In advance of commencing my year-long module in the Student Law Office (SLO), I was afforded the opportunity to gain employment as an In-House Paralegal Intern at a Global Real Estate Software Company. This allowed me to gain a breadth of practical experience before beginning in the SLO. As a result, I was apprehensive about … Continue reading My Experience in the Student Law Office as an In-House Paralegal
We all know that every tiny part of knowledge helps to shape us to overcome challenges in life. I was someone who had mainly a business background before pursuing my LLB. Quoting the great Mahatma Gandhi: ‘The future depends on what we do in the present,’ I will say that a business background became a … Continue reading How did having a business background help me in the student law office?
There is a myriad of things students must balance. Academics, social life, part-time jobs, and many other commitments. Many universities recommend working 15 hours or less a week but with the cost of living rising this may not be appropriate for everyone. Many students will be put in the difficult position of choosing between financial … Continue reading Balance: Can law students really have it “all”?
In September 2018, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to study, for a semester, at Charles University in Prague. This unique opportunity has undoubtedly helped me in the Student Law Office as well as in my personal development. Since starting university, I have always aspired to study abroad due to my passion for … Continue reading How studying abroad helped me in the Student Law Office
I am a fourth year law student, undertaking the MLaw degree at Northumbria Law School. During my first three years, I had not experienced a training contract assessment day. However, I had heard many a fourth year student in the library speaking of the daunting tasks that they had to fulfill during this grueling day-long … Continue reading How I used my assessment day experience in the Student Law Office
Our students are encouraged to reflect on their experiences in Student Law Office. We believe that reflection is what turns experience into learning, and we are keen to develop our students as 'reflective practitioners'. In this blog post, Katie reflects on her experience of reflection so far. As with any career, personal development is a … Continue reading Studying your reflection
On Wednesday 1st November 2017, a select group (including myself) from the Student Law Office business & commercial firms were lucky enough to visit the Northern Design Centre to meet with a number of Entrepreneurial Business Management (EBM) students. Similar to the SLO, the EBM students take a real hands-on approach to their studies and … Continue reading Entrepreneurial Business Management meets the Student Law Office
It's a new academic year, and the business & commercial firms are full with individuals who have a passion for this area of law and who cannot wait to get stuck into the Student Law Office. Many of them, like myself, have been waiting for the opportunity to put into practice what we have been … Continue reading Hello and welcome – from the 2017/2018 business & commercial firms!
The phrase ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ is something which I have heard many times throughout my education. Yet I am not sure if I ever really understood the importance behind the meaning, until I began to think about my career prospects. Networking should not be overlooked in any industry and … Continue reading Do law students need to network?
As technology is becoming more advanced with the introduction of smartphone apps providing a wide variety of services, how long will it be before you can get legal advice from your smartphone? It may be closer than you think. In 2016 a second-year student at Stanford University created “the world’s first robot lawyer”, called DoNotPay, … Continue reading How is Artificial Intelligence affecting the legal sector?