With Statista reporting that over 28.8 million people (as of July 2021) are signed up to Instagram in the UK alone, the legal world is learning that the platform can work to their advantage. Firms are realising they can reach millennials through it, bloggers are sharing their legal studies with the world 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.
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.
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.
We might be slightly biased here but how could we leave out our own Instagram account? Get an insight into everyday life at ULaw, learn more about our courses, keep up to date with our blog and see what our students are up to.
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LawCare is a registered legal mental health and wellbeing charity registered which was founded in 1997. They are completely independent of the legal professional bodies and provide a completely confidential service, consisting of a helpline, peer support and training. Their Instagram account is a great mix of useful legal insights, wellbeing advice and selfcare tips and tricks.
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.
The Law Careers Instagram page is just one of the social media platforms for the number one legal careers resource that has recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. As well as providing incredible advice for student, they also talk to people across the legal sector so you can get an insight into different roles and responsibilities.
Eve Cornwell, the vlogger dubbed “Queen of Legal YouTube” by Legal Cheek, may be best known by her 374,000 subscribers to her law student lifestyle YouTube 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.
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.
Trainee solicitor and ULaw LPC alumna Lauren provides a wealth of useful information to her thousands of followers. Sharing her journey to becoming a solicitor, she shares her top tips, motivational posts and even workwear advice. Check out her saved stories for a goldmine of useful information.
Previously known as @lawstudentinleeds, trainee lawyer and third year law student Jordon shares advice on how to tackle essential reading, how to stay motivated and how to work smarter not harder. If you’re considering a journey into law, he also shares some insightful posts on his daily life as a law student.
In-house lawyer and ULaw alumna Emma uses her Instagram account to share her experiences of the corporate world and provides a refreshing view of working in-house. She also runs a blog for those who want more details.
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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