The student experience programme

Institute of Law students squeezing in a telephone box
how many Institute of Law can you fit in a phone box?

What to expect in your first week

The students’ experience programme starts the  academic year  with a full induction week, During that week our students:

  • take part in a tailored treasure hunt (silly challenges included)
  • Learn to navigates the Virtual Learning Environments (V.L.E)
  • Complete their enrollment with partner universities
  • Ensure all their legal paper work are in order
  • take part in workshops to prepare them for the work environment




Debates – débats – debates

The first Café débats of the Insitute in full swing

The debate clubs started in 2017. These are not solely for our students and anyone over the age of 16 can come along.

Debates teach students useful skills:

  • develop interaction with an audience,
  • hone listening skills
  • organise one’s thoughts and arguments,
  • develop respect for another perspective,
  • encourage the development of listening skills


Let’s talk about…

These debates are purely in English, participants debate on a given subject, and have a chance to practice and improve the following skills:

  • Improving their knowledge of a subject they may not be familiar with;
  • Analyse the given subject critically;
  • Learn how to organise their thoughts;
  • Prepare informed arguments backed up by evidence
  • Speech composition and delivery, improving public speaking skills.

Cafés Débats

All of the let’s talk about… points are valid for the Cafes Debats, with the added twist of being entirely in French, they give anyone with an intermediate level of French the opportunity to come and practice the art of Gallic speaking in a friendly environment.

Magistrate Court visit by Institute of Law students

Court visits

Listening to our students suggestions, we have included a series of Court visits in Students’ experience programme. The students need to arrive half an hour before the start of the hearing. The court Greffier will brief them on the etiquette. Depending on the size of the court list and the availability of the magistrate, they may be able to have a question and answer session at the end.

Organised visit are ongoing throughout the year to the following courts:

  1. Magistrate Court ( you can read about our visit there)
  2. The Employment tribunal
  3. The Petty Debt Court (you can read about our visit there)
  4. The Royal Court

For more information about the Courts, please access the States of Jersey website.

Institute of Law students throwing their mortabars in the air

Graduation Ceremony

We do love to celebrate our students’ success with them and are proud to organise a yearly graduation ceremony, be it for the LLB or the Certificate in Higher Education in Common Law. This is the highlight of our events calendar, and takes place at the beginning of the second semester.  An event not to be missed.


Work experience scheme

Our work experience scheme started in the 2016-2017 academic year, students have the opportunity, should they wish to, to apply for placements in legal firms, in the finance industry, with other charities or even in some of the States of Jersey departments. Placements are advertised on our Virtual Learning Environment and interested students need to follow the application process. Sadly as we have more students than placement, not every one is guaranteed a placement every year, but if your CV shines and your grades excel, you will be more likely to be selected for a placement after your first year of studies.

  • Find more information about the work experience scheme on this page.


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