This section offers opinion and analysis from members of the LCN team, as well as guest posts from contributors from all walks of law, with topics that range from social networking to how to impress at interview to what retention rates really mean. We welcome comments, so if we've said something interesting or something you disagree with, let us know by logging in to MyLCN and leaving a comment.

02/10/2018
How to maximize your opportunities at law fairs

Charis McGowan - How to maximize your opportunities at law fairs

Law fair season is an integral part of the first semester back at university. It's a fantastic way for you to kick-start the year in a positive way and set your sights on the end goal you want to achieve. Read my top tips for maximising your opportunities during the autumn term.

25/09/2018
What do I need to consider before taking the LPC, BPTC or GDL?

Josh Richman - What do I need to consider before taking the LPC, BPTC or GDL?

The autumn term is underway and the starting gun has been fired for final-year students considering their next steps.

18/09/2018
How Twitter can boost your law career

Bethany Wren - How Twitter can boost your law career

It’s no secret that everybody and their dog (literally) has a Twitter account to interact with friends and followers, and to post life’s most important updates: from what you’re having for dinner to your latest holiday snaps. But while you’re commenting on the most recent Love Island episode, or bemoaning your latest course assignment, law firms, barrister chambers and recruiters are also on social media, and there’s a chance that they could be seeing everything that you are doing.

13/09/2018
Five reasons why you should consider social welfare law

Mandy Groves - Five reasons why you should consider social welfare law

From early on in my law degree I knew that the corporate world wasn’t for me, despite the cuts brought in by LASPO and many other barriers to becoming a legal aid lawyer.

11/09/2018
Five top tips for flawless LawCareersNetLIVE (and training contract) applications

Sinead Dineen - Five top tips for flawless LawCareersNetLIVE (and training contract) applications

If you want to be in with a chance of attending one of the LawCareersNetLIVE student conferences which take place in London and Manchester in December, you need to submit a top-class application which is very similar to a law firm training contract application.