How can I find out about law firms other than by looking at their websites, which I know won’t necessarily give me a particularly accurate impression?
The Oracle replies
As you have identified, when researching a law firm you need to look beyond its website, which is of course there primarily to market the business. Your first port of call should, naturally, be read the rest here…
Take a look at this article on the Chambers Student Guide
This feature by The College of Law’s careers team manager Angela Smith on the LawCareers.net site should give you some pointers on the help you can get from the Placement and Careers Service (1st Floor, Bannerman) all year round.
This site contains information you’ll need as you embark upon a future in the law, and covers the work and applications for training as both a solicitor and barrister.
Check out the JLD video giving pro bono advice, the benefits of pro bono work, how to get involved, what to expect and how it can be of benefit to junior lawyers in their professional lives.
Applying for a training contract? Yes? Then, while you’re on the JLD site view the ‘Securing a training contract’ webinar.
Finding a traineeship – see here for sources of information
Read this to find out how to maximise your network of legal contacts…
- “So, Candidate, why do you want to work at a City firm?”
- What makes a good commercial lawyer? A prospective trainee’s perspective
- Legal trainee recruitment – an applicant’s perspective
- The Magic Circle Myth? How some applicants miscategorise firms they’re applying to