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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.

Become a TSL Writer


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 17th January 2022
    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 10th January 2022
    Maddy Preedy discusses the current global supply chain crisis the fast fashion industry faces due to the pandemic exacerbated by the recent variant Omicron. Maddy also gives specific examples of the measures taken by certain fashion houses to counteract the pandemic's effects to keep their companies trading. Tajinder Kaur discusses the regularity of Silicon Valley recruits 'fake it till you make it' mentality and why there is still a growing need for those who subscribe to that mentality. Aqua Koroma discusses why the legal profession faces difficulties in complying with AML regulations, highlighted by the recent tribulations of Mishcon de Reya, and what steps may be taken to help the legal position retain its essential role in combatting economic crime. Nadine AbiKanaan discusses the financial challenges businesses face in different sectors in 2022 due to the pandemic's ongoing effects.
  • Clear the Lobby: What Laws are MPs voting on this week? W/C 5th January 2022
    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 27th December 2021
    Advaita Kapoor discusses the fines recently incurred by HSBC for its failure in adhering to anti-money laundering processes and regulations over a period of time between March 2010 and March 2018. Maddy Preedy discusses the impact the Omicron wave is having and will continue to have on the UK's hospitality industry and the financial support pledged by the Chancellor, Mr Rishi Sunak. Harry Gadsby discusses the current threat to Mr Boris Johnson's leadership amidst revolt from his Party's MPs.
  • TFLWU - 18th Nov
    The Future Lawyer Weekly Update – w/c 20th December
    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 […]

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 create a universe without moving pictures, an improvised guide by Meta
    Article by Paola Lindo Now that the world remains patiently watching after being left aghast by Mark Zuckerberg’s attempt at human-to-human communication in his Metaverse 101 […]
  • Commercial Awareness Update – W/C 10th January 2022
    Maddy Preedy discusses the current global supply chain crisis the fast fashion industry faces due to the pandemic exacerbated by the recent variant Omicron. Maddy also gives specific examples of the measures taken by certain fashion houses to counteract the pandemic's effects to keep their companies trading. Tajinder Kaur discusses the regularity of Silicon Valley recruits 'fake it till you make it' mentality and why there is still a growing need for those who subscribe to that mentality. Aqua Koroma discusses why the legal profession faces difficulties in complying with AML regulations, highlighted by the recent tribulations of Mishcon de Reya, and what steps may be taken to help the legal position retain its essential role in combatting economic crime. Nadine AbiKanaan discusses the financial challenges businesses face in different sectors in 2022 due to the pandemic's ongoing effects.
  • How to Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance as a Law Student
    In this article, Patrick Etimiri shares advice on how to maintain a work-life balance as a university student.
  • Telemedicine: the rise, the risks and the regulation
    Article by Olivia Wilson What is telemedicine? The term telemedicine refers to the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide medical services remotely. This can […]
  • Intervene Project: Striving to Plug the Exponentially Increasing Legal Aid Gap by Providing Free Representation to Prisoners
    Abuse, neglect and injustice run through UK prisons. However, the relentless wave of legal aid cuts, including those brought about by LASPO 2012, has seriously obstructed […]
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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!