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11 of the most amusing ‘Things Law Students Don’t Say’ posts

Since launching just three months ago, the Facebook page ‘Things Law Students Don’t Say’ has gained an incredible 18,653 likes. That’s an even faster growth rate than Twitter sensation Law Vicissitudes (current follower count: 13,868) enjoyed upon arriving on the scene in February. Here are eleven of the best posts to date…

Hot Law Students Fuel Valentine’s Spike In University ‘Spotted’ Facebook Posts

Recently a wave of university-wide “Spotted” pages have appeared on Facebook – enabling students to comment anonymously on fellow library and lecture hall users. In the run-up to Valentine’s Day, the posts on these pages have grown increasingly amorous. As you’d expect, with their natural beauty, brains and charm, law students have been generating plenty of… Read more »

Boyfriend Of Solicitor ‘Told Not To Have A Relationship Or Babies’ By Her Boss Goes On The Social Media Offensive

The boyfriend of solicitor Kate Baker has weighed into the row surrounding her sexual harassment, sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal claims against Devon law firm Follett Stock. Social media manager Tristan Rothwell (pictured left) began by identifying himself on LinkedIn as “the person she was having the relationship with!”… He then turned to Twitter to… Read more »

Fighting The ‘Facebook Mentality’: Why Barristers Should Be Proud Of Their Refusal To ‘Share’ Diversity Data

I see barristers’ refusal to embrace diversity monitoring has been described as “embarrassing” and “pathetic”. What nonsense, writes pupil barrister-to-be OccupyTheInns. There is absolutely nothing embarrassing or pathetic about declining to disclose highly personal data about oneself. In fact, I regard the Bar’s stance on this matter as something of which to be proud. Unlike… Read more »

Meet The ‘UK’s Top Barrister’…

The website TopCriminalQC.co.uk seems like a spoof. But Michael Wolkind QC’s chambers, 2 Bedford Row, have confirmed (with a weary sigh) that it’s real… TopCriminalQC.co.uk‘s highlights include: A further boast, in addition to the “UK’s top barrister” claim, that Wolkind is “widely recognised as the UK’s top criminal trial barrister and top criminal appeals barrister”…. Read more »

Law Student Assoc Slammed For Using ‘Disrespectful’ Image To Plug Benefits Of Networking Via Its Facebook Page

Take a school uniform-clad Hollywood star, superimpose over her the logo of your law students’ association, add in some text encouraging female law students to “network” their way to the top rather than follow traditional pathways, and you have a recipe for trouble. Especially when you factor in the power of social media to make… Read more »

Bringing Facebook-Style Hackathons To The Law

Legal Cheek’s tech correspondent i@n davison shares his diary from one of the all-night hackathons he has introduced at his in-house legal department I am a big fan of Facebook’s legendary ‘hackathons’, where the social network’s employees stay up from dusk til dawn working together on creative side projects – which they then use to… Read more »

Claims Consultant’s ‘Independent’ Pressure Group Seems Rather Close To Russell Jones & Walker…

Bully-Banks, the anti-bank pressure group founded by claims consultant and former barrister Jeremy Roe, is proud of its independence, stating on its website that it is not connected to any one law firm. Yet Bully-Banks’ relationship with Russell Jones & Walker seems to be rather close. As Legal Cheek can exclusively reveal, the company secretary of… Read more »

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 »

Five Ways Barristers Can Treat Mini-Pupils Better

As I continue the Herculean battle to obtain pupillage, I broke a promise to myself recently and undertook an additional mini-pupillage, writes OccupyTheInns. I must admit that I had hoped to have seen the back of work experience after yet another placement in the spring. Alas, that proved not to be the case and I… Read more »

‘Do You Want To Be Kodak Or Instagram?’

Legal Cheek tech columnist i@n davison reviews Friday’s LawTechCampLondon. Do you want to be Kodak or Instagram? I have my wife ask me this question first thing every morning. No prizes for guessing which way I respond. But it is helpful to receive regular updates of key paradigms – and remind myself of where I… Read more »

Another Facebook ‘Reverse Auction’ For An LPC Place Ends Instantly – With Minimal Savings For Winning Bidder

The National College of Legal Training (NCLT)’s first Facebook ‘reverse auction’, which took place last month, lasted just seconds after a student snapped up the Legal Practice Course (LPC) place at the opening price of £7,200 – much to the disappointment of rival bidders, who had hoped to knock the price down further and net… Read more »

LPC Student In ‘I HATE COLLEGE OF LAW’ Facebook Rant

The College of Law’s Facebook page is usually a happy place, where wannabe lawyers post polite queries which are promptly answered by members of the law school’s digital team. But on Wednesday there was trouble in paradise. “I HATE COLLEGE OF LAW,” wrote LPC student Jafar Jawid in angry block capitals on the page. To… Read more »

Barrister, 40: How I Netted Stunner, 25

It began in turquoise waters off Hapuna Beach in Maui. David Wilman, an employed barrister at SJ Berwin, was splashing around trying to forget his daily City grind when he struck up a conversation with Catie Williams, a glamorous young marketing professional from Canada. “Just as I was getting out of the water, she told… Read more »

LSE Students in Freedom of Expression Battle as They Refuse to Remove Jesus and Mohammed Cartoons

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 »

Glimpse a Star: Legal Cheek Facebook Competition

Legal Cheek netted its 1,000th Twitter follower yesterday – not bad for a blog that’s only been going a couple of months. Thanks to everyone for following. In the meantime, we’ll keep working hard to bring you more life-changing content. Unfortunately, we haven’t been doing great on Facebook – so far we have 72 likes… Read more »

CITY LAWYER IN FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FIRST

In what must surely be a first for a City lawyer, Preiskel & Co head of media law David Allen Green has launched a Facebook fan page. Rising star Green, who combines his day job with a sideline writing for the New Statesman and the Lawyer, has — at the last count — a respectable… Read more »