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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

Applying for a vacation scheme while abroad

I am a penultimate-year non-law student on a year abroad and I'm looking to apply for summer vacation placements. 

Cut out for a life of crime?

I am interested in a career in criminal law, but not sure how I would feel defending a client who I knew was guilty of a serious crime such as murder. Should I consider a different area of law?

Asking for application feedback

What's the protocol if I want to ask for feedback after applications or interviews?

Applying with a drink driving conviction

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?

Considering a master’s

I'm thinking of doing a master’s degree after my undergraduate studies.

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