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.

03/04/2018
What to expect from your university law society

Bethany Wren - What to expect from your university law society

This year over 45 student law societies submitted entries for the LCN Student Law Society Awards, explaining how they ran their events and activities, and how they served their membership. We also heard from over 2,200 student law society members who offered their opinions and feedback on their societies, including which events they most enjoyed and how they felt specific areas such as mooting and pro bono activities were run on campus.

27/03/2018
Practice area lowdown: a staggering variety of options

Isla Grant - Practice area lowdown: a staggering variety of options

Of the many hundreds of lawyers I have interviewed over the years for LCN and TCPH, I’ve never once come across two that were leading identical lives, with identical working patterns.

20/03/2018
The best online resources for aspiring lawyers

Amanda Millmore - The best online resources for aspiring lawyers

Everyone has their favourite, go-to legal website for information or research, but this compilation cuts across personal preference. Amanda Millmore, non-practising barrister and founder of CPD provider Legal Training, offers a broad selection of some of the best legal resources for lawyers (and would-be lawyers) of all persuasions.

13/03/2018
Business development: the reasons all lawyers need to do it

Isla Grant - Business development: the reasons all lawyers need to do it

Business development is as much a part of modern lawyering as drafting contracts and coordinating conference calls. With ever more savvy clients demanding more legal service for their money, competition for work is on the rise. Having said that, BD requires an entirely different set of skills to fee-earning work and lots of practice.

06/03/2018
Blazing ahead with the ITV Trailblazer Solicitor Apprenticeship

Holly Moore - Blazing ahead with the ITV Trailblazer Solicitor Apprenticeship

As a user of LawCareers.Net, I know how helpful blog posts and articles can be when searching for information about new and innovative routes into a legal career.