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12 things law students do say


The Facebook sensation Things Law Students Don’t Say (TLSDS) has received almost 23,000 likes by posting statements that law students would never utter. Post by Things Law Students Don't Say. But what about things law students do say? We asked the anonymous wannabe lawyers behind TLSDS to select 12 real-life law student problems for our… Read more »

How can you tell what type of lawyer you’re destined to be?

One of the main problems faced by law students as they attempt to land training contracts and pupillages is having to make important career decisions so early. For Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) chief Charles Plant — who used to be a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills — the situation is absurd, as he made clear… Read more »

Are the Inner Temple toilets still a leading cottaging hotspot?

Readers may recall the spot of bother Inner Temple had last year with cottagers, who identified its toilets as an excellent location for enjoying sexual encounters. Since our exposé brought news of the problem to the world, the toilets in question have, intriguingly, remained listed on top cottaging websites and… First, the good… Read more »

Tooks Chambers Barristers Start Company That Charges Bar Hopefuls £186 Each For Pupillage Application Advice From Michael Mansfield QC

When criminal barristers talk of having to diversify in order to survive, it’s generally assumed that they mean developing expertise in different areas of the law. The expectation isn’t that they would, say, start up a company that charges wannabe barristers £186 a pop to receive advice on ‘How to get a pupillage’. But that… Read more »

End Of The Day Round-Up

Gateley to axe 19 fee-earner positions from English offices [The Lawyer] Naked man who climbed statue of Duke of Cambridge had ‘psychotic episode’, court hears [The Telegraph] The trials and tribulations of two legal bloggers [The Conversation] Secret Courts remixed: any better than the original? [UK Human Rights Blog] That Facebook copyright protection notice is… Read more »

How To Get An Inns Of Court Scholarship

BPTC student Jack Smith, who’s in receipt of a full scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn, explains what to do – and what not to do – to get your hands on some Inns of Court treasure It’s that time of year again. Hundreds of budding barristers are currently waiting to hear whether they are among the… Read more »

Bar Social Mobility Scheme Strikes Blow For The 99%

Inner Temple’s work experience initiative is infused with the spirit of the Occupy movement, writes OccupyTheInns Well done to the Inner Temple! I know that this may seem like a strange sentence coming from somebody who advocated a campaign to occupy the Inns of Court just months ago, but I am really rather impressed by… Read more »

Make a Difference: Sponsor a Pupil Barrister For Just £3 a Day

Andrew Jackson, a barrister at 5 Pump Court Chambers, has come up with a compelling proposal to raise the measly £12K minimum pupillage award I simply do not accept the fake hand-wringing about pupillage pay. “I wish we could pay our pupils more – they certainly deserve it!” is the typical barristers’ response when this… Read more »


Follow @FellowsAdam Adam Fellows considers the discrepancies between pupil earnings, and asks whether the Bar should bring back unfunded pupillages At Legal Cheek, the matter of pupillages has been getting a lot of attention recently. Two posts by jobless Bar graduate OccupyTheInns – one about ways of showing dissatisfaction with the lack of pupillages and… Read more »