Exeter Law Future Fund
The University of Exeter Law School is committed to developing outstanding graduates and world-class research, making an impact on the legal agendas of the UK, the EU and the world.
The Law School has set ambitious targets to re-establish itself as a top-10 UK law school by 2017/18 and top-5 by its centenary in 2023. The School is developing an innovative curriculum with practical, problem-based learning embedded alongside vigorous academic content. Providing a course that is relevant, challenging and combines theory with practice will greatly improve student career prospects and set Exeter apart as an innovative market-leader in legal education.
Exeter’s Law School has already achieved great success, but we know we can do more.
The Law School attracts some of the best students in the UK:
• 96% of law students progress into employment or further study within six months of graduation
• 85% of its research is rated as internationally excellent or world leading
You can play a vital role in helping the School to achieve its vision.
You can get involved in a variety of ways from providing mock interviews, sharing industry insights, advising academic research and providing much-needed philanthropic funding. A gift to the Exeter Law Future Fund will enhance the Law School’s ability to deliver its exceptional programme of research and education. It will support the next generation of Lawyers, Barristers and QCs who will shape policy, protect rights, influence trade and have global impact.
Nurturing Potential: Pathways to Law
The ‘Pathways to Law’ programme opens up a career in the legal profession to those secondary school students least likely to consider applying to university. The programme of workshops, mentoring, seminars and lectures gives talented pupils from across the South West a better understanding of university life, building their confidence and skills to improve exam results and help them thrive at university. The programme runs throughout Cornwall, Devon and into Dorset.
A pilot cohort of 26 students has already completed the programme with 25 of them going on to university. The School now wants to build on this success and expand the number of students able to benefit from this life-changing opportunity.
Enhancing skills: Team Development
The Law School’s new ‘Team Development’ programme develops mentoring, team working and coaching skills to better prepare students for working life, strengthening their ability to be effective leaders and team players and improving their communication skills. It also provides students with an opportunity to attain an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) qualification in addition to their degree. The programme greatly enhances Exeter Law students’ experience and sets the School apart from its competitors.
Developing successful careers
Critical to a modern university education is the development of career skills. The Law School has piloted a scheme of personalised support to help students to capitalise on the exposure they have with law firms and other areas of business or law. This has been hugely oversubscribed in its first year and the School wants to deliver this level of support to all students, enabling them to get the tailored information and advice they need (particularly regarding training contracts) and providing more events and workshops (including visits to law firms or barristers’ chambers) to enhance their learning.