"If you’re interested in studying Law and aren’t sure where to study – what I’d say is, you won’t find a law school that will do more for you, both personally and professionally."
Growing up, I loved watching crime dramas. And I’ve always been motivated by helping people. So a career in the legal sector made sense to me. University was the first step to becoming a solicitor – and Edge Hill stood out to me for its unique exam techniques and smaller class numbers.
When it came to building experience and the necessary work-related skills, I was never short of help and support. Edge Hill’s careers team were great, especially our careers adviser Emma – she gave me support with my CV, gave workshops on making the best out of LinkedIn, and just generally offered so much advice and support. Networking events in the department of Law and Criminology put me in touch with a Barrister, who then offered me work experience.
My degree gave me many skills – presenting, communication, and advocacy being the top three that I use in my job. Networking is a key part of my role, as well as mooting, so having practiced these skills a lot in university has really set me up for success. The confidence needed to stand up in court and present in front of an audience is something I’m grateful to have learned in my degree.
In a few months’ time, I’ll qualify as a solicitor, which is very exciting. I’m looking forward to continuing to help my clients, and in the future I might look to become a lecturer. If you’re interested in studying Law and aren’t sure where to study – what I’d say is, you won’t find a law school that will do more for you, both personally and professionally. Go for it, and take advantage of every opportunity you get.