While an inherently complex and intellectually demanding course on its own, it does share these similarities with many other courses required for specialised professions. Given that, you may be well set for converting to law.
However, to ensure you are fully prepared, here is a list of the top three things non-law students should know about before converting to law.
LGBTQ lawyers and activists have campaigned tirelessly over the past fifty years and have ultimately been integral in forcing successive UK governments to introduce a series of laws that have guaranteed legal rights and protections for the LGBTQ community.
So, what made you decide to get into law? Was it an innate desire to find and deliver justice? Perhaps you have a natural ability to ascertain fact from fiction, to problem solve, to find answers, to chase deadlines, to relish in the thrill of the chase, to perform under pressure. Maybe one or all of these things, and even more.
A key part of your preparation for a legal interview should be thinking about the kinds of questions that you are likely to be asked and how you would answer them. Here’s a look at some of the more difficult questions you could come across and how to approach them.
This can feel like an incredibly intimidating prospect. To help, here are some key ways you can prepare and things to keep in mind during your interview.
A typical first-round pupillage interview is 10-15 minutes. Even a second-round session might not be longer than 20. That’s not a lot of time to make the impression that is going to get you a career that (you hope!) will be your passion for years to come.
So what can you do to maximise your chances of winning that coveted pupillage offer from the set of your dreams? Here are 3 ways to impress at interview.
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