Student Hub Live Pro Bono Resources

Developing professional legal skills

Careers and Employability Website OU Careers and Employability Services

Law skills and careers How to get ahead in a legal career

Careers consultation by phone, Skype and email

JobZone includes vacancy service and employer showcase for students

In addition to these links, please refer to the Careers content tab on your OU law qualification site for a list of the many transferable and work-related skills that are valued by employers, along with their career relevance to a wealth of services and organisations. 

Dedicated external sites for law students


Chambers Student 

All About Law 

Lawyer 2B

TargetJobs refer to sections for law barristers and law solicitors

Video resources

The following videos were retrieved from 

Clare's vlawg: Things I wish I'd known at law school the value of extracurricular and other activities

How to use work experience and extra-curricular activities when applying with Matt Broadbent

Saturday 13 May 2017 – OU Law School (OULS) & University of Law Careers Day – Open University Campus, Milton Keynes

The OU’s annual careers day will start at 10am and finish at 5pm. The day will include sessions relating to a career within the legal profession as well as practical sessions on applying for professional courses and training contracts. The OULS will be providing a mooting demonstration, and there will be lots of insightful talks from professionals and academics.

For more information or to apply to attend, please email