Employability & Skills Initiative (E&SI)2020-09-30T08:03:08+00:00

Employability & Skills Initiative

The Employability and Skills Initiative (E&SI) is a series of professionally run lectures, seminars and workshops. The sessions are primarily run by legal professionals, and local and national recruiters, with the aim of helping students build the skills that employers value.

This Semester’s E&SI Schedule

This semester’s E&SI events can be found below. These events will be updated regularly. Most E&SI events are part of a Certificate, which you can attain by attending a certain number of events.

More information about the certificates can be found at the bottom of this page.

By attending 7 or more E&SI events throughout the academic year, you can add E&SI to your HEAR (UG students only). Find out more here.

Below you can also find events run by the Careers Service with law firms, or employers who are looking recruit Law graduates.

IMPORTANT: E&SI events are open to all students in the Law School, however if you book onto an event you have an obligation to attend. If you can no longer attend an event please email law- seo@sheffield.ac.uk

This programme is subject to change. Please check this programme for updates before attending events

E&SI Certificates

You can find more information about the certificate and planned events here: 

Employer Engagement certificate 2020-21

These dates may be subject to change, so please check the Law Student Community website for up to date information and to sign up nearer the time of the events.

Students who attend any four of the events will be given the Law Employer Engagement Certificate. All students taking the Applications Certificate are encouraged to attend the Careers Service’s Mock Assessment Centres. Check Career Connect for times and to sign up.

This certificate incorporates a series of workshops designed for those who are interested in developing the skill of legal commercial awareness, both for the benefit of academic study and to assist in gaining employment after completion of academic study.

The Commercial Awareness Certificate will be relaunched in 2020-21 and run in semester two.

Sign up here if you would like to receive email updates on the Commercial Awareness Certificate >

You can find more information about the certificate and planned events here:

Mooting Certificate 2020-21

These dates may be subject to change, so please check the Law Student Community website for up to date information and to sign up nearer the time of the events.

The purpose of the certificate is to introduce students to mooting which we believe to be a vital professional skills for students who wish to enter a wide variety of careers, including but not limited to the Bar.  We encourage all students to participate in mooting.

Students who attend any three of the four events will be given the Mooting Certificate.

More information about the certificate and planned events will be provided soon.

The purpose of the certificate is to introduce students to the important and growing impact of technology on life and society and how this intersects with law and ethics. We start with the broad question of the ethical implications of new technologies including artificial intelligence and how the law does and should regulate this. 

We also consider the implications for legal practice and access to justice and the skills that students can develop to address the challenges and opportunities created by new technologies.  

Students who attend any four of the five events will be given the Legal Tech Certificate. Your certificate will list all the Legal Tech workshops that you attended.

Important: please ensure that you sign the attendance register at the sessions you attend in order for them to count towards the Certificate. Certificates will be emailed to students who have attended the required amount of sessions in May/June. Please note that the certificates are separate to the HEAR.

Faculty Career Insight Certificate – new in 20-21!

The Career Insight Certificate is open to students in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The purpose of this certificate is to support students considering a career outside of the legal sector. Around half of Law School graduates choose to pursue a career outside of the legal profession but still utilises the skills and knowledge from their degree . The certificate offers a number of presentations to help you understand the routes into a certain career, hear from a professional working in this sector and the chance to ask questions. To achieve the certificate you need to attend 3 of the sessions and complete a short employability review to help you assess your current situation and plan your next steps.

Provide suggestions for professions you’d like to hear more about as part of this certificate here >

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