The Legal Skills Academy is part of the Careers and Employability Service and targets law students to increase their employability.

We host events and workshops during the semester at Little Titchfield Street with various law firms, alumni, and career professionals, on skills and topics that will help you to get your foot in the door and started in your law career.

The programme is open to all University of Westminster students and alumni.

Events

Date Event Time Location
Monday 20 January 2020 ALD Writing Skills Session 12.15-12.50pm LTS G.03
Thursday 23 January 2020 Mr Justice Choudhury on Diversity in the Legal Profession 4.30-6pm LTS 3.07
Thursday 6 February 2020 Craig Sharpe on Attributes that Legal Employers Want 4.30-6pm LTS 2.05C
Thursday 13 February 2020 CES Mentoring Session and Presentation 4.30-6pm LTS 2.05C
Thursday 20 February 2020 Speed Networking with Government Legal Department 4.30-6pm Fyvie Hall
Thursday 5 March 2020 Drafting Legislation and Other Government Legal Work, Is It For Me? 4.30-6.30pm LTS 2.05C
Thursday 12 March 2020 Speed Interviewing Workshop 5.30-7.30pm Fyvie Hall
Thursday 19 March 2020 CV Writing Workshop for a Competitive Job Market 4.30-6.30pm LTS 2.05C

Please book for events on Engage and check for notices of any changes. After logging in, click on the “events” tab and type “Legal Skills Academy” in the search bar for the full and latest schedule.

Don't miss out

Learn how to secure work experience, whether you need help with a trainee solicitor’s contract, securing a pupillage, or applying to a vacation scheme, our workshops are to help guide you on obtaining these opportunities and making the most on your journey into the legal profession.

Advice

This is a collaboration between the Westminster Law School and the Careers and Employability Service. We are here to talk with you and answer any questions you may have. We can help with:

  • Advice on LPC, BPTC, and CiLEX routes
  • Finding work experience
  • Writing CVs and completing application forms
  • Preparing for interviews

All appointments must be booked on the Engage for short or long career consultations.

Online support

Log in to Engage Plus to use our online resource to practice video interviewing, psychometric testing, and get general applications advice. If you are already logged in to Engage you can access Engage Plus from the homepage.

Contact us

If you have any questions about our workshops, or if you are interested in being a speaker, contact us at or x66209.