Brooke Lewis - Law student at UWE Bristol

Brooke - Law

Studied: LLB(Hons) Law.

Brooke can face any argument. Bring it on.

“The course has been really interesting and the staff are always on hand to answer questions, they give detailed feedback and provide an extensive range of sources to support their lectures.

I had the chance to explore different areas of law and identify which area I wanted to specialise in. When I started my degree, I had a strong interest in criminal law and hoped to pursue that when I graduated. But, working in civil/familial law through the Pro Bono Unit and commercial law in my modules, helped me recognise that I want to pursue a commercial or corporate career in law. There’s a variety of assessment strategies here and my confidence, presentation and communication skills, and legal reasoning have all benefited from it. Being able to communicate and present arguments clearly is essential in the legal industry, and my course at UWE Bristol has really helped me develop these skills. The practical experience that you gain on and through the course is invaluable.

I have been involved in the Pro Bono Unit here at UWE Bristol, and for the past two years I’ve been the student lead. Chairing meetings and organising events meant that I could develop my leadership skills, as well as my teamwork. I have also had the opportunity to draft legal documents and lead a project – two skills which will be invaluable in my career. The Pro Bono work has been an amazing experience. It looks great on my CV and it’s allowed me to develop as a person.

I’ve also been involved in the Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) and student ambassador schemes, and they have really helped me develop my confidence and leadership skills – and doing these things alongside my studies has helped me improve my time management and organisation.”

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