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TCPH: How to use it to find legal work experience

Gaining some legal work experience is a crucial milestone on the quest to a career in the legal profession, so here we demonstrate how your students can use The Training Contract & Pupillage Handbook (TCPH) to find and apply for work placement schemes – arguably the most valuable work experience opportunities out there for anyone…

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Careers with Kent Police

Dear All Very short notice but there is a drop-in from Kent Police happening next Thursday, 30th November 11am-2pm where they will be discussing their new graduate recruitment scheme that they are launching soon. All students regardless of year group and degree type are invited to attend from both Sussex and Brighton Universities. The drop in will happen…

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JLD essay competition 2017

The seventh annual JLD essay competition is now open. This year’s title is: ’Where is the line between legitimate accountability and calling judges ‘enemies of the people’?’ The essay should be no more than 2,000 words. The 2,000 word limit excludes footnotes, endnotes and other references and citations in support of your essay submission. Closing…

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Negotiation Skills Workshop

This week we will run this week’s Negotiation Skills workshops twice in order to enable both CPE and Undergraduate students to fully engage in practical skills building. Sessions will run as follows and the content will be the same in both Wednesday 15 November 4.30 – 6.30pm Mithras 221 Thursday 16 November 4.30 – 6.30pm…

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Wells Burcombe LLP Blogging Opportunity

Brighton University Law Students have been offered an amazing opportunity to assist with writing articles for a Law Firm, Wells Burcombe LLP. In order to be chosen, you will need email s.e.birch@brighton.ac.uk and sumbit your post by Monday 4th December. The post should be no more than 600 words and must be based upon one of…

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Part 2: Step Into Law

We are happy to announce that Part 2: Step into Law will be held at the University of Law’s Guildford Campus on 22nd November 2017. In order to sign up to part 2, students will need to register their details on the Guildford Step into Law event. This part will explore selection process for vacation scheme and training contracts,…

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Future Legal Mind 2018

The annual Future Legal Mind Award for undergraduate law students launches this week. Find out how to enter. The 4th Future Legal Mind Award opens for entries this week, offering UK law undergraduates the chance to win £5,000 and a valuable work placement. The award, sponsored by National Accident Helpline, offers the country’s brightest legal…

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Commercial Awareness Talk by David Daniell

We had the pleasure of meeting David, an in-house lawyer at Thales where he provided advice on a range of issues from working with the Ministry of Defence to working on a project with the London Underground to improve signalling on the underground network.  Thales also play a key role in the building of in-flight entertainment…

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Client Interviewing: Guest Practitioner Visit

As part of the Client Interviewing Workshops we were joined by Brighton University alumnus Daniel Dickson, now a solicitor at a local Brighton firm, Rix and Kay. Daniel offered an insight into client interviewing and its importance in dispute resolution. This also assisted with advice for the Client Interviewing competition which we are currently undertaking….

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Is Brexit the reason we don’t have a no-fault divorce law?

The law as it is leaves a lot to be desired. Divorce, although currently on the decrease, is still prevalent in society, with the Office for National Statistics quoting 101,077 divorces in 2015. However, the current state of divorce law does not make the process easy for both parties, especially when you consider emotions will be…

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