To give you a taste of some of the recently published information on LawCareersNet, with a particular emphasis on what students should be doing at this time of year, here is an edited digest of some of their recent Features (longer articles on relevant and timely topics), Oracles (agony aunt style Q&A) and Burning Questions (commercial awareness articles written by firms):
Training contracts, pupillages and careers in law: get started with LC.N – A new academic year has begun and the recruitment race is underway. This feature offers lots of tips on self-analysis, research, law fairs and where to seek help.
Law firm presentations – Presentations give firms a chance to showcase their offices, people and knowledge, and students the chance to show that they’re super keen. This feature describes how to prepare and how to impress.
Best of the legal web – This compilation of useful online legal resources comes from Amanda Millmore, non-practising barrister and founder of CPD provider Legal Training.
Started LPC, but no training contract in sight – Should you be worried if you’ve started your LPC, but haven’t yet secured a training contract?
Turning from science to law – Is it possible to turn your undergrad science degree into a career as a lawyer?
The advantages of taking a gap year – Good idea or bad idea to take a year out to travel?
Cyber liabilities – Edwards Wildman Palmer associate Ajita Shah asks how can businesses protect themselves from the potentially disastrous effects of a cyber-attack?
Contract interpretation – Second year trainee Sheridan Steiger at Ince & Co considers how courts interpret contracts in the event of a dispute.
Dissolution during legal proceedings – Another Ince trainee, Malene Wang , considers the implications of a company being dissolved or wound up during legal proceedings.
They are also still accepting applications for CityLawLIVE, a one-day student conference on 6 December 2013, aimed at connecting talented students with an eye on the City with partners and recruiters from some of the UK’s most prestigious firms.