so please apply if you have any interest at all in the project! For more info on Raise, visit our website. Any questions can be sent to Shahamath.Hussain@warwick.ac.uk.

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! The Global Connections Community is for ALL students at Warwick - wherever you're from, whoever you are, this space is for you! So come on in and join the conversations!

Find out more and sign up for our virtual events.

GIDE: French-English Law Essay Prize

Gide is delighted to announce that it is collaborating with The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn ("Gray's Inn) to launch a French-English Law Essay Prize. The topic for the prize will focus on a comparison of law relevant to commercial transactions in the French and English legal systems. The winner of the competition will receive a prize of £1,500 plus a two-week paid internship with Gide's London office; the runner-up will receive a prize of £1,000. The prize is open to individuals in full time legal education for less than six years at the time of submission of the essay. Deadline: 31 August 2022

or further information, the essay title and how to apply please visit their website.