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First-year law students blogs

In this section our bloggers provide tips and insights to help you make the most of the all the opportunities available in the first year of your law degree.

Sian

Hi, I’m Sian; a second year Law student at UCL. With one year of my degree completed I am finally starting to find my feet within the field of Law and I’m excited to use this blog to share my highs, lows and everything in between as I continue my degree and get to grips with the hectic legal world.
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Matthew Dow

Hello! I am Matt, I completed my undergraduate in History and Politics at Oxford in 2014. I have pivoted to law after spending the last few years working in mobile marketing for King, the makers of Candy Crush. I have just finished the GDL and LLB extension at the University of Law, Bloomsbury. Finding a legal role is a meandering experience. I am keen to pass on any lessons learned.
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Kat C-W

Hello! I’m currently studying at University of Sheffield, although I have also studied law with the Open University so I will be imparting some distance learning insight too. I’m figuring out university as a mature student and will be sharing some of my experiences juggling life, work and education.
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Juliet

Hi! I’m Juliet, and I will be entering my second year studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford in October 2019. I’ll be blogging about my experiences finding out about the legal profession, and also about how politics, economics and current events relate to the law.
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Violet

Hi I’m Violet, and I will be a final-year English & French student from September. Although I’m a non-law student, I am looking to pursue a career in law after graduating. I love writing – so blogging is the ideal way for me to get across my experience of the legal world from a non-law perspective, as well as other general musings that I have about the law!
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Chantal Elian

I’m Chantal and I am currently an undergraduate at the University of Leicester studying English and History, entering the final year of my degree! I am beginning my applications to undertake the GDL after graduating and working towards gaining a training contract in the near future. I am keen to help other non-law students and hope that I can achieve this by sharing my experience whilst navigating the legal world without a law degree!

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Joe Defries

I’m a first-year LLB student at the University of Bristol interested in commercial law and how technology is disrupting the legal profession. I maintain commercial awareness through reading the FT, listening to podcasts and running my own small business. In this blog, I’ll be discussing all aspects of my degree from the very start, with the occasional post relating to a current debate.
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Christianah B

Hello! I’m Chrissy. I am an undergraduate student studying my LLB at a London university. I will be publishing blogs and vlogs with a personal and academic account of what it means to study law, while sharing tips on how to make the most of your experience at university.
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Ibrahim Ilyas

Hello! I'm Ibrahim, aspiring barrister and I've just completed the LLB at Birmingham City University. I'll be studying the Bar Professional Training Course LLM at the University of Law (Birmingham) in September 2019. After undertaking a range of both legal and non-legal experiences, I am keen to share with you my journey to a career at the Bar and all that it entails. I invite you to join me as we navigate through all the conundrums that is part of pursuing a career as a barrister, and more. Watch this space!
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Charlotte Hughes

I graduated from the University of Reading in 2015 and studied the BPTC at the University of Law graduating in 2017 with a Very Competent. I am currently undertaking my pupillage at East Anglian Chambers primarily in criminal law.
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Irina M

After one year of legal work experience, including an insight scheme at a London law firm, volunteering at a legal advice centre and winning first prize in a mooting competition, I am ready to embark on the second year of my law degree and share all the good and bad bits with you here on my blog.

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Paris Bradley

I am a mature student, undertaking an undergraduate law degree at a small university in the south. I am also a single mother to two fabulous children. I have just completed my first year and am eagerly awaiting the start of second year. This time I will be armed with a better idea of how to tackle common law student issues; something I will be sharing on here.
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Solinda Tracy

Hi, my name is Solinda. I graduated from the University West of England in 2017 and I am currently studying the LPC part-time at the University of Law. I am also full time Private Client Paralegal at an award-Winning national consumer law firm.
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Hayley Kwan

I studied Computing in Imperial College London and I will be starting the GDL at BPP in October 2017. Watch this space as I will be sharing my take on legal tech and tips on juggling part-time jobs, vacation scheme applications and studying full-time.

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