“The greatest benefits you will get from the programme are the ones that you least expect. The workplace experience gives you an opportunity to test your aptitude for a career in law. What is more, I have developed the skills and self confidence that will further my career prospects in a truer way than I had anticipated.
My third year at UCC began in a Cork law firm (Ronan Daly Jermyn) working in litigation - an element of the law in practice that simply cannot be grasped from academic course modules. From meeting clients to attending court I got to experience the working day of a solicitor and got a glimpse of how the courts system works. After Christmas I packed my bags (and snow boots!) to move to Luxembourg to begin my second placement with the law firm Bonn Schmitt Steichen. Here I worked in a diverse environment with lawyers from every corner of the globe. I gained an active insight into the international corporate world, while living and working in a foreign country. This was certainly a second term with a difference! All of this inspired me for my final year of study and brought my career aspirations into focus. I believe choosing the BCL Clinical has provided me with a perfect springboard to kick-start my career in law.