Here we present career profiles from our Undergraduate BCL Clinical degree programme
“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.