Posted: Friday, 11th November 2011
Pannone partner Andrea Cohen awards top GDL student Callum Halley
STAFF in the School of Law are adept at using their professional contacts to maximise our students’ chances of employment.
Ruth Sutton, Jackie Panter, Nick Touati and colleagues invited Pannone - the UK's leading medical negligence solicitors - to the University this week.
As part of a Faculty Employability Event, Pannone’s graduate recruitment and training partner Andrea Cohen addressed students before awarding the Pannone Prize to one of our top postgraduate students.
Callum Halley, from Oldham, was the top-marked student on the Graduate Diploma in Law and collected a cheque for £250 from Pannone. The 22-year-old is now considering studying for the Bar.
Andrea Cohen said: “Callum is clearly an outstanding legal scholar and like many students here has an excellent knowledge of the law.
“Working in a law firm is very different from studying, so I advised your students to get as much work experience as possible.”
Ruth Sutton is director of the Graduate Diploma. Her colleague Jackie Panter director of Legal Practice Course organised for her top student (without a training contract) to get experience with Pannone.
Nick Touati, careers and employability adviser for the School said: “We do invite a lot of employers here for a variety of events. It is important that students mix with professionals and potential employers throughout their course with us.”
The School holds a joint LPC and Bar Professional Training Course event is being held at the School of Law on November 16, with a GDL event planned for December 6.