Employability is all about developing transferable 'soft' skills that will be essential in your future career. These include the ability to communicate confidently in written and spoken form; to problem solve, work as a team, keep up-to-date with legal developments, be familiar with the legal profession, and take responsibility for your own knowledge and training. The following resources will provide you with the tools to support you in improving these skills.
The aim of the certification schemes are to provide you with a certificate that proves to employers that you have reached a level of competence in the legal databases.
Westlaw - Basic & Advanced Certification tutorials and tests
Lexis Library - Beginner and Advanced Certification
It is useful to develop a sense of the legal market while you are at university. Commercial Awareness is about understanding how a legal firm operates as a business, awareness of the legal market; and understanding of client needs. You may want to research the key firms in the area of the law that you wish to practice, or read about changes in the profession. The library provides access to a number of sources of this information.
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