When the first lockdown hit, I was at home, with only two weeks’ worth of clothes to last what ended up being four months. I had headed home at the beginning of the holidays, aiming to go back to Warwick for the final two weeks to finish coursework and prepare for exams. These exams all … More Securing a job during a global pandemic – a WLS alumna story.
I applied for the LLM Law in Development at Warwick in 1999-2000. I chose it because I wanted to do “something with human rights”. The truth: I had found law studies extremely dull and the environment in law departments anonymous, if not hostile, and my grades were far from confidence boosting. I was looking for an escape route or, in the language of an application letter: “I … More What do umbrellas have to do with human rights lawyering?
On 1 September 2021, the route to qualifying as a solicitor will change with the introduction of the new SQE exam. The SQE will replace the GDL for non-law graduates (Graduate Diploma in Law) and LPC (Legal Practice Course) in September 2021. However students already doing one of these courses or a law degree don’t … More The new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) – updated December 2020
With Bright Network recently relaunching their virtual internships for the Christmas period, I thought I should reflect on the ones I did over the summer. My summer was planned, with an internship at a prestigious firm in London. Then, the coronavirus pandemic hit and the firm moved their scheme online in a week when I … More Virtual Internships – Bright Network Internship Experience UK
There are opportunities out there for International Students but it can be harder because of previous visa regulations and employers not being aware of the changes: https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information–Advice/Working/Student-work For advice on working after studying see: https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information–Advice/Working/Working-after-studies Here are some tips that you can put into action that will improve your chances of landing that graduate job. … More International Students – make yourself employable