Bangor Law Student selected for prestigious course

A Bangor Law Student has been given a unique opportunity to build essential skills for a professional legal career after being selected to attend a prestigious residential school for first year law students in London.                     

With only 100 places available, 20-year-old Emma Newens faced tough competition to gain a place on the City Solicitors’ Education Trust Summer School and went through an intense selection process following her initial application, which included an online analytical thinking test and then a telephone interview. 

“I surprised when I was offered a place as I know the competition and standard was very high, but I’m very excited” said Emma from Colwyn Bay, who has just completed her first year of a LLB Law with Accounting and Finance at Bangor. 

The four day intensive residential skills-training course will take place in July at Queen Mary University of London and involves sessions on practical law, commercial awareness, interview technique, debating competitions, case work and an opportunity to work on hands-on case studies and debating exercises with solicitors from top law firms.

Emma is hoping that the course will help plan her career in law and give her a competitive advantage. “I am currently trying to get as much legal experience as possible in a range of areas in order to develop key skills and help decide my future career path. I have already done work experience with a criminal defence solicitor and I have been accepted for a mini-pupillage with Linenhall Chambers in Chester this Summer.”

Publication date: 2 June 2011