Legal Careers Blog Posts

Blog posts regarding legal careers from experts in this area, including legal recruitment specialists, lawyers and law firms and others sharing their tips on how to get ahead with your legal career.

Five Key Skills Barristers Can Gain From Pro-bono Work

by Legal Author April 29, 2023 Legal Careers

Do you aspire to have a career at the Bar? If so, have you done any pro bono work?  All prospective barristers should dedicate time to pro bono work: professional legal work that is voluntary and helps those in need of legal assistance – often in your local community.  Not only does pro bono work […]

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The Apprentice 2023 final: Lord Sugar’s new business partner is a BPP law graduate

by Legal Author March 26, 2023 Legal Careers

The winner of the 2023 series of The Apprentice on BBC has been revealed as Marnie Swindells, who graduated from BPP University Law School in 2018 following the successful completion of its Barrister Training Course. The 28 year old businesswoman, who impressed Lord Sugar and his team with her plans to set up a community-focused boxing gym […]

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5 reasons why young commercial lawyers may want to consider an in-house solicitor position

by Legal Author June 22, 2015 Legal Careers

In-house solicitor jobs were formerly considered to be mainly for those who wanted an alternative legal career path outwith the more common role of a lawyer within a law firm. Now, in-house lawyer jobs are becoming much more popular. Here are five reasons why young lawyers may want to consider hunting for a job as […]

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How a degree in law can lead a bright future in any industry

by Legal Author September 30, 2013 Legal Careers

How can a law degree can lead to a bright future in any industry? This post explains the importance of staying positive. And see also our guide to some of the top legal recruitment agencies in addition to the information below:- Since the financial crisis of 2008 there hasn’t been much good news for graduates. […]

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The Fall of Gender Equality Since the Recession: What’s to Blame?

by edralyn September 9, 2013 Car Accidents

Around 2009, the Great Recession was being termed the “Man-cession” or the “He-cession” by many who were concerned over the rising number of unemployed males compared to females, especially due to losses in such male-dominated fields as construction and manufacturing. Still others were insisting the numbers painted a much more complicated picture – one in […]

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Law Training Contracts: What are the Alternatives?

by sophia032 August 2, 2013 Legal Aid

Legal professions and careers are not easy to come by these days. In some instances, it’s not just about the number of jobs posted in the market. The skills and experience required may not match the applicant’s profile, leading to scarcity of options available. For law graduates, this could be disheartening. Fortunately, the evolution of […]

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Pre-Law Just Isn’t Enough Anymore

by Donna Jones July 18, 2013 Blawg
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You’ve probably heard about that many Law Schools now expect you to have some experience in the Humanities. Whether that means double-majoring or just taking some courses in that discipline, it’s hard to understand just why you should spend your energy and time on a discipline that seems so wholly different from law. The Humanities […]

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Public Safety and Law Enforcement: About Background Checks

by billnixon July 12, 2013 General Law

You want that dream job in criminal justice, but are you ready to take a lie detector test? Are you ready for a criminal background check? Are you ready to have your feet put to the fire? Relax, most job interviews are pretty tame, but there are often several checks that employers do to make […]

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Are Law School Applications Giving You A Headache? Here Are Some Things To Ease Your Pain

by Legal Author June 25, 2013 Law

Do you have an attention to detail and want to make a difference in people’s lives? You might want to consider going back to school for a law degree. Law has been practiced since Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Greece, and it is paramount to any civilized society. The laws that govern how society functions ensure […]

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How much do lawyers make? Legal Salary Survey 2013 infographic published

by Legal Author June 10, 2013 Legal Careers

Wondering how much lawyers are making in 2013? UK recruitment specialists Sellick Partnership have recently published their key findings from the 2013 salary survey for the legal sector in an infographic (see below). And see also our guide to some of the top law firm recruiters in addition to the information below:- In a rapidly […]

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