So I’m just finishing off my 2nd year in Cardiff University.
Basically everyone goes on on here about getting legal experience. What would this be exactly and how could I get it as a non-law student? I have an interview tomorrow (fingers crossed) for a 10 week summer placement as a project worker in a charity that aims to aid the implementation of policy in regards to social justice for disadvantaged youths - would this be relevant enough?
If I do get this placement I was hoping it would be enough to secure a Winter scheme at a good firm too. I am dedicated and finally sure this is where I want to go with my career. As well as the above placement which I’m don’t know whether I’ll get, I have promotions experience on a children’s intiative with the BBC, was a committee member of the Unicef society in Uni, play netball and have great communications experience - worked 25 hrs a week during my A levels in a customer call centre dealing with people constantly and have experience in face to face sales in retail - 16 hrs a week during my first year of Uni.
My degree is Journalism, Media and Social Policy - I want to make sure I make it clear on my CV that Journalism in Cdiff isn’t taught vocationally, instead it is completely academic and focuses more on the ethics of newsreporting, the philosophy of societies and quite relevantly - people’s right to privacy. I am also taking a module in Media Law next year - I thought this part of my degree could be particularly relevant to firms that deal with the Media. The Social Policy side focuses on the legal implementations, the success and sometimes failures of policy in the UK, this includes legal inquiries into policy etc so that gives me some grounding too.
I also have experience volunteering in my local politician’s office, and am a member of the Labour party - is this worth mentioning or is it a no no?
Grades wise, I went to your standard comp so my A levels were ABB, but I’m averaging a high 2:1 atm and will probably turn it into a 1st when I stop being extremely lazy finally next year. I am 100% sure this is what I want to do so any help you guys could give me would be amazing! Btw I saw an opportunity to volunteer for CAB but just on this called AdviceLine - is this worth doing?
Thanks in advance!