Careers and Employability
Bangor Law School is committed to helping students improve their employability and career prospects. We aim to do this by:
- helping students develop the skills that are in demand by employers;
- offering a programme of work experience placements, including highly sought-after mini-pupillages;
- providing opportunities for students to meet and network with a range of employers.
Work experience and industry contacts
Through our extensive links with legal practitioners across the UK, we have developed a programme of work placements with barristers' chambers, law firms and other related organisations. We also regularly welcome eminent guest speakers from industry and academia for a series of topical and fascinating lectures.
Through the support of legal practitioners in the local area we have, recently, been able to conduct specialist module workshops, which allow students to discuss and debate issues they have encountered in class with experienced professionals.
Law Careers Fair
Our contacts in the legal sector have been instrumental in developing our annual Law Fair, which provides students with a valuable opportunity to network with employers and to discuss their career options with professionals (some of whom are Bangor Law School graduates). Our list of exhibitors has grown to include law firms, local and national government and banks, from North Wales, the North West and London.
Mooting is an activity in which law students argue a fictitious legal case within simulated court proceedings. It is a useful supplement to a law degree as it demonstrates to students how legal knowledge may be applied in real life. It provides a platform for developing analytical, interpretational and legal skills, and may also assist students in enhancing their confidence in public speaking, researching, problem solving and delivering presentations.
Bangor Law School has developed one of the most active and successful mooting communities in Wales. We now have ten internal moot competitions, regularly compete in eight national competitions and are associated with three international contests.
Bangor Students' Law Society
The award-winning Bangor Students’ Law Society organises a calendar of events intended to complement what is learnt in lectures and to expand students’ career prospects. These include several internal mooting competitions, an opportunity to obtain the BPP Certificate in Commercial Awareness and the Legal World Series, as well as a number of social events. Discover more about the Society on their Facebook page.
Innocence Project and Street Law
The Innocence Project and Street Law see students applying their legal education to real-life situations and to make a difference, whether that may be through overturning a wrongful conviction or distributing legal knowledge amongst local communities and schools. These activities are an impressive addition to any CV and help to nurture all-important analytical, communication, presentation and teamwork skills.