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 email@example.com and don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLC.N.
Letter of the week
I’ve just started the second year of my law degree and want to become a human rights barrister. I keep hearing people say that only Oxbridge students get pupillages. Is this true?
Everyone tells me that I should be attending law fairs if I want to meet firms and recruiters, but what's the best way to find out when they are?
I'm still only a student but someone told me that I need to network with lawyers already. Is this true? How do I do it?
I really want to spend some time travelling before I commit to a training contract. Is it a good idea or will the delay harm my chances?
Does my background put me at a disadvantage or could my uniqueness be a benefit?
I've just started my LPC. This summer I applied to 20 firms for training contracts and had three interviews but didn't score - what do I do now?