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updated on 03 November 2021

LawCareers.Net (LCN) is a comprehensive, one-stop, authoritative online resource for you – our future lawyers – and those who recruit you.

The site contains several key elements, including:

  • all the information you need to become a lawyer;
  • comprehensive directories of employers and legal educators so you can find the firm and course that suit you best;
  • updated news and features to keep you in the know; and
  • practical tools designed to help you manage your research and maximise your chance of breaking into this competitive profession.

As such, the site is the market-leading product in a highly competitive environment.

LCN’s Hubs

LCN has several key Hubs created just for you:

Key features

There are a host of key features for you to make the most of.

Training contract search
Pupillage search
Course search
Commercial Question
Meet the Recruiter
Meet the Lawyer
Practice area profiles
Deadline calendar
Events
News
Features
The Oracle
LCN Says
Podcasts
Blogs
MyLCN

Training contract search

Use our training contract search tool to explore our directory of nearly 1,000 organisations offering training contracts.

Pupillage search

Use our pupillage search to find the right chambers for you.

Course search

Use our courses search to discover the legal education provider that suits your needs.

Commercial Question

Want to know what trends you should be watching out for? The Commercial Question is a weekly article written by a leading firm designed to get you thinking about commercial issues.

Meet the Recruiter

Find out what makes recruiters tick, what impresses them and what makes each of their firms unique in the Meet the Recruiter profiles.

Meet the Lawyer

Get insider knowledge from more than 30 solicitors at different law firms. The Meet the Lawyer profiles are designed to give you a sense of how they got there, what their workday looks like and the advice they have for you. Could you follow in their footsteps?

Practice area profiles

Find out what it’s like to work in a vast array of legal practice areas with LCN’s practice area profiles:

Deadline calendar

Use LCN’s training contract and vacation scheme deadlines list to ensure you don’t miss any key deadlines.

Events

Use our Diary page to discover and register for upcoming events, from LCN webinars featuring lawyers from leading law firms to law firm and law school open days, Q&As and much more.

News

Keep up to date with the key stories from the legal world, plus we write a weekly round-up of the latest commercial news to support your commercial acumen.

Features

Designed to increase your understanding of the recruitment process and the legal profession as whole, our Features focus on topics such as the Solicitors Qualifying Exam, everything you need to know about training contract assessment centres and how you can find your legal specialism.

The Oracle

Your very own legal agony aunt. The Oracle aims to answer your questions relating to recruitment and training – from how to fund your legal studies and how to identify which firms value diversity and inclusion.

LCN Says

Short opinion and analysis pieces from the LCN team, as well as guest posts from contributors from all walks of law. Topics include how to successfully apply for an apprenticeship and the top 15 podcasts we think all law students should be listening to.

Podcasts

Featuring interviews with recruiters, students, trainees, partners and more, our podcast touches on topics from how to process rejection, the benefits of pro bono for students and how to demonstrate your key skills in legal applications.

Blogs

Each academic year, we recruit several bloggers and vloggers to report back from the front line of legal study and work, and offer you their advice as you embark on your legal journey.  

MyLCN

MyLCN is your customisable area. You can store information from LCN and elsewhere, including any active courses and deadline reminders.

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.

MyLocker is a central hub where you can store key information about yourself so you can easily transfer it into the application forms of participating firms. It has been designed to allow you to focus on the information that is specific to firms, such as long answer questions, rather than spending time repeatedly entering core biographical information.