The Oracle aims to solve all those problems that relate to recruitment and training, with examples ranging from how to fund your studies through to whether having visible tattoos will harm your career prospects. Every email received is answered privately, but each week we'll publish (anonymously) one of the more interesting questions. Email us at email@example.com and don’t forget to comment by signing into MyLCN.
Letter of the week
I ended up with a 2.2 in my law degree because I spent too much time on law-related extra-curricular activities and work experience, and not enough on my studies.
I'm busy completing applications for summer vacation schemes. Can I include informal placements that I've got lined up for February?
I'm about to begin applying for pupillage, but I'm confused about how the system works. Help!
I am a second-year law student and am wondering what advice you can give me on how to get ahead in my search for legal work experience and a training contract during the holidays?
I am a second-year law student currently serving a two-year driving disqualification for drunk-driving. Could this conviction prevent me from becoming a corporate lawyer?
I have graduated from my undergraduate degree and need to complete the GDL and LPC before I can start a training contract, but am really going to struggle to finance these hugely expensive courses. I have heard about the new postgraduate loans being introduced this year and am wondering if GDL and LPC students are eligible?