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Whether you’re at law school, university or sixth form, if you’re an aspiring solicitor or barrister then The Student Lawyer provides you with everything you’ll need to make chasing down your dream law careers that little bit easier.

Our guides will help you navigate your legal studies and the job market, and our weekly articles will ensure you are always up to date on the latest legal and commercial news for those all important interviews.

New for 2020 - the TSL Mentor Scheme matches mentors from the legal industry - both solicitors and barristers - with mentees from underrepresented groups. The TSL Job Board contains hundreds of trainee, paralegal, and other junior legal roles, and the TSL Tutors service provides a directory of the country’s best law tutors.

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TSL’s articles are written by a broad range of contributors. Interested in practising your writing, improving your commercial awareness, and enhancing your CV? Contact us at hello@thestudentlawyer.com for more information on how to join TSL’s team of student writers

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News & Articles

Weekly Briefings


TSL’s team of writers telling you all the legal and commercial stories you need to know this week. Perfect for brushing up on the news before an interview.

  • Clear the Lobby: What Laws are MPs voting on this week? W/C 28th November 2021
    Welcome to our weekly feature courtesy of Sebastian Salek, the brains behind Clear the Lobby, working to bring you all the laws MPs are voting on […]
  • Commercial Awareness Update – W/C 29th November 2021
    Harry Gadsby discusses the solutions offered by the US government concerning the current oil shortage crisis and whether those solutions will be sustainable in the long term. Theo Budgen elucidates critical provisions put forth in the Autumn Budget and how those provisions will affect UK businesses. Aqua Koroma discusses the provisions of the recently enacted Natasha's Law, how these provisions affect the UK fast-food sector, and why it is crucial to pass proactive legislation.
  • The Future Lawyer Weekly Update – w/c 22nd November
    The round-up of the stories that a budding Student Lawyer should be aware of this week. Sign up here to get these updates in your inbox every […]
  • Clear the Lobby: What Laws are MPs voting on this week? W/C 22nd November 2021
    Welcome to our weekly feature courtesy of Sebastian Salek, the brains behind Clear the Lobby, working to bring you all the laws MPs are voting on […]
  • Commercial Awareness Update – W/C 15th November 2021
    Ben Pattinson and Avishai Marcus discuss the global chain supply crisis and its effect on consumers, the impact of the initial public offering of the Nubank in 2022, and whether incumbent banks may follow suit. Furthermore, Harry Gadsby and Theo Budgen discuss the arguments offered by the proponents and opponents of the deal struck between Amazon Web Services and UK spy agencies and the reasons for the recent fine levied against Facebook by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Latest articles


TSL’s team of writers give you a more in-depth take on the latest legal and commercial stories.  Includes useful tips for law students and interviews with legal industry professionals.

  • How to Make Good Lecture Notes
    In this article, Patrick Etimiri shares some tips on how to effectively take notes as a law student.
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    Virtual law firms
    Laetitia Ponde Nkot explores the expansion of virtual law firms in the UK. The article talks about the development of virtual law firms, the differences between traditional firms and virtual firms, and the solicitors' points of view concerning the virtual law firms' system.
  • 7 Key Skills for Aspiring Lawyers
    In this article, Imaan Fatima explores the key skills needed to be a successful lawyer and shares advice on how these can be developed.
  • Commercial Awareness Update – W/C 29th November 2021
    Harry Gadsby discusses the solutions offered by the US government concerning the current oil shortage crisis and whether those solutions will be sustainable in the long term. Theo Budgen elucidates critical provisions put forth in the Autumn Budget and how those provisions will affect UK businesses. Aqua Koroma discusses the provisions of the recently enacted Natasha's Law, how these provisions affect the UK fast-food sector, and why it is crucial to pass proactive legislation.
  • What does green mean? An insight into greenwashing in the energy industry
    Article by Erin Miller When I first heard the term ‘label fatigue’, I felt very seen. The term certainly resonated. I am the sort of shopper […]
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FEATURED FIRMS


Every month, TSL shines a light on a different law firm or chambers. If you are trying to work out which firms and chambers you should be applying to, our Featured Firm profiles give you all the information you need to make this important decision.


TSL Mentorship
scheme


The TSL Mentorship Scheme matches mentors from the legal industry - both solicitors and barristers - with mentees from underrepresented groups. Successful applicants will receive one-on-one coaching and advice throughout the year from their mentor and will be invited to exclusive networking events and skills workshops.


TSL Tutors


For those looking for a helping hand with their law studies, TSL has assembled a directory of the best private law tutors in the country. Choose face to face or online sessions for help from A-Level law through the LLB/GDL all the way to the LLM or even law PhD.


The TSL
Podcast


Each week, TSL interviews a different guest from the legal profession to provide you with insight into their career journey and top tips for how to be successful throughout your legal career.  Whether you are looking for guidance on how to improve your application writing skills, interview skills, public speaking skills or how to make the most out of your training contract/pupillage, we have an episode for you!