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.
Hello! Having been fortunate enough to bag a training contract in my final year, I have now transitioned from LLB student to LPC student. Expect caffeine-fuelled, delayed-train induced ramblings about law, studying and lawyering!
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.
Hello, I'm Coleen Mensa, a real estate finance paralegal for a global law firm who has recently completed the LPC. I will be regularly vlogging my legal journey as a paralegal while I search for a training contract. I will also be sharing crucial tips I have learned over the years and offering a candid (and slightly humorous) insight into the legal world from my perspective.
Welcome to my blog! I am a trainee solicitor with a Legal 500 firm in Norwich. I am not your “usual” trainee, having graduated in 2006 and secured a training contract last year – and experienced plenty of ups and downs in between! I will take you through the best and worst of my experiences and (hopefully) impart the advice which helped me to achieve the Holy Grail of every aspiring lawyer…
What’s it like starting again when being an undergraduate feels like a distant memory? I’m a part-time LPC student, part-time worker and full-time wannabe solicitor. Follow me and learn from my mistakes as I tackle exams, wrestle with coursework and prepare for a training contract. Wish me luck…
I am a law graduate, currently studying the BPTC at The University of Law and working full time at a large Midlands-based firm as a fee-earner in the defendant insurer sector. I assist mainly on high-value personal injury cases. Read my blog to get an insight into the mad intentions of an aspiring barrister, who has not come the easy way into the legal circle.
I'm a future trainee solicitor at Reed Smith; I've recently graduated from King's College, London with a degree in English. I juggled academic work with four vacation schemes during my final year at KCL and am now undertaking the GDL at BPP Law School's Waterloo campus. I'm heavily involved in diversity work, so during the notoriously tough year ahead, I'll also be volunteering with organisations including Aspiring Solicitors, Ambitious about Autism and Access Professions. This will no doubt prove a challenge, but I'm determined to succeed.
Hi there! My name is Naho. After studying law intensively in my native Japan, I gained an LLM from the LSE (specialising in IT law). Currently I work as a paralegal at a City law firm and plan to start my GDL in September. I will be blogging about my (necessarily inventive) journey to securing a training contract here in the United Kingdom, while also commenting on IT law matters.
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!
I am a third-year law student at King’s College London and have been told that I am about to embark on the most challenging year of my legal career so far! Join me on this scary and exhausting – but hopefully successful – journey as I attempt to bag a vacation scheme, a place on the LPC and maybe even a training contract.
I'm Clare, a 23-year-old full-time paralegal and aspiring solicitor, and soon to be part-time LPC student at BPP University. Join me as I prepare myself for my postgraduate studies by reflecting on my experiences as an undergraduate in my series, 'Things I wish I knew at law school'. Look forward to helpful advice tutorials on surviving your undergraduate degree as a step towards becoming a lawyer, as well as 'Day in the life' vlogs of an LPC student and discussions of the latest legal developments.