Internships in St Lucia

Our Law students share their experiences on their month-long internships in St Lucia.

Birmingham Law School building

This summer, 25 Birmingham Law School students had the opportunity to undertake month long legal internships in St Lucia. The programme was co-ordinated by Paul McConnell, Head of Global Engagement at Birmingham Law School, and alumna Reccy Midigo (LLB Law, 2020).

Reccy undertook all aspects of managing the programme in St Lucia, including arranging and supervising placements, and delivering skills training to students. Students gained experience with a range of organisations, including at local law firms, Raise Your Voice - a local charity providing support to victims of domestic violence - Legal Aid St Lucia, and the Attorney General’s office.


Law students on their internship in St Lucia.

Students visited both the St Lucian Parliament and a local correctional facility. They also attended a Senate debate where the Youth Economy Act and Firearms (Amendment) Bills were being debated, having previously conducted legal research and legislative reviews in relation to these Bills with a local Senator.

Paul McConnell said: “Birmingham Law School is really grateful to Reccy and her team for providing such a fantastic experience to our students in St Lucia. We are particularly proud to be working with one of our alumni on this initiative.”

In addition, Reccy was recently awarded the Birmingham Black Lawyers Paralegal of the Year Award 2022 in recognition of her work both in St Lucia and in her role at Burley Law in Birmingham. Congratulations Reccy on all your achievements!