Work experience and Mentoring
Experience real life law
The core curriculum is richly supported by opportunities to participate in pro bono work, or secure an internship, pupillage or mentor. Initiatives such as the Bristol Law Clinic and Human Rights Law Clinic will help build skills, empathy and much more to deepen your learning experience.
Many of our alumni are very successful in a broad range of legal and non-legal careers and an excellent source of guidance and inspiration for students. The Professional Mentoring Scheme is open to all second year LLB and MA students to apply at the start of their second year of study.
A new partnership between law firm Browne Jacobson and the Law School, this programme aims to offer a mentoring scheme in its truest form. Students from all academic backgrounds are able to seek careers support from their dedicated mentor, helping them make better informed choices about their future.
In conjunction with the Professional Liaison Network, the Law School is offering second year LLB students the chance to be mentored by experts in less traditional careers, such as human rights, government and policy - highlighting the diverse range of careers a law degree can offer.
The Law International Mentoring Scheme matches international students to Law graduates working in legal roles in their home country. The scheme aims to show them how their Law degree is relevant in a real-world context, as well as assisting with the transition of working in their home country after studying in the UK. The scheme will be open to second year, final year and MA and LLM Law students. Applications are now open.
Bristol Mentors is a programme that matches students with a mentor, helping to explore ideas and share advice on how to break into a particular industry. With a focus on widening participation, eligible students will be matched with a mentor to provide support throughout the academic year.
The Law Clinic
With cuts to legal aid, the Law Clinic is a much needed service - providing students with the chance to gain a solid experience of law in practice by offering free legal advice and support to members of the public under the supervision of Law School Staff.
Human Rights Law Clinic
The Human Rights Law Clinic sees students play a practical role in the drive to make social justice a reality for all. Integrated into the work of the Human Rights Implementation Centre students acquire knowledge and experience in international human rights law and practice.
International Internship Scheme
The Law School International Internship Scholar Scheme supports overseas LLB and MA fee-paying students to undertake a summer internship in their home (or another overseas) country in acknowledgement that overseas students face particular challenges in securing UK internships.
Osborne Clarke Legal Technology Placement
Exclusive to University of Bristol Law School students, Osborne Clarke has developed a two-week legal technology summer placement for current students looking to develop their problem solving skills in the workplace.
For information on Law School specific career activities please contact our Employability team on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit the Careers Service for support and advice on where your degree can take you.
How to get involved
We will advertise Law School and student-led opportunities in our weekly Employability Bulletin and publicise competitions on our new Law School Student Blog (coming soon!).