We offer practical, real-world opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge learnt on your course. This includes working with practising lawyers to advise clients in our Essex Law Clinic and engaging with pressing human rights issues in our Human Rights Clinic; both of which work with a range of partners including the Essex Business and Human Rights project
We support our students to take part in international competitions such as the Jean-Pictet Competition in Humanitarian Law and simulation exercises such as Simulex, where students work with military officers stationed at Colchester.
You'll also have access to training and networking opportunities organised by our Law Society and Bar Society and we run an ongoing programme of events to expand your knowledge of wider debates in legal research and practice. These include School of Law seminars, Human Rights Centre seminars and Essex Transitional Justice Network events. You can also attend our Essex Summer School in Human Rights Research Methods.