Kent Law School

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Employability and skills

Kent Law School provides many opportunities for you to enhance your employability and develop practical legal skills. These opportunities include the option to apply your legal knowledge and participate in a range of extra-curricular modules in Mooting, Mediation, Negotiation and Client Interviewing.

Comprehensive careers and employability support is available from the School's dedicated Employability and Careers Development Officer. You can seek support with finding and applying for work experience and you can take advantage of opportunities to practice your interview skills, network with legal professionals and join our Professional Mentoring Scheme.

Employability is also a focus of the School's seven student societies (run for and by our students). Societies offer vibrant guest speaker programmes, networking events and, each year, the Kent Student Law Society organises an annual Law Fair attracting leading law firms from London.

The Client Interviewing programme provides you with a unique opportunity to practice and develop many important skills that will be required of you later on in life as a lawyer (or in any job). I had the honour to represent the University at the Client Interviewing Competition for England and Wales in the national finals, which was an invaluable experience, the programme really teaches you the value of team work and perseverance whilst at the same time building your listening, communication and interpersonal skills. The module is a great opportunity to develop real practical skills and if I could do it all over again, I would!

~ Sophie Bannister, Stage 3 Law student

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Last Updated: 24/11/2016