One of the greatest aspects of studying at CCLS is mixing with students from the most diverse cultural backgrounds. Each student has their own unique combination of knowledge, experience, skills and attributes.
In 2016 we launched a Postgraduate Law Professional Mentoring Programme as an additional way of assisting our students in their professional development at QMUL. Following a successful first round, the number of mentors for our students has since tripled. We now have over 80 mentor-mentee relationships each year.
Mentors come from a diverse range of organisations, including Bank of England, the Shell legal department, 20 Essex Street Chambers, Dentons, Ashurst, London Business Bank, Taylor Wessing LLP, Mills & Reeve, Baker McKenzie, Allen & Overy LLP, Morgan Stanley, Promontory Finance Group, the Commercial Court and the Supreme Court.
Legal professionals (solicitors, barristers and industry executives etc.), many of them QMUL alumni, offer advice and guidance to a current PG law student. Mentors engage with their mentees for at least an hour each month over a seven-month period.
This scheme provides students with first-hand insight into the workings of businesses and law firms. It gives them a better understanding of a law professional’s career journey, helping them to plan their professional goals. Student mentees report additional areas of learning such as gaining a better understanding of organisational and project management skills.
If you would like more information on becoming a Mentor for one of our postgraduate law students, please contact Jacqueline Steinmetz.