Draft CV Shell - For Graduates

 

[First Name Last Name]

 

Contact Details:        [Address]

                                    (m)      [   ]

                                    (h)        [   ]

 

Expected Admission Date: 

                                    [enter first date of admission and state]

 

Education:                            

[year start-finish]         [University of …]

                                    [Any post-graduate study e.g. Masters]

 

[year start-finish]         [University of …]

                                    Bachelor of Law (Honours)

 

[year start-finish]         [University of …]

                                    Insert any other degree

 

[year start-finish]         […. Secondary High School]

                                    Secondary Education, [TER Score]

           

Achievements:         

·         [Law ones first. List first achievement, such as assisting with a successful tender, representing university in mooting competition, being chosen in a state sports team etc.]

 

Legal Experience:

[Mth & year start       [Name of Current Employer] [City]

to present]                 [Title], [Name of Group]

                                    [State hours per week, paid or unpaid]

[Give 3-4 line description of organisation (if not likely to be known,) practice group and area of law and client base worked with]

[Give a 3-5 line summary of the type of matters undertaken, the autonomy and client contact undertaken and any significant facts, such as client base, bearing in mind confidentiality etc]

 

Examples of Matters / Projects

[First Area Heading]

·         [Type of matter, acting for name client where the quantum was $X. Level of autonomy and who working with and the types of tasks                       performed. Outcome of the matter.]

·         [Repeat if others]

 

[Second Area Heading]

·         [Type of matter, acting for name client where the quantum was $X. Level of autonomy and who working with and the types of tasks                       performed. Outcome of the matter.]

·         [Repeat if others]

 

[Third Area Heading]

·         [Type of matter, acting for name client where the quantum was $X. Level of autonomy and who working with and the types of tasks                       performed. Outcome of the matter.]

·         [Repeat if others]

 

[Mth & year start       [Name of Last Employer] [City]

to mth year finish]    [Title], [Name of Group]

                                    [As above]

 

Non-Legal Work Experience:

                                    [Set out briefly]

 

Leadership And Community Roles: (if any)

·         [List law ones first]           

                                   

Memberships: (If any)         

·         [List first membership]

·         [List second membership]

 

Languages:

·         [list languages if close to fluent]

 

Interests, activities and hobbies:   

·         [List first interest]

·         [List second interest]

 

Referees:                  

[List Name of First Referee]*

                                    [Title of Referee]

                                    [Contact Number of Referee]

 

                                    [List Name of Second Referee]*

                                    [Title of Referee]

                                    [Contact Number of Referee]

 

                                    *please seek permission prior to contacting

 

 

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