What’s Changed in Legal Practice?

What’s Changed in Legal Practice?

Wednesday 25 October 2017 - Evania D'souza

One of the benefits of being a University of Nottingham Law student is access to its legal skills workshops and seminars. These are designed to sharpen commercial awareness, improve application writing or interview skills and provide a unique perspective on particular aspects of the legal industry. A seminar that piqued my interest was one delivered […]

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Looking Beyond Training Contracts to Kick-Start Your Legal Career

Looking Beyond Training Contracts to Kick-Start Your Legal Career

Friday 1 April 2016 - Sophie Mason

In 2009-10, traineeships were at a low of 4,874 following the double-dip recession in the UK. Fast-forward to 2015, the number of training contracts commencing in England and Wales has risen to around 5,500. Yet, this number fails to live up to the 5,809 traineeships that were available before the financial crisis. These figures hailing […]

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Template Cover Letter for Training Contract Applications

Template Cover Letter for Training Contract Applications

Monday 8 February 2016 - Anonymous final year student

To whom is unconcerned and uninterested, I am writing to apply for a training contract at [insert LLP’s name here]. I believe [LLP name]’s truly intergalactic outlook is what really distinguishes it from its competitors. Whilst most other international law firms have offices in effectively all of the same countries as [LLP’s name] on earth, […]

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An Intern Abroad: Kenya

An Intern Abroad: Kenya

Tuesday 15 December 2015 - Lucy Hanson and Krushil Shah

Securing vacation schemes and internships is a difficulty for many undergraduate law students – and one we spend far too much time worrying about. Doing a legal internship abroad may not be something you have considered. Nonetheless, I recommend you stop monotonously filling out your GCSE grades on your vacation scheme application form for the […]

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The DLA Piper Nottingham Open 2015

The DLA Piper Nottingham Open 2015

Wednesday 18 March 2015 - Lily Coulstock-Cockeram

The DLA Piper Nottingham Open 2015, organised by the Nottingham Debating Union, took place on the 28th Feb-1st March in Portland Building, University Park Campus. Debating competitions normally have four or five rounds, with a different ‘motion’ set for each one which teams have fifteen minutes to prepare for. Teams are comprised of two speakers that […]

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Mooting – From a Third Party’s Perspective

Mooting – From a Third Party’s Perspective

Sunday 15 March 2015 - Li Weiqi

So what is ‘mooting’? If you are not already familiar with this term, let me start with a brief introduction. A moot is a simplified, mock appeal where students formulate submissions on legal issues within a hypothetical problem. A moot problem will usually be released in advance to two teams, consisting of a senior and […]

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Bar Soc

Bar Soc

Friday 14 November 2014 - Oliver Heaton

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury/Advocate Readers! The University of Nottingham Bar Society has been named by the Bar Council of England and Wales as the ‘Best Society’ and I am certain that our committee and members could not agree more! In the last academic year the society ran several successful trips to the Old […]

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So you want to be a barrister..?

So you want to be a barrister..?

Tuesday 11 November 2014 - Stephanie Chan

I had always wanted to be a barrister so during my undergraduate years, I tried to transform myself into a good candidate for the BPTC. In my first year, I participated in several open days with Middle Temple, Gray’s Inn and Brick Court Chambers to get a flavour of the life of a barrister. The […]

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A Fresher’s Introduction to Careers

A Fresher’s Introduction to Careers

Saturday 20 September 2014 - Lauren Turner

You may have just started your degree but preparation for your departure into the real world of work will be underway almost immediately. Some will revel in the planning and research. Some will be daunted by the prospect of finally leaving education and entering a profession. The top law firms and chambers will want recruits […]

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