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As law fair season winds down Lawyer 2B issues a reminder of what first years need to do to take care of their longer-term career aims and how the mania for mergers has played out over the last 18 months.
We also have a survival guide for mini-pupillages, a focus on charity law, blog posts on secondments in Moscow and Washington, DC and the nest law fair freebies, a profile of Squire Sanders graduate recruitment partner Richard Morton, and an Ask Lawyer2B from someone trying to decide between the LPC and the BPTC.
In news, Durham University Business School has opened a competition to students enrolling on its January 2013 executive MBA programme to win a full-fee scholarship worth £18,000, the College of Law is launching a series of virtual open days as an alternative to its regular open days, and Lord Neuberger passes his verdict on the Legal Education and Training Review.
P.S - Lawyer 2B’s Not Too Late for Law free careers evening aimed at career changers and mature students is being held on 28 November in association with the College of Law, top firms such as Addleshaw Goddard, Bircham Dyson Bell, Clifford Chance, DLA Piper and RPC will be attending. Sign up here.
First years, are you keeping up with what you need to do if you want to end up with that dream legal career?
State of the Unions
Losing track of who’s merged with whom in the UK legal market? Our handy guide to the key tie-ups of the past 18 months will help.
Survival Guide - Mini-pupillages
With the winter vacation fast approaching Lawyer 2B offers a survival guide for those looking for and attending mini-pupillages during the holidays.
Both sides of the former Iron Curtain are covered this week with Berwin Leighton Paisner trainee Joanne Cox on secondment in Moscow and Baker & McKenzie trainee Colm O’Grady in Washington, DC. In the UK, Claire Hansen, career changer and second year law student at Oxford University, blogs about her experience of law fair season and the best freebies on offer.
Practice area focus - Charity
Charity law, in the narrow ’black letter law’ sense, is that area of trust law, which governs trusts established for a charitable purpose for the public benefit. But in practice charity law might be better thought of as a niche area of commercial law applicable to charities. So what can you expect from working in such a sector?
Squire Sanders graduate recruitment partner Richard Morton advises you not to be fearful of letting your personality shine through your application.
Ask Lawyer 2B: LPC v BPTC employment prospects
I am in the final year of my law degree and am torn between the LPC and BPTC. What is the better option to take and with which am I more likely to gain employment afterwards? I know that I want to be a lawyer but I am unsure about which direction to take. What are the main differences between the LPC and BPTC and with which qualification am I more likely to gain employment afterwards? (3 responses)