City University prepares law grads

City University London has introduced a compulsory Graduate Market and Employability module for all LLB Law first year students

The module was developed to bridge the gap between the protective educational environment and the demands of professional life. It is designed to encourage students to engage with careers’ planning as well as improve their ability to learn independently.

Margaret Carran, Director of the LLB Programme at City University London, said: “It is necessary for law degrees to equip students, not only with the skills required for the legal sector, but also for alternative professional careers.

“A strong academic qualification is now a pre-requisite for a successful job application; employers expect self-aware applicants who demonstrate the flexibility and resourcefulness needed for the continually changing global market.”

The module draws on a combination of traditional career frameworks and a student-centred educational approach. It incorporates independent study units on Moodle, panel sessions with alumni and talks from practitioners, while Macfarlanes LLP and Allen & Overy LLP are among the organisations who have delivered workshops.

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