Latest News and Events - July 2014
Law firm’s open day invite to Law graduates
Law graduates, Shona Casey and Tom Riley recently attended a training contract open day at Clifford Chance, a leading international law firm. Clifford Chance is one of the exclusive ‘Magic Circle’ organisations, a term given to the top five London-based firms.
Traditionally Clifford Chance has tended to recruit from a small number of universities. However, following negotiations between School of Law lecturer Dr Alison Lui, LLB programme leader Dr David Lowe, Daisy Hooper from University Alliance and a representative from Clifford Chance, Shona and Tom received special invitations to attend.
Speaking after the open day, Shona said:
“The open day was an eye-opening experience for me. Clifford Chance has genuine, friendly staff, particularly the trainees who spared their time to answer questions and engage in conversation with me and the other attendees. The open day confirmed my desire to apply for a training contract at Clifford Chance which I feel is definitely within reach.”
“The whole experience has given me a huge drive in the next chapter of my life, which is the completion of my LPC. I feel privileged to have been invited to the open day at Clifford Chance. Every professional I met was extremely personable and pleasant. They all gave me a great insight to how the firm is run and what the day-to-day life of an employee at Clifford Chance is like.”
Following the open day, Dr David Lowe commented:
“The engagement between School of Law and highly rated top international law firms demonstrates LJMU’s commitment to enhancing the employability of its students as well as showing our students that they have the skills and knowledge to be successful in applying to law firms such as Clifford Chance.”