A first from a non RG uni in Law: zero legal experienceWatch
I know Law is an oversaturated field and various difficulties crossing the barriers. I mean I know firms lately are dropping A-Level grades which I definitely don't match but I'm conscious still. I feel like my first will already be undermined not just because it's in an non RG uni, but that it's been online and during Covid. I've already been rejected a few years back for volunteering for the CAB (in hindsight I understand why, I was way too nervous) and I'm unsure how else to get experience. Local firms won't recruit and I've tried applying online for any sort of legal job. Does anyone have any advice?
Reapply to CAB.
See if you can apply to volunteer in any of your university's pro bono partnerships (this is probably not going to be allowed but it's worth a try).
Consider looking at other law-adjacement roles like consulting, paralegalling, 'legal tech'. Also look for in-house training contracts which are rare but sometimes advertised externally.
There are probably some law firms or companies that would consider you for fixed-term paralegal jobs even without any paralegalling experience. You should spend a morning signing up to all of them and maybe even emailing them to help get a sense of where you stand with regard to that. List: https://www.reddit.com/r/uklaw/comme...ment_agencies/
Oh - also, try applying for document review roles, they're a lot less difficult to get because they're often very short term