Exeter Law School

Opportunities January 2023

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Talk: When does time stand still for the purpose of the Limitation Act 1980.

Tue 7 February


Newman Green Lecture Theatre

The Centre for Commercial and Corporate law is hosting its first event of 2023. Dr Emmett, a commercial barrister, will discuss the Limitation Act and the commercial bar.

This will be an opportunity to hear from a practising commercial barrister both in respect of his specialist area and of his experience in practice.

This event is open to all UG and PG students- however there are a limited number of student tickets, therefore please register here to attend.

Legal Applications Advice

Wednesdays in term time

Are you in the process of making vacation and training contract applications or any other legal applications and feel that you would like advice on how to improve your application, CV, interview, or assessment centre technique?  …. if so, we will be running some face-to-face workshops to help you do just that! The workshops will be on Wednesdays, starting from 25 January. See dates and titles below and click on the Handshake link to find out more details about each one.

Law Careers Drop-Ins

Every Thursday during term time

Amory, by Camper Coffee 12-2pm

Pop along and see Rachel Gaunt, Employability and Careers Consultant with Law, to chat about any career’s questions or worries you have.

Pupillage Applications Advice from the University of Law

Wednesday 1 February, 2-3pm

Online: Details here

Evie Smith, future pupil at Foundry Chambers, will give her top tips on how to select the chambers that are right for you, how to project manage the application process, how to draft persuasive applications, how to approach common questions, key mistakes to watch out for, good resources to use throughout the process, and how to shine in pupillage interviews.

Pump Court Tax Chambers

Webinar Pupillage Interview Process

Wednesday 1 February 1pm

Pump Court Tax Chambers will be hosting a Pupillage Webinar which will last for 30/45 minutes. The webinar ‘Pupillage Interview Process‘ will include a select panel of barristers discussing the pupillage interview process. Further details can be found here.

Please note that the webinar will be recorded and available on their website shortly after the live session. For further information, please contact pupils@pumptax.com.

Insights Events

The Inner Temple

Applications for pupillage at Ten Old Square

Deadline: 8 February 2023

Ten Old Square is looking for applications from people who can demonstrate academic ability and commercial awareness needed for a career at the Chancery Bar. They say,

“We pride ourselves on the relaxed and friendly working environment in Chambers and hope that our pupil will find their time with us not only stimulating and interesting but also enjoyable. Pupillage is structured so as to equip our pupil with all the skills necessary for a successful practice at the Chancery Bar. Chambers considers pupillage to be a learning experience for the pupil and not a twelve month interview.

Historically, junior tenants have been recruited from Chambers’ pupils and we regard our pupil as the principal candidate for any tenancy. Chambers aims to recruit a junior tenant each year, although whether or not this occurs will depend on a number of factors.”

If you’re interested in applying or finding out more, full details are here

logo of Ten Old Square

Undergraduate Research Showcase

Chance to see the entries

23 – 27 January 2023

The Undergraduate Research Showcase (UGRS) is an annual exhibition of research that students have undertaken during their time at Exeter.

The Showcase will be available online on our SharePoint website from 9am on Monday 23rd to 5pm on Friday 27th. Research will be showcased in-person at Streatham, St Lukes’ and Penryn campuses during the week. Exhibitions can be found at the following locations:

  • Forum Street, Streatham
  • G48, St Lukes’
  • ESI Café, Penryn

Industrial Placement Year Opportunity

Michelmores, Exeter

Apply by Tues 28 February

Applications are open for second-year Law students interested in undertaking an Industrial Placement Year at Exeter-based law firm Michelmores for the 2023/24 academic year. 

In the first instance, please send your CV to gradrecruitment@michelmores.com and you will then be sent an application form. 

If you’re interested in reading more from someone currently placed with the firm, take a look in this pdf.

Trainee opportunity

At Home with Roythornes, Solictors

Nottingham: 1 February

Looking for a head start in your legal career? This event will give you the opportunity to experience life and work at Roythornes, a solicitors firm based in the midlands.

Taking place throughout January and February, At Home with Roythornes will allow you to visit our offices and speak to our expert team – asking all the questions you need before applying for a training contract with us.

Numbers are limited. Apply via their webpage to be considered for a place.


Forage virtual work experience opportunities from Allen and Overy

Follow this link to explore more about opportunities based around Employment Law