5 places you can find me online

I am a lover of all things social media and engaging with the legal profession.  That doesn’t necessarily just me sharing content, that means me engaging with legal news, polls, blog posts, discussions, events and much more.

When I say legal profession, I don’t just mean lawyers and law firms.  I mean academics, law students, law schools, legal news outlets, legal companies etc.

So here is a quick round up of 5 places you can find me online.  Obviously you can find me here, on the blog, so that counts as one!

Twitter

I love Twitter as a platform. It is great for checking out legal news, other people’s blog posts, legal discussions, finding out about legal events. Following legal events online, academics, lawyers, law firms, law schools and fellow law students.  There are also law associations, legal journals, news and so much more. If I don’t stop writing about twitter now, this blog post will turn into a twitter lovefest, so let me stop right now. Follow me here. I always send a tweet to new followers.

Facebook

I have a Facebook Page for my blog, you can check it out here – do head on over and give it a follow.

As a quick reminder, likes on posts don’t rank like they used to, so the heart emoji or face emojis or comments are greatly appreciated.

A little bit cheeky but here is a link to my Law Student Facebook Group – totally free, just for law students and we have some great discussions.  I guess if I can’t plug my own Facebook Group on my blog, then when can I?!

LinkedIn

I am over on LinkedIn, and hope you are too! If you are on LinkedIn, do connect with me here.

I am also happy to have a glance at your LinkedIn page to see if I can recommend what (if anything) you could do to enhance your profile.

YouTube

More videos are coming I promise.  I am so glad that after I uploaded my Q&A video that you all wanted more videos. It was something I never thought I would do (share regular videos), and my YouTube channel was just created to host my Q&A video. Fast forward a year or so and 14 videos are uploaded. I know it isn’t loads but there will be more coming your way. More videos are coming soon, I love that you all really like the video content, so expect more for the last quarter of 2018.  Tell me what you want to see though, leave me a message or comment! Find me here on YouTube, and then go and subscribe and hit the bell icon, so you never miss a video!

If you do watch a video though, please hit the like button or leave a comment.  And do share with friends, fellow law students, whether via social media or your VLE.

Instagram

I am a big lover of Instagram and the content being shared on there. It is a great platform, and full of law students, lawyers, law schools and law firms (as well as legal tech companies). So come over and follow Lawyer In The Making, I share my own journey, top tips, study tips, legal news, we have polls and discussions.  I also give you a little insight into my life, the things I like etc. Follow me here, and do say hi and tell me you have found me via my blog.

Rebecca x

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Now I am definitely not forcing you to do so by any means, but if you do happen to like reading my posts then I would highly recommend that you subscribe to my weekly newsletter.

You don’t get notified overtime I post, but once a week you should receive a nice newsletter containing links to posts shared from that week.  It is a great way to pick and choose what you want to read, especially if you haven’t happened to randomly click on my blog in a while, or click the blog post links that are shared on my social media channels.

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Rebecca x

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Mini-pupillage deadlines | January-March 2018

Now to every Chambers has a “window” for submitting your applications for mini-pupillage, but some do!

Here, however, are some of the ones with deadlines approaching.  The post is littered with links to help you, from information about their specific mini-pupillages, information on how to apply and also just what that Chambers is all about.

If you find this useful, do hit the share button or send the link to your friends/fellow law students.

4 New Square

4 New Square is a leading commercial set based in London.  Some of the areas of law they cover include: Commercial Chancery, Construction, Sports, Professional Liability, Commercial Fraud, Information Technology, Product Liability etc.  You can read more about their areas of expertise here and just click down the list on the left hand side panel.

They offer 4 periods of mini-pupillages throughout the year. Their mini-pupillages typically are for 2 days and usually take place in specific weeks in May, July, November and December of each year. They also try to take 10 mini-pupils per week.   Mini-pupillages do not include a formally assessed piece of work.

The application  deadline for the May (week commencing 14th May 2018) mini-pupillage week is 16th March 2018.

How can you apply? This webpage contains all the information you need to apply, with links to the necessary forms.

Quadrant Chambers

Quadrant Chambers is a commercial set based in London. You can check out all of their areas of expertise here, but they include ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), Shipping, Insolvency and Restructuring, Chancery Commercial, Civil Fraud etc.

They have a number of mini-pupillages available throughout the year.  Their website states that potential mini-pupils should be at least in their second year of their degree and be expecting to graduate with a 2:1 or above.

Quadrant Chambers offer 2 day mini-pupillages which take place during the specific weeks (you can see the other dates if you click the link above).  Please note the applicable deadline for your application.

The deadline for applying for a mini-pupillage for weeks commencing 12th and 19th March 2018  is the 31st January 2018.

How can you apply? If you click this link it takes you directly to their application form.

Fountain Court

Fountain Court is predominantly a commercial set, and you can read all about their areas of expertise here.

Now the deadline for their mini-pupillage during 1st February and 30th April has passed, but the deadline for a mini-pupillage during the period 1st May to 14th July is  30th January.

How to apply?  If you click this link and scroll to relatively near the bottom, you will see a paragraph which contains the link to their application form.  Clicking on the link on their website will automatically download the application form.

Best of luck with applying! If you need a hand with your application forms or CVs, check out this blog post and video.  Also, don’t forget that there is a huge section in my ebook ‘A Brief Guide To Being A Law Student’ on all things CVs, Cover Letters, Application Forms and Interviews.  Plus a section on work experience, where I share ideas, top tips and how to make the most of the experience.

Rebecca x

 

 

2018 – goal setting, word of the year, mental health and self care

The new year brings with it millions of posts on goal setting, resolutions, dreams, aspirations and so much more.  It can leave people feeling inspired or totally overwhelmed.  Some people avoid resolutions as it can bring with it negative connotations but others need to have targets and things to work towards.

With that in mind, I thought I would pull together some blog posts for you to check out.

Mental health, self care and general well being are so important – and these things can have a huge impact on other areas of your life.

There are some amazing bloggers out there, who regularly write amazing content.  I have picked four who have all written about setting goals, new year resolutions, words of the year, well being, mental health and self care.

They each have their own take on the topics, their own ideas and opinions – but hopefully there is something you can take from each of them.

Rosalilium

Rosalilium is a lifestyle blog, created by Elizabeth.  Her blog focuses on wellbeing in various aspects of everyone’s lives. It is a personal blog and features blog posts on travel, recipes, lifestyle, mental health, wellbeing and much more. http://www.rosalilium.com

Choosing a Word of The Year – not sure what this is or means? Maybe you need a little inspiration? Elizabeth has written a blog post all about choosing a ‘word of the year’ and her post also includes a free download.

Your well being has a massive impact on your work, your studies, your mood, your relationships.  If you need a little help then here are 5 ways to boost your well being.

Looking to improve your overall self care and well being? Stuck for ideas? Elizabeth has created a list of 100 things to do for self care – which should definitely give you some ideas or inspiration, you can check it out here.

365 Pearls of Wisdom

365 Pearls of Wisdom is a blog written by Karen.

Are you looking for some alternatives to setting new year resolutions? Then here are 5 alternatives to help you plan your 2018.

Struggling with winter? We (well us here in the UK) still have 2 more wintery months ahead of us and the cold and dark mornings can play havoc for some students and those heading off to work.  Karen created a winter wellness toolkit which you might want to check out

Wholeheartedly Laura 

I met Laura, Wholeheartedly Laura at a Blognix Conference back in 2016 and was sat with her on a table for a mastermind before Laura did a talk.  Out of all the blogs I read, I can really picture Laura and hear her voice when I read her posts.  She is very real and authentic and personal.

New Year New You – Struggling with this time of year? Unsure whether to set goals/resolutions, struggling to get motivated, have a million and one things you want to achieve? If you need some clarity on how best to plan your 2018 then maybe give this a read.

Wanting to set some intentions for 2018? This blog post does share Laura’s intentions – it also talks about the process of setting them

Mind set and wellbeing – your mindset is the most powerful tool for better well being.  Are these things you struggle with? Laura explains all about how your mindset and well being work together in a lot more detail here.

The Travel Hack

Now, you know me, I love a good holiday.  Even a weekend away.  One blog I love reading is The Travel Hack – Monica has the best blog ever (and she has pretty great blog contributors as well).  On The Travel Hack, you can read some great posts on luxury based travel and adventure travel.  It also contains posts on general every day life, packing, books, days out etc.

Now you might be wondering what the Travel Hack has to do with new year, resolutions, self care.  Well… Monica recently uploaded a post all about Simple New Year’s Resolutions for a healthier, happier and more organised 2018.  This post contains some great suggestions that are perfect for students, academics and lawyers who are looking for a more rounded, happy and easy 2018.

I hope you found some of these useful – and wishing you a happy, healthy, motivated 2018.

Rebecca x