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Business development is as much a part of modern lawyering as drafting contracts and coordinating conference calls. With ever more savvy clients demanding more legal service for their money, competition for work is on rise. Having said that, BD requires an entirely different set of skills to fee-earning work and requires practise.
Spring will soon be in the UK air (where it will hopefully prove preferable to the current main ingredients of smog and racism) and for students and graduates alike, it’s time for attention to be turned toward the next phase of the legal recruitment cycle. Here are five key pointers for the next couple of months.
This year over 40 student law societies submitted entries for the LCN Student Law Society Awards, explaining how they ran their events and activities, and how they served their membership. As we gear up for the awards ceremony taking place in March, we believe we’re now in the best position to give you the ultimate guide on what to expect from your student law society.
One of the most common questions we are asked relates to the situation where an individual is keen to pursue the solicitor/barrister dream, despite an entirely different incarnation in a non-legal career.
Following the Brexit result in the June 2016 referendum, many students have been left with unanswered questions, including ‘What happens next?’, ‘Will this change the way I qualify?’ and ‘Will I still get a job after studying?’.
Nottingham Law School - How important are clinics, vacation schemes, sandwich placements and the training contract?
Many law students participate in different types of work experience, such as vacation schemes, university clinics and placements.