Mentor scheme inspires budding solicitors

Law students at the University of Wolverhampton are gaining insights into the legal profession through a mentor scheme with a top local firm.

DWF in Birmingham offers a mentoring scheme for law students which provides them with access to mentors from junior solicitor to partner level.

The scheme has already been successful with two University of Wolverhampton Law School graduates being offered permanent roles at the firm.

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Students are matched with a mentor who is appropriate to their career interests. Following a presentation from the law firm, students arrange meetings with their mentor to discuss areas of interest and gain invaluable experience that will help their employability.

The mentoring scheme also enables the law firm to build a relationship with the University, meet talented students and grow their business.

Head of Law, Sukhninder Panesar, said: “The University of Wolverhampton Law School is committed to preparing our students for the legal profession through access to invaluable practical experience.  We’re delighted to be working with DWF on this mentor scheme, which enables us to gain further insight into the types of attributes they are looking for in graduates entering practice while also enabling the company to meet talented students.”

Caroline Coates, Executive Partner at DWF’s Birmingham offices, said: “DWF is delighted to support the University of Wolverhampton mentoring scheme. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain a real insight into the skills and attributes needed by a modern lawyer. We’re really looking forward to meeting this year’s mentees.”

This year’s scheme will be officially launched at an event at DWF’s Birmingham offices on 8 November 2016, with previous mentees also set to attend to thank their mentors.

For more information about the University of Wolverhampton Law School, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/law

Further details about DWF are available here: https://www.dwf.law/

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