Tag Archive for: Career

Pupliage applications and interviews: my advice

As prospective barristers, we are well accustomed to the health warning attached to pursuing a career at the Bar. With over 3,000 applicants for only ~400 pupillages annually, the competition is fierce and inevitable rejection cruel. Last year, I was able to secure pupillage at my preferred chambers. This...

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Why you need to gain shadowing experience and how to get one!

Compas Chambers, Edinburgh

  My dear colleagues, I would like to encourage you seek out a shadowing experience at the very beginning of your legal studies. Not all Chambers publicise information about possibilities to get practical experience for law students. The Chamber that I personally recommend for students in Scotland is beautiful...

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Negotiation for law students: Important sources for additional experience

Negotiation for law students: Important sources for additional experience

No matter what stage of your studies you’re at, reading about negotiation is a smart idea. You also need to practice your negotiation skills regularly, even at the start of your legal studies. Each day you should focus on conversations where you listen to others whilst actively developing your...

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OULS Committee 2018/19 Election Results

OULS Committee 2018/19 Election Results

Another year in the bag! First off let us thank you everyone who submitted nominations for this year’s OULS committee, and to all our candidates. It was an incredible year for the elections with some very tough decisions between excellent candidates! Here is the OULS committee that YOU have...

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QED Law revision seminars – SECOND PRIZE DRAW ADDED!

QED Law revision seminars - SECOND PRIZE DRAW ADDED!

We have previously told you about the OULS discount available for QED Law revision seminars. Well, we are pleased to announce that a SECOND PRIZE DRAW has been announced for OULS members! That means more chances to win a a refund equal to the value of one booked seminar...

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The 2018/19 OULS Elections are open – your chance to stand for election!

The 2018/19 OULS Elections are open - your chance to stand for election!

It has been another incredible year for the Open University Law Society! We have done everything from winning mooting competitions, providing great news and advice articles, fun social events, and supporting our members like never before. All good things must sadly come to an end though. As the sun...

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My Open University degree, OULS mooting, and how I secured Pupillage

My Open University degree, OULS mooting, and how I secured Pupillage

Iain Callow began studying with the Open University in October 2015. He joined the Open University Law Society in 2016 and graduated with an LLB upper second-class honours in 2017. He is currently awaiting the start of the Bar Professional Training course in 2018 and has secured a pupillage...

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Commercial Awareness – Big Data

Commercial Awareness - Big Data

When e-receipts in physical stores were introduced I welcoming them, as I was forever losing paper receipts in my handbag. When contactless payment methods were announced I was also happy as they are really convenient when trying to complete a million tasks on my lunch break. However, when I...

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Introducing Amicus – Internships, training and more

Introducing Amicus - Internships, training and more

What is Amicus? Amicus is a London-based charity that fights for justice on death row by supporting US attorneys on the front line. Support is provided remotely or through internship placements. Why join Amicus? The key benefits to joining Amicus as a student are access to the training and...

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The Solicitors Qualifying Examination – Underperforming?

The Solicitors Qualifying Examination – Underperforming?

As we know, the proposed SQE (Solicitors Qualifying Examination) replacing the LPC will require future solicitor hopefuls to pass a new exam, along with gaining two-years of qualifying experience, in order to legally qualify. The implementation of the reform is full speed ahead and expected to be implemented no earlier than September 2020....

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