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
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@example.com Date of birth: 25th December 1989 Nationality: British Sex: Female
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
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)
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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