Legally Blonde - School's out
I have reached the end of my academic year, which sadly means that this will be my last blog. However, do not despair as I have accepted an offer to carry on blogging next year and I shall return in September.
This year has been an eventful one to say the least, with such dramas as food poisoning as well as overwhelming panic at missing one of my train journeys and, as a result, almost missing an exam. I have finally reached the end of the marathon that was my second year and now await my exam results in July. The drunken haze of refreshers week now seems like a life time ago, with my memories being overtaken by the revision notes of recent exams and extended periods spent procrastinating. However it is not all doom and gloom; I recently had the pleasure of seeing the Olympic torch blaze through the Swansea University campus on its way around Britain.
I hope that a holiday in the sun followed by a summer of sport will help take my mind off the dreaded exam results in July, leaving me free to prepare for my unfortunate first-sit criminal law examination in August. I also hope that my articles about the Legal Services Act, Sunday trading laws and changes taking place for the Olympic Games were interesting and thought provoking for readers. Whether you will be personally affected by the issues or not, I am pleased that it has promoted awareness.
Unfortunately, although exams have finished, I don’t have time to relax and enjoy the holiday yet as I have to write up a dissertation proposal for next year. Additionally, applications for training contracts have begun with the deadline for most firms being 31 July. Before I can enjoy the sunshine I must unfortunately set about tweaking my CV to make it ready for the application process. To any readers who have yet to apply, I suggest you get started right away (or not, as technically you’re my competition).
Next year, I have the challenge of studying level three law modules as well as my Swansea crown court placement to look forward to. Hopefully the advice I have offered to aspiring lawyers will help benefit their future careers or inspire those who have any doubt in their mind about taking on a degree in law. Although it is a scary thought that I am over halfway through my law degree, I relish the challenge ahead, and I look forward to blogging in September about my third year-adventures. Have a great summer!