Money makes the world go round, they say, and it will certainly be a major consideration as you proceed through the halls of academia, be that at undergrad or postgrad level. Read on for a description of some of the loan and scholarship schemes that are available to you as a would-be lawyer.
If you’re a student or graduate currently focused on obtaining a legal training contract, you will probably know by now that attending networking events to actually meet people from the firms you will be applying to is key to success.
Essentially, a barrister has to formulate a persuasive argument for each case and I enjoy the fact that the responsibility to do so is entirely my own. I am very much in control of my own cases and every day is completely different – it's both an exciting and demanding career.
The ability to recognise how to use the law to achieve a client's business objectives is surely something that is mostly gained from experience and learning on the job, but you will also need to demonstrate some commercial aptitude in your training contract applications and interviews…
I have recently graduated with a 2.1 in my philosophy degree and plan to take a year out to earn some money before enrolling on the Graduate Diploma in Law. What kind of paid work could I do which (i) looks impressive to employers, and (ii) would be flexible enough to allow me to keep putting my legal career first?