Year 12 A-Level Law students enjoyed a day trip to London to visit Clifford Chance and meet partners and in-house lawyers from Wells Fargo, one of Clifford Chance’s clients.
On Wednesday 28th June 24 A Level Law students travelled to London to the offices of international law firm, Clifford Chance. The morning started with a tour of the impressive building, featuring a hairdressers, gym, and swimming pool overlooking Canary Wharf.
The students then participated in a careers carousel where they had the chance to interview a range of lawyers from Clifford Chance, from trainee solicitors to partners, about their current roles and how they got there. They also got to meet in-house lawyers from Wells Fargo. This was an opportunity to ask questions about a legal career and appreciate the many different options for study prior to becoming a lawyer, including not only a law degree but degrees in subjects as diverse as history and engineering.
The trip concluded with a talk by the head of Graduate Recruitment and a discussion of the skills and characteristics that employers are looking for. This included resilience, enthusiasm and the importance of researching the employer before drafting your application to them. A final talk by a trainee solicitor gave an additional chance for the students to ask questions and appreciate that if you work hard, you can achieve your goals.
The students then enjoyed a light lunch in the Clifford Chance offices overlooking the Thames. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zVv01k4xZJmxZ2dxMjcnmOQLUDf30R2g/view?usp=sharing