Minimum entry requirements (MER) are a common element of law firm application forms, as well as many other corporate and commercial job forms. Whilst most employers will review applications holistically it has to be emphasised that MERs are there for…
What is marshalling? Why should I do it? I’m glad you asked… Last August, on a warm summer’s morning I was escorted (of my own volition, I should say) to the chambers of a Circuit Judge at Bristol Crown Court.…
Time off from uni doesn't mean time off applications. Natalia looks at the best ways to boost your chances of a training contract during the holidays.
Alexander Gilder discusses his first mini-pupillage and gives an insight as to his experience in court and in chambers.
Aoife Macauley passes on her pearls of wisdom for obtaining work experience, getting noticed and ultimately getting hired,
Christopher Harley demystifies what mini-pupillages actually entail and how to gain a position on one of these illusive programmes, his account also includes tips on what chambers are looking for, who should apply, and also what someone completing one of…
Gemma Smith outlines the importance of securing legal work experience as early as possible while also providing us with some insights into how to make yourself stand out, and what not to do when applying for these painfully oversubscribed positions.
Laura Pollard looks at the experience and skills which budding lawyers can gain from volunteering at the Citizens Advice Bureau, and the benefits they provide to their bureau and the wider community.
Emily Townsend provides advice on informally approaching law firms to seek work experience placements, including insight into how to structure a covering letter and what to expect on your placement.
Sophie Hatter explains exactly what the law (sandwich) degree entails and talks about her experiences whilst studying for one.