Harry McEnaney, trainee recruitment assistant at Slaughter and May, gives advice on where to start as a first-year law student
I first decided I wanted to be a solicitor when I graduated from high school. The intellectual rigour of a law degree, coupled with the high-octane nature of legal work, seemed irresistible.
Every application must be targeted to a specific firm, so in-depth research of that firm is crucial.
An increasing number of law firms are running events that target first-year law students, with a view to attracting them to their firm at the earliest possible stage.
I've enjoyed my first year at university - so much so that I've just realised my law exams are looming and I've done too much pubbing and procrastinating and nowhere near enough revision. Are first-year exams that important?