Hi I’m Violet, and I will be a final-year English & French student from September. Although I’m a non-law student, I am looking to pursue a career in law after graduating. I love writing – so blogging is the ideal way for me to get across my experience of the legal world from a non-law perspective, as well as other general musings that I have about the law!
When you first embark on a university degree, there are so many things to consider (eg, new place, new friends and getting to grips with the course) that the last thing on your mind might be adding to that list and getting involved in a student society. But most UK universities now have an extensive list of societies that welcome newcomers, and it is well worth trying to get involved from the offset. No matter whether you’re interested in sport, dance, film, language or radio, you can get involved with a host of groups at university. Not only can these be a fun way to relax, stay fit or make friends, they can also be invaluable as a discussion point in legal interviews.
In the current market, businesses are searching for different ways to reduce their business costs and may decide to do so by reducing their reliance on law firms. As such, in-house experience may be an option worth considering if you are looking to gain specific insight into one particular business, while remaining focused on a legal career.
When the sun is shining but you’ve got a packed timetable of exams ahead, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
As most aspiring solicitors will know, one of the most useful ways to get an insight into the profession that they hope to pursue is to talk to current trainees and solicitors. However, the experiences of people currently in these positions could end up being quite different from those who haven’t yet entered the profession. New developments and advancements globally will have a major influence on several different aspects of the profession. How solicitors qualify, what they do as trainees or who their clients might be could all be aspects of the job that undergo major changes over the next few years.
In a long-awaited move towards battling plastic pollution, the European Parliament recently voted in favour of laws that will see single-use plastics banned across all EU countries from 2021.