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.

10/10/2017
Meet lawyers and recruiters at a law fair near you this autumn

Josh Richman - Meet lawyers and recruiters at a law fair near you this autumn

It's law fair season, which means that throughout October and November solicitors' firms, barristers' chambers, legal executives, law schools, pro bono organisations and legal advice centres are coming to your campus or one near you.

02/10/2017
What I gained from attending NationalLawLIVE

Christopher Neale - What I gained from attending NationalLawLIVE

On Friday 2 December 2016, I attended NationalLawLIVE in Manchester and found it to be an incredible and insightful experience.


Replace rejection with resilience

Neeta Halai - Replace rejection with resilience

How do you deal with rejection? Job application after job application, interview after interview, and no proper feedback or real understanding of why you didn't get the job. I have worked with many people who find themselves in these challenging situations; they don't know what to do or where to look, often feeling disheartened and demoralised.

26/09/2017
Five top tips for applications to CityLawLIVE and NationalLawLIVE – and how the process mirrors applying for a training contract

Sinead Dineen - Five top tips for applications to CityLawLIVE and NationalLawLIVE – and how the process mirrors applying for a training contract

If you want to be in with a chance of attending either the CityLawLIVE or NationalLawLIVE student conferences in December, you need to submit a top-class application which is very similar to a law firm training contract application.

19/09/2017
Should I do the LPC/BPTC/GDL? Your pre-postgrad checklist

Josh Richman - Should I do the LPC/BPTC/GDL? Your pre-postgrad checklist

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