20 East Street, Canterbury, CT1 1ZZ, UK    lg2999@kent.ac.uk        07791 111111


    Setting out your address and other contact details in this format saves space and makes a good heading.
    Use a sensible email address. Something like RavingLoony@hotmilk.com may not make the best impression!



LLM International Law & International Relations 2012-2013
The International Protection of Human Rights, International Criminal Law, Legal Aspects of Contemporary International Problems; Theories of Conflict and Violence, International Migration Law
Dissertation: “Women's roles and women’s rights in post-conflict Sierra Leone”

LLB Law, class 2.1 (68%) 2009 - 2012
Modules included all exemption subjects plus The Laws of War and Law & Political Theory

Casubon High School, Middlemarch 2002 - 2009
A-levels: English (A); French (B); History (C)
GCSEs: 9 at grades A*-B, including German (B) and Mathematics (B)
  Firms will expect a comprehensive list of your academic achievements to date, so include all subjects and grades


ASPS (Association of Students for Peace and Security), London  July 2012

Four-week voluntary internship where responsibilities included:
  • writing press releases and liaising with national media;
  • setting up and maintaining a database of conference participants
  • researching and writing a briefing document on ethnic divisions in Cote d’Ivoire
Jaggers & Jaggers, London June 2011
Two week placement n the property and litigation department of solicitors’ firm
  • Responsibilities included drafting leases, client letters and other documents; internet and archive research; taking notes in Court and at client meetings
Bulstrode Insurance Ltd, Lowick, Loamshire
Temporary Clerical Assistant Summer vacations, 2010 -2012               
  • Responsible for data inputting, liaison with clients and general office duties
  • Developed skills in dealing with business clients, chiefly over the telephone, and in working accurately under pressure
Africa Summer Camps  June 2009                                                
  • Volunteer at a summer activity camp in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, organizing music, reading and games for local children. 
Flora Motley Ltd, High Street, Middlemarch 2007 - 2009
  • Saturday Sales Assistant in fashion store: customer service, stock control, cash handling. This developed my teamworking and problem-solving skills.




Say what you did in any law-related placements, and in what type of firm



Highlight relevant skills gained from non-law employment

Even casual, part-time work can help you to demonstrate skills that will be useful in law firms (but please use your own words to summarise them!)


Student International Law Society, University of Kent

  • Founder member and President of a society which now has over 100 members
  • Responsible for liaising with guest speakers and organising visits, most recently to the European Court of Human Rights
Member of the Amnesty International, Fairtrade and Oneworld societies

Travelled independently in South Africa, India and Mexico and many European countries during vacations



Something a bit “different” can help your CV to stand out and be remembered.



English mother tongue; good command of French and German; basic Spanish


Windows packages (including PowerPoint, Excel and Access); LexisNexis, Westlaw

Driving Full, clean driving licence
  Can be useful to mention a driving licence if you are applying to firms in small towns or rural areas, but be sure to spell it correctly (with a C not an S in this context)

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