Securing a job during a global pandemic – a WLS alumna story.

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.

What do umbrellas have to do with human rights lawyering?

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?

The new Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) – updated December 2020

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

Virtual Internships – Bright Network Internship Experience UK

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

International Students – make yourself employable

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