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We regularly publish Features designed to increase your knowledge of the recruitment process or of the legal profession as a whole. Some are produced in-house, while others are written by experts from firms, chambers, universities and other organisations within the legal community. Topics range from application and interview tips to best law fair freebies. Don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.

27/01/2015

Best of the legal web - practice areas

Understanding what goes on in different practice areas is an important part of deciding which legal career path to take. Amanda Millmore, non-practising barrister and founder of CPD provider Legal Training, offers a broad selection of some of the best online resources for lawyers (and would-be lawyers) of all persuasions.

20/01/2015

Inside the LPC

The LPC is the next step for an aspiring solicitor after completion of a law degree or GDL. It is the vocational stage of training required to become a solicitor and as a result, is focused on providing you with the essential skills required to successfully practice as a lawyer. 

13/01/2015

The BPTC: info and insight

A crucial step on the way to the Bar is the BPTC. Ian Fox, barrister and BPTC course leader at Nottingham Law School, explains what you can expect on the course that will transform you from theoretical student to practical would-be-barrister.

06/01/2015

A look inside the GDL

The Graduate Diploma in Law: what is it, why study it and how is it different to a law degree? This feature, written by BPP Law School's Andrew Chadwick, will tell you all you ever wanted to know about the law conversion course.

16/12/2014

The best things in life are free: law fair freebies that delighted and disappointed in 2014

Another law fair season has come and gone, and another cohort of law students grasped their way to endless supplies of sticky tabs and sugar-laden treats courtesy of law firm giveaways. Not one to miss out, the LC.N team joined to deliver our verdict on the tech-tastic gizmos and the best of the rest.

09/12/2014

Legal aid: the consequences of LASPO and the implications of the latest proposed cuts

Sweeping rule changes and government funding cuts have plunged the legal aid sector into a state of tumultuous upheaval in recent years and, even following a High Court ruling that some of the changes are unlawful, the situation shows no signs of abating. We spoke to professionals on the front line to find out more.

25/11/2014

Financing your studies: advice for funding the LLB, GDL, LPC and BPTC

Money makes the world go round, they say, and it will certainly be a major consideration as you proceed through the halls of academia, be that at undergrad or postgrad level. Read on for a description of some of the loan and scholarship schemes that are available to you as a would-be lawyer.

18/11/2014

Insight into: client secondments

Client secondments provide trainees with a valuable opportunity to spend time working closely with a client in its in-house legal team; taking on greater responsibility, developing an understanding of the client’s business and building strong client relationships that will have long-term benefits well after the trainee has qualified. 

11/11/2014

A year in the law

There's something about this time of year (the change of season perhaps) that prompts reflection over the previous 12 months. Courtesy of just published Best in Law, we offer you a synopsis of some of the biggest and most interesting legal toing and froing that 2013-14 had to offer.

03/11/2014

Pro bono and law students: what's in it for me?

Nottingham Law School pro bono director Nick Johnson outlines the benefits of pro bono and explains why those on the receiving end of free legal advice are not the only ones who stand to gain.


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