Weekend Edition 14/12

Weekend Edition 14/12

In this weeks edition: career realities, personal statements, time management and more.

Good morning. Most students have now broken up for the Christmas holiday, make sure you use any free time you have wisely. Some of you might even be doing winter vacation schemes which are an excellent way to boost your CV and can often lead to a training contract!

We’re putting together a gift guide for law students, tweet your must-have gifts to @TSL_Tweets with #lawstudentgifts.

It is not all doom and gloom, but securing a law career is not easy. Sofina Azim takes a realistic look at the facts and helps you make an informed decision. Click here to read the article.

If you’re planning some revision or assignment work over the Christmas holiday, take a look at these 7 tips for improving your time management.

For future A-level students who have not yet begun writing their personal statements, or for those of you who are frantically trying to piece one together in order to apply for a law course this year, this article on what makes a good personal statement is for you.

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. Allen & Overy have a few additional vacancies for their 2016 training contract intake. Find out more on their Facebook page.

If you haven’t already, be sure to like our page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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

  1. BoE Says Home Owners Can Cope With Rate Rise
  2. Tesco Full Year Profits Don’t Meet Market Expectations
  3. Uber Faces Opposition in India and Spain
  4. Google News to Close in Spain
  5. Northern Rock to Payout to Borrowers
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