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Tips for Getting an Offer to Study Law at Oxford

  If your dream is getting an offer to study law at Oxbridge, you’ll be up against a lot of very strong competition. Both Cambridge and Oxford offer well-respected law degrees so you’ll have to prepare that bit extra during your application to ensure you have the best chances of being offered a place. Here…

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Five Things I Learnt from BPP’s Barrister Careers Workshop

BPP University Law School held a Careers in Law workshop last week that discussed the steps involved in securing a highly competitive pupillage. Current BPTC student, Tajwar Shelim went along to hear more about how to become a barrister. These are the top five things he took away from the event. Take 30 seconds to…

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Law Personal Statement

You’ll need to write a law personal statement whether you’re applying for undergraduate LLB or other types of law degrees via UCAS. You will also have to write one if you’re applying for the Legal Practice Courses (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Courses (BPTC). When preparing a law school personal statement for your UCAS application, the…

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How the LNAT Helps You Ace Your Law Degree

There are often weeks and months of preparation that go into practice exams, building confidence and reading current affairs ahead of the LNAT. Yet, once the exam itself is over and you’ve done all that you can, it’s easy to question why you needed to do it all, and how it will help during your…

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BPP’s ‘Advocacy Star? Let’s go to the Bar!’ Overview

BPP University Law School held a webinar that walked prospective BPTC students through the steps involved in becoming a barrister. The panel included Liz Roberts, BPTC Programme Leader, Peter Wolfenden, BPTC Lecturer, and pending pupil barrister Niamh Ingham. During the hour-long webinar, the panel shared some insights into how competitive the field is, and outlined…

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5 Ways to Boost Your Employability During University

There are a number of things you can do while you’re reading law at university that will give your employability a boost. We’ve rounded up top five activities that you can add to your legal CV, to strengthen your post-university applications. Each of these five tips require varying levels of commitment, which means that whether…

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Our 2019 New Year’s Resolutions for Aspiring Lawyers

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 18 seconds Still not come up with the perfect New Year’s Resolutions? Don’t worry – there’s still time yet! To help you out, we’ve created a handful of suggestions for New Year’s Resolutions, perfect for those of you dreaming of making it big in the legal field. Check out our New…

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Vocational Component of Bar Training (BPTC)

Thinking about becoming a barrister and want to know about the vocational component of bar training? Currently referred to as the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), the vocational component will include different courses from September 2020 and will prepare you for your final stage of training, pupillage. This page tells you everything you need to…

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‘Tis The Season [To Obtain A Mini Pupillage]

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.  Obtaining a mini pupillage is to your success in securing a pupillage. Additionally, securing one would enable you to network with legal professionals whilst gaining an insight into the profession and the skills required. It’s important to note that most places are booked months in advance. A number of…

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How to Choose a Mini-pupillage

As some chambers will only take on pupils that have completed a mini-pupillage with them, it is important to select wisely when you start applications. This is also a chance to explore your interest within law and get some sense about what you want to specialise in later on. The broad specialisms include: commercial law,…

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