The School has well-established and excellent relationships with many local, regional, national and international law firms that offer competitive internships and other opportunities to our students. As a Law School we have 45 internships available exclusively to our law students and more of these opportunities available to our students than most UK law schools. The internships last between one and six weeks and are available in a wide range of subject areas.
Legal Mentoring Scheme
Our Mentor Scheme utilises the strong ties the Law School has with the legal community. The scheme is aimed at second year students and matches them with an established barrister or solicitor. We have access to mentors from over 50 law firms and other legal employers.
Pro Bono Work
Pro bono work, providing free legal advice, is an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable experience of the law in action. Our Law Clinic Pro Bono Programme was established in 2002 and is run by our students. It helps to arrange voluntary work in a range of organisations such as Shelter, Victim Support, the Witness Service, the National Appropriate Adult Scheme, Changing Places and the Citizens' Advice Bureau. Law students are also involved in gaining practical experience through the Innocence Project, which works with prisoners, and through the UEA/ NCLS Free Legal Advice scheme – a joint venture between us and the Norfolk Community Legal Service – where students develop their legal and transferable skills, by working alongside local volunteer practitioners providing legal advice to members of the public.
Aspiring Solicitors Award
The Law School is delighted to announce the introduction of a new award aimed specifically at high-performing students who are aiming to become solicitors.
Visit our Aspiring Solicitors Award Page for full details.