My Experience in the Student Law Office as an In-House Paralegal

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

How did having a business background help me in the student law office?

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?

Balance: Can law students really have it “all”?

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”?

How studying abroad helped me in the Student Law Office

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

How I used my assessment day experience 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

Entrepreneurial Business Management meets the Student Law Office

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

Hello and welcome – from the 2017/2018 business & commercial firms!

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!

How is Artificial Intelligence affecting the legal sector?

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?