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“There were also lots of opportunities to get involved on campus – from the Students’ Union to the Law Society. It was a great experience.”

Exciting and interesting – that was the appeal of a Law degree for Amie Coudis. And she knows now that she chose the right career option as she says she’s finding the same qualities in her day job.

She graduated from Edge Hill University in 2010 and is already enjoying success with Hill Dickinson, one of the biggest international law firms, with its head office based in her home town of Liverpool.

Amie admits she wasn’t totally sure what she wanted to do after university and chose her course because of its interest and appeal, as well as the large range of career opportunities it could offer.

“It was once I began my studies that I realised I really wanted to go into the legal profession,” said Amie. “The course was really good and had lots of aspects that I was really interested in. I studied human rights and, as part of the lectures, we went overseas to places where we could see first-hand the issues we were discussing in class.”

“There were also lots of opportunities to get involved on campus – from the Students’ Union to the Law Society. It was a great experience.”

And Edge Hill also came highly recommended by Amie’s family close to home.

“I’d been to see other universities, but I loved the feel of Edge Hill,” she added. “It was so friendly and the lecturers spoke to you as if you were an adult. I had the added bonus that my mum completed a nursing degree there and a couple of cousins were graduates. It came with good recommendations and, once I saw the facilities, I knew I wanted to study there too.”

Amie also has good advice for aspiring lawyers – never think there’s only one way into a career in the legal profession.

She says that after graduation and, after completing a Legal Practice Course she took on the role of a paralegal at Hill Dickinson to obtain first-hand knowledge and experience of working within the legal profession. Amie says it was a great decision as it enabled her to enhance the skills needed for the role of a trainee solicitor.

She added: “It gives you great background knowledge and an insight into what the firm does – as well as giving you the opportunity to demonstrate your skills to your employer and providing lots of experience, especially when you are straight out of university. My advice to aspiring lawyers is not to send out loads of generic applications – instead, get plenty of work experience and really research the firms you want to work for, tailoring your applications to those specific firms.”

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