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June 14, 2021

Interview with Hannah-Mei Grisley, future trainee solicitor at Squire Patton Boggs and co-founder of Let’s Chat Law and 3 Cups of Cha

In this interview, Hannah-Mei Grisley takes us through her intriguing journey of how upon obtained a first- class degree in a non-law discipline, she opted to pursue a career as a solicitor. Recounting her experience, Hannah shares an insight on factors that largely influenced her choice of law courses to focus on. Finally, she gives tips that incoming Legal Practice Course (LPC) students can leverage to scale through.
April 11, 2021

Interview with Harriet Steel, trainee solicitor at Vinson & Elkins

In this article, Gabrielle Long interviewed Harriet Steel, trainee solicitor at Vinson & Elkins. Harriet shares her experience as a non-law graduate and her tips for the GDL. She also shares insights into her training contract and types of tasks she has completed.
April 5, 2021

Interview with Yoon So Lee, future trainee solicitor at White & Case

In this article, Jordan Chan interviews Yoon So Lee, a future trainee solicitor at White & Case. Here, Yoon So shares how her non law background has helped her stand out and  how Yoon So networked with firms by attending open days to find the right firm. 
December 6, 2020

Interview with Hari Pannum, future trainee solicitor at Clifford Chance

In this article, Jordan Chan interviews Hari Pannum, a future trainee at Clifford Chance. Hari shares his insight into studying the GDL and why he chose to train at Clifford Chance and what he is most looking forward towards during his training contract.
January 31, 2020

The Accelerated LLB degree: Is It Right For You? 

Perrine Lindsay discusses what the Accelerated LLB degree entails and its appeal to those considering a qualifying law degree as a second degree. She also discusses the difference between this degree and the GDL.
October 10, 2019
GDL personal statement application

5 Top Tips for the Ultimate GDL Personal Statement

The GDL is a particular type of legal course. Therefore, it requires a particular type of personal statement during the application stage. The admissions tutor for […]
July 10, 2019
Becoming a Barrister Checklist

A GDL’s Student Feedback

This time last year I had just finished my undergraduate degree and was excited to begin my study of the Graduate Diploma in Law. One year […]
November 12, 2014

Seven Things I’ve Learned Since Starting my GDL

1. Time is precious The GDL is, essentially, a degree crammed into one year’s worth of studying, or, if you’re like me, two years of part […]
May 19, 2014
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Combining Full-time Work with Part-time Study

With the typical progression of studying, then a full-time job, it can often be forgotten that many people work full time and study part-time. This article […]