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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. …

Commuting as a Law Student

Read this article by Haania from our Bristol campus about her experiences as a commuter student. After 4 years of living away from home for university – one of those …

Sometimes in Law School

Read this poem by Haania from our Bristol campus about her experiences as a commuter student. Sometimes the sun doesn’t wake up before me And my brain is still asleep …

Support available in the legal sector

The Law Society The Law Society is an independent professional body in England and Wales for solicitors. The Law Society provides a range of support to enable its members to …

Diversity in the legal sector

Watch this video from Karina from our Leeds campus talk about her experience and thoughts on diversity in the legal sector.

How is the legal sector addressing diversity?

There is a vast amount of work being done within the legal sector in order to address the issues surrounding diversity. Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) The SRA, is committed to …

Who can be a lawyer?

Lawyers come from every walk of life, and from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. In fact, legal professionals are among the most dynamic, varied and interesting people you could hope …

Week 2 Summary

Good work on completing Week 2 of this course! We have looked at the main tasks lawyers do on a day to day basis, and the skills that they need …

Skills – how to read large documents

How to read large documents (and digest the information). Here are some top tips from the University of Law: Before reading: You don’t need to read the whole document from …

Family law negotiation

This video provides an example of a negotiation scenario in family law. In this circumstance, both lawyers have to negotiate on behalf of their client. Consider each lawyer’s style – …

Criminal plea of mitigation R v Jones

Now that we have learnt about the different skills that lawyers need, what do they actually look like in action? In the previous video Chlo spoke about a plea of …

Tasks and Skills in Law

Last week we learnt about the two different types of lawyers there are, and the different routes you would need to take to become either a solicitor or a barrister. …