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Volunteering at her university Law Clinic has given Sarah Braun the chance to assist others, and it has helped her find her feet

1 June 2009

I always thought a career in law would be perfect for me. I would imagine myself arguing in court, writing witty letters of advice and wearing the most amazing shoes…until I actually started my law degree.

I found my first year a bit frustrating as it was completely different from what I anticipated; I started to worry that the legal profession would be boring and, for the first time in my life, I had no idea what kind of job I could ever apply for. But there was a fortunate twist to my story…

Like a solicitor’s firm

The University of Hertfordshire set up its Law Clinic in 2005 to give students a chance to gain some valuable work experience. It is a service offered to everybody who needs legal advice and cannot afford it. Others come to see what their chances might be if they decide to consult a solicitor and take their matter to court. Although its services are entirely free – advice cannot be given face-to-face and no representation...

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