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Join the Career Opportunities Progamme

Edinburgh Law School's Career Opportunities Programme is an umbrella for partnerships between the Law School and Members drawn from the local, national and global legal profession and other professional communities in which our graduates are prominent.

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About the Edinburgh Law School Career Opportunities Programme

Currently 1,000 undergraduate, 700 taught postgraduate and 120 postgraduate research students study at Edinburgh Law School. Members will benefit from unique engagement opportunities with this large and diverse cohort at every stage of their academic, personal and professional development. Membership of the Career Opportunities Programme will help you connect with the legal talent of the future.

Benefits to Members of the Career Opportunities Programme include:

  • Direct and targeted communications with students
  • Opportunities to engage directly with students face-to-face, including on-campus
  • Platforms to promote their business interests to students and wider stakeholders
  • Engaging students via their preferred methods
  • Sharing career opportunities with students, including placements and traineeships
  • Promoting a professional partnership with a world-leading Law School
  • Enhancing student experience and opportunities at Edinburgh Law School with branded support
  • Leading career development discussions between students and professionals
  • Preparing students to be the leading legal professionals of tomorrow

Current Members have reported substantial increases in applications for traineeships and summer placements due to their increased engagement and visibility among Edinburgh Law School students.

Students have fed back that engaging with Programme Members through official channels, face-to-face and on-campus are their preferred means of interacting with potential employers. Having the opportunity to engage in-person within their educational environment has proved hightly popular and motivational for students looking towards their future careers.

The Career Opportunities Programme is designed to allow Members to partner with Edinburgh Law School at a level of engagement most suited to their strategic aims.

If you would be interested in learning more about the Edinburgh Law School Careers Opportunities Programme, please contact us at