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Why Should I Get Work Experience?

You need it. Frankly, nowadays, you need some sort of experience to enhance your chances of breaking into the legal profession. Whilst this may not be as strict in Nigeria as in foreign countries, we find that the legal job market in Nigeria is becoming increasingly competitive and academic excellence alone does not cut it

Maximizing Your Internship/ Work Experience

  Communicate before hand Communicate with the organization as much as possible before the day; asking questions will help ease the anxiety that may come with starting work at a new organization.   Get an induction If you are on a formal internship programme, you may be taken through an induction programme. Otherwise, ask the

AskLE – Why am I not getting any internships?

Right from my 100 level, I have always liked working during my summer holidays. And over the years I have applied to a number of law firms in the country but only get replies from some and considered by few. I usually apply in January and February since it’s for summer period and it’s sad

How And Where Can I Get Legal Work Experience

Extracurricular activities If you are still in university or law school, extracurricular activities provide useful experience that will help you develop some of the skills you need to be a lawyer. Law students can participate in debate societies and moot competitions, thereby sharpening their oral advocacy skills. Taking part in writing competitions, writing clinics and

How to Get Nigerian Law Internships; Part 2 – the Three Time Factors

In our last session, we discussed networking as a means for securing Nigerian law internships. Click here to read it. Another important factor that you must account for when applying for internships at Nigerian law firms is the timing of your application. It is great to connect with lawyers, send a stellar application and do

How to Get Nigerian Law Internships; Part 1 – Networking

The first thing you must understand whilst searching for internship opportunities is that Nigerian law firms do not offer structured internship programs. In the UK, US and other foreign jurisdictions, internships are a big deal. The competition for them is extremely fierce, and the process is tough. There is a clearly laid out process to

Selecting A Law Office in the Early Stages of Your Career; Part 2 – Factors to Consider

 Editor’s note: on Saturday 14th October 2017, Legally Engaged will be launching a new webinar series Career Conversations with Legally Engaged. We will be speaking with Desmond Ogba, Partner at Templars, Odunola Onadipe, Lead Administrator at Detail Commercial Solicitors and Abimbola Omotosho, an HR Professional and former Head of HR at Aluko & Oyebode, on

An Intern’s Guide to having a Great Internship Experience

I started interning during my first year at the university and initially saw it as a way to avoid boredom, but I have now come to find that internships are a great opportunity to further one’s career. If you have not secured an internship placement yet, I recommend you read “How to Get Nigerian Law

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