• First year law open daysBy Jos Weale, Managing Editor, AllAboutLaw.co.uk

    It’s not often that you get a chance to have a nosey around top law firms, particularly if you are a first year LLB student. There are firms, however, who do

  • First year law work experience ideasBy Rebecca Morgan, Law Student, University of Hertfordshire

    Everyone knows about work experience, but so many students make the mistake of thinking it is not important early on. Your career starts when you first attend university, and that means

  • First year opportunities with Nottingham Law SchoolArticle Provided by Nottingham Law School

    Before starting university, you might be thinking about the opportunities available to you in your first year. The idea of graduating and getting a job may seem miles away, and it

  • First year opportunities – how to get ahead in your law careerBy Becky Kells and Kesh Kularatne

  • First-year insight schemesBy Maudie Powell-Tuck and Becky Kells

    Vacation schemes are known for only accepting second and final-year university students—but there are a growing number of insight schemes specifically designed for first years. Admittedly, there’s only a limited number, but they do offer excellent insights into some of the top law firms in the country.

  • First-year opportunities: the basics David Carnes

    As a first-year LLB student, you may be eager to get involved in law beyond the lecture theatre as soon as you can—and that’s just the right attitude. Although first-year students aren’t eligible for training contracts or for most vacation schemes, there are a lot of tailored opportunities that you might be able to get involved in. Keep reading for a rundown of some of these opportunities.


  • Law firm perspective: insight dayBecky Kells and Vicki Wood

    As aspiring lawyers begin searching for opportunities in law earlier and earlier in their education, a lot of firms have introduced first-year opportunities. Aimed at undergraduates in their first year of study, insight days are part open day, part work experience—a busy combination which gives candidates the chance to make an impression at a top firm whilst deciding if law is for them.

  • Law societies: why you should joinTuula Petersen

    Law is an extremely rewarding yet challenging degree—so much so, it can quickly become overwhelming and time-consuming. Joining your law society can offer the perfect counterbalance to a mountain of academic deadlines and work, while enabling you to enjoy the full experience of studying law. Before you decide to pay membership for any old society at your university, take a read of the following article to discover why exactly the law society is most likely to benefit you during and after your studies.

  • Open day networking tipsBy Jodie Mcmaster, Law Student and Editor of StrictlyLegalLaw.wordpress.com

    If you have been thinking about attending an open day at a law firm of your choice, then now is the time to apply. Law firm open days provide a great

  • University brand managers – the benefits of working on campus Becky Kells, Editor, AllAboutLaw

    We spoke to Kouther Husain, a recruiter at Norton Rose Fulbright, and Bijou Dunn, current university manager at Bristol University, about what it takes to communicate and promote a law firm on campus.

  • University campus ambassador positionsJan Hill

    University campus ambassadors are liaisons between a firm and a university, serving as the campus voice and main contact for the company. Students are often recruited from across year groups and degree subjects to become campus ambassadors.

  • Work experience ideasJan Hill

    Everyone knows about the importance of work experience, but so many students make the mistake of thinking it’s not important early on. Your career starts when you first attend university, and that means getting out there and networking to build up your CV and experience.