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!
Studying law doesn’t have to mean that you read only heavy non-fiction books. As a non-law student, I know that there is a lot of great literature out there that can help you on the pathway to becoming a lawyer. Here's a list of four of my favourite novels to help you learn about the law.
A few weeks ago I was privileged enough to be able to attend the LawCareersNetLIVE event in London. The event was really useful for various reasons, and I would definitely recommend it to budding solicitors as I learnt a huge amount during the day.
As term one draws to a close and application season gets into full swing, things can start to feel a bit overwhelming. If you feel like the stress is getting too much to handle, here are a few tips to help you prioritise your tasks and deal with everything thrown at you during this hectic but exciting time.
One of the scariest moments of my first year at university was having to stand up in front of a room full of law students, knowing absolutely nothing about law apart from a few meagre cases that I’d look at briefly, and argue in a mock ‘court’ situation.
One of the favourite questions that interviewers like to ask candidates – and not just at law firms, but at any big company – is about the challenges facing their business. If a candidate can demonstrate that they can identify problems that a company might encounter and display their knowledge of how future events could impact the company, they are likely to be better at finding solutions to these problems, or even better, preventing them before they happen.