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Barristers’ timeline
Want to qualify as a barrister but don’t know where to begin? This helpful timeline should help give you a few pointers whatever stage you are at in...

Studying law
Nitish Upadhyaya is in his first year of a law degree at Cambridge University. He took part in The Social Mobility Foundation’s internship programmes...

What is a conversion course?
Conversion courses do what they say on the tin. They allow people who have studied other subjects at degree level to ‘convert’ to law. Otherwise called...

The lowdown on LNAT
Mark Shepherd, author of ‘Mastering the National Admissions Test for Law’ gives us the inside scoop on the LNAT and some top tips for acing this extra...

Which universities request the LNAT?
Some universities ask for applicants to do a separate test (on top of their standard qualifications) before they are accepted onto a law degree. The test is called LNAT (National Admissions Test for Law).

Funding your law studies
Coming from a low income background creates many barriers when pursuing a career at the Bar. However, Hannah Stephenson describes how some of these hurdles...

Part-time law courses
Want to study law but worried about being saddled with debt? Aspiring solicitors don’t need to throw in the towel just yet as there are plenty of options...

Diversity Access Scheme
The Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme aims to help exceptionally talented and committed people overcome obstacles to entering the solicitors’ profession.

Studying a law internship
Tania Creavalle is a sixth form student from London. In 2007 she did an internship at a Barristers' chambers organised by the Social Mobility Foundation....

Training contracts
A training contract is the final hurdle before becoming a fully-fledged solicitor. The contract is between a person who wishes to become a solicitor and...

Volunteering for law students
Volunteering is a great way to gain valuable experience whilst putting your skills to good use. Check out these opportunities for young and aspiring law...

Studying law during a recession
If you are considering a career in law have you thought about how the recession will affect your prospects? Read on to discover top tips to help you rise...

Skills for law: Memory and research
If you want to be successful in law, there are a few important skills you'll need. Get some tips on memory and research here. Memory You'll need to remember...

Should I do A-level Law?
Is taking Law at A-level useful preparation or a waste of time? Get the facts here...

Pupillages explained
A pupillage is the final step in training to become a barrister. Find out how they work and how to get a place.