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Law Careers Update! Work experience, insight days, international student summer schools and much more…

Time for a round up of news for all you legal types out there, starting off with a whole bunch of hot topics, think pieces and what-have-you from the good people at The Lex 100…

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Ask The Experts: Summer Holidays – Our panel of expert legal recruiters are on hand to advise you on how best to use your time this summer. And it’s not all about work…

The debunking of a myth: The Graduate Diploma in Law explained – While attending numerous law fairs last autumn, the Lex team was struck by the number of students voicing uncertainty and concern about the law conversion course and how candidates who have sat it may be perceived by employers. This article explains in detail what the GDL is, and how it is a respected pathway into the profession.

Trainee retention rates – will you be kept on? A firm’s recent retention rates should definitely be a factor in your decision-making, so when applying to a firm make sure you have an idea of their track record on retaining trainees post-qualification.

You’re hired! Life as a newly qualified lawyer – Much is said and written about life as a trainee, but what happens when your training contract finishes?

Pretty good stuff, eh? Why not get the news straight to your inbox by signing up for their weekly newsletter. You’re welcome. In other news…

Closing 8 May! City Solicitors Horizons (CS Horizons) offers guaranteed work experience with a number of the 18 leading City law firms taking part (and exposure to other legal career paths if these are of interest), an experienced and carefully matched lawyer as a mentor, one to one and small group training from qualified lawyers and SEO expert coaches and comprehensive support for vacation scheme and training contract applications and interviews.

23 May, 10.00 – 4.00 Fieldfisher Insight Day for 1st year law and non-law students, designed to give an introduction into a career in commercial law. You’ll get the chance to learn more about Fieldfisher and what it would be like to be a trainee solicitor. They will also complete exercises which will enhance their skills and help them with future training contract applications. To be considered , please complete the application at

BPP launches University Summer School for international students interested in a career in law. The law school is inviting overseas students to take part in the ‘Careers in Legal Practice’ programme this June.

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Paul Rothwell • 06/05/2016

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