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 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?
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?
I didn’t manage to secure a vacation scheme this summer. What kinds of alternative work experiences can I pursue to boost my CV and future applications?
I've got a couple of training contract interviews coming up. Obviously, I need to wear formal/business attire, but what exactly does this mean - especially for women?
What should I do if I don't know the answer to a scenario-based question at a training contract interview?
I want to be a barrister, but now I think it would be easier and more financially sensible to apply to train at a City firm, compared to competing for a pupillage. Could I train as a solicitor and then transfer to the Bar?