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 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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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'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.
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!
Hi guys! I am an LPC student at The University of Law who has been fortunate enough to secure a training contract at a large international law firm. Follow me on my journey, which will see me evolve from a sofa-bound student to a shiny-shoed corporate lawyer!
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 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!
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.
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.