Second year Law student Maria Hanif talks of her experience as a BAME student who is first generation to go to University. She discusses the lessons she has learned so far and how her aspirations have developed since beginning her…
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‘From over 120 first round advocates, I was one of only 16 to have made it to the final’ – Nicola Lambert on the journey to the Final of BPP Advocate of the Year.
Second year student Nicola Lambert outlines her experience of Mooting in her first year: From interview to competing in the final of BPP advocate of the Year.
It’s Time to Building your Commercial Awareness – White and Chase: Future of the Global Economy Virtual Event
‘It is simply not enough to be a Law Graduate’ anymore. Increasingly prospective law employees need to show commercial awareness. Second Year Law Student Brittany Gales shares her insights on Commercial Awareness after attending White and Chase’s Virtual Event on the Future of the Global Economy.
The Lawyer Portal (TLP)
Second Year Law Student Shadelle Dickson-Morris, The Lawyer Portal’s rep for Derby Law School, writes a brief introduction to TLP outlining its benefits and why you should get involved! What is TLP? Hi, I’m Shadelle. I am a current second…
New Society Launch: Urban Lawyers North
‘Derby University is a new and upcoming, student-lead university that is receptive to student support and diversity. I knew that the University would be an amazing host for such a society’. President of for the Urban Lawyers North expansion at the University of Derby, Maya Neama, reports on why she was motivated to get involved and develop a branch of Urban Lawyers North within the University of Derby.
When life gives you lemons… Using lockdown to your advantage – Weronika Kolodziej
‘I always knew that I wanted to make the most of lockdown. I wanted to treat COVID-19 as an opportunity, and use the pandemic to increase my advocacy and employability skills’. Weronika Kolodziej, Campus Ambassador for BARBI International, outlines how she took control of her employability over lockdown and set up her own virtual advocacy competition.
Obtaining a Scholarship for the Bar – Katie Goldstraw
One of the challenges to becoming a barrister can often relate to funding. Katie Goldstraw is a recent first class graduate of Derby Law School who is now studying the Bar Practice Course LLM at the University of Law, Manchester as a Headridge Scholar from the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. In this blog, Katie gives her insight into the scholarship process as well as some tips on how you too can be successful in achieving your goals.
Succeeding in Employability during a Pandemic
Succeeding in employability during a pandemic was always going to be challenging. In this blog post, Hadyeh Tarigat, a recent graduate of Derby Law School gives her top hints and tips on how to make the most of the opportunities that Covid 19 has provided for law students.
Lawyer in the Making: Route to Qualification as a Barrister
A review by Gurbeen Kaur ‘Even if you find others disorganised, so long as you’re organised, you can accomplish your degree’ Who is Lawyer in the Making Rebecca Morgan, a part-time BPTC student visited Derby Law School to deliver a…
Careers Event: Darlingtons
Why proactivity is now a key legal skill required by law firms when recruiting trainees Craig Sharpe has had a career spanning over 25 years working in law, partly as a solicitor and now a consultant marketing specialist for law…