The Oracle aims to solve all those problems that relate to recruitment and training, with examples ranging from how to fund your studies through to whether having visible tattoos will harm your career prospects. Every email received is answered privately, but each week we'll publish (anonymously) one of the more interesting questions. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLCN.
Letter of the week
What's the protocol if I want to ask for feedback after applications or interviews?
I'm busy completing applications for summer vacation schemes. Can I include informal placements that I've got lined up for February?
I'm about to begin applying for pupillage, but I'm confused about how the system works. Help!
I am a second-year law student and am wondering what advice you can give me on how to get ahead in my search for legal work experience and a training contract during the holidays?
I am a second-year law student currently serving a two-year driving disqualification for drunk-driving. Could this conviction prevent me from becoming a corporate lawyer?
Is it possible to be a solicitor and have a good work/life balance?