Networking With The Recruiters

Kaplan Law School, providers of the LPC and BPTC run a series of workshops and events, ranging from talks on Family Law to a presentation on a day in the life at Bird and Bird.

In their own words, they say:

From a careers perspective, we cultivate valuable relationships with law firms and chambers. Many of these firms and chambers visit the school to deliver excellent workshops to our students, enhancing their understanding of key concepts and developing skills that are sought out in the training contract and pupillage recruitment processes. Most importantly it gives our students the opportunity to make a positive first impression on graduate recruiters. Therefore, we run a full and active careers programme which is open to prospective students as well as existing students. This is an excellent way for you to learn more about us as well as the profession. 

Follow the link to register for any of the workshops.

Make sure that when you attend you dress smartly, have a notebook and pen handy and are ready to ask intellegent questions. Put your best self forward every time you meet potential employers; you never know who will be there that you might impress!

It’s Getting Tougher At The Bar….

It’s been in the pipeline for a while now but last week it became compulsory for those wishing to undertake the BPTC this September to sit an aptitude test before they’re accepted on to the course.

Check out legal blog Roll on Friday’s take on this for more information…

Looking To Plug The BPTC Cash Gap?


The four Inns of Court have around £4.5 million between them to distribute as scholarships to BPTC students and obtaining one of these not only lightens the financial load of paying for your education but can also work wonders for your CV.

In this post from the Legal Cheek blog successful scholarship applicant Jack Harris shares with you just how to get yourself a piece of this funding pie….

FREE STUFF!! Call into the Placement and Careers Centre – (PCC: 1st Floor, Bannerman Centre)

I’m sitting here, surrounded by FREE copies of:

  • Lex 100 – the student guide to the UK’s premier law firms
  • Real World – Law Special Issue (featuring “Mr Loophole” – Nick Freeman, the celebrity lawyer)
  • Target Jobs Law – application tips from recruiters, areas of practice described by leading lawyers
  • The Beginner’s Guide to a Career in Law
  • Target Courses – Conversion and Vocational Law – financing your training, solicitor or barrister, and course providers including LPC and BPTC
  • Target Jobs – work experience law: vacation schemes, mini-pupillages, law fairs and open days
  • Prospects Law – Explore law careers

Some alternative reading for reading week, when you need a break from your academic textbooks! Please call in and take copies – tell your friends, too!