Event: How to survive — and even thrive — in a changing legal market
Free Legal Cheek Careers event at Gray’s Inn featuring a panel of leading lawyers — open to all law students and junior lawyers
‘There are not as many jobs for traditional lawyers as there used to be’
Chartered Institute of Legal Executive president Fran Edwards expects more students to follow her on-the-job route into the profession over the coming years
How to be a pupil barrister
As this year's baby barristers prepare to commence pupillage, Hardwicke's Jasmine Murphy offers some words of wisdom
How a jobless LPC graduate ended up turning down top firms’ training contract offers
Sam Clague couldn’t get a TC, so he started a paralegal recruitment business — and law firms quickly became interested in his entrepreneurial spirit
Interview: Ian Ashley-Smith on how he became a judge without getting a degree
There are ways to make it to the top in law without a glittering academic record -- or indeed hardly any academic record at all
7 life hacks for training contract hunters
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
Training contract assessment centre case study: 8 tips for winning at the City law end game
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
14 insightful interactions from our Twitter discussion about bagging a training contract
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.
We are holding a myth-busting Twitter Q&A about getting a training contract on Wednesday at 1pm
Advice from, amongst others, Norton Rose Fulbright, Mayer Brown, Aspiring Solicitors and David Allen Green in hour-long session that is open to all.
4 things you absolutely must do during a vac scheme
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.
Hitting the secondment jackpot: what it’s like to be a trainee in NYC
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".
Could old-fashioned mentoring be the new ‘CV Blind’?
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.
11 things not to do in a pupillage interview
You’ve made the cut. You’ve secured that pupillage interview. @Wigapedia advises on what you should NOT do next...
Does the future of law have no place for women?
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 rise of the straight B student (who got a first)
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.
9 revision tips from people who have nailed law exams
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 apprenticeships: ‘I fully intend to progress to partner’
Legal Cheek's Alex Aldridge meets three lawyers who took the legal apprenticeship route before it became fashionable.
Where next for LGBT in law?
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.
Lawyers at Bar National Mock Trial Competition urge students to look beyond criminal Bar
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.