Exeter LLM alumni of the Law School can stay in touch with each other in the LLM Exeter Club.
Meet our Alumni
Our distinguished network of alumni are located across the world. We will continue to update you on alumni activities, achievements and developments throughout these pages.
Being an alumnus of the Law School can mean many things:
- a chance to keep in touch with old friends;
- an opportunity to support the School in its current work;
- a way of letting us and the alumni community know about your successes and achievements.
Partner at Thomas Eggar LLP
I chose the University of Exeter because it was a good law school, at a university with a great reputation, in a stunning part of the country. The programme was varied, practical and of good value; I even gained a passion for Revenue Law!
My degree certainly helped to launch my career, the Law School is respected and that is important to prospective employers. It’s also difficult to beat Exeter as a university campus and town.
Partner, Disputes – King & Spalding International LLP
I loved studying in Exeter, it was a good mix of lectures, tutorials and moots. My degree was a great foundation for my legal career; I am currently an International Disputes lawyer at a law firm.
Chair of the University’s Governing Body, Council
Having graduated with a law degree from Exeter, I took my Barrister’s exams at the College of Law and joined global insurance broker Willis as an in-house lawyer in 1978.
I was instrumental in building Willis' European network as well as the Group's operations in China, Latin America, India and other high-growth markets, before rising to become Chief Executive of its international operations in 2001, and Chairman in 2006.
Partner at Squire Patton Boggs
The reputation of the Law faculty, the university campus and the friendly feel I encountered when visiting encouraged me to study at Exeter. I joined the Bracton Law Society and played on their football team, meeting some great people who are friends and/or colleagues to this day. The legal training I received was a critical first step in my career – without it I wouldn’t be where I am today.
LLB European (French) Mâitrise graduate
The double degree of English and French law has offered me the unique possibility of exploring two different legal systems, while experiencing two different cultures and educational traditions. The cultural diversity on Exeter campus has enabled me to make some life long friends from every continent, and the British education system gave me the possibility to study independently while performing well in my extra-curricular activities. The degree is priceless in the jobs market. I would strongly encourage to choose this route, not only for its reputation but also for the lifelong memories.
Legal Training Manager, Michelmores
At the time I graduated (1985) there was still a heavy bias in the larger law firms to Oxbridge graduates. However, the fact I was dually qualified in both English and French law gave me an edge on other applicants and I secured a number of offers of training contracts. I spent a few years with a London firm including a stint in their Paris office and following the professional exams I arranged to spend an internship at a leading US firm based in New York. Read more.
Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP
Exeter appealed to me because of the excellent course and the range of sporting and cultural opportunities on offer. Reading History combined rich variety with real academic rigour. The course taught me to write in a structured and considered way, which has been invaluable in my professional career.
Co-Head of Global Financial Investors Group, Freshfields
I chose to study Law at the University of Exeter because of the great reputation of the Law School, not to mention the wonderful campus and city. I really enjoyed the tutorials and small-group teaching; there was also a good focus on work-applicable subjects. The programme provided very good training for me to embark on my law career.
Partner at Sidley Austin LLP
I wanted to study law at a top university and Exeter offered me the chance to spend a year in Germany studying German law, which made it the choice for me. The reputation of the Law School certainly helped me get my first job at Slaughter & May; the broad legal topics I studied have obviously provided a solid foundation for my subsequent legal practice.
Future Trainee Solicitor at Clyde and Co, London and Mena Offices
I chose to study the LLB European for the opportunity to study both English and the French legal systems. I wanted a course that was diverse and challenging, and enjoyed the possibility of switching from one legal system to another. The programme is the perfect course for any aspiring international City solicitor, because English and American law firms are very keen to meet students who can reason, understand and apply simultaneously Common Law and Civil Law concepts in multi-jurisdictional deals brought about by international clients.
Development Associate, Women's Link Worldwide, Madrid
My time studying a Master’s at the Universität des Saarlandes gave me the confidence to work in an international setting and, after spending time working in different countries in Europe and Asia, I was fortunate enough to be offered an internship at Women’s Link Worldwide. When my internship came to an end, I was delighted to be offered the chance to continue working in their Development team.
Loved my degree, love my job
How do you land your dream job after university? We spoke to Emma Cross (Law 2014 and MA International and Human Rights Law 2015) who shares her tips and hints to give you the best chance of getting the job you want on graduation. Read more.