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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

Aug 15 2014 2:12pm

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

Aug 11 2014 1:57pm

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.

Jul 17 2014 12:34pm

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.

Jul 14 2014 3:37pm

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.

Jun 18 2014 9:14am

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".

Jun 6 2014 1:03pm

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.

May 29 2014 2:04pm

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...

May 27 2014 11:22am

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.

May 22 2014 11:03am

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.

May 21 2014 12:25pm

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).

Apr 29 2014 2:23pm

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.

Apr 15 2014 2:28pm

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.

Apr 1 2014 11:51am

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.

Mar 28 2014 9:50am

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.

Mar 27 2014 9:34am

6 qualities that wannabe litigators must possess following the Jackson reforms

To land a top pupillage or training contract, students need to show they have what it takes to thrive in a much-changed environment.

Mar 19 2014 9:18am

‘I don’t ever regret not going to university’

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.

Mar 14 2014 8:41am

‘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.

Mar 7 2014 9:53am

8 reasons why wannabe lawyers shouldn’t go to uni

As increasing numbers of top law firms introduce apprenticeship programmes, we consider the arguments in favour of entering the legal profession straight from school.

Mar 5 2014 10:46am

I was rejected for a training contract by the firm where I became a partner

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.

Feb 28 2014 9:40am

Corporate lawyers can be divided into ‘grinders, minders and finders’

Advancing to the higher echelons of BigLaw requires an understanding of how professional services firms work, writes Norton Rose Fulbright partner Madhavi Gosavi.

Feb 21 2014 9:11am