A Brief Guide To Being A Law Student – How can I buy it?

If you have read the blog posts and want to get your hands on a copy of my ebook then you need to follow these steps.

I am currently in the process of swapping servers etc. so I am using a different method to sell my ebook temporarily.  I will update this as and when you can purchase it via the website.  In the meantime though, it is still very much available.

To purchase:

  1. Send an email to lawyerinthemaking.co.uk and put the subject line “Ebook Purchase”.
  2. I will send you a link for payment for £12.99.
  3. On receipt of payment I will send across a download link to the ebook.  The link to the ebook expires in 7 days so make sure you hit the download button (I can always send again if you miss it though!).

It really is that simple.

I have received some lovely reviews so far, here are just a few:

“Your ebook is really useful, I have already changed up my social media bio’s and interacting far more on social media”. Karen, 1st Year LLB. UK.

“Thank you for the ebook, it is a really useful book.  The ebook is a very useful resource for law students.  I really enjoyed reading it.” Muhammad, 2nd Year LLB. UK.

“Thank you, I’ve read about 100 pages so far and I’m loving it.  It’s so unique and fun to read not like other guides I’ve read.  I love the way it’s set out and it’s so informative.  I’m excited to read more of it.  It’s been so helpful so far at uni, and networking events I’ve been to.” Jodie, studying the integrated masters degree in law at Northumbria University.

“Wow – so easy to read, thanks for creating a guide that I can refer back to when I need some help.  Your work experience section was really helpful and I can’t wait to undertake more work experience using your ideas in 2018.” James, 2L, Boston.

“Thank you – I am so glad I bought this.  It feels like I am having a chat with you when I read the chapters.  I feel super encouraged to pursue with social media and engage a little bit more with the legal sector.” Lauren, Third Year LLB, UK.

I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Rebecca x

Stanford Law School? Yes please!

It isn’t every evening that you get ridiculously excited, so much so that you can’t sleep.  I planned to write this blog post tomorrow, but it is currently 11:30pm and about an hour ago I received the best email.

I have been accepted on a summer course at Stanford Law School.  There really aren’t the words to express how I feel. I am so shocked, unbelievably excited and as much as I shouldn’t wish time away, I want summer 2018 to hurry the hell up!

I will be sharing lots more about the course itself, what I will be doing, why I want to do it and the trip itself in due course.

I feel like all my birthdays and christmas have come at once… can you believe it!

Plus I feel so lucky to be heading back to San Francisco for a little bit of the trip. San Francisco was the first “big place” I explored on my own.  I fell in love with it as a city and totally loved exploring the area. So I am pleased to be going back.  Plus heading back to San Fran means I also get to go to Alcatraz again! I wonder if I will get lucky and meet another former prisoner again?  I was so shocked that that happened when I was there in 2015 – it was totally random that he was there signing books and I didn’t know he would be when I bought my ticket 6 months prior.  Or maybe this time I might meet a former guard – even if I don’t I can’t wait to visit Alcatraz again.

Stay tuned for more Stanford related posts – I can’t wait to take you with me!

Rebecca x

 

Crime Writers | John Gilstrap | 25 Days of Crime Writers

Lawyer In The Making followers for this Crime Writers Q&A… meet John Gilstrap.
I was beyond excited when John Gilstrap emailed me back saying that he would take part in my Q&A series.  He has had a great writing career and one of his books saw Warner Bros buy the rights for!
Crime Writers | John Gilstrap

Crime Writers | John Gilstrap

 Who are you and what have you written?

I’m John Gilstrap, and over the course of two decades, I’ve written 18 novels, four screenplays, and a handful of short stories  My most recent thrillers have featured my series character, Jonathan Grave, a freelance hostage rescue specialist.

Why do you write crime fiction?

The only stories that float into my head are crime stories.In my fictional world, justice always triumphs over the bad guys.  There’s something very compelling about that.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Yes, always.  Literally, for as long as I can remember.  Even in elementary school, I loved to write stories.

What influences the content that you write? News? Books? Personal experiences? Previous jobs?

All of the above influence my storytelling. I often say that it’s hard to conceive of a better time to be a thriller writer. It helps that my past jobs have included 15 years as a firefighter and EMT, plus years in the weapons manufacturing business.

Do you have to do lots of research when you are writing?

I tend to write within the boundaries of things I understand, but there are always holes in my expertise.  I’m blessed to have many friends and contacts who are very, very knowledgeable in some pretty esoteric areas, and they’re very generous with their time.

Do you have a writing routine?

I guess I must, because I’m able to produce a book every year, but I don’t think of it as a routine.  My deadline arrives every September 15, but then with the various levels of edits, it’s usually mid-January before I can really move on to the next story. Early on, I spend two or three hours a day writing the book.  Come summertime, though, as the deadline looms, I’ll end up writing eight to ten hours per day.  I’m always exhausted when I turn a book in.

Your first (technically fourth) novel, Nathan’s Run was received so well with Warner Bros. buying the movie rights shortly after the book rights were sold.  How did that feel?

The feeling is hard to put into words, to be honest. During that first week in March, 1996, I earned the equivalent of roughly 10 times the money I had earned, cumulatively, during my whole life leading up to the sale. (For perspective, I was 38 years old when I wrote NATHAN’S RUN.) That night changed every conceivable thing about my life.

I found it really interesting to read that after the huge success of your first and second novel, Nathan’s Run and At All Cost (after selling both the book and movie rights) you returned to a full time job.  Did you still find time to write?

Here’s one I cannot explain. When I went back to a day job (my wife called it my big-boy job), I was more prolific as a writer than I’d been up till that time. I think it had something to do with the forced focus. When writing is your only job, and deadlines occur only once per year, procrastination is easy. Throw in a job with responsibilities and a commute, and procrastination is not an option.

What made you decide to return to writing full time?

From the first day when I returned to the day job, I promised myself that as soon as the job ceased to be fun, I would walk away from it. That’s exactly what happened. For lack of a better way to put it, the intra-office corporate bullshit ran me out.

Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, how do you overcome this?

I don’t think writer‘s block is a real thing. There are days when I’m not motivated, and there are days when I feel hopelessly lost within a story, but so what? As a professional, my job is to power through the moments when it feels easiest to quit. When I feel like I don’t have a good idea, I start writing the best bad idea that’s floating in my head. I see creativity as a flow, once it starts–once a writer starts writing anything–it keeps going.

Which authors and books do you like?

I’m an omnivore. I read a lot of nonfiction, but I also read thrillers. It’s always a mistake to name names, because I will always forget someone. That said,k off the top of my head, I read pretty much everything written by Nelson DeMille, Reavis Wortham, Stuart Neville, Tess Gerritsen, Jeffery Deaver, Eric Larsen, and many more.

If you could recommend just one of your books to my readers which one would it be and why?

Hmm. You know that’s a really tough question, right? My most recent Jonathan Grave thriller, Final Target, has a lot to offer for pretty much all readers–except those who are looking for romance. My most recent non-series book, Nick of Time, would be a good choice, too. That one tells the story of a terminally ill teenager who runs away with her childhood crush–who happens to be wanted for murder.

Where can people find more information out you? 

My website is www.johngilstrap.com. Email: john@johngilstrap.com. Facebook: JohnGilstrapAuthor. Twitter: @JohnGilstrap

Books

As always, the links below are all clickable and take you to Amazon. I have tried to share as many of John’s books as possible but do check out his website for the complete list.

Final Target 

Nick of Time 

Friendly Fire

High Treason

Against All Enemies

End Game

Threat Warning 

Damage Control 

Hostage Zero

No Mercy 

Thank you John for taking part in this series! I have loved hearing more about your writing career.

Rebecca x

A Brief Guide To Being A Law Student | 24 Hour Discount Extended

You may have read my blog post yesterday or seen the email I sent out.  Due to time zone differences some of you that wanted the ebook couldn’t email me in time for the discount so I have made the decision to extend it, but not just for another 24 hours…

If you want a copy of my ebook for law students at the discounted rate of £7.99 instead of £12.99 then you have until 11:59pm GMT on Sunday 10th December 2017.  The instructions are still the same:

  1. Send an email to rebecca@lawyerinthemaking.co.uk with the subject “Ebook December Special Discount”.
  2. I will (within 48 hours of the discount ending) send you a Paypal link for £7.99
  3. Once payment has been received I will then send you across the epub file of my ebook within 48 hours.
  4. You then be able to read my ebook. Whether you choose to read it from cover to cover or more likely dipping in and out as and when you need help/support etc. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful.

Thanks so much and please do share this post with your friends and fellow law students!

Rebecca x

Things to remember

  1. If you don’t follow the above steps you won’t be eligible to receive the ebook at the discounted price. 
  2. It is my ebook and I have self-published it.  It is impossible to cover everything I would like to cover, especially in the first version.  I could have written so much more! So version 2 (which is being released towards the end of 2018) will cover some of the smaller ebook topics in more depth! 
  3. There is a small chapter targeted to law students in the UK (England and Wales) in terms of career paths and studying the LLB.  The rest of the ebook content is suited to law students all over the world! 
  4. The ebook is completely interactive, clickable links to resources, books, videos, blog posts and more.  
  5. The ebook will be sent as a download and therefore an epub version and should open on your phone/tablet/laptop as a download or in your ‘reader’ app, the epub version means you get to enjoy all the interactive features a little bit easier.  If you are unable to open the ebook, I can send over a PDF version.
  6. You can print the ebook, it is a big file though and you won’t have access to all of the interactive features. 
  7. The usual disclaimers apply to this ebook which can be found at the start of the ebook.
  8. This ebook is not be shared by you in any way.  Legal action can and may be taken against you if it is found that you are sharing the publication. 

A Brief Guide To Being A Law Student | 24 Hour Discount

A Brief Guide To Being A Law Student | 24 Hour Discount

A Brief Guide To Being A Law Student | 24 Hour Discount.  In the spirit of Christmas and just because today is the 7th December, I thought I would run a 24 hour discount making the ebook £7.99 instead of £12.99.  There are set instructions on how to purchase the ebook at this reduced discount and you can find those instructions here.

The special offer closes at 11:59pm GMT on Thursday 7th December.  After that you can still purchase the ebook but at the price of £12.99 via the usual methods.

For those of you that haven’t heard about my ebook, here is a quick summary! 

As you will know I have created an ebook for law students.  The reason behind making creating the ebook instead of a paperback/hardback was so that it could be interactive.  I wanted to be able to link out to blog posts, videos,  legal websites, news resources, other law blogs etc.

Now I know that an ebook isn’t for everyone so you can print the ebook if you would prefer, it is over 180 pages though and very colourful.  You do of course then lose the interactive features.

What is in the ebook?

The ebook covers many topics from social media, advocacy, general study tips, work experience, CVs, Cover Letters, Interviews, recommended reading and much more.  This ebook can be read from cover to cover or alternatively you can just dip in and out at the sections most useful to you.

As always though, please remember that the lists and top tips aren’t exhaustive, and I and others have plenty more tips/recommendations for you, but it is impossible to share them all.  I also haven’t written absolutely everything I could have on each topic, if I had the book would never have been published and I would have written even more.  Stay tuned for future editions towards the end of 2018/2019 though.

I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I loved writing it!

So if you are considering purchasing my ebook, then why not grab it on the reduced price? Click here to find out how to get the discount!

Rebecca x

P.S. please do share this ebook and the special offer with your friends

P.P.S. as a reminder this ebook isn’t just for students in the UK (studying law in England and Wales) it is for any law student all over the world, there is just the odd reference or section

Things to remember

  1. If you don’t follow the above steps you won’t be eligible to receive the ebook at the discounted price. 
  2. It is my ebook and I have self-published it.  It is impossible to cover everything I would like to cover, especially in the first version.  I could have written so much more! So version 2 (which is being released towards the end of 2018) will cover some of the smaller ebook topics in more depth! 
  3. There is a small chapter targeted to law students in the UK (England and Wales) in terms of career paths and studying the LLB.  The rest of the ebook content is suited to law students all over the world! 
  4. The ebook is completely interactive, clickable links to resources, books, videos, blog posts and more.  
  5. The ebook will be sent as a download and therefore an epub version and should open on your phone/tablet/laptop as a download or in your ‘reader’ app, the epub version means you get to enjoy all the interactive features a little bit easier.  If you are unable to open the ebook, I can send over a PDF version.
  6. You can print the ebook, it is a big file though and you won’t have access to all of the interactive features. 
  7. The usual disclaimers apply to this ebook which can be found at the start of the ebook.
  8. This ebook is not be shared by you in any way.  Legal action can and may be taken against you if it is found that you are sharing the publication.