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Law fairs: Our top dos and don'ts

With law fair season upon us, our Careers and Outreach Coordinator Georgia Turnbull offers her top tips on how to get the most out of them.

Lockdown lawyer returning to the office

Melissa Laurie, newly qualified solicitor in the TMIC team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, reflects on her experience of returning to the office.

Terminating training contracts: myth v reality

What happens in the rare occurrences when traineeships go wrong and employers or trainees seek to end the training contract early? Our Head of Education Rob Marrs explains what's involved in the process, why it might (and might not) happen and dispels some common myths.

How trainees can benefit your business

Ally Thomson, Director of Hey Legal, the training and resources platform for the Scottish legal community, examines the many benefits that trainees can bring to a firm or organisation and its employees.

Volunteering as a climate change researcher

Claire McIntyre, a part-time LLB student with the Open University, talks about her experience of volunteering with the university and Environmental Law Foundation as part of a climate change research project.

Covid: Making or breaking virtual traineeships

Sébastien Flowerdew, a second year trainee solicitor at the Scottish Social Services Council, explores the difficulties organisations face in supporting their trainee solicitors virtually.

What I'm doing on my summer break

University of Glasgow accelerated LLB student Alexandra Lee reveals how she's planning to use her summer holidays to broaden her legal knowledge and skillset through virtual work experience programmes and volunteering.

Street Law during a pandemic? Absolutely!

Street Lawyers and final-year LLB students Ethan Llewellyn and Rebecca Millar reflect on their experience of delivering Street Law lessons online at Breadalbane Academy during the pandemic.

Reflections on how to run a valuable virtual work experience programme

In order to gain insights into how firms and organisations might adapt to run a successful virtual or hybrid summer placement this year, Olivia Moore speaks to Burness Paull and CMS about the programmes they ran last year.

Applying for an entrance certificate? Here's what you need to know!

Our Careers and Outreach Coordinator, Lyndsey Thomson, shares the Education, Training and Qualifications team's top tips to getting your entrance certificate application right first time.

Mental health and law school

DPLP graduate, Hannah Ridgway, discusses mental health and studying law and explains that, whilst it's not all 'unicorns and rainbows', you can maintain a balanced and positive mental wellbeing with the right support and resources.

How small steps can make a big difference

Allison Harrison, owner of Hot Yoga Edinburgh, explains how taking small steps to improve your wellbeing can make a big difference to how you feel and shares her top tips for students to encourage positive mental health throughout their studies.