The first thing to say is don’t panic. There are many students that have obtained a 2:2, or lower, and many of them go on to work in the legal profession in various ways whether as a legal assistant, paralegal, solicitor or barrister. The most important thing to do is acknowledge this and devise a … More I want to be a lawyer but I have a 2:2. What are my options?
Back in 2017 we caught up with law graduate Niva about her role in the Civil Service. Now, a few years on, we find out more about what she is up to and her experience of diversity in the Civil Service … What are you currently working on? I’m currently working on a review of … More Alumni Q&A: Niva
The Bar is an infamously difficult and competitive career choice. The Bar Council, the industry’s regulatory body, even goes so far as to post a ‘Health Warning’ prominently on its website in an attempt to deter potential future barristers from wasting money on the BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course). This is no standard career path. … More Guest blog: How to become a barrister
Meet the law firms. Use firm open days and careers fairs to build a relationship with your potential future employer. It is important to introduce yourself to recruiters and ask educated questions. This will help you to stand out in the application process as well as gain a better understanding of the firm and what … More 5 top tips for landing a training contract
My name is Maria Luisa and I am going into my third year in Politics and Business Management at Queen Mary. This summer I had the chance to spend two months interning at Legance, an independent Italian law firm with offices in Rome, Milan and London. I was lucky enough to be based in the office in … More Student story: My Summer Internship at Legance
Earlier this year, we featured a guest blog from Sandeep Saib, who is part of our QMentoring programme. This week we hear from Sandeep’s mentee Iqra and what she has learnt from the experience. When I started my first year of University, I realised that the next few years were crucial in building my skill … More Student story: My QMentoring experience
Ross Markham, 29, is a Consultant in Deloitte’s Global Employer Services. He joined Deloitte in September 2014 having studied Politics and then Law. He advises organisations who have a global footprint on all aspects of their internationally mobile employees. Explain your background to coming to Deloitte In the final year of my undergraduate degree, I … More Guest blog: From Law to Tax Consultancy