Meet the vlogging future magic circle trainee who has racked up nearly 3 million views on YouTube

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Bristol University law grad is closing in on 100,000 subscribers

Eve Cornwell – image credit: @gabsek (Instagram)

Future Linklaters’ trainee Eve Cornwell is the bringing law vlogging to the masses.

With a YouTube channel boasting over 70,000 subscribers that has received a total of 2.7 million views, the University of Bristol law graduate’s page is filled with videos documenting her daily routine, latest fashion finds and travels abroad. However, what caught Legal Cheek’s eye are her engaging videos on life in law.

In her most popular video, viewed over 200,000 times, Cornwell records herself opening her final year LLB results — as if the process wasn’t nerve-wracking enough! Stressing that her dream of becoming a lawyer is on the line, viewers watch a visibly shaking Cornwell achieve a very high 2:1 result and secure her spot at Linklaters.

Despite not starting her training contract for another year, Cornwell has wasted no time in getting to know her future employers. In one video, which has notched up over 55,000 views in just one month, Cornwell takes her fans on a tour around Linklaters’ London HQ before sitting down with one of its partners, Finn Griggs, for a quick Q&A. Reflecting on her experience on the firm’s vacation scheme, Cornwell provides some useful hints and tips for students considering a career in corporate law.

With mental wellbeing within the profession coming under increased scrutiny in recent months, a number of Cornwell’s videos touch on more sensitive topics including stress, depression and handling rejection.

Other clips include practical law school pointers. For example, Cornwell’s video, ‘How to make first-class lecture notes + cut down reading time’, offers an insight into how she approaches her studies, explaining how to apply the law critically and achieve those higher marks.

Some of Cornwell’s YouTube offerings, however, are just for laughs. In one video the future lawyer — who has completed vacation schemes at Latham & Watkins and CMS — reacts to Legally Blonde, the go-to courtroom rom-com, and compares it to the realities of law school.

Equipped with jump cuts, impressions and even costume changes, Cornwell proves she is as funny as she is informative. Due to start an accelerated version of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) next year, you can follow Cornwell’s exploits via her YouTube channel, as well as her Instagram and Twitter pages.

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