The Official 2023 Training Contract ThreadWatch
Best of luck to everyone!
A guide to the common abbreviations which may be used in this thread:
PFO - a rejection (literally meaning 'please f**** off')
VS - vacation scheme
TC - training contract
AC - assessment centre
VI - video/voice interview (depending on the firm)
WG - the Watson Glazer test
SJT - situational judgement test
No of course not, but if you want to try and walk straight into a funded LPC and then a job, it helps to. There's no wrong path, it just depends on what you want to do.
Then you're really quite perfectly placed. I'd recommend doing a lot of research and going to law firm presentations at university or open days/evenings at their offices, as well as considering applying to vacation schemes at firms you like the look of from these exposures.
Ah you're looking at legal academia? Given your non-law background I'd definitely recommend getting some legal study in in which case. For law enforcement, you could volunteer as a special constable or see if your university has any links with the police force. At my uni, it's possible to volunteer as like a neighbourhood educator on issues like avoiding burglary etc. Unfortunately, I have no idea about forensics!
Hey how is everyone tackling A&O's new law question? I'm a little stumped.
Hope it helps!
Good luck to everyone!