Video: Guide to a Career in Law

This 30-minute video hosted in association with BPP University College will help sixth formers and school leavers find out how they can take their first few steps to a career in law. The content will cover how to set you apart from other students, how important are A-Level results and reasons for pursuing a career in law.  Expert views are provided by Peter Crisp, dean of BPP Law School, Anita Downman, LLB student, Sharon Jacobs, graduate recruiter at Linklaters, trainees from Baker & Mckenzie and Bircham Dyson Bell, and, finally, students who attended Lawyer 2B’s Year 12 Career Days.

Running order

Why are you interested in a career in law?

Peter Crisp Interview — dean, BPP Law School

What are you doing to set yourself apart from other students?

Sharon Jacobs, Linklaters: What is your firm doing to help year 12 students?

  • How important are A-Level grades to a successful career in law?
  • How should a student do to impress you?
  • Apart from getting good A-Level grades, what else should a year 12 student be doing?

Monika Weglarz, Bircham Dyson Bell and Peter Moules, Baker & McKenzie

  • What advice would you give to a year 12 student thinking about a career in law?
  • Describe your average day
  • What do you hope to gain from the Lawyer 2B year 12 career day?
  • What’s the best experience you’ve had as a trainee?

Anita Downman Interview — LLB student, BPP Law School

Yasmin Ali Khan, subject leader, Barnet College

  • Why did you and your students attend the Lawyer 2B year 12 career day?
  • How are you helping our students make career decisions?
  • What does attendance at these events do for students?
  • What one thing could potential employers do to help your students?
  • What one thing can you students do to help themselves?