Sunday, 1 December 2013
Saturday, 20 July 2013
I have decided that if I cannot motivate myself simply to write down my thought, I should use my wish to improve my writing style as the motivation I so desperately need.
Any advise from others on how I can improve writing style would be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
From the student who is a work experience first timer, to the more experienced student, what to wear when you are going for a placement at a law firm can be confusing. Following the likes of Harvey Spector in the TV show Suits, we would think nothing less than a suit and wide tie would suffice. However, is the true to reality?
From my experience, though limited, there is no harm in dressing smart casual. Many work places will accept a shirt and smart trousers, without a jacket or tie. Granted if you are attending something more formal, like a meeting, smarter attire will be expected. A similar principle applies to women. A simple smart skirt and shirt or plain dress (nothing too fancy) is fine. The main thing to remember is that you must look presentable enough to leave a lasting positive impression.
That said, it can be a good idea to take the "better to be overdressed, than underdressed" approach. You will soon gage on your first day what the office expects. Furthermore, it might be wise to send an email prior to your arrival, asking what the dress code for an intern is. It may differ from that of a full time employee.
I personally tend to wear a suit and tie. I have often been told at placements it's not necessary, but it is simply my preference.
I am not necessarily correct, these are just my views.
Please share your ideas in the comments bellow
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Sunday, 31 March 2013
My essay is supposed to be on the tests of causation in cases such as those involving mesothelioma and how these were impacted by Sienkiewicz v Grief. I then have to go on to explore whether the the rule developed in Sienkiewicz v Grief should be applied to the tort of negligence as a whole. Not quite sure where to start with this question, however, I have an introduction written.
I promise future posts will be less about myself and slightly more interesting.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
This may be of interest to any Law graduates looking to find paid work experience and have a particular interest in working abroad.
Aspiring lawyers at the City Law School are being invited to compete for an internship with Sidley Austin.Director of the LLM programme professor Alan Riley said: “This internship gives the winning student the opportunity to blend the knowledge that he or she develops on our courses with first-rate practical experience at one of the world’s top law firms.”The firm is offering a bursary of £5,000 for the placement, which will take place in Sidley’s Brussels office.To apply students will need to submit an essay from their course and those who achieved top grades will be invited for an interview.