RESEARCH: BEST PODCASTS

Aside from using legal websites, there are some GREAT legal podcasts out there, all aimed at supporting you with those dreaded applications. I normally listen to these on the way to Uni, or in the background when I’m cooking – you would be surprised what you pick up! Here are a handful of my favourites….

RESEARCH: BEST WEBSITES

Researching a firm can seem like a daunting task, and it’s often hard to know where to begin. So, here are the websites that I used the most when trying to get as much knowledge about a firm as I could! 1 – Chambers Student Out of them all, Chambers Student was probably my favourite….

RESEARCH: FINDING & UNDERSTANDING FIRMS

WELCOME to the first application-to-offer post! To kick start the posts on securing offers from TOP law firms – I thought I’d start right at the basics – to the research that goes behind everything! 1 – What Area / Type of Firm? The first questions you should ask yourself before applying anywhere. Consider the…

MY REVISION PROCESS

As we come up to revision season ahead of May exams, I thought I’d share with you my step by step process to tackling revision. 1 – MAKE A CHECKLIST For me, there’s always a process to revision, and if I don’t have everything that I need to cover written down – in the back…

MY DAILY REVISION ROUTINE (in lockdown)

SO many of you have been sending me messages on Instagram about finding it hard to stay motivated / struggling with routine during these uncertain times. This is something I can TOTALLY relate to. As someone who is always used to timetabling, waking up super early and working on average 8 hours a day –…

THE ESSAY GUIDE: PLANNING EXAM ESSAYS

1 – BREAK DOWN THE TITLE The title is the first thing you will look at once you open that exam paper. Have a look at the key words and ask yourself; What is the question pointing at? What could benefit from defining in the introduction? Is there a specific case/academic that the argument needs…

LIFE/CAREER COACHING: MY HONEST EXPERIENCES

A lot of you know that I’ve been fortunate to have life and career coaching with @monika_coaching – and a LOT of you have been asking about my honest opinion. Is it worth it? What do we do? SO, here are my honest thoughts… 1 – The First Session Before the first session, I was…

THE ESSAY GUIDE: HOW I FINALISE LAW COURSEWORK ESSAYS

The second post of the Lucy Does Law Essay Guide! If you want to see last weeks post all about planning the essay, click here! Now, here’s my step by step process to finalising the essay so that it’s ripe for submission. 1 – Reference As You Go Along I cannot even tell you how…

STUDY SPOT: PUERTO LOUNGE

Saturday morning, 9am, Tort law reading and a flat white. Having been to a couple of the ‘Lounge’ chain cafes/resturants in my local area, I ventured to the quayside with a friend to put Puerto Lounge to the ‘Lucy Does Law’ test. Ambience: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The huge, vast space in this coffee shop makes the ambience…

THE ESSAY GUIDE: PLANNING LAW COURSEWORK

Here’s a highly requested insight into my process for planning formative and summative essays! 1 – Pulling Apart Question Starting at the very beginning (a very good place to start), DIGEST the question. Pick out key words, understand the legal definition and ask yourself WHY you are being asked the question. Is the question a…