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Record numbers of law students receive a professional mentor

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Press release issued: 8 November 2022

The Law School, working in collaboration with the Professional Liaison Network (PLN), has been able to offer a record number of students a professional mentor during their studies for academic year 2022/23.

For the Law School Professional Mentoring Scheme, 85 students are being mentored, rising from 52 in 2021/22 academic year, which is a 63% increase. We have also seen an increase in the number of firms, chambers and organisations offering mentors for the scheme, including a large number of alumni mentors.  

The Law School is proud to offer three distinct mentoring schemes to law students, in collaboration with the PLN, as detailed below:

  • Professional Mentoring Scheme; matching law students on a one-to-one basis with a corporate solicitor or barrister working in a field related to their career aspirations.
  • Law in Society Mentoring Scheme; matching students wishing to work outside of the corporate/commercial side of the legal profession, in areas such as human rights or government legal work.
  • Law International Mentoring Scheme; matching international students with legal professionals working in legal roles in their home country. The scheme aims to show how their law degree is relevant in a real-world context, as well as helping to build professional networks in their home country to assist with the transition of working in their home country after graduating.

In total, over 150 second and final year LLB, MA and LLM law students will receive support of a mentor for this academic year, with over 100 mentors engaged on all three schemes, many of whom are Law School alumni.

We look forward to sharing feedback on the schemes later in the academic year.

Further information

If you are a current or prospective student and would like to find out more about mentoring opportunities in the Law School, please see our Work Experience and Mentoring webpages.

If you are interested in mentoring our students on one of the above schemes for next academic year, please get in touch with the Law School Employability Team to discuss this further.

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