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10 Alternative Careers You’d Be Amazing at with a Law Degree

March 23, 2018

With careers departments pushing vacation schemes and pupillage from your very first year at university, it can often seem that there is only one career path for law students. However, this is far from the case. There are a diverse range of jobs out there and a law degree equips you well for a significant…

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Legal Interview Topics: The Laws Behind the Football Transfer Window

March 22, 2018

“I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world” – Alexis Sanchez The football transfer debate is the perfect storm of capitalism, individual ambition and competition law. Transfer fees have reached dizzying heights since 1981 when the transfer of English midfielder, Bryan Robson from West Brom Albion F.C. to Manchester United F.C….

How to Earn While You Learn at University

March 21, 2018

As the cost of living continues to rise for UK students and an increasing number of bursaries are scrapped by the government, taking on part-time work alongside your legal studies has become necessary for the majority of students. However, anyone who has studied law knows that it can be both time-consuming and challenging. So, how…

5 Essential Details Employers Look for on a CV

March 20, 2018

A business woman from a firm I work at said that she was actually a bit suspicious of graduates with the best grades in every subject. She would rather hire a graduate with a 2:1 and evidence of extracurricular activities or interests than a graduate with a first with little interest in anything other than…

Mindfulness March: Mind Full vs Mindful

March 19, 2018

Imagine that you have been blindfolded and lead into in an art gallery. You are positioned very close to a painting, so close in fact that the only thing getting in the way of you being physically merged with it are a few particles of nitrogen and oxygen. Your blindfold is removed and after a few…


8 Top Tips to Give the Perfect Presentation

March 16, 2018

We’ve all had to present at some time in our lives, whether for a class project or at an interview yet are we ever sure how to improve? How to adapt it for each situation? How exactly do you keep eye-contact when you’re sweating up a storm of nerves? I’ve put together some great advice…

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When Can You Be Sued for Giving Your Opinion

March 15, 2018

Our latest series ‘Take the Bore Out of Law’ looks at just some of the aspects of the legal industry that make it one of the most interesting professions in the world – and everything that lies beyond the paperwork. The law against insults – when is giving your negative opinion going too far? Defamation…

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4 Hardest Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

March 14, 2018

A key part of your preparation for a legal interview should be thinking about the kinds of questions that you are likely to be asked and how you would answer them. Here’s a look at some of the more difficult questions you could come across and how to approach them. NEW FOR 2018: Our Interview Practice…

Mindfulness March: What is Mindfulness for Lawyers

March 13, 2018

Welcome to week two of Mindfulness March, where we look at definitions of mindfulness, some science behind it and how it can help you. Hands up now, who could relate to the morning as described last week? From the second we open our eyes in the morning, we invite an overload of information in. First…

Would You Have Survived as a Lawyer 100 Years Ago

March 9, 2018

The past 100 years have seen two World Wars, the establishment of the NHS, three waves of feminist action, a number of governments and countless other events. But, what about when it comes to the law? If you were to travel back in time to practice law as a solicitor or barrister in 1918, you…


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