Nominated | Rising Star Awards 2018 | Law

So today I received an email and things like this always make my day, I have been nominated again for a Rising Star Award in Law for 2018.  I have just filled in the “Additional Information” that they require.

I never set up my blog to be nominated for awards or win them, but it does mean the world that people put me forward for them.  I never expected anyone to read my blog, let alone nominate me for awards such as this.  It is nice to know that the content I put out and share helps/supports/or is just of interest to my readers.

You will remember that last year I was nominated for a Rising Star Award and then made it into the Top 10 Shortlist for Rising Legal Stars 2018 which was just amazing – and I was so proud to get that far.  You can read more about that here.

I am not sure whether I will get shortlisted again, but if not, thank you all, for your ongoing support and encouragement for my blog.

By way of an update and when I will find out if I have been shortlisted, this is the time frame for the Rising Star Awards 2018:

Key dates for the awards

  • Nominations open: 01 February 2018
  • Nominations close: 25 March 2018
  • Additional Information deadline: 29 March 2018
  • Shortlist judging period: 09 – 27 April 2018
  • Shortlist announced and public vote*: 14 May 2018
  • Finalist judging period: 14 May – 10 June 2018
  • Shortlist celebration event: 06 June 2018
  • Public voting closes: 10 June 2018
  • Winners announced: 18 June 2018
  • Winners event: w/c 16 July 2018

If you know anyone in the legal profession that you think deserves to be nominated for a Rising Star Award then please do nominate them here.

I can’t wait to check out the other nominees and also see who gets shortlisted.  It is always great to celebrate the achievements of others and see what wonderful things they are doing in the legal profession.

Rebecca x



I’m back… having the flu sucks!

I feel like I haven’t blogged in forever… but it has only been two/three weeks.  You may have seen the odd post go up, those are ones I wrote in advance and scheduled.

Not all of my posts I write in advance, some are written the day I see things or when I collate a list of news articles that are current and I want to share them with you.

I try and write a mix of content so that somethings I can schedule but others I can write and upload there and then.

Thank you so much for all of the lovely messages however, and all the people that checked in to ask where I was as they hadn’t seen me on social media much.

Having the flu sucks big time.  When people used to say “you will know when you’ve had the flu, it is nothing like having a cold” – they are right! I even had a flu jab last year and that didn’t save me from catching it.  It completely wipes you out and comes on so quickly, unlike a cold.

Is it bad that I totally missed being on twitter and instagram? I also really missed not being able to start conversations in my Facebook Group for law students.

I really like twitter as a platform for keeping up to date on legal news, topics, discussions and also what everyone (as well as law schools and law firms) are up to generally!

I am back, I am writing again, I am catching up on all of the things I have missed over the last few weeks and also seeing what is planned for the next few weeks in the legal world!

Have a great week!

Rebecca x

Let’s talk… Riverdale

Let’s talk… Riverdale

Have any of you watched Riverdale?

It’s a massive hit all over the world, and I was a little late to the party.  I have caught up now though, and wow, it is amazing.

I had read a lot about it, and seen it appear in various social media timelines and the papers kept talking about what a hit it was.  Yet, it wasn’t until my little sister told me to check it out, that I did.  Safe to say I have spent the last 7 days catching up, and I am eagerly awaiting Season 3.

What is Riverdale?

Riverdale is based on the original story from Archie Comics which apparently started in the 1940s.  It focuses a group of high school students who are shocked when one of their classmates is found dead.  Between them they try to unravel the town secrets and establish who is behind the murder, as they don’t believe all that they keep hearing and seeing.

Though there is so much more to Riverdale than just that.  It focuses on friendships, family life, relationships along with the usual drama that goes alongside that; broken families, affairs and more.

Another aspect involves the use of the school paper to source information, bring people to justice etc.

I don’t want to give too much away, but there is far more to Riverdale than a handful of students trying to solve a murder mystery.  There are a lot of twists and turns, home truths revealed and students taking the initiative and not taking no for an answer.  Season 2 takes an even deeper and darker turn!

Is Riverdale just for Teens?

Absolutely not, I was hooked from Episode 1 and I watch a multitude of crime tv programmes, dramas and documentaries.  I definitely didn’t feel like I was watching a programme for teens.

Where you can watch it?

It is a Netflix original, so Netflix.  If you don’t have a Netflix account, then you can get a month free trial, which is easily enough time to binge watch the episodes – as they are about half hour long each! If you then did want to stay on subscribe to Netflix there are various payment plans and subscriptions options available to you.

Have you watched it? Are you going to? I honestly recommend it.

Rebecca x

Bring on 2018!

2017 has flown by.  You will have seen from my round up post that despite travelling far less this year it has gone by in the blink of an eye.  So there isn’t much else I can say than, bring on 2018!

Snippets of 2017

Just before Christmas I received an email saying that I had been accepted onto a summer course at Stanford Law School. I felt like all of my Christmas’ came at once that evening when I saw my email.  In my giddiness I may have checked the email multiple times just to ensure I read it correctly. Also, I totally woke my mum up by ringing her to let her know. I just couldn’t believe it.

2017 also saw me become a published author for the first time, well, in terms of a book.  I still can’t believe that my ebook is out there in the public domain and that people are actually purchasing it and enjoying it.  I have loved some of the lovely testimonials I have received from you, it means the world to know that you like what I have written but more importantly that it is helping you!

Thank you 

As always, you have blown me away with how generous you are with your love and support.  In a world where so many harsh comments are left daily on the internet, I am so grateful to not fall foul to any of them. *touch wood*.  I know my blog, my style of writing and content isn’t necessarily for everyone.  That being said, I am so grateful to all of my followers.

You are a brilliant bunch. I am so grateful for the retweets, shares, likes and comments on blog posts and on social media.  I love reading your emails and messages.  Whether you are thanking me for a post, seeking clarity on a point, have a question, or just want to swing by for a chat or to discuss law. You make this the best job in the world.

The Lawyer In The Making audience remains varied.  Every day law students, academics and lawyers from all over the world read my posts.  I love that my audience is so varied!

My tiny little blog and space on the internet feels like home.  I am so glad that you feel like that with it as well!

Bring on 2018

So here is to 2018… the future law students, the current law students, the law graduates, the post graduates, the trainees and pupils, the newly qualified, the lawyers and the academics!  I cannot wait to see what you achieve this year!

So here is to 2018... the future law students, the current law students, the law graduates, the post graduates, the trainees and pupils, the newly qualified, the lawyers and the academics! I cannot wait to see what you achieve… Click To Tweet

So here is to 2018… the legal developments, legal charities, legal events, legal tech advancements, landmark cases, law reform etc.

So here is to 2018… I can’t wait to get stuck in and write more content.  Excited to encourage law firms and law schools to be more active online in terms of content and social media.  I can’t wait to get my geek on, read even more, study more and just immerse myself in all things law. Legal events, conferences, seminars and webinars – excited is an understatement. All of this will be done with the odd hot chocolate and a trip to Stanford Law School thrown in for good measure.

2018 - the year that law firms and law schools become more active online in terms of content and social media? I hope so! Click To Tweet

I also can’t wait to continue pursuing my legal interests and those areas of law I am passionate about. Equally, I will continue with my love of all things crime.  Documentaries, days out, events, books and podcasts – this is a hobby of mine (if you can call it that).

Have a brilliant year whatever you are doing – bring on 2018!

Rebecca x

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 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