We've got a crack team of bloggers reporting back from the front line of legal study and work. You'll hear straight from the horses' mouths how they juggle their studies, job search, work, finances and social life. And don't forget to comment on posts by signing into MyLCN.
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.
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'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.
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.
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!