updated on 04 September 2019
LawCareers.Net (LCN) is a comprehensive, one-stop online resource created for future lawyers and those who recruit them. The site contains a number of key elements: extensive editorial content on becoming and working as a lawyer; comprehensive directories of employers and legal educators; continually updated news and features; and practical tools designed to help users manage their research and maximise their chances of breaking into the profession. As such, the site is the market-leading product in a highly competitive environment.
Some of the site’s other key features include:
There are also brochures, law fair information and much, much more.
MyLCN is a customisable area within which you can store information from both LCN and elsewhere. You can save your favourite firms, make notes and keep track of your application progress in MyFirms, create your own information library of LCN pages and external links that interest you in MyPages, and store events and deadlines in MyCalendar. Genius!
In 2010, in conjunction with online application system Apply4Law, MyLocker was introduced as a central hub where you can store key information about yourself in order to transfer it into the application forms of participating firms. The idea is to allow you to focus on the information which is specific to firms, such as long answer questions, rather than spending time repeatedly entering core biographical information.
Most recently, MySelf was born. Candidates commonly do not realise that researching themselves is as, or more important, than building up dossiers on firms. Knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses is essential. Making applications without this information to hand is foolhardy. MySelf in MyLCN is designed as a practical tool to analyse and record this information and keep track of your general progress towards identifying, acquiring and demonstrating the attributes you need to succeed.
Using LCN is both simple and essential. With more than 60% of training contract applicants each year using it - making it the most popular resource in the market - can you afford not to?