We've got a crack team of bloggers reporting back from the front line of legal study and work. You'll hear straight from the horses' mouths how they juggle their studies, job search, work, finances and social life. And don't forget to comment on posts by signing into MyLCN.
I studied history and politics at the University of Oxford, and will be studying the GDL at BPP from September 2016. Having recently completed a vacation scheme and secured a training contract from a leading silver circle firm, I will be sharing my tips while also discussing the GDL and pressing legal/political issues!
I’m Marc and at 38, balancing the demands of three children with work and study may be challenging, but it has certainly been a rewarding, enjoyable journey thus far. I’m now entering the final year of a part-time LLB at Liverpool John Moores, so join me as I try to turn hard work, high grades and a long-held dream into a permanent career change.
Hi, I'm Calum, a final-year LLB student at the University of York, part-time family law paralegal, and aspiring member of the criminal Bar. I’ll be offering an honest insight into the life of a wannabe barrister – juggling studies, employment, pro bono commitments and a never-ending search for further experience. Take a seat, grab a cuppa’ and accompany me on my (hopeful) road to pupillage.
Greetings friends and welcome! I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2013, and over the past few years have progressed from paralegal to trainee and finally to NQ within a top 50 regional law firm. Join my guide dog and I as we ride the highs, weather the lows and tackle the challenges which form everyday life as a solicitor!
I graduated from the University of Reading in 2015 and I am currently a part time BPTC student at the University of Law, graduating (hopefully) in 2017. I work full time during the week as a paralegal at a West Midlands firm – mainly in the litigation department, but generally getting involved in anything they throw at me. Join me as I battle through the trials and tribulations of trying to find pupillage!
I'm Clare, a 23-year-old full-time paralegal and aspiring solicitor, and soon to be part-time LPC student at BPP University. Join me as I prepare myself for my postgraduate studies by reflecting on my experiences as an undergraduate in my series, 'Things I wish I knew at law school'. Look forward to helpful advice tutorials on surviving your undergraduate degree as a step towards becoming a lawyer, as well as 'Day in the life' vlogs of an LPC student and discussions of the latest legal developments.
What’s it like starting again when being an undergraduate feels like a distant memory? I’m a part-time LPC student, part-time worker and full-time wannabe solicitor. Follow me and learn from my mistakes as I tackle exams, wrestle with coursework and prepare for a training contract. Wish me luck…
Hello, I'm Coleen Mensa, a real estate finance paralegal for a global law firm who has recently completed the LPC. I will be regularly vlogging my legal journey as a paralegal while I search for a training contract. I will also be sharing crucial tips I have learned over the years and offering a candid (and slightly humorous) insight into the legal world from my perspective.