Law School Attended
Future trainee solicitor | Herbert Smith Freehills
- Diversity ally
- Non law degree
It was during my Psychology degree at the University of Bristol that I decided to look into law. Since making that decision, I’ve asked a lot of important people stupid questions and made a lot of applications. I was fortunate in that I’ve had a lot of help along the way, but all of the legal world felt alien to me at first.
Two years spent applying for vacation schemes and going to assessment days has given me a strong grounding in the application and interview process. My hope is that some of what I’ve learnt over the last few years might help others to better understand what a legal career involves and what to expect from open days, assessment centres and vacation schemes.
I want to work in a field where people genuinely share my beliefs about the importance of inclusivity, respect and diversity rather than just saying that they do. I’ve known exceptional people choose not to go for jobs they would be great at because they faced obstacles I never had to face. We need to do as much as possible to help people from diverse backgrounds get access to the legal profession, which so often feels like a closed world.
I am more than happy to talk about why you want to be a lawyer and why you’d make a great one. I can help with all aspects of the application process, especially looking over applications and helping you prepare for interviews to help you feel comfortable in a law firm and know that you deserve to be there.