19 July 2019
Law Abiding Tourists: Legal experts reveal laws that holidaymakers need to know before heading abroad this Summer
On average, UK tourists make over 70 million foreign trips per year¹. When visiting a foreign country, it is important that tourists are aware of the laws and customs that may apply, or risk unintentionally running into trouble.
03 July 2019
Student voice: An LPC interview with Alex Lima
After a hugely successful Instagram Takeover, one of our students, Alexandra Lima, is here to tell you more about The University of Law. Alexandra is currently studying the LPC at our Moorgate Campus in London, and has ambitions to work in commercial law.
28 June 2019
Legal Instagram accounts to follow
With Statista reporting that over 24 million people are signed up to Instagram in the UK alone, the legal world is realising that the platform can work to their advantage. Firms are realising they can reach millennials through it, bloggers are sharing their legal studies through it and some of the tightest closed doors of historical legal venues are opening up via the platform. We take a look at some of the top legal Instagram accounts for you to follow.
25 June 2019
Make the most of your summer holidays: How ULAW students spend their holidays
With the summer holidays on the horizon, we thought it would be interesting to reach out to ULaw students across the UK to see how they’ll be spending their vacation time. From adventures abroad to training schemes and volunteering, our students got in touch through our ULaw Instagram account to let us know how they were spending their summer. We take a look at what they’re up to and how it can help them in the future.
19 June 2019
CrowdJustice: The future of legal funding?
Crowdfunding has become a well-known way for many to accumulate capital for a project. Whether it’s a small start-up company, a musical prodigy funding their education or someone’s family needing to pay medical expenses, the internet has created a great platform for soliciting your cause. It’s no surprise, then, that it’s also been benefiting those needing to finance legal cases. But is it a worthwhile approach to legal funding, and is there a future in it?
13 May 2019
Everything you need to know about Big White Wall
At The University of Law we do all we can to ensure that your time with us is one of the best of your life however, we appreciate that everyone needs support at some point in their life. To help students manage emotional or stressful periods in their life, ULaw offer a number of services. One of these is the social enterprise Big White Wall. But what is Big White Wall and how can it help you?
26 April 2019
We support your ambition: An interview with Study Skills Coordinator Sarah Hall
Sarah Hall has been a Study Skills Coordinator with The University of Law since December 2014. Based at London Bloomsbury, Sarah assists students with honing their study skills and techniques across both our Moorgate and Bloomsbury campuses. We sat down with her to discuss how she came to work at the university and what she loves about working with our students.
16 April 2019
Still standing for students: An interview with Joshua Sanderson-Kirk
Joshua Sanderson-Kirk has been the ULaw Student Association President for over two years now and, having been called to the Bar in 2018, is already planning to continue helping fellow and future students. Josh has now been appointed as a member of the Student Panel of the Office for Students, a prestigious position that allows him to pursue his passions for diversity and the promotion of student mental health. We caught up with Josh to find out about what this position means to him and what his aspirations for the future are.
21 March 2019
Tune in to TV licence laws
With an estimated quarter of a million homes currently not holding a TV licence it seems that some TV viewers are not willing to pay the £150.50 for a colour TV licence. People all over the UK are therefore at risk of facing a fine of up to £1,000. We asked Peter Goodchild, Programme Lead for the GDL and MA Law at The University of Law, to share some advice to help TV owners understand when they need to purchase a licence, how much it costs, and the potential consequences of avoiding paying for a licence.
11 March 2019
Droning on: The legalities of drone-ership
From a niche hobby to a piece of tech known by just about anybody in the UK, drones have taken the market, and now our airports, by storm. But while an SUA (small unmanned aircraft) might just seem like a great way to catch that perfect video, what exactly can (and can’t) you do with this type of technology if you own your very own drone? We found out from Len South, drone owner and Academic Manager at ULaw, what you should be aware of as a drone owner or user.
18 February 2019
To buy or not to buy: Does boycotting really work?
We’ve all seen groups calling for a boycott of a company, organisation or even a country on the grounds of a moral standing. From Amazon’s tax avoidance to the involvement of Mauritius and Air France in providing monkeys to labs across Europe, there are a huge array of active boycotts going on right now. But how effective is boycotting at getting companies to do what the consumer wants? And what kind of impact does it have on the boycotted?
13 February 2019
Business and Valentine’s Day
Whether you are a romantic who indulges in the traditional of gift giving on Valentine’s Day or you are a realist who doesn’t see the romance in a Hallmark holiday, you can’t deny that Valentine’s Day is big business. But how and why has it changed?
29 January 2019
Did Banksy break the law?
Banksy’s audacious stunt made headlines around the world. But did the famous street artist break the law?
16 January 2019
Ethical business models: BOGO
Ethical products are more popular than ever but there’s one business model that takes this idea a step further. You may be familiar with the buy one get one free (BOGOF) offers that you see in supermarkets but the internet is now home to a wealth of BOGO (buy one, give one) businesses. BOGO (sometimes known as one-for-one giving) sees businesses donate one product for every one sold.
09 January 2019
Taking up Space: An Interview with Chelsea Kwakye
Cambridge graduate Chelsea Kwakye is currently studying the GDL at our Moorgate Campus but it’s not just Chelsea’s education that makes her future so bright. As the only black girl in her history cohort she fought imposter syndrome to become Vice President of the African-Caribbean Society, Captain of Homerton Ladies Football team and the BME Officer for Homerton Union of Students. Now she’s studying law, has a training contract confirmed and is writing her first book under Stormzy’s #Merky publishing imprint. With so much to talk about let’s dive right in…
27 November 2018
The Untraditional Lawyer: Miriam Gonzalez Durantez
Miriam González Durántez is known for her marriage to Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister. However, she’s had a formidable career in foreign affairs and is now a partner at Dechert, where she advises on Brexit and EU law. Miriam wants to see more women at the top with her.
21 November 2018
ULaw hosts Miranda Brawn Diversity Lecture
We had the pleasure of hosting The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture at our Moorgate campus last month. This is the third year we have been involved in, and this year’s lecture theme was 'Together we can make a positive change to the world and workplace’.
14 November 2018
Mocha mogul: An interview with Ben Lion, co-founder of Crude
As part of Entrepreneurship Week, The University of Law Business School is hosting a series of events including a Setting Up Your Own Business panel. One of our guest speakers is Ben Lion, who will be talking about his experience of co-founding Crude, a coffee company with a difference… and a conscience.
07 November 2018
Top Business Podcasts
Listening to podcasts is one of the best ways to learn on the move but with so many shows available it can be hard to know where to start. Here at The University of Law Business School we have put together a list of our favourite business podcasts that make perfect listening for aspiring business students or anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship. If you’re ready to listen, learn and be inspired, plug in your headphones and subscribe to these top business podcasts.
29 October 2018
Working in-house versus in private practice
Is the way to wealth private practice, or does in-house life offer similar rewards?
24 October 2018
The UK is all too used to reports of teenagers being banned from buying eggs and the occasional creepy clown story hitting the headlines around the Halloween season. Apart from laws to protect residents from antisocial behaviour, the UK doesn’t legally restrict festivities. However, the same can’t be said for the rest of the world. To celebrate Halloween we take a look at Halloween related laws across the world.
17 October 2018
A world of opportunity: An interview with international alumni ambassador for Cyprus, Christos Heracleous
Christos Heracleous had dreams of working in law with international clientele in his home country of Cyprus. To gain the experience required to achieve his goals he joined ULaw as an international student. Christos signed up to the Legal Practice Course in 2014 at our London Bloomsbury Campus and is now our International Alumni Ambassador for Cyprus. We caught up with him to ask how studying at ULaw has helped shape his career.
08 October 2018
Everyday mental health tips for students
The importance of mental health is more widely understood than ever before and 10 October celebrates World Mental Health Day, an initiative from the World Federation for Mental Health, to spread awareness even further. This year their campaign concentrates on Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World. We wanted to share a handful of ways that students can take positive steps to look after their mental health.
01 October 2018
Is social media the new law specialism?
The first recorded use of the phrase “social media” by an English court was by the Lord Chief Justice, who was responding to an appeal by two men convicted of stirring up some of the 2011 London riots via Facebook.
24 September 2018
Gina Miller: My Battle Against Brexit
Despite having to drop out of her law degree, Gina Miller made history by taking her Brexit case to the Supreme Court.
21 September 2018
In Your Defence: An interview with Sarah Langford
Sarah Langford has been a practising barrister in criminal and family law since 2006. She studied the GDL at The University of Law Guildford campus and was awarded a scholarship from Gray's Inn of Court. After practising law for nearly a decade Sarah took parental leave to start a family and also used her time-off to write about her experiences as a barrister. In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law has been published to rave reviews from the likes of Helena Kennedy QC and the Secret Barrister, it has also been optioned for TV by the British production company Working Title. We caught up with Sarah to talk about her time at ULaw and the inspiration behind her new book.
20 September 2018
Lead the way: What's your leadership style?
From small business ventures to mighty empires, success depends on having a great leadership style. But more than that, it depends on having the right leadership style.
12 September 2018
The Future of Business: Glass Box Culture
In the current age of transparency, a positive internal culture of business is vital for growth and positive public image.
05 September 2018
#CareersInCharity: An Interview with Kate Billingham Wilson, Head of Partnerships at ABF The Soldiers' Charity
Kate BIllingham Wilson has worked in the charity sector for 20 years at a wide variety of organisations including museums, cancer research, medical research and addiction. Her career in fundraising started at a military museum in Wales as a sole fundraiser, after which she moved to London to work for a grant making trust focused on supporting charities in Eastern Europe.
29 August 2018
The Rise of Lawyer Robots
From start-ups to in-house investments in research and development, tech disruption is on the up across the legal industry.
As interest and funding in tech continues to rise, will lawyers be replaced by tech altogether, or will tech merely shift the lawyer’s focus?
17 August 2018
Top Legal Podcasts
It’s easier than ever to find, subscribe and listen to podcasts, filling your ears with any subject you find interesting. One of the key benefits of listening to podcasts is maximising your spare time, allowing you to learn and develop while you’re walking, driving, commuting or even just getting chores done around the house.
10 August 2018
Money, money, money
Good news – many firms have upped their associate pay in the last 12 months. By how much they’ve increased their salaries, however, differs from practice to practice.
06 August 2018
Is Sexism Stifling Startups?
According to a new study, almost half of startups believe there is a gender bias problem, with 4 in 10 female founders frequently encountering discrimination. The Unilever Foundry, a platform for start-ups and innovators, surveyed 685 founders from global startups to discover 39% of female founders frequently encountered sexism. Previous research has shown that female entrepreneurs are fighting an unconscious bias when it comes to the pitching room.
27 July 2018
How to make it in law and politics
The two professions demand similar skills, but what does it really take to succeed in these high-powered worlds?
26 July 2018
Clearing Dos and Don'ts
Huge numbers of students have come through Clearing and gone on to create successful academic and professional careers. That’s the message from Claire Latham, Undergraduate Admissions Manager at The University of Law.
06 July 2018
Technological Disruption in the Business World
Syed Muhammad is a senior lecturer at The University of Law Business School. His own career running a consultancy business makes his teaching highly relevant and practical. Here Syed reveals how technological disruption is changing the business world.
25 June 2018
The Stowe Family Law Award, Manchester
April 2018 saw Stowe Family Law’s Manchester office and ULaw Manchester come together to present an award to inspire the next generation of legal post graduates, as well as giving high achieving students’ recognition and improved prospects of finding a training contract at a reputable firm.
15 June 2018
Set for Success: Karen Betts
Karen Betts studied the CPE and the LPC at our Guildford campus, graduating in 1997. Karen is now the Chief Executive of the Scotch Whisky Association, the first woman in the organisation's 105-year history to take on the role. Karen told us more about her career and how a background in law has helped her succeed.
30 April 2018
History Maker: James Libson
James Libson is an alumnus of The University of Law who graduated in 1991 and has since gone on to be involved in some of the most relevant cases of our recent history. Most notably, James formed part of the defence team supporting Deborah Lipstadt during the Holocaust libel case of the 1990s...
30 June 2017
Set for Success: Shami Chakrabarti
Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, is a member of the House of Lords, Labour politician, barrister and former director of the human rights group Liberty. She is also an Honorary Doctor of The University of Law. Shami was the keynote speaker at our BPTC 20th anniversary event in June 2017, where she spoke passionately about the rule of law and the role of lawyers in maintaining it. Before delivering her speech, she spoke to us about her career successes.
20 June 2017
Understanding CMI: An interview with CEO Ann Francke
With all of The University of Law Business School’s postgraduate qualifying degrees accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), you can be sure that you’re working towards a prestigious qualification. But what exactly is CMI, and what do they do? To find out, we asked CEO Ann Francke to give us an insight into CMI’s objectives, and get a few tips from the top on how to succeed.