There has never been a better time to utilise social media for your own career objectives. If you love an #insta and you love the #law, then this article is for you!
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Our society’s obsession with social media means we are always connected to the world around us. Law students of this generation must use this unprecedented platform of legal insight to their advantage.
Instagram is one of the most well-known social networking apps, and the presence of law-related material on this networking platform makes it a resource not to be missed for budding young lawyers and professionals alike.
Instagram is designed so that users can share photos and videos from mobile devices. Users create an account, which allows them a profile and access to a news feed. When the users uploads a photo or video on Instagram, it will be displayed on their profile. Other users who follow you will see your posts on their news feeds.
Legal-minded posts that do not automatically appear on your news feed can be found by searching for a hashtag in the Discover section of the app. Some popular hashtags to follow to connect to the legal world are:
And if that’s not enough of a lead to dive into what the app can offer to those attracted to the legal system, we have collected three Instagrams to follow that provide a diverse range of legal related material for you to explore…
#ShamelessPlug! The Lawyer Portal (@thelawyerportal) features takeovers from lawyers and law students every weekday. This is a great way to keep up-to-date on regular legal updates, as well as being provided with insight into what it’s like being a qualified lawyer.
You can follow the journeys of university students studying at Oxbridge, Bristol and other law schools, or become inspired by witnessing firsthand the experiences of a real life solicitor or GDL student.
To get an idea of what it is like to follow @thelawyerportal, here is one of our posts:
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Following a news publication like The Guardian (@guardian) is a fail safe way to keep your knowledge of the world around you constantly stimulated, even when mindlessly scrolling through your Instagram feed.
The Guardian is full of new and exciting stories from all over the world, which will not only improve your general knowledge, but keeps you informed on how the legal world may be affected by such changes.
Here is a good example of one of their recent posts:
Some other similar accounts you can follow are:
Students studying the law are constantly overwhelmed with reminders of how demanding the profession can be on the outside world after graduation.
Lauren Riley (@misslaurenriley) is a perfect example of a lawyer with a work-life balance. As well as being a powerful business women who went on The Apprentice with a successful startup company, she is also a family law solicitor as St Albans.
On top of all of this, she maintains social and fitness life. She is an important role model to remind all lawyers that a career is law is achievable alongside other hobbies in life, and can be enjoyable!
Here is some other #inspo for relaxing after a day in the office/library we found at the following accounts:
We hope that this gives any new faces to Instagram some inspiration on how they can link their social media platform to their legal career, or for those of you most accustomed to the #gram, an idea of how to grow your following in a way that expands you legal mind!
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Author: Harriet Parfitt
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