We regularly publish Features designed to increase your knowledge of the recruitment process or of the legal profession as a whole. Some are produced in-house, while others are written by experts from firms, chambers, universities and other organisations within the legal community. Don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLCN.

16/10/2018

Here are the funding options for your law degree, GDL, LPC or BPTC

The cost of studying the courses a student must complete to become a solicitor or barrister is obviously of paramount importance to the vast majority of people pursuing a career in law. Here is our guide to the loans and scholarships available for law degrees, as well as the GDL, LPC and BPTC.

08/10/2018

Video interview coming up? This is how to prepare

Video interviews are a widespread assessment tool among hiring employers, and there are some key differences between interviewing on camera and in person. Read on for expert advice on negotiating this stage of the process from Gemma Baker, head of employability at Aspiring Solicitors and former graduate recruitment head at two top firms.

02/10/2018

Law fairs: everything you need to know

Law fairs are an important chance to meet recruiters, trainees and partners from the law firms you could be joining in the future. Face-to-face interaction is vital when it comes to securing a vacation scheme or training contract, and often provides insights that you wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere.

25/09/2018

What are the part-time study options for law courses and training?

There are many reasons why full-time study followed by training might not be right for you, two of the most common being finances and caring commitments. Don’t worry though; there are part-time opportunities throughout the academic and training process.

18/09/2018

What has happened in the legal profession in 2018 that I should know about?

“May you live in interesting times” is a blessing that Ancient Chinese people were said to reserve for those they didn’t like – “dull” periods of prosperity and stability being clearly preferable to scarcity and upheaval, even if the latter always seem to fascinate historians and filmmakers. Unfortunately, when barristers go on strike in large numbers, as they did earlier this year despite their profession’s inherently conservative character and affluent reputation, you can be sure that the times are interesting indeed.

11/09/2018

LawCareersNetLIVE: here are four reasons you should apply to one of our student careers conferences

LawCareersNetLIVE conferences provide students the chance to network with a host of international, City and national firms, gain insights into their key practice areas and benefit from expert application advice direct from recruiters.

04/09/2018

Start the 2018-19 academic year with this guide from LCN

A new academic year has begun and the recruitment round is underway. We have lots of tips on how to work your way into a legal career, including info on self-analysis, research, law fairs and where to seek help. Let’s get started!

21/08/2018

Law firm websites: how to read between the lines and work out whether a firm could be right for you

LCN’s Matthew Broadbent offers his salient advice on why it is crucial to do some decent research into the firm, chambers or other organisation where you are considering commencing your legal career.

13/08/2018

Pro bono and law students: what's in it for me?

Former director of Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre, Nick Johnson outlines the benefits of pro bono and explains why those on the receiving end of free legal advice are not the only ones who stand to gain.

06/08/2018

This is the shocking situation faced by lawyers doing publicly funded work in 2018

With a government review into legal aid finally taking place, LCN asked two leading legal aid practitioners whether they think the situation for lawyers and clients will improve and what advice they would give to future lawyers who are passionate about this vital area of the justice system.