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Is Being a Lawyer Like the TV Show The Good Wife

December 11, 2017

The Good Wife is a legal and political drama that aired from 2009-2016. The series focuses on Alicia Florrick, who returns to her career in law after the events of a public sex and political corruption scandal involving her husband, the state’s attorney. But is being a lawyer like The Good Wife? And should we…

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Best Christmas Gifts for Law Students and Lawyers

December 8, 2017

That time of year has come around yet again: it’s festive, morale is boosted and it’s generally a very joyful time to share with friends and family. However, the lead up to Christmas can be hectic, especially when it involves rushing to the shops after work or school to try and find the perfect Christmas…

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LPC Providers: How to Choose the Right One

December 7, 2017

The LPC is a huge investment in terms of your time and money, so it is essential that you choose the provider that best meets your needs. The sheer number of LPC providers can feel overwhelming and bring back memories of your university applications. However, when making your decision, there are some key considerations that…

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5 Revision Tactics for January Exam Success

December 6, 2017

Whatever the reason for your January exams – be it university, an apprenticeship or CILEx – contributor Mirabelle reveals the 5 best techniques to pass your exams with flying colours. It’s almost that time of the year when students have to struggle with one of the most daunting parts of any law course – exams….

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5 Top Tips for the Oxford Law Interview

December 5, 2017

With yesterday’s blog covering the Cambridge law interview, today’s is for the prospective University of Oxford undergraduates – and everything they need to know before going into the Oxford law interview. Current Oxford undergraduate law student and contributor Samantha has all the top tips you need to impress Oxford colleges and interviewers over the next…

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5 Top Tips for the Cambridge Law Interview

December 4, 2017

With thousands of students on their way to the University of Cambridge over the next couple of weeks, Oxbridge interview season has officially begun. Our top contributor and first-year Cambridge law student Aditi shares her winning advice for securing an offer from the best university for law in the country. Let’s just move past the fact…

WIN the TLP Christmas Giveaway!

November 30, 2017

Merry Christmas from The Lawyer Portal! In celebration of our first ever Christmas, we are giving away a free bundle of perfect gifts for aspiring lawyers – worth £95! What Do I Win in the TLP Christmas Giveaway? The TLP Christmas Giveaway prizes are: Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa – because what lawyer would…

Monthly News Summary – November 2017

Welcome to The Lawyer Portal’s Monthly News Summary. This month’s post will cover the news stories from the 1st November 2017 to the 30th November 2017. This month, Donald Trump controversially lifted the ban previously imposed by Obama on importing elephant hunt trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia, the saga on Spanish independence finally reaches a…

The Big Debate: Big City Law Firms or Small Local Law Firms

November 29, 2017

Looking for vacation schemes or training contracts and not sure where to start applying? Take a look at our rundown of the two main types of law firms, and don’t forget to vote for your winner! The Big Debate: Big City Law Firms “There is a certain prestige involved in working at a large City…

Law Work Experience for Year 12 Students

November 28, 2017

Pursuing a career in law is highly competitive, so if you already know that it’s the field you want to go into, it’s best to start getting work experience as soon as possible. This will help you in your future applications to apprenticeships, university and job opportunities while simultaneously giving you a better idea of…


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