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The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) is due to be introduced in 2021, replacing the GDL and LPC as the assessment that must be passed in order to qualify as a solicitor. In this video, Josh runs you through everything we know about the SQE, including how it will work, how much it will cost, and if it will affect you.
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Most students who wish to study law will be familiar with the concept of volunteering their time and expertise for free, ‘pro bono’, to those who need legal assistance but cannot afford it. The term is short for the Latin phrase ‘pro bono publico’, for the public good.
It has almost been a year since I finished the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), aka the conversion course. With this in mind, I thought that it was worth reflecting on what I would have done differently with the benefit of hindsight. This includes the lessons learned regarding the job search, as well as academically.
I recently graduated with a 2.1 in philosophy and plan to take a year out to save up before taking the GDL What kind of paid work could I do which looks impressive to employers and would be flexible enough to allow me to keep putting my legal career first?