The legal practice course cost may end up being the deciding factor in whether you are able to continue with your legal career seeing as the LPC can cost arm and leg. You may need to consider taking a loan to cover the cost or you could work whilst doing your LPC – bit crazy?… Read the rest
Research, research, research. We cannot go on about this enough. You need to know about the firm you are applying in. If you don’t put in enough effort, it will be noticed. You have to look into the firm, not just their website, lots of firms now have twitter and facebook feeds too.… Read the rest
Law work experience is essential in your career plan if you want that all important training contract.
Firstly, figure out which area of law you would like a taster in or even to practice within in the future. Then make it a priority to try and find law work experience in this practice area.… Read the rest
The crux of commercial awareness is that you need to understand how businesses make money – this is key.
When you’re applying for training contracts, jobs and legal placements and vacation schemes, your commercial awareness needs to be demonstrated. You need to show what you understand about money and industry. … Read the rest
Being a law student has its advantages, but there are some things are just plain annoying. Here are our top 5 bad things about being a law student.
1. So much reading, seriously so much…!
It’s basically never ending. You think you’ve done it, that’s it, no more for the day and then you realise there’s still more to do.… Read the rest
In preparation for your transformation from student to lawyer, we thought you might like to hear some myths about being a lawyer.
This is to help you form your own opinions about the legal industry and decide whether or not it’s for you.… Read the rest
Law Work Experience – do you need it? Well, the short answer is, yes!
You may ask yourself, why is it so important to gain work experience in law? Surely, recruiters are more interested in your grades.? Recruiters want it all; they want the grades, the personality, the presence and the work experience!… Read the rest
Commercial Awareness – what is it?
You must have all heard the term Commercial Awareness being bashed around at University and how you need it to get past an interview and become a lawyer.
So what is commercial awareness?
Commercial awareness can be viewed as having a particular mind set.… Read the rest
Have you got a proprietary estoppel essay question and need help? Well you’ve come to right place, let’s talk proprietary estoppel!
What is proprietary estoppel?
Proprietary estoppel is a legal doctrine within Land / Property Law. It can be used as part of a claim for ownership to land or property, particularly where it is disputed.… Read the rest
You’re just reaching the last hurdle of your law degree and up comes the dissertation module. What to do for the dissertation topic? In need of some dissertation advice? Well this is the article for you, The Law Edge share some tips and dissertation advice for you to think about when undertaking your dissertation.… Read the rest