City University introduces compulsory ’employability’ module to LLB

City University London has introduced a compulsory module focusing on employability for all its first-year LLB students. 

The ‘Graduate Market and Employability’ module incorporates independent study units on Moodle, panel sessions with alumni and talks from practitioners, while Macfarlanes and Allen & Overy are among the organisations delivering workshops.

LLB programme director Margaret Carran said: “It is necessary for law degrees to equip students, not only with the skills required for the legal sector, but also for alternative professional careers. A strong academic qualification is now a pre-requisite for a successful job application; employers expect self-aware applicants who demonstrate the flexibility and resourcefulness needed for the continually changing global market”. 

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