Easy way to purchase my ebook | A Brief Guide To Being A Law Student

Whilst I am running changes to the official ebook purchase page you can purchase the ebook two ways.

  1. Email me – rebecca@lawyerinthemaking.co.uk and I can send the payment link.  Email subject – “Ebook Purchase”.
  2. Pay via this PayPal link – details below.

If you have a paypal account already set up, then just use this link to pay me the £12.99 for the ebook and then I can send the download link.  I will be checking on the link everyday – so you will receive the ebook within 24 hours of purchasing!

Rebecca x

Crime Live in London at BPP – 10th May 2018

A fan of all things crime? Then you might be interested in attending this.

You will have seen that over the last year or so I have written a couple of blog posts about Crime Live and the events that they have run.  I mentioned about one in Cardiff last year.  There is also a similar type of event running at The National History Museum called Crime Scene Live and they started a few dates last year/early this year and they have added even more dates.

Back to Crime Live in London…

On the 10th May between 2-5pm and 7-10pm there are two events at BPP (The Lecture Theatre 137 Stamford Street, Lambeth, London, SE1 9NN, United Kingdom).  Crime Live in London is brought to you by Inside Justice and these events are open to students and the public.  It will be a great insight into the ‘behind the scenes’ investigative processes of a murder investigation.

Event description

Murder Most Foul?

Brought to you by Inside Justice, the UK charity dedicated to investigating alleged miscarriages of justice the event will give you the opportunity to see behind the scenes of a murder crime scene and the investigation. Tracy Alexander, Director of Forensic Services at City of London Police, and Jo Millington, Senior Blood Pattern Analysis Expert, have a combined experience of over 45 years and are internationally recognised. Don’t miss the chance to be in the audience to watch them as they lead you through the investigative process.


Tickets cost £20.00 for an adult and £10.00 for a student (if you have student ID). For more information on age requirements or other frequently asked questions etc. check the links below.

How to book?

Interested in attending the 2-5pm session, book on Eventbrite here: 

Interested in attending the 7-10pm session which includes a free glass of wine, book here:


I am gutted that I can’t attend one of these events as it is the sort of thing I would love and be a total geek over, but I have work.

Do let me know if you attend!

Rebecca x

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