If you like to get your information delivered straight into your earphones then Lawcasts could be for you. The podcasts feature daily news from the legal profession hosted by Charon QC.
They’re an alternative way of keeping up to date with commentary and analysis of current legal issues. The podcasts don’t seem to be available on itunes so you will have to go to the page to listen.
Law students and trainee solicitors are invited to enter the Law Society’s annual Graham Turnbull essay competition. This year’s essay title is: ‘In the light of the growing prison population should we look for alternatives to imprisonment?’.
Find out more and apply. The deadline for entries is Friday 23 March 2012.
gleaned from a recent presentation by the College of Law.
•Keep up to-date with business issues- but pick an issue that interests you!
•Read quality newspapers and magazines- the business pages of the major broadsheet newspapers should cover most of the background that you need
•Use iGoogle as your homepage on your computer so you can add relevant RSS newsfeeds to make it even easier to keep up-to-date with the latest news i.e. BBC, Bloomberg
•Company/organisation websites provide more specific information about the organisation and its products/services. These allow useful comparisons to be made
•Follow the companies progress on Facebook and Twitter.
•Watch business related programmes- Working Lunch, The Money Programme, Dragon’s Den and even shows like The Apprentice do raise a number of business issues.
•Don’t forget- your own personal experience is important- societies, part-time jobs, summer internships- it all counts!
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.
There is now a dedicated Lex 100 Facebook page, which features various discussions about the search for a training contract.
If you’re interested in Human Rights Law, see The Guardian’s Human Rights section.