It’s that time again! Summer is drawing to a close and another school year is about to begin. I can’t believe it! Summer is one season that always seems to fly by. Nevertheless, I am excited for the upcoming year; particularly my course modules in ‘media law’ and ‘intellectual property law.’ This will be my final year at Queen Mary so it has to be AWESOME: awesome grades and awesome experiences.
My exams ended early (May 14th) this year and before I knew it I was back home on my beautiful island of Bermuda. I was looking forward to a long and exciting summer break.
I spent the months of June and August working at two of the island’s top corporate law firms. (As a budding lawyer I try to take advantage of as many opportunities as I can to gain legal work experience.)
Working as a summer law student was a great opportunity for learning and development. I met other Bermudian law students and also had mentors who were patient, encouraging and ensured that I had quality tasks to complete. Such assignments ranged from drafting opinions to running errands to the ‘Registrar of Companies’ and conducting library research.
One thing for sure is that even if you don’t reside permanently in the UK, any work experience is valuable when it comes to UK-based training contract and pupillage applications. Don’t ever underestimate international experience. More than anything it’s likely to help you stand out from the crowd so take advantage of it whenever possible.