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Rebecca Davidson

Career Path: Trainee Solicitor, Burnetts
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What are you doing now?Rebecca Davidson

Working for Burnetts solicitors in Cumbria & Newcastle as a Trainee Solicitor. I aim to qualify in September 2017.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

I was always very attracted to Newcastle as a city and the Law course at Northumbria stood out to me against other more traditional courses.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

On the MLaw course we mainly studied through large lectures (about 5 hours per week) and smaller group seminars (about 5 - 7 hours per week) which provided opportunities for discussions between students and tutors.

What impressed you most about our academic staff?

The fact that academic staff were previously, or still currently, practising lawyers/ judges was one of the most impressive aspects. They offered real insight into how what we were learning applied in practice and made the study much more relatable and interesting.

How connected was your course with industry?

I had a placement which I had arranged myself before starting university, however I did do some District Judge shadowing which was arranged through Northumbria. Each year we had careers lectures with guests from local practising law firms and some modules had experts on the subject we were studying come in to provide further insight.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

The Student Law Office offered real practical application of my course whilst I was still studying and my employer found this a very interesting aspect of my degree.

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