Welcome to LawCareers.Net blogs. We've got a crack team of bloggers reporting back from the front line where they are studying a variety of undergrad and postgrad law courses. You'll be hearing straight from the horses' mouths about what the work is really like, as well as how they juggle their studies, job search, finances and (hopefully) social life. And don't forget to comment on posts by signing into MyLC.N.
I am a recent graduate of Sheffield University who is about to commence the LLM LPC at The University of Law in Manchester. Life is not plain sailing, so come on board and read about my attempts to juggle my studies and a social life – all while searching for that ever-elusive training contract.
Hello everyone! I graduated from Cardiff University in 2013 and, after taking a well-earned break from studying to pay off my overdraft, I am about to embark on the LPC at the University of Law in Birmingham. I'll be sharing with you the ups and downs of the course for the next 10 months. Enjoy!
What’s it like starting again, when being an undergraduate feels like a distant memory? I’m a part-time GDL student, part-time worker and full-time wannabe solicitor. Follow me and learn from my mistakes as I hunt for a training contract, complete vacation schemes and attend assessment days. Wish me luck…
Welcome to the tales of my trials and tribulations as I embark on the twisting, turning journey of legal training! I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2013 and am now commencing my training contract in the Norwich office of a highly ranked Legal 500 firm in September 2014. Join my guide dog and I on our quest for qualification status – here’s to new beginnings, fresh challenges and a bright future!
Hi guys. I am a final-year law student, who is in pursuit of the law students holy grail, the training contract. I intend to give an uncut, frank and fair view of what life is like when attempting to chase a career as a solicitor. From October onwards, my blog will involve all the trials and tribulations of the third-year law student.
Ever wondered if it's really possible to cram 'Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Law' into the one solitary year of a conversion course? Well, we're about to find out... I'm a recent Cambridge graduate beginning the GDL in September 2012, here to make your lives that little bit easier by providing you with a candid account of my first official foray into the legal world.
Hello! I am a legal graduate with three years of paralegalling behind me. After many trials and tribulations, I secured a training contract with a regional law firm commencing in September 2014. I’m here to comment on my experiences along the way to that coveted moment of becoming an NQ.
Hello! I am currently studying law at the University of Greenwich. Join me in my search for good grades, a place on the LPC and maybe even a training contract. Expect long days, short nights and a dash of humour. Let's complete the journey of the LLB!
A 24 year old Russell Group graduate who is not treading the beaten path. Join me on my somewhat unorthodox journey toward legal success (I hope), as I document the sturm und drang of balancing work, pro bono and the training contract hunt with the notoriously taxing Graduate Diploma in Law.
I am a BA history student at Newcastle University and I'll be scribbling about the thoughts, plans, woes and blows of a non-law undergraduate treading a path toward a career in law.
Hi there! I am Jolene Lin, a Singaporean Chinese who’s studying law at the University of Exeter. I am an aspiring barrister who hopes that there’s “no bar to the Bar!” I am interested in clinical negligence, personal injury, crime, family and intellectual property. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, travelling, playing the piano, listening to music, watching tennis, fortune-telling and playing poker.
I’m a thirty-something career changer studying the LPC in London. Having secured a training contract at a US law firm, I am keen to share the insights that I have picked up along the way. I’ll also be blogging about interesting developments in the legal and commercial worlds, as well as life on the LPC.
I am a criminal solicitor at a Legal 500 ranked criminal defence practice in Cardiff. From the police station and the courts to prison and everything in between, I'm here to provide real insight into the workings of the criminal justice system. Mine is truly a life of crime.