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Going to the Bar?
Dear Oracle ...

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?

Meet the Lawyer

Bird & Bird
Claire Slater
Bird & Bird

Passionate about the sciences, Claire Slater’s career in the commercial department at Bird & Bird has been made all the more stimulating by the various opportunities that have arisen to apply her scientific expertise. Read on to learn more about the firm’s culture of professional development.


The commercial year 2013-14

Having an amazing ability to analyse pure theoretical law is all well and good, but you also need to appreciate the commercial context within which your clients are operating. Courtesy of just published Best in Law, this feature looks at some of the key themes in the commercial world in 2013-14 and gives you some pointers on how they are relevant to lawyers.

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