Hello! I’m Chrissy. I am an undergraduate student studying my LLB at a London university. I will be publishing blogs and vlogs with a personal and academic account of what it means to study law, while sharing tips on how to make the most of your experience at university.
Diversity in the legal sector is improving, but minority groups are still under-represented at more senior levels. We are in desperate need of a profession that rewards excellence on merits alone and that reflects the diverse population we serve.
The legal industry must do more to improve access and opportunities for black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) individuals. This article focuses on BAME representation in the legal profession, while considering some of the issues surrounding and commercial benefits available to firms which embrace diversity and inclusivity.
The legal profession tends to use a lot of jargon, but a good lawyer prides themselves on giving advice in plain English. Thus, to aid aspiring barristers, this article demystifies 20 legal words and phrases which barristers commonly use.
Moot court is such a useful tool for aspiring lawyers that most universities make it compulsory on the LLB. Mooting is useful for developing not only legal and interpretation skills, but also personal skills of argument and public speaking. Also, to put it in layperson's terms, mooting is good fun! As a law student, nothing will bring you more satisfaction than nailing a crucial point in front of a judge or defeating your opponent's arguments with irrefutable authority.
If you're the quiet, introverted type, you're all too familiar with the feelings of apprehension about speaking in front of an audience – thus, naturally, mooting is probably the last thing on your mind. However, the nervousness associated with standing up in front of revered members of the legal profession is outweighed by what can be gained in doing so.