Journey through university

by Lola IdrisLola's blog

My journey through university: Studying law has its ups and definitely has its downs. The doubts: do I really want to pursue a legal career? what area will I specialise in? Is it really as boring as people say? Being constantly reminded by people about the “lack of jobs” and the tendency of firms to hire […]

Stepping into the unknown

by EmilyEmily's Blog

I began this blog because I felt out of place in the legal sphere. I felt like it wasn’t open to people like me. At Clifford Chance, I didn’t feel at all like this. They allowed me to feel like I belonged there. On 29th January, I was invited to Clifford Chance for an interview […]

Ethnic Diversity

by EmilyEmily's Blog

Happy New Year! I’ve been looking into ethnic diversity in law firms, as the beginning of a new year has provided us with up-to-date statistics to evaluate 2014. In order to make best sense of the figures, I’ll quickly run through the general structure of a law firm. There are three levels of solicitors in […]

The Interview

by Aaron MarchantAllAboutLaw

With deadlines drawing ever nearer, potential lawyers will be anxiously waiting to hear about interviews. With this in mind, here are some tips to make sure your interview is the best it can be. Know the firm inside out Graduate recruiters aren’t just looking for potential lawyers, but candidates who want to work at their […]

My Christmas Wish has come true!

by EmilyEmily's Blog

AFTER TWO INTERVIEWS AND SITTING THE CAMBRIDGE LAW TEST, I HAVE JUST BEEN TOLD MY APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL! I HAVE BEEN OFFERED A PLACE TO STUDY LAW FOR THE FINAL TWO YEARS OF MY BA DEGREE, STARTING NEXT YEAR, SUBJECT TO ATTAINING A 2:1 OVERALL IN PHILOSOPHY THIS YEAR. I WILL CONTINUE TO WORK […]

Women in law

by EmilyEmily's Blog

        We may not be quite as glamorous as our movie counterparts, but myself and Billy (my chihuahua) could be likened Elle and Bruiser in some ways!       Equality for women in careers is constantly being discussed in the media. Just this week the BBC reported that the International Labour […]

Starting out

by EmilyEmily's Blog

Hi there, I’m Emily. I’m currently a first year Philosopher at Robinson College, Cambridge. After much research, I am intent on becoming a solicitor. A number of careers meetings later; after attending a ‘Law for Non-Lawyers’ Event, law lectures, speaking to as many lawyers as possible, reading Catherine Barnard’s ‘What About Law?’ and a LOT […]

Access to law: a bit about Emily

by EmilyEmily's Blog

  Think you can’t have a career in law because of your background?  First in your family to go to uni? Low income? Female? Ethnic minority? Disabled? LGBT? Non-law degree? Hi, I’m Emily!           I always thought law was reserved for those with friends in high places. If you didn’t have family, friends or connections in law, […]

Beyond an Undergraduate Law Degree: The LLM

by Aaron MarchantAllAboutLaw

The LLM So what is an LLM? An LLM is a ‘Master of Laws’ postgraduate law degree, which allows students who have studied law at undergraduate level to broaden their legal knowledge. Whereas an undergraduate degree gives a general overview of the various parts of law, an LLM allows far greater scope for specialisation within […]

Developing your commercial awareness

by Aaron MarchantAllAboutLaw

A key buzzword in any legal application process is ‘commercial awareness’. However, whilst firms are constantly looking out for commercially-aware application, showing you know what that means and how you can apply it is not always that easy. What is commercial awareness? Commercial awareness is an understanding and general knowledge of current developments in the […]