Other Valuable Experience

Legal Work Experience StudentThere are also alterative types of experience that will be viewed positively by legal recruiters:

  • Pro bono:
    • Law centres
    • CAB
    • Charities
  • Work shadowing other legal professionals, for example district judges, barristers, etc
  • Attending the courts – its possible to sit in the public galleries and follow cases
  • Attend law firm open days
  • Non-law related work experience – if this is something of substance or helps with your commercial awareness then this can sometimes be viewed as positively as legal work experience with a law firm
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