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Turning My Dream of Becoming a Barrister Into Reality

By Noxy Sibanda, fourth year Law with Chinese Law student and an Inner Temple Exhibition Award Scholar About me The path to becoming a barrister is difficult and often inflated by the financial burden of paying for the Bar course which many people, like myself, cannot afford. I have always been determined to expand my …

How to Choose the Right Law Firm For You

By Tom Robinson, qualified lawyer and co-founder of Next City Lawyer It’s hard to meaningfully distinguish between large commercial law firms as a student. But by the time you apply for vacation schemes, law firms expect you to know the type of firm that you want to work for – even though you have not …

The Change in Legal Services and What’s Needed When Applying to Law Firms

By Modupe Allen, second year law student What do the websites of Gunnercooke, the Ince Group and Mishcon de Reya reveal to potential lawyers of the future about the change in legal services and what’s needed when applying to law firms? The above question was posed by Craig Sharpe from Axiom DWFM who recently came …

Why law firm websites are a useful research tool

By Craig Sharpe (Darlingtons law firm), Shribavani Shrikaran (chemistry student), Marissa Oluwadare (law student) and Sophie Barber (law student) As potential lawyers, it’s important for law students to have a firm grasp of the differences between law firms and the current state of the legal market.  You need to thoroughly research the firms you want …

Want an exciting legal career? Join a startup

By Tom Bangay, University of Nottingham alumus and director of content at Juro As one of the best law schools in the world, Nottingham graduates naturally progress to top law firms. But private practice and corporate law aren’t the only options for Nottingham’s lawyers-in-waiting. Venture capital-backed startups have started to take over legal, attracting billions …

Applying for Vacation Schemes – What Worked for Me

By Ella Rees, law student When you first sit down with the prospect of writing multiple applications ahead, the process of applying for vacation schemes can seem overwhelming. I was lucky that I knew from when I started university that I wanted to pursue a career in commercial law. Despite this, I hadn’t had much luck with …

Setting the Bar For A Career In Law – Before, During and After University

By Kate Hindmarch, University of Nottingham alumna and partner in employment law at Langleys Solicitors In the world of law, there are a number of opportunities and career paths waiting for you – far from the silver screen’s depiction of those shouting ‘objection’ in court. Whether it’s family, employment or criminal, the industry is open to more than law postgraduates, but getting onto the career ladder …

Get off to a Flying Start With a Year Abroad

By Alice Gould, student blogger Whenever anyone asks me about my year abroad in Lund, Sweden it’s hard not to start spouting every cliché you can think of. The thing is, they’re all true. My year abroad was the best year of my life, I did meet incredible people from all around the globe, and …

The Verdict Is in… What Employers Wanted at the Law Fair

By Alice Gould, student blogger Aside from a great opportunity to stock up your stationery collection, there is another great reason to attend the Law Fair: you might get spotted by a potential employer and increase your likelihood of being hired.  The reason employers attempt to lure you in with the promise of freebies is …

Getting Into Law Without a Law Degree

By Priya Thakar, student blogger Back in March, I attended the ‘Spotlight On: Law for Non-Law’ event, organised by Careers. The event was very popular and it was interesting to me that there were students from a wide variety of subjects with a keen interest in the law profession. Courses varied from mechanical engineering to …