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Weekend Edition 30/11

Weekend Edition 30/11

In this weeks edition: GCSE & A-Levels, the 5 books every law student must have and more.

Good morning. With the Christmas break fast approaching, many of our readers are preparing for mock exams or handing in assignments. We’ve been hard at work planning for the new year, with lots of really exciting new things to come.

If you’re studying at GCSE or A-Level, Nicolas Price has compiled a list of 5 things you need to consider when planning to study law, definitely worth a read.

For all the aspiring barristers out there, Alexander Gilder discusses his first mini-pupillage and gives an insight as to his experience in court and in chambers.

We’ve also been looking at human rights this week, with two articles on the topic. First off, Natalia Gale takes a look at the history of Human Rights in the UK and warns the Tories of the adverse effects their “Human Rights Policy” may bring about. Peter Bowen-Walker then asks whether we have a human right to unfettered reproduction, in light of the effects of a growing population on our planet.

If you’ve just started your degree, or maybe you’re a more seasoned law student and you still have some enthusiasm left, you’ll be wondering what books you can read to further your knowledge. Aoife Macauley has put together a list of the 5 best non-textbook books for law students and we think every one of these should be on your bookshelf.

Vacation Scheme applications are still open, so we thought we’d remind you, just in case you missed it, that we’ve compiled a list of over 100 law firms, their vac scheme deadlines and their payMake sure you check it out and cut down your preparation time, giving you more time to perfect your applications.

Finally, if you’re interested in a career as an in-house solicitor, Close Brothers are recruiting for their legal graduate programme. Applications close next month and you can find more information here.

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We’re also publishing City news throughout the day, here’s a roundup of the biggest stories on TSL this week:

  1. East Coast Franchise awarded to Virgin and Stagecoach Joint Venture
  2. EU Migrants Cut-Off From Britain’s Welfare State
  3. Effect of Oil Price Slump Felt Outside Energy Sector
  4. Degree Apprenticeship Programme Introduced
  5. Actavis Buys Allergan for $66bn
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