Posts By: Cat Pond

Blogger: ‘At #WSSocialMedia & Law Event. Panel Includes Lawyer Who Threatened To Jail Me For Reporting The Truth’

Legal Cheek roving reporter Cat Pond reviews yesterday's Weber Shandwick 'Social Media & the Law' event, where Twitter Joke Trial silk John Cooper QC and several other high-profile guests spent an interesting morning Armed with cups of coffee, the assembled attendees at yesterday’s 'Social media and the Law' breakfast seminar took their seats. The panelists... Read more »

Does Studying Law Destroy Your Soul?

Until recently LPC student Cat Pond was an empathetic, liberal type, but the law has changed her... At the start of my GDL contract law course, the tutor told us to try and visualise the room and all the objects within it as connected by a web of contracts. The coffee cups sat in front... Read more »

Keeping Up With Law’s ‘Made in Chelsea’ Set

LPC student Cat Pond doesn't fancy joining the Sloanes, but what are the alternatives for a wannabe lawyer? Lawyers are victims of a huge array of stereotypes. The media perpetuates unrealistic depictions of, either, the downtrodden but crusading advocate facing up against impossible odds, or, the blood-sucking corporate lackey interested only in money. Meanwhile, jokes... Read more »

MORE TO LIFE THAN LAW

Follow @pondcat Law graduates' transferable skills give them an advantage in the non-legal job market, says Cat Pond If you study law, you go into law. Simple enough, surely? Well, not to the growing number of law graduates currently branching out into a variety of different sectors. A glance at a selection of university surveys... Read more »

OCCUPY THE LAW SOCIETY! (in a nice way)

Follow @pondcat Other than a short-lived campaign to occupy the Inns of Court, there are few examples of law students engaging with issues affecting the legal profession, says LPC student Cat Pond During the recent public sector strikes, I was struck by the size of the turnout and the vehemence of the strikers. For many... Read more »

LEGAL BODY IN FRESH ONLINE BLUNDER

Follow @pondcat First, the bar’s awful ‘Pupillage Portal’; now the solicitors' regulator has run into criticism for its handling of students' online registrations. Cat Pond investigates A key obligation of the wannabe solicitor is the requirement that they register with the Solicitors' Regulation Authority (SRA). Strict deadlines are enforced and the nervous Legal Practice Course... Read more »

LAW CONVERSION COURSE IS ‘MAD CRUSH OF KNOWLEDGE’

Follow @catpond Lawyer-to-be Cat Pond is relieved to put the ten-month Graduate Diploma in Law behind her A collective sigh of relief was heard in the corridors of the College of Law after the last Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) exam finished in June. Apart from the location of the nearest bar, the one topic... Read more »