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CVs FOR APPLYING TO LAW-RELATED EMPLOYERS. Personal details Education and qualifications Work experience Interests Practical skills Referees. LEE GALLIGLE

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CVs FOR APPLYING TO LAW-RELATED EMPLOYERS

Personal details

Education and qualifications

Work experience

Interests

Practical skills

Referees


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LEE GALLIGLE

Home Address: 10 London Road, Middlemarch, MM2 6AZ Term Address: 1a Wildwood Court, Park Wood, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7SZ

Tel: 01789 12345 Email: [email protected]

Date of birth: 25th December 1989

Nationality: British Sex: Female


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  • EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2007 to date The University of Kent

  • LL.B. Law - expect to graduate June 2010

    • First year: Introduction to Law (Distinction); Legal Process (Merit); Constitutional and Administrative Law (Merit); Obligations I (Distinction)

  • Second year: Company Law; Obligations II; Property Law; Criminal Law


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    2001 - 2007 Casubon High School, Middlemarch

    2007 A-levels: English (A); French (B); History (C)

    2006 AS levels: Music (B); Media Studies (B)

    2005 GCSEs: English Language (A); English Literature (A); French (A); German (B); Mathematics (C); History (A); Geography (C); Biology (B); Music (A)


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    LAW-RELATED EXPERIENCE

    2008 to date Kent Law Clinic

    The clinic offers a free legal advice and representation service to people in the Canterbury area. I liaise with clients over the telephone, assist at advice sessions and attend weekly meetings.

    May 2008 Student Visit

    One-day visit to Julian Lackland, a Kent law graduate, at his chambers. This allowed me to observe meetings and to attend Court.

    Summer 2007 Hawleys, Middlemarch

    Two-week work placement with a partner in the property department of a general practice solicitors' firm. I carried out research in relation to a boundary dispute, attended Court and observed interviews with clients.

    Spring Term 2007 Mooting

    Successfully participated in University Mooting competition as one of the winning team in the Contract Law moot.


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    OTHER WORKEXPERIENCE

    2007 to date The Bull Inn, Canterbury - part-time bar work and waitressing

    2005 – 2007 Flora Motley Ltd, High Street, Middlemarch

    Saturday Sales Assistant in fashion store: customer service, stock control, cash handling

    This involved me in advising and assisting customers, coping with problems and unexpected situations (such as a fire alarm) and taking responsibility for counting up and banking money


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    INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

    Music: I have sung many solo parts in school and church choir performances and coached and conducted the Junior School Choir. I sing in the University chorus which performs regularly at the University and in Canterbury Cathedral..

    Wildlife Conservation: Last summer I participated in a two-week project monitoring the wolf population in Ukraine. In order to achieve this, I raised £2000 in sponsorship through organising events such as a talent contest. Since returning, I have spoken about my experiences to schoolchildren and the Loamshire Wildlife Trust, of which I am an active member.

    Classic Cars: I own and maintaina1977 Mini and am secretary of the University Car Club

    Other interests: Active member of the University Temple Society, Conservation Society and Fencing Club. I swim twice a week and am trying to improve my Russian by independent study.


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    • SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

    • Member of the "Casubon Speechmakers" team which won the county schools' public speaking award in 2006

    • Awarded School Governors' Prize for my contribution to the musical life of the school

    • Good command of French and German; basic knowledge of Russian

    • Familiarity with legal databases (Westlaw and LexisNexis) and Windows packages including MS Word, MS Access Internet Explorer

    • Full, clean driving licence


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    COVERING LETTERS

    • Introduce yourself:

      • what are you applying for?

      • where did you hear about the firm/chambers?

  • Sell yourself:

    • your motivation

    • your past experience

    • your skills

    • your knowledge of law/of this firm/chambers

    • your ability to communicate effectively in writing!

  • Provide essential information:

    • your availability

    • refer the reader on to your CV/form


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    FURTHER HELP AND INFORMATION

    • Making Applications - Careers Advisory Service and AGCAS booklet

    • AGCAS DVDs - Looking Good on Paper and Your Job’s On-Line

    • www.kent.ac.uk/careers/applic.htm

    • www.prospects.ac.uk/links/AppsInterviews

    • www.prospects.ac.uk/links/communities


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    FURTHER HELP FROM THE C.A.S.

    • Duty Careers Adviser:

      • Checking application forms and CVs

      • General help or advice on applications

      • (almost!) any other questions

    • Advice by phone or email

    • See www.kent.ac.uk/careers/dutyca.htm for contact details


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