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Consult the Oracle and you will find enlightenment... At LawCareers.Net we often receive queries about the processes and options related to joining the legal profession. Some questions arise again and again, while others are fiendishly obscure. Each week we'll publish one of the more interesting inquiries (anonymously) and provide an informative answer. But don’t worry – most letters are answered privately. Email us at oracle@lawcareers.net and don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.

Letter of the week

Previous letters

No vacation scheme: alternative work experience

I applied for places on a few summer vacation schemes, but was unfortunately unsuccessful. What kinds of alternative work experiences can I pursue to boost my CV and future applications?


A question of balance

Is it possible to be a solicitor and have a good work/life balance?


Tattoos: still a taboo for employers?

I’m set to graduate with a 2.1 in history before taking the GDL, but I'm just wondering what the view is on tattoos during the recruitment stage for both solicitors and barristers. 


Applying for summer vacation schemes

I'm busy completing applications for summer vacation schemes. Can I include informal placements that I've got lined up for February?


How to best get ahead over the holidays

I am a second-year law student and wonder what I can be doing over my Christmas break to help me get ahead?


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