There are ways to make it to the top in law without a glittering academic record — or indeed hardly any academic record at all
A recent Aspiring Solicitors careers day at Kaplan Law School saw two former City law insiders reveal some of the secrets to landing a TC at a top firm
Podcast: Why law students shouldn’t wait until term starts to begin the hunt for training contracts and pupillages
With the first months of law school notoriously busy, students should be starting the early phases of the training contract and pupillage application processes this month
Legal Cheek editor Alex Aldridge gets the lowdown from Norton Rose Fulbright on what it takes to emerge victorious from a training contract assessment centre
The best bits from yesterday’s #TCapps Q&A, featuring Norton Rose Fulbright, Mayer Brown, Aspiring Solicitors, Kaplan Law School and David Allen Green — amongst a host of other experts and wannabe lawyers.
Advice from, amongst others, Norton Rose Fulbright, Mayer Brown, Aspiring Solicitors and David Allen Green in hour-long session that is open to all.
A student, a trainee and a graduate recruiter share their experiences of vac schemes at Hogan Lovells, Mayer Brown and Norton Rose Fulbright to help wannabe lawyers about to start summer placements at City law firms.
New York is like “London with an umph”, says Mayer Brown trainee solicitor Kibbeum Kim, and life as a lawyer there “takes working hard and playing harder to a whole new level”.
Having explored ‘CV Blind’ and sampled an Aspiring Solicitors’ lunch, Legal Cheek editor Alex Aldridge gets a taste of the often-overlooked area of legal mentoring.
You’ve made the cut. You’ve secured that pupillage interview. @Wigapedia advises on what you should NOT do next…
Over 50% of new entrants to the legal profession may be women, but its higher echelons remain dominated by men — as a recent conference on the future of law demonstrated. Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) boss Diane Burleigh reports.
The resilience, drive and determination possessed by rough diamonds is underrated, Norton Rose Fulbright trainee recruitment manager Caroline Lindner tells Legal Cheek‘s Alex Aldridge as he visits an “Aspiring Solicitors” lunch hosted by the firm.
A group of trainees, lawyers and law lecturers distil their exam preparation wisdom into seven-second Vine clips (click on the top left corner of each image to turn on the sound).
Legal Cheek’s Alex Aldridge meets three lawyers who took the legal apprenticeship route before it became fashionable.
The legal profession has made huge amounts of progress in their treatment of gay lawyers, but tricky issues remain, discovers Alex Aldridge as he visits one of the leading LGBT network in the City.
7 insights from ‘If I knew at Inner Temple’ that will help you bag a job and build a thriving career
The panel of leading lawyers at Monday’s ‘If I knew then what I know now’ Q&A at Inner Temple offered students some thought-provoking and often unconventional pieces of advice.
Citizenship Foundation’s Bar Mock Trial final sees Northern Ireland’s Aquinas Grammar School win national junior advocacy crown. But assembled top lawyers warn wannabes of plight of criminal Bar, and encourage them to explore other areas.
To land a top pupillage or training contract, students need to show they have what it takes to thrive in a much-changed environment.
Entering law straight from school as an apprenctice put Chartered Institute of Legal Executives president Stephen Gowland in a position to start his own law firm aged just 32.
‘No one left the firm unless they’d been turned down for partnership, especially not to become a journalist’
In a varied career that has spanned practising as a solicitor, financial journalism and the authoring of several well-known books about commercial awareness, Hogan Lovells’ Chris Stoakes has learnt to follow his heart.
As increasing numbers of top law firms introduce apprenticeship programmes, we consider the arguments in favour of entering the legal profession straight from school.
Having begun his career in the 90s recession, Mayer Brown head of banking and finance Dominic Griffiths has plenty of sympathy with those applying for training contracts today.
Advancing to the higher echelons of BigLaw requires an understanding of how professional services firms work, writes Norton Rose Fulbright partner Madhavi Gosavi.
Bagging a scholarship isn’t as hard as students often imagine.
During a journey from academia to management retiring University of Law president Nigel Savage accumulated a few basic rules.
While being a public law barrister can be thrilling and rewarding, it’s often less glamorous than people imagine.
From Bath Spa to Clifford Chance: how a history graduate who bungled his A-Levels made it to the Magic Circle
We met one of the winners of Clifford Chance’s much-talked about ‘CV blind’ scheme.
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