Hear what a couple of our Law students have been up to since starting their degree.
Internship Case Study - Pearson
Law with Business Student
“Right from the first morning at Pearson, I was introduced to the larger projects such as ongoing long term legal issues with major implications for Pearson. My attention was then turned to the multitude of legal queries from other departments within Pearson regarding their rights in a contract or preventing a breach of contract. These queries covered a large breadth of the different areas of law within the education sector. On my very first day, I was lucky enough to be given the responsibility of examining and amending draft contracts to ensure it was irrefutable and ready to be presented for signing by the parties involved.
Although it was slightly daunting at first, it was exciting to anticipate what unexpected challenging legal issue was next to come through. With every issue, it was first and foremost important to confirm the issues to be dealt with were within our jurisdiction within the Pearson senior legal team. This was usually followed by carefully going through the contract of the case given in order to identify a legal basis for conducting a particular action or activity the party was intending to pursue. It was also vital to identify clauses which pinpointed the exact rights of both parties.
From completing my internship, I have enhanced my research skills and have become confident in quickly identifying key details of a contract which could affect the viewpoint of a whole case. This opportunity immensely improved my application of analytical skills with repeated exposure and practice in finding financial comebacks for contracts and amending privacy notices to comply with new laws”.
Student Visit - HM Prison, Portland
Pearson Business School Law Students visited HM Prison, Portland, as part of an organised scheme by Key4Life - a charity created to rehabilitate inmates and reduce the risk of inmates re offending once released.
"We were given a tour of the prison, and told that there was only one officer allocated for every thirty prisoners! We were shown the inside of an empty cell designated for two inmates. It was exceptionally small, only with a double bunk, a desk, chair, toulet and a TV.
After lunch we met some of the prisoners, and had the opportunity to interview three of them. This was when I realised that most of the inmates were more scared of us than we were of them. All-in-all, I found the prison visit to be an overwhelming experience, and I would really recommend it to everyone I know."