When the going gets tough the tough get going, goes Billy Ocean's 1980s hit record. But that doesn't appear to be the case in some sectors of the graduate community.
When the going gets tough the tough get going, goes Billy Oceans 1980s hit record. But that doesn't appear to be the case in some sectors of the graduate community.
As we reported earlier this week non-law students who wouldve typically plumped for investment banking have been fleeing the sector in droves and are seeking shelter in the safe haven of law. Indeed, BPP and the College of Law, two of the UKs leading law schools, have seen the number of students enrolling on the Graduate Diploma in Law rocket by a whopping 20 per cent (see story).
You may be asking why this is a problem after all law firms arent planning to slash their training contract vacancies. Well, its simple. Competition for training contracts is going to get even more fierce.
But dont worry youve got a friend in Lawyer 2B and well help you through the whole process so its easy as ABC. So make sure you go and grab a copy of the Autumn 2008 issue, which is out this week, from your law faculty, careers service or student Law Society.
As always its packed with the latest news, features and analyses on the legal sector including:
An interview with Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti The annual Lawyer 2B overseas secondment survey Student views on the Shearman & Sterling sex scandal Everything you need to know about the credit crunch and the collapse of Lehman brothers Guide to LPC providers outside London A dedicated pro bono page Details of how to enter the 2008/09 Lawyer 2B/BPP essay competition (because the winner takes it all) And much, much more
Finally, Lawyer 2B will be at the Cardiff and University of East Anglia law fairs next week do come along and say hello.