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The skills needed to be a successful lawyer

Aside from commercial awareness, there are several other key skills you will need to be a successful lawyer. Attention to detail Accuracy is a vital law skill and is pivotal …

What is commercial awareness?

While a thorough knowledge of the law is incredibly important, it isn’t the only ingredient for a successful legal career. Commercial awareness Means possessing knowledge of current developments in local, …

Support whilst at university

Student finance Whilst studying in England, you will have two main financial outgoings; tuition fees and living costs. For undergraduate study, you can apply to Student Finance England for loans …

The realities of being a lawyer

How competitive is it to get a job? After you graduate it can be competitive to get a job in the legal industry. Larger firms tend to have more training …

University is not just studying

Student opportunities Universities have lots of options for you to engage in activities outside of your course. These are opportunities not only to meet and connect with others, but can …

Preparing for interviews

Before your interview Check the invitation – is there a requirement to do preparatory work? What format does it take? Are there assessment/task elements? Research – the recruiter, competitors, the …

University personal statements

What should you write in a law personal statement? Bringing your interest in law to life is key. If you’re already studying law (for example at A-Level), then you might …

What is a law degree like?

How many hours a week would you be studying? Each university will vary in terms of the amount of teaching and independent studying required, but you should be able to …

Work experience

Legal work, a broad base of experience and the ability to network, are all important for those pursuing a career in the legal profession. Finding opportunities Getting work experience is …

How do I become a barrister or solicitor?

How do I become a barrister? After completing an undergraduate law degree, or a law conversion course, you will need to complete the Bar Practice Course (BPC). This is often …

Meet Jessica Andersson | Legal Counsel at Paypal

EDUCATION BACKGROUND The University of Law – 2014 University of Westminster – Law LLB (Hons) – 2013 CURRENT ROLE Legal Counsel – PayPal CAREER PROGRESSION Secondee – J.P. Morgan via …

Welcome to ‘How to become a lawyer’

Welcome to this course, ‘How to become a lawyer’ by The University of Law! Watch this video to find out a little more about the course and what we will …

Changing Careers

Read this article by Adam from our Birmingham campus about his experiences as a career changer. My decision to change careers was, to some extent, hastened by my advancing age! …

Experiences of current legal professionals

Just like law students, legal professionals have very different experiences in diversity in the legal sector. The resources below will give you an idea about their experiences in different areas. …