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.
The Supreme Court’s Instagram account gives you a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the highest appeal court in the land. Through the stories you can watch the swearing in ceremony of two new justices, royal visits and catch up on their highlights from last year. This is especially useful for students who aren’t based in the south of England and would struggle to visit the court for themselves.
Eve Cornwell, the vlogger dubbed “Queen of Legal YouTube” by Legal Cheek, may be best known by her 118,000 subscribers for her law student lifestyle channel but her Instagram account is also a fabulous insight into her day-to-day life. Whether it’s studying with us, details on her new podcast or general life in London, she’s sharing it all.
For laugh out loud legal memes, news on legal events or current affairs, Legal Cheek is a must follow. If you’re not laughing until you cry at some of their posts then are you even a law student?
Advocates for Animals is the first law firm dedicated to animal protection and perfectly blends beautiful animal imagery with some of the hottest cases and current debates on UK animal law on their Instagram account. Their unusual work is both inspiring and important so they are well worth following.
Shoosmiths is a major UK law firm with a network of offices across the UK and an impressive client list, including Hewlett-Packard, Krispy Kreme and property developers. This Instagram is aimed specifically at graduates, supplying a wealth of information for anyone looking to get into the legal profession.
Not only is this account one of the most aesthetically pleasing legal Instagram accounts around, it’s also a great place to gain information on intellectual property law. Their examples of copyright infringement are always topical and thought-provoking.
If you need some inspiration with your studies from someone who’s been there and done it then look no further than Blessing. Having completed the GDL she’s now onto the BPTC and sharing her inspirations, struggles and opinions.
Urban Lawyers are a registered charity with a mission to make law more accessible to marginalised groups in society. Their Instagram account is a fabulous mix of their own events, inspirational quotes, opportunities to get involved and legal humour.
Lawstudent_quotes is packed full of the memes and inspirational quotes that other accounts on this list post but it also harbours a sense of community by actively encouraging interaction and discussion on matters affecting legal students. As it’s accessible to students worldwide there may be some international differences in certain topics but their most recent based around the difficulties in landing a training contract, apprenticeship or job role is something everyone can relate to.
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