Demonstrating Commercial Awareness

So we know what commercial awareness is (if you’re behind, have a look at this blog post or this IGTV), but how can we PROVE to a recruiter that we get it? I actually think it can be simple. Overthinking it is the WORST. In my experience, it’s just been a case of slipping it…

THE WATSON GLASER TEST

I get asked SO many questions about the Watson Glaser test. Like – so – many. SO I thought I would do a little write up on how I managed it. I’m fairly sure I failed my first Watson Glaser. I submitted an application, was immediately sent the test to do and then around two…

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…

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…

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…

APPROACHING NOTES IN LECTURES

I’ve already done a post on my Pre-Lecture Routine – but a lot of you have asked to know what happens IN the lecture, so here’s a brief outline as to how I approach my notes. USE THE LECTURE SLIDES The starting point for all my lectures. Whether you print them out ahead or prefer…

GUEST FEATURE: NON-LAW STUDENT ENTERING LAW

My aim for ‘Lucy Does Law’ is to use platform as an accessible community for ALL students. In light of this, Sophie from @non_law_students has kindly written a piece about entering the legal career from the perspective of a non-law degree student! Non-Law Studying a non-law degree does NOT mean that you are at a…

CAREERS IN LAW THAT DON’T REQUIRE A DEGREE!

I was asked for The Lawyer Portal to write up a blog post about careers in law that are still accessible without a place at university! I thought I’d share it on here too as there are some really great options that might widen your horizons to careers that are out there for you! 1…