Beenay Hasan discusses how putting herself out there, making the most of connections, and applying for work experience has led to the opportunity of a legal position in the future.
Following my recent submission to this blog surrounding the importance of law students expanding their commercial awareness and business acumen, I am keen to share an exciting opportunity that I have recently taken on. A few weeks ago, I decided…
Second year student Nicola Lambert outlines her experience of Mooting in her first year: From interview to competing in the final of BPP advocate of the Year.
‘It is simply not enough to be a Law Graduate’ anymore. Increasingly prospective law employees need to show commercial awareness. Second Year Law Student Brittany Gales shares her insights on Commercial Awareness after attending White and Chase’s Virtual Event on the Future of the Global Economy.
In this blog, second year student Scott Thorley talks of his recent participation in a sports law programme run by Mishcon de Reya Sports Law Academy. Scott has always had a passion for sport and has found a way to engage with the area outside of his formal undergraduate study.
‘Derby University is a new and upcoming, student-lead university that is receptive to student support and diversity. I knew that the University would be an amazing host for such a society’. President of for the Urban Lawyers North expansion at the University of Derby, Maya Neama, reports on why she was motivated to get involved and develop a branch of Urban Lawyers North within the University of Derby.
‘I always knew that I wanted to make the most of lockdown. I wanted to treat COVID-19 as an opportunity, and use the pandemic to increase my advocacy and employability skills’. Weronika Kolodziej, Campus Ambassador for BARBI International, outlines how she took control of her employability over lockdown and set up her own virtual advocacy competition.
One of the challenges to becoming a barrister can often relate to funding. Katie Goldstraw is a recent first class graduate of Derby Law School who is now studying the Bar Practice Course LLM at the University of Law, Manchester as a Headridge Scholar from the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. In this blog, Katie gives her insight into the scholarship process as well as some tips on how you too can be successful in achieving your goals.
Alexander Wood During the induction week and the first week of teaching the Student Skills Masterclasses Team delivered our first session to the Foundation, First and Second year Law Students. This talk consisted of the team (Alexander Wood, Barrie Archer,…
A big part of development at university, I believe now, is to take advantage of extra-curricular opportunities that are offered. One of the vocational offers at the university that I took advantage of was the Employment Engagement Intern role. This…