Who writes this blog?
I completed a science degree before going on to complete the GDL at BPP. During my undergraduate degree, I was offered a training contract at a city law firm in London after completing a vacation scheme there.
Having accepted the training contract offer, I completed my GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) at BPP. I’m currently studying on the LPC (Legal Practice Course) before I go on to starting my training contract.
Why do you write this blog?
I started this blog because I found it hard to find honest, helpful advice for when I started on the path to law. Much of the information which I found online didn’t give me much of an insight into the process. To me, this was a gap which needed to be filled.
I feel that sharing my personal experiences of my route into law can help other students improve their chances of success in an increasingly competitive field. My hope is that anyone reading this blog can gain something useful which they can apply to their own life.
Why should I read what your blog posts?
Many educational content creators use their past academic performance to give them authority. Whilst I’ve performed well throughout my education, I don’t think it is the most most relevant reason as to why you should read this blog.
I think that the main reason to read this blog is because I have been through the process and experienced both highs and lows. I’ve been through a degree which is not entirely relevant to my current career path. I’ve made the transition from non-law to law. I’ve been through the applications, vacation schemes, successes and rejections.
Importantly, it hasn’t always been easy and I don’t always succeed first time with flying colours. This will be the case with most people trying to break into a challenging career. I believe that failing and learning from your mistakes is crucial to obtain success in the long run.
I don’t want to pretend that I am the authority on educational advice in this career path. I merely hope that sharing my experiences and thoughts will give you a perspective and a heads up on what you might expect.
Why don’t you reveal who you are?
I began writing with the aim of helping others and don’t wish to make my identity an important part of the content. It is the experiences which I have had which form my content and not who I am as a person. Whilst I realise that some might think this to be a strange choice, I feel that it allows me the freedom to be more honest and frank in my writing.
What are your plans for the future?
I hope to continue writing on this blog throughout the rest of my time as a student/trainee and maybe even once I qualify. I still experience new things every week and I want others to be able to learn from my experiences too. Whilst it can be busy at times, I’ll try my best to keep on posting.
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