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

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

The Age of the Creative Lawyer: Working at a Technology Company and the Startup World

By Annabel Pemberton, Warwick Law School Alumna, Creator of The Wired Wig and Deputy Data Protection Officer at Exponea  When I started studying Law at Warwick in 2015, the interaction of technology and Law still felt futuristic. Five years later, the legal industry is transforming. Previously known for bundles, basements full of paper and an … More The Age of the Creative Lawyer: Working at a Technology Company and the Startup World