Last week, David Cameron’s former chief-of-staff, Alex Deane, explained to Legal Cheek why he tired of the genteel poverty of the criminal Bar – and eventually quit. Will things work out differently for this week’s guest, 2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings pupil barrister Stephanie Wookey (pictured), who joins Bircham Dyson Bell solicitor Kevin Poulter (pictured) and... Read more »
OccupyTheInns backs Lord Sumption's recent pro-GDL comments, and draws paralells between drug shame pupil Henry Mostyn and new Spurs manager André Villas-Boas After so much discussion recently about "accelerated" law degrees and legal apprenticeships, I was relieved to read over the weekend the ever-sensible Supreme Court Justice Lord Sumption standing up for the liberal arts... Read more »
Can you get into a City law firm from an ex-poly? And how much will European languages help? Read the response below...
I recently received this email from a prospective law student... Read my response below.
Following last week's Queen Mary v Durham debate, I received this email from another student. Would the same dilemma arise if the offer was from UCL rather than Queen Mary? Read my response below.
Last week I received this email from a student: "The prestige factor" is a major concern for law students. Read my response below...
While researching my article about sitting the Kaplan BPTC aptitude test for the Guardian this week, I was surprised to find that 10% of pupil barristers have a 2:2 or a third. In the most recent year for which figures are available (2010), that translates to 39 pupils with a 2:2, and two pupils with... Read more »
The following would never happen in Britain... On 23 February, Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke (pictured) testified at a congressional hearing in support of President Obama's ruling that religiously affiliated institutions, including some universities, should provide insurance plans that cover all costs for medicinal contraceptives. In response, rightwing US radio host Rush Limbaugh branded... Read more »
Good news for LPC students at Liverpool John Moores University whose business law and practice (BLP) exam was terminated two thirds of the way through last week by a faulty fire alarm: they won’t be required to re-sit the exam, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has confirmed today. Having giving serious thought to making students... Read more »
LPC students at Liverpool John Moores University are in limbo after a fire alarm went off two thirds of the way through their business law and practice (BLP) exam on Friday. Having been evacuated immediately from the building, the students – who had completed two hours and ten minutes of the three hour paper – were forced... Read more »
Barrister-to-be Jack Smith, whose LNAT score didn't correspond with his other academic results, isn't convinced by the undergraduate law application test With A-Level results improving each year, it’s only natural that university law faculty admissions tutors seek to distinguish between the best applicants via an additional test. For many institutions, the National Admissions Test for... Read more »
The London School of Economics (LSE) Student Union Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (LSESU ASH) has refused to comply with a call from the university's union to remove cartoons featuring Jesus and Mohammed from its Facebook page. The image that has generated most controversy is apparently one of the pair drinking a pint together. ‘There... Read more »