How Important Is A Life Outside Study?

Making yourself employable in the legal field requires a fine balancing act between ensuring academic excellence, finding and maximising good work experience opportunities and having some interesting extracurricular activities.

Whilst many undergraduates are very switched on regarding the need to get good grades and to find relevant work experience, all too often students underestimate the importance of showing their interests outside of studies and work. My advice would be to disregard this at your peril! And if you don’t believe me, take a look at this training contract deadline application reminder that came in today from top law firm Simmons & Simmons. Notice their request to show them evidence of a ‘rich life experience’…

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