How do I get work experience in law?

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ellensmxth1
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Hello! I’m really intrigued in studying law at university but I want some work experience to not only give me an idea of what solicitors do, but to make my application form more appealing. Does anyone know any good online courses that award certificates? I’m sort of stuck for options At the moment because of coronavirus. Thanks so much!
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You can try online courses at Udemy, Open University and Coursera. Another thing you can try is contacting any local law firms and asking if they’ll let you do work experience there for a little while. A CV and cover letter at hand would be good!
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Get on LinkedIn and start networking. Loads of lawyers are offering amazing opportunities right now that are more able to be inclusive to more people as they are online
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(Original post by ellensmxth1)
Hello! I’m really intrigued in studying law at university but I want some work experience to not only give me an idea of what solicitors do, but to make my application form more appealing. Does anyone know any good online courses that award certificates? I’m sort of stuck for options At the moment because of coronavirus. Thanks so much!
A law degree has nothing to do with what practice as a solicitor is like. Make sure that you are not giving off the impression that you're only doing the degree to get a certain job in your personal statement.

Best way to figure out what a law degree entails is to ignore garbage online courses delivered by US law schools and try doing what a law student does on a weekly basis. Take a look at point 3 here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6247090

Several commercial law firms are offering virtual vacation schemes that anyone can join. Take a look at the links here: https://www.thecorporatelawacademy.c...ted-list.2293/
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some stuff here , sorry you have scroll down.....a bit

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6531484
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(Original post by Johnny ~)
A law degree has nothing to do with what practice as a solicitor is like. Make sure that you are not giving off the impression that you're only doing the degree to get a certain job in your personal statement.

Best way to figure out what a law degree entails is to ignore garbage online courses delivered by US law schools and try doing what a law student does on a weekly basis. Take a look at point 3 here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6247090

Several commercial law firms are offering virtual vacation schemes that anyone can join. Take a look at the links here: https://www.thecorporatelawacademy.c...ted-list.2293/
thanks for providing this link.. i'm looking for as much experience as possible and there are some great things on here!
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For work experience, you can try to find some in the summer to apply for but you dont really need it for application to university. Why do you want a certificate???
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