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    We hope you enjoy our blog posts featuring industry news, advice for aspiring lawyers from those in the know, as well as profiles of our staff, students and alumni.  


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    1097_UL_UG_MAR_2016_CLEARING_FLN_THUMBNAIL_82X50_V1 Getting through Clearing with ULaw
    With the countdown on for A-level results day, Our Clearing team are standing-by. We understand that this can be a stressful and daunting time so we’ve put together 5 top tips...
    0360_FLN_20_WHAT_MAKES_AN_APPLICATION_STAND_OUT_IMAGES_FLN_small
    What makes an application stand out?
    As the training contract application deadline looms, we ask recruiters at some of the biggest firms in the land for advice on how to make your application stand out...
    1170_UL_JUNE_2016_LAURA_McGARRY_FLN_ARTICLE_THUMBNAIL_V1 Staff Snapshot: Laura McGarry - Tutor, Manchester
    Laura McGarry is a tutor at ULaw Manchester.  A former litigator with a long held ambition to teach she now relishes passing on the practical skills she’s acquired to help ULaw students succeed in practice...
    0814_SOCIAL_MEDIA_WEEKLY_ROUND_UP_FLN_ARTICLE_thumbnail FLN monthly round-up - May 2016
    We know how busy you all are, so every month we put together a round-up of our highlights of the legal news...  
    ULAW_MAY_2016_PAUL_MCCONNELL_FLN_ARTICLE_THUMBNAIL_V2 Staff Snapshot: Paul McConnell - LPC course leader, Birmingham
    One of the things we’re proudest of at ULaw is the fact that we specialise in teaching, not research.  This is delivered by 250+ tutors who are qualified lawyers passionate about teaching law...
    ULAW_MAY_2016_ILLANA_ADAMS_BELL_FLN_ARTICLE_THUMBNAIL
    Student Snapshot: Illana Adams-Bell, LLB Student, Birmingham
    Studying the 3 year LLB course at The University of Law Birmingham centre, Illana has been driven by her ambition to make a difference in society...
    ULAW_MAY_2016_INTERNET_FLN_ARTICLE_HEADER_THUMBNAIL_V1 The internet: legal agony aunt extraordinaire
    Increasingly, people are turning to the internet for answers to some of their thorniest legal issues. From poison pen letters to online porn, asking the legal hive mind has democratised access to lawyers...
    0814_SOCIAL_MEDIA_WEEKLY_ROUND_UP_FLN_ARTICLE_THUMBNAIL2 FLN monthly round-up - April 2016
    There certainly hasn’t been any legal let-up as April snatched the events baton from March – and sprinted with it to a showy finish...
    1133_UL_APR_2016_GRADUATION_FLN_VICTORIA_STEELE_ARTICLE_THUMBNAIL_V2_web Graduate Star Victoria Steele
    ULaw’s graduation ceremony at Central Hall, Westminster on the 16th April 2016 had all the usual ingredients – inspiring speakers, proud families, plenty of selfies… 
    1133_UL_APR_2016_GRADUATION_FLN_CHARLES_REED_ARTICLE_THUMBNAIL Graduate Star Charles Reed
    ULaw’s graduation ceremony at Central Hall, Westminster on the 16th April 2016 was a special occasion, marking the end of legal studies for many...
    1126_UL_APR_2016_LONDON_MARATHON_FLN_ARTICLE_THUMBNAIL_V2 London Marathon
    The countdown to the London Marathon has started, and those taking part are nearly at the end of their goal – and at the start of a very, very long run...
    1121_UL_APR_2016_VIEWPOINT_BLOG_ARTWORK_THUMBNAIL_V1 Viewpoint by Andrea Nollent
    The legal press has covered the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) proposals for a new centralised assessment...
    1119_UL_APR_2016_WISDOM_FOR_LAWYERS_FLN_ARTICLE_HEADER_V3_thumbnail Wisdom for lawyers from the US frontrunners
    The US elections are a constant source of headline fodder,with political players Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders often stirringup the media with their statements...
    1105_UL_MAR_2016_REVISION_TIPS_FLN_THUMBNAIL_V1 Revision Tips
    It’s that time of year again when revising for exams takes over, and the focus becomes packing your brain with facts. So what is the best way to revise... 
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    FLN monthly roundup - March 2016
    If you thought the law world might have a quiet March, you’d be wrong. Apple, Sir Elton John and even Star Trek made it into the legal headlines – grabbing attention and...
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    On his A-game: ULaw student wins work placement at top law firm
    We’re very proud to announce that Birmingham student, George Croft, has won £2,000 and a work placement at top law firm Simpson Millar...
    1102_UL_MAR_2016_FITNESS_FOR_LAWYERS_FLN_HEADER_V1_THUMBNAIL
    Life hacks: legally fit
    The clocks go forward this weekend, and spring is a great time to shed those winter pounds...
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    International Day of Happiness 20 March (if you’re happy and you know it, be a lawyer)
    Job satisfaction is one of the most important career drivers for future lawyers and barristers...
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    International Women's Day
    Traditionally, law has been seen as a very male realm, but for decades, women have been making their mark in the legal world...
    1071_ROBERT_NEWTON_FLN_ARTICLE_ASSETS_ARTICLE_HEADERthumbnail Student Snapshot: Robert Newton, GDL Student, Bristol-  Law First Scholarship
    ULaw’s scholarship scheme made all the difference to Robert Newton, former police officer.  Here he talks about the reasons behind his career change and...
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    FLN monthly roundup - February 2016
    February has kept pace with the year’s fast start, with international events technological wrangles and Hollywood disputes making legal issues front page news...

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    And the award goes to…the entertainment lawyer
    It’s that time of the year again when the film industry celebrates excellence, with the 88th Academy Awards. But the entertainment business is notoriously contentious...
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    ULaw student moots way to victory
    ULaw GDL student Otis Graham, has won the first annual Bristol PSU Mooting competition. Competing against representatives from the University of Bristol...

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    It’s Valentine’s Day: should I date a lawyer?
    We all know that lawyers have singular qualities that can mark them out as great romantic partners. But they maybe not be for everyone...
    0996_CHINESE_NEW_YEAR_FLN_ARTICLE_HEADER_1024x512_V2SMALLTHUMBNAIL Chinese New Year 2016
    Today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year.  It’s the year of the Monkey and it is said that people born in this sign are smart, quick-witted, and enthusiastic...
    0814_SOCIAL_MEDIA_WEEKLY_ROUND_UP_FLN_ARTICLE_THUMBNAIL4 FLN monthly roundup - January 2016
    January was an action-packed month in the legal world – with plenty of excitement to kick-off 2016. In case you missed it, here’s your essential reading...
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    Alumni Profiles: Nastassia Burton, Partner at Stowe Family Law LLP
    ULaw alumna Nastassia Burton took her LPC at ULaw Chester. She’s now managing partner at the UK’s largest specialist family law firm...
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    Colin Ettinger, Visiting Professor ULaw, Head of Personal Injury Irwin Mitchell London
    ULaw’s Visiting Professor Colin Ettinger, Head of Personal Injury at Irwin Mitchell’s London office, believes law students who understand technology have a real advantage...
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    FLN monthly roundup - December 2015
    December was anything but quiet in the world of law – so, in case your festive celebrations made you miss it all, here’s a cheat sheet with 10 pieces of essential reading for January...
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    The ULaw Christmas Crib Sheet (pun intended)
    Many of you will be entering the competitive world of quizzes and trivia games over Michaelmas holiday. So, here’s a little Q&A warm-up to help you ace those Christmas competitions...
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    Graduate Star: Melissa King
    ULaw graduate star, Melissa King, took the 2-year accelerated law degree at the London Bloomsbury centre. She received three training contract offers...
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    Hannah Clifford, 2015 Graduate Star
    Hannah Clifford graduated last week having achieved a First in her LLB, which she studied at ULaw in Birmingham. Currently studying for her LPC, she gives some invaluable advice...
    0838_BEATRICE_MTETWA_FLN_ARTICLE_HEADER_V3_thumbnail Profile: Beatrice Mtetwa, Recipient of ULaw Honorary Doctorate 2015
    Beatrice Mtetwa has been called one of the bravest lawyers in Africa and is internationally recognised for her courage in championing human rights and free speech in Zimbabwe...
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    Graduate Star: David Reader
    Amongst the group of LLB and LLM students who graduated this weekend was the recipient of the highest LLB mark in the UK...
    0821_WILLIAM_QUAMINA_FLN_ARTICLE_HEADER_V1_thumbnail Student Snapshot: William Quamina - GDL student, ULaw Manchester
    William Quamina took his law conversion course (GDL) at ULaw Manchester. Opting for the 9-month course he tells other...
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    How law students can improve their employability
    ULaw Director of Employability John Watkins believes students overestimate some of their soft-skills...
    0763_SOLOMON_WIFA_FLN_ARTICLE_HEADER_V1_thumbnail Alumni Profile: Solomon Wifa, Partner Willkie Farr & Gallagher
    ULaw alumnus Solomon Wifa can lay claim to helping get a man off death row in Jamaica as well as becoming the youngest-ever...
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    Staff Snapshot: Matthew Tomlinson - Lecturer, ULaw Manchester
    Matthew Tomlinson knows the University well having taken his GDL and LPC at the Chester centre. He now uses his corporate... 

    0694_-EMILY_MCKINNELL_FLN_ARTICLE_HEADER_thumbnail Student Snapshot: Emily McKinnell - LPC student, Guildford
    Emily McKinnell took the 10 month LPC as well as her GDL at ULaw Guildford. She has successfully secured a training contract...
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    Student Snapshot: Robert Jeffrey - LLM LPC student, ULaw Bristol
    Robert Jeffery took both his GDL and an LLM LPC at ULaw. He was successful in securing a Training Contract at a solicitors firm in Bristol...
    Staff Snapshot: Alex Morrice Staff Snapshot: Alex Morrice - Senior Tutor, Bristol
    Alex Morrice trained and worked as a Commercial Property solicitor. She now brings her passion for law and teaching to ULaw in Bristol...
    first-week-law-school-small  What to do in your first month at law school
    With the first day of school looming, we thought we would share these handy tips for those about to embark on their legal studies...  
    CHRISTINA-GEORGIOU-FLN-SMALL Alumni Profiles: Christina Georgiou - studied the LPC at The University of Law Birmingham
    Read Christina Georgiou's tips and advice as she starts her Training Contract with Squire Patton Boggs this month...
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    Alumni Profile: Nick Connor - Managing Director, Volvo UK
    University of Law alumnus Nick Connor shares his experiences and offers top tips for graduating students... 
    Staff Snapshot: Ben Ferris, Senior Tutor, Guildford
    Staff Snapshot: Ben Ferris, Senior Tutor, Guildford
    We caught up with the first time dad to find out a little about how his journey from legal practice to training the legal stars of the future...
    Student Snapshot: Amanda Isabella Cheng, LLB (Hons) ULaw Bloomsbury
    Student Snapshot: Amanda Isabella Cheng, LLB (Hons) ULaw Bloomsbury
    Hailing from Hong Kong, this multi-lingual International Law undergraduate is determined to use her degree to make a difference...
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    Alumni Interview: Steve Shaw, Head of Communication for Technology, Safety & Legal BP plc
    Here he shares how a qualification in law has helped him and gives some advice to law students just starting out...
    Are the good times back in corporate law?
    Are the good times back in corporate law?
    FLN investigates what the recent wave of City law firm pay rises might mean...
    0393_FLN_STUDENT_QA_SALIHA_RASHID_CAROUSEL_IMAGE_small Student Q&A: Saliha Rashid
    Blind since birth and a survivor of honour-based abuse, ULaw student, Saliha Rashid shares her inspirational story with FLN...
    Nicki Rundle
    This much I know: Nicki Rundle, trainee solicitor, Ivy Legal Limited
    What do ULaw alumni do after graduating? We've been finding out...
    Ben Ruggles
    This much I know: Ben Ruggles, UK legal counsel, Anheuser-Busch Inbev
    ULaw alumnus Ben Ruggles shares his experience as a law student and gives sound advice for students applying for their first job in law...
    The Future of Law What role will social media play in the future of law?
    We hear from Jacqui Kempton, associate professor of family and divorce law, on a recent court ruling and its implications...
    Giles Davy
    This much I know: Giles Davy, associate solicitor at Bristows LLP
    University of Law alumnus Giles Davy chats to us about his experience as an LPC student and shares top tips for graduates and trainee solicitors...
    Miranda Brawn
    Alumni Interview:  Miranda Brawn Esq
    University of Law alumna Miranda Brawn talks diversity challenges and how a law qualification helped her achieve her childhood ambition...
    shanika varga small Alumni Profile: Shanika Varga
    University of Law alumna Shanika Varga shares top tips and sound advice for a successful career in law...

    Why 2015 is shaping up to be a good year for law graduates
    FLN takes a look at the latest retention rates for trainee lawyers and other factors pointing to a good year for law graduates...
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    Alumni Interview: Joshua Rozenberg
    FLN catches up with presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Law in Action and Britain's best-known commentator on the law, Joshua Rozenberg...
    Sally-Ann James From law student to General Counsel 
    Sally-Ann James, General Counsel, Metro Bank PLC, shares top tips on how law students can stand out and succeed in the industry…
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    Review: Mootis 
    This month FLN takes an in-depth look at the new legal social network exclusively for lawyers...
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    How to approach a vac scheme application form
    With vacation scheme deadlines at most top City of London firms falling on 31 January – and some earlier this month – FLN shares its key tips for application form success...
    2014_end_of_year_quiz_small How attentive were you in 2014?
    Take our end of year FLN legal quiz and find out...
    Lauren Riley Interview: BBC One's The Apprentice star Lauren Riley
    Former ULaw student shares her career success with FLN...
    winter_vacs_small How to survive a winter vac scheme
    FLN provides top tips on making the most of winter vac schemes...
    pro_bono_small   National Pro Bono Week: 6 things to consider
    There was plenty to chew on for future lawyers during National Pro Bono Week: FLN considers the key points...
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    5 things we learnedfrom #legalcheeklive at Gray's Inn
    120 law students were given an hour to ask a panel of top lawyers anything they liked. FLN summarises the most interesting things they learned...

    Imogen Burton BD Director 001_small Law Fair season
    Imogen Burton, Director of Business Development, gives advice and top tips on how to use law fairs as an important career networking opportunity...
    8_things_law_students_should_do_small What to do in the first month of law school
    FLN shares the secrets to making a good start to legal education...
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    The value of a law degree
    Imogen Burton, Director of Business Development, discusses why you should study law... 
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    Judge Rinder: What's so wrong with a bit of pantomime law?
    The long-awaited British version of hit US show 'Judge Judy' has finally begun, we review the UK version...
     
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