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Claire Leslie


Claire’s role is to provide career information, advice and guidance support to students in the Law School. She delivers one to one appointments, careers skills sessions and organises outside speakers. She liaises regularly with employers offering jobs relevant to law students. Claire also edits the Law School Careers Blog.
Speak to Claire if:

  • You want to start thinking about career planning and don’t know how to begin or what you might do.
  • You have clear ideas and want to understand how to go about making yourself more employable.
  • You would like support on any aspect of the job search process, from how to put together an application form to preparing effectively for interview and assessment centre.
  • You have ideas on particular speakers who would be useful.
  • You would like to suggest a useful blog post or write one yourself.

There are a range of video resources featuring advice from Claire and graduate recruiters and law students who have secured employment.
There is also a Careers Moodle course for students.
You can use the University Careers service which has details of a range of skills sessions, a job board and an appointment booking system.

Background

Claire graduated in Law from the University of Durham and went on to the University of Law to study for the final stage of academic qualification before embarking on the vocational stage of training to become a solicitor. Following her admission she worked for two firms in the global elite before leaving to become a partner in a regional firm. She specialised in commercial litigation work.

Claire took a career break to raise her children and returned to the workplace to teach speech and drama, and to do school marketing before studying for and securing a distinction in the PG Diploma in Career Guidance. She is a member of AGCAS and has had several articles published in the journals for the Career Development Institute and AGCAS.