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“The trouble with the island of the Sirens was not
the state of the premises ... If Odysseus had gone
ashore and accidentally drowned himself having a
swim, Penelope would have had no action against the Sirens ..."

Lord Hoffmann in Tomlinson v Congleton

Application Advice

 

Sure you make a pretty decent living. And you get to tell plenty of self-deprecating law jokes. And be on the receiving end of many more. But is that enough for you? All those stories about sleeping pods and long hours at the firm aren’t rumours. Are you prepared for that or do you want family and time to pursue other interests? These are all valid concerns worth their weight in rumination.

TargetJobs

 

Targetjobs has a dedicated law section with information on many London law firms. You can use this site to supplement your knowledge about vacation schemes and TCs for firms that Chambers doesn’t talk about. In addition, they also provide extended career advice on issues like how to choose the right firm, the LPC and what employers nowadays look out for.

Lawyer 2B

 

Use this as a supplement to Chambers once you’ve decided that you probably do want to be a lawyer. Information on Lawyer 2B is neatly organised into columns. There are plenty of tips on how to ace assessment days, interviews and pupillage applications. Its vacation scheme deadlines page also comes in handy for keeping track of important dates.

Chambers Student

 

This is one of the best resources for students who want to know what their options are. Their “Where To Start” section has you covered regardless of whether you’re a fresher or finalist. Chambers tells you what a TC is, what kind of law firms there are out there as well as alternative careers in law.

Reading law is one thing. Practising law in the commercial world is another. Not sure whether you’ll like it?

The best way is to do a vacation scheme to see if you enjoy the work.

 

But getting a vac scheme offer is easier said than done. So we’ve prepared a set of interactive documents for you which simulate some of the activities that interns and trainees typically get to do.

 

For more details, check out our Mock Trainee Series over at the TCportal facebook page.

TargetJobs

TargetJobs

 

Targetjobs has a dedicated law section with information on many London law firms. You can use this site to supplement your knowledge about vacation schemes and TCs for firms that Chambers doesn’t talk about. In addition, they also provide extended career advice on issues like how to choose the right firm, the LPC and what employers nowadays look out for.

Lawyer 2B

Lawyer 2B

 

Use this as a supplement to Chambers once you’ve decided that you probably do want to be a lawyer. Information on Lawyer 2B is neatly organised into columns. There are plenty of tips on how to ace assessment days, interviews and pupillage applications. Its vacation scheme deadlines page also comes in handy for keeping track of important dates.

Chambers Student

Chambers Student

 

This is one of the best resources for students who want to know what their options are. Their “Where To Start” section has you covered regardless of whether you’re a fresher or finalist. Chambers tells you what a TC is, what kind of law firms there are out there as well as alternative careers in law.

Mock Trainee Exercises

Reading law is one thing. Practising law in the commercial world is another. Not sure whether you’ll like it?

The best way is to do a vacation scheme to see if you enjoy the work.

 

But getting a vac scheme offer is easier said than done. So we’ve prepared a set of interactive documents for you which simulate some of the activities that interns and trainees typically get to do.

 

For more details, check out our Mock Trainee Series over at the TCportal facebook page.