AUTUMN / WINTER DATES 2020
SPRING DATES 2021
SUMMER DATES 2021
LAW INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
Available in London only
For students aged 17+
Shadowing and Internship in a London Law Company
Over 25 hours of internship/law shadowing per week A commitment of 9 am - 6 pm Monday to Friday
Gain hands on experience with a qualified Lawyer and enhance your CV
Certificate of attendance from Lite Regal Education and Lawyer, letter of recommendation from the Lawyer
single en-suite rooms at University campus with meals included
Free time on the weekends and after the internship hours to explore London or meet friends
COVID 19 STATEMENT - LAW INTERNSHIP & SHADOWING LONDON
Updated: Mon 9th Novermber 2020
All internships including the Law Shadowing Internship are fully operational and working for all the dates. We are accepting and placing all students in London Law Firms for their intended dates. All old students who have previously enrolled and postponed their Law Internships should let us know their new dates. All new enrolments are encouraged and early application advised. Should you wish to enroll on the Law Internship and Shadowing Program please do so with confidence. Your fees and any monies you have paid for the Law Internship are fully protected and guaranteed. You can pay the deposit 15% or full fees knowing it is protected and you will not lose this or incur any penalty if you want to move dates or if due to the COVID 19 pandemic you are unable to attend the internship you will receive a full refund on your fees paid.
We have been asked by many interested students because of the pandemic will the internship be virtual (work remotely) or in-person. Because the UK has entered into a 2nd Lockdown and new restrictions from 5th November until 2nd Dec all students who have paid or interested in the law internship and shadowing program for all future dates will have the choice of :
1/ Choosing the Law Internship to be entirely remote and virtual- all law interns can join this program from this program and not even be in the UK and be abroad and can intern and shadow remotely. All interns will however need to be fully committed to the law internship and be available to shadow with their lawyer from 9 am to 5 pm GMT (UK time) through Zoom, Skype, or other remote software.
2/ To intern remotely or in the law offices at the discretion of the lawyer the student’s shadows with. “If it is not possible for the intern to work from home “such as attending a court hearing or to attend client meetings and if it “not reasonably possible for [them] to work from home”. the lawyer will ask the intern to attend the law offices. The lawyer will determine the student’s timetable but all students should adopt a flexible approach and be prepared to work from home (remotely) or attend the London offices if required.
LAW INTERNSHIP & SHADOWING OVERVIEW
This law internship and shadowing program is for a 1 week / 2 week / 3 week or 4 week period only and for the dates as shown. The law shadowing/internship program is open to all nationalities. It is an engaging program and students will learn to think like lawyers and enjoy themselves.
Law shadowing and internship is vital and necessary for any applicant who is already studying law or who is thinking of working in the law arena.
The law Internship and shadowing course is available in London (Central London) and residential students will stay in the Garden Halls UCL University of London or Goodenough College (an intercollegiate University Accommodation) Student Campus for their period of Shadowing. Interns will be placed in single ensuite rooms which are spacious and bright. The accommodation is centrally located in zone 1 of central London in Bloomsbury – the nearest tube station is Russell Square or Holborn and is moments away from all London has to offer (Oxford Street and Harrods is all within walking distance).
ADVANTAGES OF LAW INTERNSHIP & SHADOWING
The advantages of Law Internship and Shadowing programme are numerous. Students who decide to go on this programme will have an educational and cultural experience of a lifetime. It allows to students to gain independence and make friends from all over the world, have fun and allow students live and Intern / shadow within a Law firm in one of the best most vibrant cities in the world – London. Students will intern and shadow with a real working lawyer / barrister and learn from them. The internship hours are 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and outside of this students have free time to meet friends and explore the city.
We find that students mature , become more confident during the shadowing / internship program with us. Students will:
- have an educational and cultural experience
- get vital and important hands-on experience with a qualified Lawyers and see how they interact with their clients
- enhance and update their CV with the Law Internship / Law Shadowing Programme in London
- in the spare time relax and have fun and explore all that the multi-cultural and heritage rich city of London has to offer
WHO IS THE LAW INTERNSHIP SUITABLE FOR
WHERE ARE THE LAW INTERNSHIPS
Internships are only London based! Due to the convenience and students demands the shadowing program is based in London.
The internships and shadowing programmes will normally be in one of the following:
PRICE OF THE LAW INTERNSHIP
The Law Internship / Law Shadowing Programme is suitable for all who are considering and interested in gaining valuable experience and an insight into how professional lawyers work. It is in essence a mini-pupillage.
The student is expected to :
- Research and prepare casework that the particular lawyer is handling
- Handling all paperwork and legal documents
- Build legal skills
- Dealing with all emails and legal paperwork – filing and general admin
- Helping the lawyer in all areas that he/she needs help in building a case
- Attend client meeting and attend court as needed
- See how the departments in a law firm work together
It is useful for all students aged 17+ who are interested in Shadowing / Interning in a London Law Company and getting important law experience. All those seeking to get short working experience in a London Law Firm are encouraged to apply.
The Internship program can be taken on its own or as part of a Law Preparation Course. The price of the Internship program alone – not taken in conjunction with any law course is as follows:
Residential Prices (Full Boarding with Accommodation)
INCLUDED IN THE LAW INTERNSHIP
LITE Regal will provide and sort out all the paper work between the student and Lawyer. LITE Regal will find and source the Lawyer for the student to intern with, all necessary Visa if required and all internship paperwork will be provided by LITE Regal Education.
Included in the price:
Accommodation on the University of London campus. We normally use UCL - Garden Halls or one of the other intercollegiate University of London Halls of Residence. All accommodation is in central London (Bloomsbury area) and commuting between the place of internship and accommodation is close.
Supervision of students.
En-suite single room within one of the University of London student accommodation. If you are enrolling with a friend or prefer to stay with someone we can provide en-suite twin room.
All meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Internship in a London and all the paper work needed.
All public transport - (London oyster and travel card) between Halls of Residence and the Location.
Welcome briefing and introduction to gain orientation.
We will assign a student mentor to support you during your volunteer placement.
Please note that pick up and drop off from the airport is not included in the price, however this can be arranged for the student if required.
LAW INTERNSHIP DATES 2020 / 2021
Law Internship dates can be found on the left top side of this page. Law Internships are available throughout the whole year. Students can choose from 1 week up to 4 weeks of Law Internship.
WHAT WILL STUDENTS GET AFTER THE LAW INTERNSHIP
All students will get a Full Certificate of Attendance from LITE Regal Education and also a certificate and letter from the Lawyer the student was shadowing that will state all the areas that they covered and learned.
Students will in essence receive a Letter of Recommendation from the Lawyer outlining what the student covered during the internship program that the student will find useful in the future.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR LAW INTERNSHIP
- Must be 17 or over as of 1 June 2020.
- All nationalities with a good level of English. For all Non-EU nationals, our placement team will help students obtain the necessary Visa and UK entry clearance papers necessary to attend the internship.
- Students must be highly motivated and be thinking seriously of applying to Law internships.
- Students must command a good level of English: minimum– IELTS 5-6, TOEFL iBT 35-59, TOEIC 526-750, Cambridge FCE. If you are studying in a UK School or International School abroad taught in English the need for proof of English Level can be negated. If you are unsure of your English level please contact us. If you are from the UK or study in an International School or University that and has classes in English you will be deemed to have an acceptable level of English to Intern and will exempt from any proof of the level of English.
- Students must pass a Skype interview with one of our Admissions team to assess their suitability and acceptance.
The Law Internships and Shadowing Programmes are extremely popular and oversubscribed – early application is highly advisable!
Please apply as soon as you are sure this is the internship program for you. Although there is no deadline for application – (students are served on a 1st come first served order) – we recommend an application with payment in full to received by us at least 8 weeks before the course starts in order to allow us enough time to process all the paperwork required.
WHAT CAN STUDENTS EXPECT
It is important to manage your expectations during this Law Placement experience. The depth and type of experience will depend upon the Lawyer that the student will shadow during their placement.
Due to Health and Safety in the UK, students on placements should expect the following when they make an application:
- Placements cannot be for more than 4 weeks.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: FAQS
The Law Internship program can be taken for period of 1 week or 2 weeks or 3 weeks or 4 weeks maximum. Longer periods of Law Internships / Shadowing programs can be organised by arrangement. Please email us for your intended dates.
Law placements take place from Monday to Friday leaving the weekends Free. The placements start in the morning until afternoon,9am to 5pm and students are free in the evening and weekends to explore London and the UK as they wish. Students typically have 30-40 hour experience per week in the placement.
Yes you can be assured that you will have the educational experience of a lifetime and mix and meet students of your own age from all over the world.
No. All placements are unpaid and strictly on a voluntary basis.
The University Hall is mixed but you will be placed in a single en-suite room. If you request a twin shared room you will be placed with a companion of a similar age and same sex in en-suite twin room.