I was talking to a friend the other day who kept telling me how worried she was about what the future holds for her career and which direction she should head in. This is a feeling I know I, and so many others, can relate to – so I’ve put together this post of websites I’ve found SO useful when having my career crisis moments!

1 – Chambers Student

Such an AMAZE research tool. The website is very easy to navigate, and ranges from the basic ‘Where To Start’ in law to an analysis of an individual firm with quotes from trainees and in-depth information about the character of the business. I’ve been finding it especially useful for firm research, as it paints a great overall picture that doesn’t appear to be one of bias. If you’re applying for TC’s, they also have a handy list of deadlines for applications – so make sure to check it out!

2 – The Lawyer Portal

For full disclosure, I am currently collaborating with TLP on Instagram – but there is a reason for this; The Lawyer Portal is INCRED. I first discovered TLP when I stumbled across their quizzes about ‘Which Magic Circle Firm Is For You’ or ‘What Type Of Law Firm Do You Suit’ – quizzes which are a lot of fun to distract you when you’re having a career crisis – they have some seriously great ones! But the resource also has some really great blogs on law school, applications and ‘Days In The Life’ of trainees at various firms to give you an oversight into a variety of different aspects of the career and what to do with it. Their Instagram page also features a lot of student takeovers, so they are a really relatable platform for a developing lawyer.

3 – LawCareers.Net

Not the most aesthetic website, but nonetheless a FAB resource. Covering everything in the solicitor and barrister route, LawCareers.Net has some really interesting features to read, and also has a job page that makes it super easy to search for law jobs in the UK! I’m a big fan of the “Meet The Recruiter” section, as it gives a really great insight into what employers are looking for in applications. I’m also a HUGE fan of their Instagram page and the student takeovers that are a regular occurrence.

4 – Bright Network

This is a MUST if you are interested in the legal career. I find the resource particularly helpful for interview tips, assessment centre tips, networking, commercial awareness etc… This is a platform that really looks at enhancing your career prospects and furthering your information about future employment. Bright Network also host amazing events for graduates and students – such as the Future Lawyers Top 100 event this year that I’m fortunate to have achieved a place at. I’m really looking forward to seeing Bright Network in action in September, and will report more about how I found it after the event!

5 – All About Law

Last but not least is the first legal resource I discovered, and it is still an all time FAV. They have advice on every. single. legal. career. question. you could ever have. They also boast amazing commercial insights, a great overview of firms and my favourite part – a BRILL overview of practice areas that are complete with a ‘Day In The Life’ of a lawyer in that sector. It’s this website that helped me discover corporate/commercial law was for me. Could you ask for anymore?

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Devilish Lifestyle says:

    Good Evening/Morning to you Lucy. I came across your blog post and the first thing that caught my eye was that you are a fellow Law Student which is why I am here now posting this comment I am starting or should I say that I have begun my level 2 stages of my LLB with the Open University and I am kind of in limbo, due to the fact that I have not been back to my studies since I had to take some time away to get my mental health in order before I would be able to do anything doing my studies. But I know now that I want to get this over and done with mainly because this will be something huge for me and I have never been or studied at a higher level of this stater.

    Anyway I just wanted to say that your posts game me the motivation that I needed for me to kick this course in the butt, so thank you again. If you are still in your studies then I want to send you all the best


    1. Lucy Cole says:

      Good morning! I am still in my studies – going into the second year of my LLB. Good luck with all your aspirations.

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      1. Devilish Lifestyle says:

        Much appreciated and the same goes for you ๐Ÿค


  2. AllTheWay says:

    Great post Lucy! Completely agree with your suggestions. Good luck with your law degree!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

    Liked by 1 person

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