Published: 20 October 2015 at 15:15
Competition winners experience the life of a corporate lawyer
In July 2015, two of our second year LLB (Hons) Law students undertook a week’s work experience with Eversheds, one of the world's largest corporate law firms.
Samantha Wigley and Louise Chick, from the Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses respectively, won this fantastic opportunity through a competition promoted by Anglia Law School and the university’s Employability Service.
The entry requirements asked students to produce a short video, aimed at the general public, that explained the current law relating to internet trolls. Eversheds then selected the winners and invited them to experience a week working in a corporate law environment. Samantha and Louise performed a variety of tasks for the firm, including drafting legal documents, attending a negotiation seminar and sitting in on client meetings.
Samantha (pictured, right) described the opportunity as "one of the most useful professional experiences I have had. I gained a good understanding of the reality of working for a firm such as Eversheds. Furthermore, I was given solid advice on training contracts and what is expected from someone entering the legal profession. This opportunity has given me a clear focus on where I would like to develop my legal career."
Louise (pictured, left) was particularly impressed that anyone undertaking a work placement with the company was assigned a trainee solicitor as a ‘buddy’ to help and advise them throughout the experience. This was particularly useful to Louise, who carried out her placement in an entirely new area of law - a steep learning curve but excellent experience. Overall, she felt her work experience with Eversheds had been "a great insight into how an international law firm works."
For more information please contact Emma Dorman, Faculty Employability Adviser, Student Services.