Hi, I am a Firm Manager and Silver member at the Law Clinic. In addition to my involvement withthe Clinic, I have just returned from my placement year working as a paralegal within the family department of Dominic Levent Solicitors. Throughout my placement year, I benefitted from the opportunity to work closely on a number … Continue reading Meet our Essex Law Clinic Firm Manager Emma Newton and find out about her placement year!
Guest Post by Daisy Doardo - First year law student and trainee lawyer (QWE for the SQE)Shared with thanks to Daisy Doardo, originally published via THE LEGAL BRIEF, issue no.49 - 21 July 2021 produced by KC Partners. Having dropped out of sixth form due to mental health challenges (depression and being suicidal), I didn't … Continue reading Following my dream of going to University
Guest post by Sue-Jade Coukan,Second-year student, Double Degree French and English Law ProgrammeUniversity of Essex (UK)/Université de Nanterre (France) As a second-year law student and aspiring solicitor in London, I am expected to secure a training contract in a law firm. Securing a training contract is a long and demanding process that requires determination and … Continue reading Vacation Schemes: A guide to the seemingly disheartening process of application
As my second year of studying Law at the University of Essex drew to a close, I was excited to embark on the work experience placements set to commence within the following months. I was eager to learn whilst on placement because at this stage of my career I had only been conditioned to the … Continue reading Maritsa Quintal talks about her Legal Placements
Malina recently graduated this July. My name is Malina Preda and I am graduating this year from University of Essex. My evolution through three years spent in university was impressive as I enjoyed lots of work experience in my final year which increased my learning outcomes, skills and employability. My first year of university was … Continue reading Guest Student Blog: Malina Preda talks about discovering a passion for family law
Emma recently graduated this July. Towards the end of my first year at University, I began contemplating the different types of work experience I could embark on to further my chances of success in the law field. In researching my options, I attended the placements bootcamp to gain an insight into the benefits of completing … Continue reading Guest Student Blog: Emma Newton talks why she chose to do a placement year
Congratulations to Abena who graduated this year! Every year since the start of my four-year degree in law, I was determined to secure an internship to better inform and prepare me professionally in my future endeavours as a solicitor. The perfect opportunity then presented itself as this was a requirement for the module, Clinical Legal … Continue reading Guest Student Blog: Abena Prempeh talks about her experience with Keystone Solicitors
Sean, standing at the School's Mooting final heald at the Supreme Court. During my final year I aimed to develop myself professionally while working towards my degree. After a phone call with the Employability Development Diector in the Summer of 2019, where we dicussed some activities that the University puts on which could help. As … Continue reading Guest Student Blog: Sean Walkden talks about his placement at Support Through Court and Professional development
Lucy Day My name is Lucy Day and I am a final year LLB Law student. Throughout my three years at university, I have volunteered for Essex Law Clinic as a case worker and more recently for various projects and a firm manager position. Volunteering at the Clinic helped me develop professionally from an early … Continue reading Guest Student Blog: Lucy Day talks volunteering at the Essex Law Clinic and placements.
Guest post by Emma McKinstry, LLB Law with Business Last September I was fortunate enough to spend a week with Ashtons Legal, in the Fornham St. Martins office. Placed with the Lifetime Planning team my role was to shadow the solicitors in the department and assist with anything they needed to be done. My main … Continue reading Guest Student Blog: Emma McKinstry talks about her work placement at Ashtons Legal