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Diaries of a UCL Student – Part Two

October 14, 2019

We asked our contributor, Anjali, to recount her experiences during her first week studying law at UCL. This is the second part of the two-part mini series. If you missed the first part, read that first! My First Week at UCL Law School – Part Two Thursday the 26th September  While enjoyable, I have to…

How Will the SQE Affect Non-Law Students?

The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s landmark change to the traditional route of qualifying as a solicitor in England and Wales will be compulsory from 2021. Read on to find out exactly how the SQE will affect non-law students converting to law. Why is the route to qualifying changing?  Created with the intention to ensure all future…

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Things to Avoid if You Want to Succeed in Law School

October 9, 2019

Whether you are starting your first year as a law student or going into your final year, it’s important to work hard towards getting your law degree. Wondering what to avoid as a law student? Read on to discover what not to do so that you can succeed in law school. Overworking yourself Although hard…

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Studying Law Tips: How to Manage Your Workload

October 8, 2019

University is typically known as being the best time of your life! You have independence, but you aren’t out in the real world just yet. Stress is one of the biggest problems that face university students regularly, though this is to be expected (perhaps even more so on a course like law). There are many…

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Commercial Awareness Update: Thomas Cook, Forever 21, Uber and More

Read about the Thomas Cook collapse, the fall of Forever 21, Uber’s new job app and more in our commercial awareness update. Visit our commercial awareness section for all you need to know about this vital skill. Thomas Cook Saga Thomas Cook’s collapse has rumbled on into October. In 2018, 19 million customers in 16…

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How to Structure Your Personal Statement for Law

October 3, 2019

It’s hard enough knowing what to include in your personal statement for law before even thinking about the structure it should follow. That’s why our contributor, Devangi, has outlined a framework of just how to do that. So before you submit your UCAS application, read on for some tips on the way your text should…

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Legal Theory: What You Need to Know

October 2, 2019

Legal Theory, or Jurisprudence, as it is also known, refers to the theoretical study of law and is a key topic of study law degrees such as the LLB law degree. It constitutes the principles and body of rules that are enforceable in a court of law. The subject underpins all specific legal areas, and…

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The Pros and Cons of Having an ‘Unwritten’ Constitution

October 1, 2019

What is a Constitution? A constitution is a framework of legislation and principles that govern a country or state. Arguably, the most well-known is the US constitution. Ratified in 1788, the document contains 27 amendments is readily available to read online. The UK, on the other hand, appears to have an unwritten constitution. Technically speaking,…

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Diaries of a UCL Student – Part One

We asked a UCL student studying the LLB to document her first week at university. Read on for the first part in this mini-series to get a taste of what life is like at one of London’s top law departments. My First Week at UCL Law School Monday the 23rd September I began my day…

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A Day in the Life During a Devonshires Training Contract

September 30, 2019

Trainee solicitor, Natalie, reveals what life is like during her Devonshires training contract. Read her account of a typical day at this city law firm. Find out more about Devonshires on its profile page. Natalie Kent: Second-seat trainee solicitor at Devonshires Departments to date: Housing Management & Property Litigation, Real Estate & Projects University: Law at University…

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