Finding a traineeship – see here for sources of information
Are you considering entering the Solicitor or Barrister professions?
If so, are you aware of the timelines involved i.e. what should be happening with regards your career planning at each stage of your undergraduate degree?
If you’re not aware of this then take a look at this fantastic tool provided by LawCareers.net.
You need to input some information about where you are in your studies and it provides you with a timeline regarding what you should be doing to become a well-rounded candidate for training contracts and pupillages. It also points out some of the more important deadlines such as when to apply for vacation schemes or the BPTC.
A tip from me would be to start looking at this well before you get to your final year….
Find out about open days – CoL_Opendays_1111
See here for the all important question about money and the BPTC for would be barristers
Read this for our top tips if you want to apply for the Bar Professional Training Course.
Introducing the Legal Gateway Scheme which includes the Legal Launch Pad (LLP) programme and is aimed at Black, Asian and Ethnic minority Law and non-Law students who wish to enter into the legal profession. The programme offers a unique mix of work placement, mentoring & coaching, skills development, workshops, networking and other opportunities. Applications for the above programme can now be made, and the closing date for the receipt of the completed application and all supporting documentation is at 3pm on 30 November 2011.
The programme provides developmental training, offers practical experience of working in a legal environment, Continue reading
… and where will you get to deal with real walking, talking clients? These are a number questions that you would naturally ask yourself when entering a legal career. From the pages of the Lex 100 Directory, this is an online comparative guide of the leading law firms made available to students, all based on the views of those who actually work there!