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Karin Frode, LLB Law and Human Rights

In this video, LLB Law and Human Rights student Karin explains why she chose to study law at Essex. She speaks about gaining practical experience with the Essex Law Clinic and the wide variety of activities you can get involved in during your studies.

International, thought provoking and unique

In this podcast, LLB Law student Chad Blackman talks about what he gained from the unique opportunities and global perspective we offer.

Yasmin speaks at United Nations

In this podcast, LLB English and French Law student Yasmin Afina talks about how our University's global community inspired her winning entry in a United Nations essay competition as well as on presenting her work at the organisation's headquarters in New York.

Law: Chris' Essex experience

“Learning from academics with international reputations as leaders in their fields was amazing. Being able to use the knowledge that I gained every day is a joy. My current position within the Treasury Solicitor's Department is extremely challenging, and I'm glad that I gained such a solid understanding of public law and human rights law; but a degree alone wouldn't have guaranteed me such an amazing job. Additional opportunities at Essex, such as gaining experience in the Essex Law Clinic, really help you stand out from the crowd.”
Chris Burge, LLB Law 2010, Legal Trainee, Treasury Solicitor's Department

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Law clinic

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Putting what you learn in lectures into practice is the best way to develop your legal skills. In our Essex Law Clinic you'll work alongside practising lawyers to advise real clients on real issues.

Essex Interns

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Internships are an excellent way to earn money and develop a stand-out CV. Register with us for information on paid internship opportunities with local, national and even international employers.

frontrunners placements

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frontrunners is our original placement scheme that offers students paid work opportunities on campus. You'll get on-placement training and great experience to add to your CV.

Learn languages

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All our students can learn languages in a number of ways, including as part of your degree, in evening classes or online at no extra cost, or via Essex Modern Language Certificates.