Calum Stewart

Calum Stewart

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.



First-year law student? Here’s my guide on how to make the most of your first year of law school - part one

It’s October. Freshers’ Week has come and gone, lectures have started and Freshers’ Flu is spreading faster than a catchy 'Elf on the Shelf' meme.


Justice is coming: does ‘trial by combat’ actually exist?

Game of Thrones, the critically acclaimed and award-winning fantasy TV drama has, sadly, come to an end this week with the season seven finale.


Archaic law lands cyclist with possible prison sentence

The most recent news story with an archaic legal edge to reach the front pages involved cyclist Charlie Alliston, found guilty last week at the Old Bailey after knocking down and killing a 44-year-old woman with his bicycle in East London.


Who run the world? Girls

Baroness Hale, the UK's highest ranking female judge, is to be appointed president of the Supreme Court.