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Faustina Edward - The pressures of being an international student interested in a legal career in the UK
When people hear the term ‘international student’, there is a stereotype that English may not be our first language, we’re filthy rich and we’re more interested in the aesthetic of being an international student as opposed to a regular student working to get a degree at the end of three years! The thing with stereotypes is that they are mostly wrong.
Dana Denis-Smith - In 2019 we celebrate 100 years of women in the law. What can we learn from their stories?
Back when I was practising as a lawyer, I wasn’t aware that before 1919, women weren’t allowed to practise the law. It wasn’t something we were taught. There was very little exposure to the input women had in the law at all, especially on the commercial side. All of our text books were about men who were the geniuses of contract law and I didn’t really come across female lawyers or judges in my studies.
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The Junior Lawyers Division - Twenty-nine is the magic number as the average age of qualifying solicitors increases
Every few years there is a seismic change in the recruitment of trainee solicitors. The current training contract has been around since 1990 and before that we had articled clerkships known as ‘articles’. In the 1960s and ’70s there were more articles than people who wanted to qualify and the Law Society had to have a recruitment drive.