So where did all the time go? Vac scheme? Summer job? Lazing on the beach? None of the above?
If you need to get up-to-speed then take a look at this week’s bulletin in which we feature an article on funding options and a whistle-stop look at some of the big corporate deals of the summer.
We also look at law firm presentations in our survival guide, personal injury in our practice area focus, provide an insight into pupillage from Monckton Chambers’ pupil (now tenant) Elizabeth Kelsey, and a blogging defence of unpaid internships from Richard Wood, barrister at 9 King’s Bench Walk.
With training contract interviews and summer vacation schemes all done and dusted, law firms are, once again, on the hunt for fresh new blood. Recruiters are looking to hire the strongest applicants, who are hungry for the opportunities they are offering.
The work of a personal injury lawyer may not involve the commercial glamour of the life of the big boys of the City but it can make a genuine difference to the quality of life of individuals who, without representation, could be left without any means of redress.
I have just finished my LLB, but I haven’t managed to get a training contract. I plan to spend the next year looking for paralegal positions whilst continuing to apply for TCs. I can’t really afford to self fund the LPC and hopefully paralegal work will make my applications stronger. However, while many people say firms prefer LLB graduates, many of the paralegal ads I have seen ask for the LPC? What do you think? (1 response)