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First Year Does Not Count…Right?

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Oh, what a time to be alive. The start of university. You may have just done two years of college, started to think work cannot get any harder and are now about to start a new phase of your life.

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The UK’s referendum on EU membership: ‘Brexit’

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The result of the vote in the UK’s referendum in June 2016 to leave the EU is not legally binding, but it would be politically difficult for the government to ignore it.

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How pro bono can help your career

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I would recommend pro bono work to anyone who is hoping to work in the legal sector. Although experience shadowing legal professionals is valuable, partaking in pro bono work goes above and beyond this.

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Competing at the finals weekend: UH/Blackstone’s Criminal Advocacy Competition

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Alice Radford, LLB (Hons) Law (Full-time)
Sophie and I are so happy to have placed 3rd in the UH/Blackstone’s National Criminal Advocacy Competition 2016, after progressing to the semi-final and narrowly missing out on the final by a point o

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One week on since the referendum…

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As Michael Gove enters the Tory leadership race and Boris Johnson departs stage left, the only thing that is clear in the wake of last Thursday’s momentous events is just how unclear everything is.

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Thoughts of a Visiting Professor: His Honour John Samuels QC

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Can you tell us how you became a Visiting Professor?
Lincoln’s Inn, of which I have been a member for more than half a century, holds an annual dinner for law tutors.

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Why become a Free Representation Unit volunteer?

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By Steve Cupid Theodore, FRU Representative
Finalist, Gray’s Inn Moot Competition 2015-16
 
“When I was choosing where to do the BPTC, like other students I considered many factors: pupillage rates; reputation; cost.

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Top five tips for your pupillage interview

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You’ve got your foot in the door and secured that all important pupillage interview.

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Top 5 tips for your pupillage application

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Getting pupillage is tough, so how do you tackle that first step and craft a successful pupillage application?
We spoke to Tom Sherrington, a Nottingham Law School BPTC graduate and current pupil at Kenworthy’s Chambers for his advice.

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My Placement Year at a Criminal Law firm: Bhatia Best Solicitors

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Anthony Cheung, LLB (Hons) Law (Sandwich)
Initially, I took a year out on placement to expand my understanding of my degree. We are always told that the theories we learn in university do not always directly reflect that of the real world.

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