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5 Reasons To Take Up Mooting and Debating at Uni

My Law Society put on several debating and mooting competitions each year, which ranged from team debating to singles debating. These competitions were organised in collaboration with law firms so sometimes you would be judged by a trainee or an associate of a city law firm. This meant getting feedback from someone in practice as…

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Five Things I Learnt from the 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 LLBs 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 personal statement for your law school application, the aim…

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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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‘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. If you do one thing this Christmas time, make it a mini-pupillage application. It’s important to…

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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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8 Societies to Join at University

Societies are an integral part of your university experience and are important to prospective employers. They demonstrate integration into university life, a commitment and dedication to your interests, the ability to interact and collaborate with others and the development of soft skills that make you employable. From law societies and local publications to charity organisations…

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