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.


Professional Mentoring Scheme

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.  

Browne Jacobson Mentoring Scheme

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.

Law in Society Mentoring Scheme

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. 

NEW Law International Mentoring Scheme

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

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.

I found the Professional Mentoring Scheme incredibly useful and got to find out a lot about what the graduate recruitment team were looking for, which is helpful for when I apply to the firm next year. My mentor gave me extremely useful advice before my vacation scheme interview which helped me to secure my place on it. I am really grateful for the opportunity to have had a mentor on the Scheme.

Tien Tonnu, undergraduate

Contact us

For information on Law School specific career activities please contact our Employability team on 

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!).

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