Chantal Elian

Chantal Elian

I’m Chantal and I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Leicester studying English and History, entering the final year of my degree! I am beginning my applications to undertake the GDL after graduating and working towards gaining a training contract in the near future. I am keen to help other non-law students and hope that I can achieve this by sharing my experience whilst navigating the legal world without a law degree!



Things I learnt as a final-year non-law student

As a non-law student, your final year opens up new exciting opportunities, some important steps towards your legal career, and plenty of decisions along the way.


Applying for the GDL

Applying for the GDL is a big step towards a legal career following your undergraduate degree and perhaps the first time you will be making a commitment to study and subsequently practice the law.


Vacation schemes – the biggest lessons I learnt

Vacation schemes are one of the most invaluable experiences for anybody considering a career as a solicitor and from my own experience have taught me so much more than I imagined.


Staying positive as a non-law student

Trying to find your feet and secure the necessary steps to begin your legal career isn’t easy for anyone; which I think is one of the most important things to remember as a non-law student.