A much sought-after trait in the competitive industry that is the law industry is the trait of commercial awareness.
This is what largely distinguishes a person from a crowd in the gruelling rush to claim training contracts and so on, as it shows to a firm that you have put work into educating yourself independently on the world around you and have gathered more elevated knowledge of the legal world.
Law blogs are a terrific way to gain commercial awareness, as they provide opinions and analysis in a more relaxed environment. And these 5 great law blogs will provide entertainment in your growth of commercial awareness.
“Greg Callus’ musings on law, politics, media, culture, and life”
Author: Greg Callus
Current role: PhD student of law
Currently studying for his PhD in Law at a highly esteemed Russell Group University, Greg Callus displays such extensive knowledge of the workings of the law.
He is able to express a neutral point of view, which is allows readers to come to their own conclusions on credible areas of law or recent cases, after him using his extensive journalism techniques to highlight the significance of such situations.
“The blog of a practising lawyer and full-time cynic.”
This law blog follows slightly humorous and modern areas of the law, which are picked up on and cleverly analysed – with incredible points made by Michael, the author.
Controversial cases which include topics such as the gender wage gap, and rare examples of lawyers are shown, which allows for aspiring lawyers to pick up on issues they may wish to carry out their careers in.
Current role: Solicitor at an international law firm
“The thoughts of a future lawyer…”
Ashley Connick provides very original and specific tips and tricks for gaining training contracts, including the use of social media on a CV and the positive aspects of creating a law blog yourself to gain a training contract!
Legal blogs are an extremely efficient way of reinforcing your commercial awareness and legal knowledge, allowing you to gather information at your own pace. And who knows, maybe they might influence you to begin your own legal blog!
Published: 17/01/18 Author: Lexi Roache
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