The legal pathway of an international final year law student
Kennedys Early Careers team recently caught up with Oroma Aguma, a final year law student at The University of Bristol and aspiring solicitor. She discusses her pathway into law as an international student, the opportunities she has had to develop her legal skills whilst studying, and how she hopes to be part of the first cohort to qualify via the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), the new route to qualification, coming into effect from 2021.
From September 2021, we will be introducing a new SQE Training Programme that allows you to start working and earning at Kennedys immediately after university while gaining qualifying legal work experience in one of our teams before sitting the SQE1 and SQE2 exams to qualify as a solicitor.
We also offer our two-year training contracts that allow you to develop relevant experience and skills that will set you up in your career as a solicitor. During the training contract, trainees complete four six-month seats across our core practice areas of Insurance and Reinsurance, Liability, and Commercial.