How To Be Commercially Aware

It has been a long time since I wrote an article, partly due to deadline's, exams, coursework and university as well as training contract applications. However, a few weeks ago I attended an insight day at Burges Salmon, London and I gained not only an insight into the firm, its application process and commercial awareness. [...]

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5 Top Tips For Applying For The Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Having been fortunate enough to secure a place on the LPC at The University of Law and BPP this year (I secured places at Swansea, Cardiff and UWE for 2018, but turned it down to complete the LLM) here are my top tips for applying for the LPC. The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is a [...]

How I Obtained 8 Mini-Pupillages

Firstly, I would like to say that obtaining a mini-pupillage at first was not easy, it was a long and difficult process which took a LOT of trial and error particularly with my CV and cover letter structure and wording. At first, my CV was 3 pages long and that was the first mistake as [...]

My F-Lex Experience

F-Lex is an on-demand paralegal service which connects law students and law firms. It provides law students with temporary and permanent paralegal roles in their areas. It is a great concept and one that provides law students with the option to earn whilst they learn. I was fortunate enough to be selected as a paralegal [...]

5 Reasons To Get Involved With The Law Society

As the Postgraduate Law Representative, I am both a member of the university's law society and on the committee. Being a part of a society, particularly the university's law society is a great way to show to future legal employers that you are motivated to pursue a career in law and enthusiastic about it. The [...]

Story-time: That Time I Turned Down The University of Durham

You're probably sat there reading this like WHAT THE F**K JESSICA?! But you're reading it right, yes, I turned down the University of Durham for Cardiff University. Durham University is a top 10 university and top 100 university globally, it is also one of the Russell Group universities and  it is internationally renowned for its [...]

How To Get A Distinction in your LLM (Postgraduate Law)

So today was results day for my semester 1 modules for my LLM degree, and I am proud to announce that I received a distinction, what does this mean, it means that I am on track to attain a distinction overall in my LLM degree. The marking for a postgraduate degree is very different from an [...]

Managing A Part-Time Job and Law School

So, this is my second-year working alongside my degree and it's tough, I have tonnes of late nights due to both work and study. I also have to balance a social life and my extracurricular's as the Campus Ambassador for both Amicus ALJ and The Lawyer Portal. How do I do it? Unfortunately, I am [...]

A Week In The Life of A Postgraduate Law Student

So, it's been a while since i've written something for my blog, but there's a reason- I have been incredibly busy managing university, work, having a life and learning a new language. Anyway lets get into the blog post about a week in the life of a postgraduate student. MONDAY On Monday, I don't actually [...]

Networking As An Introvert

It has been an incredibly long time since I posted on my blog about something law related. There is no real excuse for it other than that I was just relaxing and taking some time to myself and also I didn't feel motivated or inspired to write anything with real value or substance. However, I [...]

Update 15/01/19

It's the new year, I have also surpassed the 9 month period with this blog! I have finally finished my International Humanitarian Law coursework and my Consent to Treatment coursework for my masters. I was up until 7am this morning editing and correcting my coursework. I have also been at my job for just over [...]